You would think employing the only woman in late night, not to mention one who routinely disembowels the patriarchy, would stop a network from comparing Hillary Clinton to a pack of hyenas, and yet, here we are. Over the weekend, TBS tweeted out a video made by its comedy site, the Heckler, titled “Hillary Clinton’s Call of the Wild.” TBS captioned their tweet, “Move over Donkey! There’s a new mascot in town. #ImWithHyena.” The accompanying video apparently offered 24 seconds of Clinton’s laugh beside a bunch of hyenas cackling. Borrowing a line from Hillary’s book of Twitter clapbacks, Samantha Bee swooped in and tweeted at her own network to “Delete your account.” Feel that burn.
Both TBS’s tweet (as well as Bee’s response) and the Heckler’s video have since been deleted. Now TBS is owning up to its screw-up with a formal apology: “This post was obviously a poor attempt at humor and has been taken down. Moving forward we’ll leave political satire to professionals like Samantha Bee.” Really, is there anything that shouldn’t be left up to Samantha Bee?