Kathy Griffin Says She Bashes the Palins to Get Attention from Bill O'Reilly and 'The View'

As NewsBusters readers are well aware, vulgarian comedienne Kathy Griffin spends a lot of time bashing the Palins.

On Thursday's "Late Late Show," she told Craig Ferguson, "Half the fun is knowing I will irritate Elisabeth Hasselbeck and then maybe the other ladies at “The View” as well as hopefully Fox News's Bill O'Reilly (video follows with transcript and commentary):  

CRAIG FERGUSON, HOST: Now you got into terrible trouble recently. What was it for the…

KATHY GRIFFIN: Oh, Bristol Palin.

FERGUSON: Yeah, the Bristol Palin…

GRIFFIN: I called her the white Precious.


FERGUSON: That’s right, I forgot about that. Now, that's -- you mustn't do that, Kathy. That's wrong.

GRIFFIN: Why are you acting like you don't know me now?

FERGUSON: It’s not that, it’s not you. You mustn't comment on women's weight. That’s not right.

GRIFFIN: No, that's so, so fun. I meant wrong. I meant, no, but half the fun is knowing I will irritate Elisabeth Hasselbeck and then maybe the other ladies at “The View” and be a Hot Topic. So, I reached my goal: I was Hot Topic and Pinhead of the Week.

FERGUSON: On "The View"?

GRIFFIN: No, Pinhead of the Week is on O'Reilly, which of course upsets my mother because she thinks she’s dating Bill O’Reilly. It’s a long, there’s a lot of this going on. And, anyway, so now I'm in an "Us Weekly" celebrity feud, which I guess, I don't think you’ve every been in an “Us Weekly” celebrity feud.

FERGUSON: I'm not a celebrity.

GRIFFIN: Well, I'm excited to be in a celebrity feud.

FERGUSON: Who with?

GRIFFIN: The Palins. Any Palin will do. I'll take them all. They are all comedic fun, like…

FERGUSON: No, no, no. Come on now.

GRIFFIN: The mom is like quit her job. Get her $10 million deal at Fox News.

FERGUSON: No, don’t go that, the Palins will, no, you don't know.

GRIFFIN: They will shoot you from a helicopter. “I thought she was a moose. I thought she was a moose with red hair!”

FERGUSON: Come on, now.

GRIFFIN: I’m not safe, I'm not safe in Wasilla. I know that.

FERGUSON: Is it a political thing with you?

GRIFFIN: It’s just fun. I mean, they’re just, I just love these ridiculous larger than life characters, and I just think it’s funny that you know, that, well, I just think the whole family is a riot. Just trust me.

Actually, what we should trust is that this "woman" understands quite well that all she has to do is say anything disparaging about one or all of the Palins, and the liberal media will eat it up.

Does that say more about her or the state of "journalism" today?

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