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  • Samantha Bee Leads Twitter #SmileForJoe Attack Slamming MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Over Sexist Tweet

    Right-Wing Sexism Gets a Pushback 

    Tuesday night Hillary Clinton won all five Democratic primaries, and as she was delivering a victory speech, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host, Republican Joe Scarborough, thought the appropriate response was to post this tweet:

    It immediately caught the attention of many on Twitter as a typically conservative and sexist thing to do. 

    Scarborough wasn't the only conservative news host who decided Hillary Clinton needed their advice, however.

    Fox News hosts Howard Kurtz and Brit Hume decided to share their advice on how the Democratic frontrunner should behave:

    Former "Daily Show" contributor Samantha Bee, who has been making headlines hosting her great new show "Full Frontal," decided to take Scarborough on in this response:

    And followed it up with a Twitter challenge:

    Which has been voraciously accepted:

     

    Image by Samantha Bee/Twitter 

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    • commented 2016-03-16 17:39:41 -0400
      I kind of liked the shouting.

    • commented 2016-03-16 16:10:51 -0400
      Actually, as much as I dislike Joe Scarborough and the nuts at Fox News, Hillary should take their advice here. She is much more appealing when she speaks conversationally than she is when she shouts into the microphone. Ditto with the smile. This advice is not particularly sexist. Many men also benefit from not shouting and from smiling. Learning how to speak on a campaign trail is actually rather difficult. Hillary needs to learn how to project her voice without shouting. This election is far too important for our candidate to lose because

    • commented 2016-03-16 15:21:11 -0400
      Ok, David, I need some help with this one.

      How was Joe’s tweet sexist? I’m trying to understand. To me, it just sounded he was telling her to be happy that she was on a roll.

      Maybe I’m missing something.

      Can you help?

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