“This post was obviously a poor attempt at humor and has been taken down,” TBS said this morning in a statement of the post, presenting a video produced by one of its comedy sites. “Moving forward we’ll leave political satire to professionals like Samantha Bee.”
That’s a pretty embarrassing statement for the “professionals” at The Heckler, the TBS website where the video originated. The Heckler, after all, purports to spoof politics (as well as sports and pop culture).
TBS deleted the tweet, to the disappointment of its re-tweeters:
And, if you search for the video on The Heckler:
Bee yesterday blasted TBS via Twitter over the network’s post, telling TBS to delete its account. In the video, Clinton’s laugh is compared to that of a pack of hyenas. Unfortunately, Bee’s tweet quickly was deleted. On the bright side, so was TBS’, which had included the caption, “Move over Donkey! There’s a new mascot in town. #ImWithHyena.”
Bee’s tweet was particularly nice in that it was a nod to Clinton, who’d made headlines last month when she suggested same delete idea to GOP nominee Donald Trump. That too, came in response to a tweet disparaging Clinton.