In the wake of Kathy Griffin holding up a severed head of President Trump, it’s disturbingly obvious that murderous thoughts about our leaders are now considered by the Left to be light and humorous fare, a balm for their anxieties. Charlie Hebdo has a cover with Bristish prime minister Theresa May holding her own head. The New York Public Theater "modernized" Julius Caesar so that the tyrant who gets stabbed to death is Donald Trump.
Monday on The View, hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg defended and downplayed two left-wing comedians who got into hot water this past week. After Kathy Griffin posed in a photo with a bloodied, severed head of the president, and then later played the victim after being called out for the egregious display, HBO Real Time host Bill Maher caused outrage after using the “N-word” during an interview with Senator Ben Sasse on his Friday show. Despite both cases receiving bipartisan backlash, the radically liberal hosts on The View actually defended both comedians’ actions.
Leftist actor and game-show host Alec Baldwin is coming to the defense of Kathy Griffin and her beheaded-Trump stunt. ABC airs Baldwin's Match Game with no objections to Baldwin's mockery of Trump on Saturday Night Live. He reminded Griffin that "gutless weasels in the GOP" misunderstood his "humor" in screaming on the Conan O'Brien show in 1998 that people should go to Washington and "stone [GOP congressman] Henry Hyde to death!....and we'd kill their wives and children!"
Sarah Silverman has a new Netflix comedy special to promote, A Speck of Dust. The hour-long affair features boilerplate Silverman shtick – potty humor delivered in her deadpan style, and wildly divisive musings on abortion and other hot-button issues. The Daily Beast was fed the line, apparently, that Silverman wants to bring red and blue states together. Which leaves us with this Kumbaya headline: “Sarah Silverman Might Just Save Us All”. The comic’s own family members couldn’t fawn this hard.
How could Kathy Griffin think she hadn’t crossed a line with her ISIS-beheads-the-president imitation? In a sense, her ignorance is understandable. Since Donald Trump was elected, there has been no lines to cross. Anything...everything....has been acceptable. The challenge has been not to temper the outrage, but to push its limits. It was “art,” she claimed at first.
Despite a videotaped apology, she was dumped by CNN, which promoted this “comedian” for ten years as New Year’s Eve entertainment in Times Square alongside Anderson Cooper. It tells you everything you need to know about CNN that up to this point, they had found her antics acceptable.
Desperate for attention, far-left comedienne Kathy Griffin and equally liberal attorney Lisa Bloom wasted everyone’s time on Friday afternoon while the two commiserated over Griffin losing her CNN job, losing comedy gigs, and generally being embarrassed for posting a photo with a bloodied, fake, severed head of President Trump.
Behold another sign of the apocalypse, if you’re into preparing for that sort of thing. According to the news site Axios (with help from SocialFlow), the Twitter mentions for President Trump’s infamous new typo “covfefe” were over 50 times larger on Wednesday than those involving far-left comedienne Kathy Griffin after her disturbing photo with a fake severed Trump head.
Geoffrey Dickens noted Charlie Rose interviewed Al Franken for most of his hour on Wednesday and never brought up Kathy Griffin. The same thing happened on the PBS NewsHour. And a search of National Public Radio transcripts comes up empty for Kathy Griffin stories. So much for public broadcasting standing against the coarsening of public discourse. (UPDATED: NPR media correspondent tweeted that he did a one-minute report in hourly newscasts.)
Nevermind all the lies that took place during the Clinton and Obama administrations, now that Donald Trump is in office Charlie Rose is fearful that “lying is okay” now. On Thursday night’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show, the CBS This Morning anchor invited on liberal Senator Al Franken and asked him to pontificate on Trump, as he pressed: “So you think in our culture, and in our political culture, lying is okay now?”
The controversy over Kathy Griffin holding up a bloodied severed head of Donald Trump — an action which has led to her removal from CNN's New Year's Eve programming — reportedly spilled into the President's family when TMZ reported that the Trumps' 11-year son "Barron was in front of the TV watching a show when the news came on and he saw the bloody, beheaded image." TMZ says: "We're told he panicked and screamed, 'Mommy, Mommy!'"
On Wednesday afternoon, CNN announced that it has fired far-left lewd comedienne Kathy Griffin from her long-running New Year’s Eve show after Griffin took a page from ISIS’s playbook 24 hours earlier by holding up a bloodied (but fake) severed head pretending to be President Trump.