I think the Samantha Bee thing is starting to go away. President Trump delivered the coup de grace when he suggested there was some kind of quid pro quo between Bee calling his daughter Ivanka a “feckless cunt” and Roseanne Barr equating Valerie Jarrett with Planet of the Apes, and that Bee should be canned, etc.

A 6.1 Boston Globe piece by Stephanie Ebbert called “Why The C-Word Is Still The Third Rail of Profanity” is probably the last gasp. It’s an ugly term, but not as toxic as the “n” word. Gay guys have been using it for as long as I can remember, Julie Christie angrily applied the term to Lee Grant in Shampoo, it’s heard a good 25 or 30 times in Sexy Beast (Ian McShane to a group of London gangsters: “Gentlemen! You’re all cunts”), and yesterday Sally Field said Bee didn’t use a harsh enough term to describe Ivanka. (Or something like that.) It’s been 36 hours — time to let it go.