The left enjoys discord on the right -- Never Trumpers vs. MAGAs, congress vs. the president, etc. But grab some popcorn and have a quick look at how things are playing out on the liberal side.
New York Times reporter Dan Bilefsky devoted a long review-interview in Saturday Arts to left-wing British journalist Jonathan Freedland’s novel about the assassinating of a president, “Trump Is Stranger Than Fiction.” He dutifully passed along the suggestion that such assassination porn was inevitable “when the top guy in the White House appears to be recklessly lurching toward global destruction....” Bilefsky, a foreign reporter for the paper, has previously blamed Brexit for hate crimes, but betrays no concern that this novel may provoke in similar fashion, and registers nothing objectionable about the epidemic of imagined presidential assassinations among liberal "artists."
The only unforgivable sin in this culture are being conservative. Everything else is so easily forgiven and forgotten by the media. Kathy Griffin made it to the cover of The Guardian this week, dressed as Che Guevara, the infamous Marxist revolutionary who helped bring communism to Cuba and murdered a whole lot of people while doing it. The public most likely knows her best as the woman who channeled ISIS and held up a severed bleeding fake head that looked like Trump for a photoshoot. But in the interview, Griffin maintained that she had done nothing wrong.
Kathy Griffin is sorry that she’s sorry. And this time she means it. Really. Griffin is on a new media tour. Call it the Anti-Apology Offensive. The comedienne drew flack earlier this year for holding President Trump’s bloody head in the air as part of an edgy photo shoot. The moment took plenty of planning, complete with a wink-wink release of the visual to TMZ.com.
Disgraced comedian Kathy Griffin is trying to make a comeback, after she posed holding the bloody, severed head of our president in a magazine spread, earned her criticism from both the left and right back in May. A few days later Griffin offered a teary apology, that was part remorse, part pity-party and she was quickly shuffled out of the media spotlight. Now Griffin is hoping to capitalize on the scandal she caused, basing a large part of her comedy tour off the incident.
Kathy Griffin is done apologizing for the photo of her holding Trump’s head. Now she’s ready to make money again with her new show, “Laugh Your Head Off.”
It was the scandal of the summer when Kathy Griffin released a photo of herself holding what appeared to be President Donald Trump’s severed, bleeding head. In the commotion afterwards, while both liberals and conservatives criticized her, Griffin lawyered up and called herself a victim, saying Trump “broke” her.
While a guest on the Tuesday, July 25 edition of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live program, Anderson Cooper -- an anchor for CNN -- responded to questions about Kathy Griffin by stating he is still friends with the far-left comedian.
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.