For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Samantha Bee to write a tribute to Ronan Farrow, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Farrow, an investigative journalist for The New Yorker, represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan. For the full list, click here.There are few journalists whose work can cause a palpable ripple in the force. That moment cooking dinner, when your spine straightens, you...
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As the most prominent female voice on the political-satire landscape, Bee’s “Full Frontal” has morphed her self-described cathartic brand of humor into an international talking point by tackling right-wing policies and calling out (mostly) apathetic men in positions of power. She inadvertently switched from pontificating on the headlines to making them earlier in the year when she referred to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c—” during a sketch criticizing the separation of immigrants from their children. She later apologized for using the words, saying they took attention away from the issue. Now moving headlong into the third season of her Emmy winner, she’s shaking up the status quo again with a set refresh and a new focus in the form of the 2018 midterm elections.