Comment: Griffin has once again proven herself irrelevant to any political discussion. Holding a bloody head representing President Trump, she exemplifies the left’s desire to remove the President from office. Griffin’s actions might suggest a pathology of mental illness, a condition familiar in most of the entertainment community.
Condemnation of Griffin’s actions will not suffice, however, a short stay in a psychiatric facility, followed by anti-psychotic meds might stifle her desire to decapitate the President. That same treatment might also dampen Madonna’s stated desire to blow up the White House. We can only hope….WFM
Kathy Griffin — can you imagine if it’d been Obama’s head?
– The Washington Times – Wednesday, May 31, 2017
And now she’s in trouble…..And now she’s apologizing.
But fact is: The idea of displaying a bloody presidential head as an expression of political dissent never would have dawned on the comedian had she, say, felt dissatisfied with Barack Obama’s policies. Can you imagine the widespread horror if some conservative funny-man — if Tim Allen, for instance — had decided to take to stage or camera and sling around a severed Obama head as a joke?
What’s wrong for the geese is hardly wrong for their own ganders. What wouldn’t fly to do to a Democrat is quite okay to do to a Republican.
The left’s moral compass, if it exists, is certainly selective.
“I sincerely apologize I am now seeing the reaction of these images,” Griffin said, of the images she posted on both Twitter and Instagram.
That’s a quick turn-around from the message she sent with the photo on Twitter that went like this: “I caption this ‘there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his … whatever,’ ” she wrote, a play on Trump’s widely reported and public spat with former Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
You know you did wrong when even Chelsea Clinton defends Trump.
“This is vile and wrong,” the younger Clinton tweeted. “It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”
Now, not only is Secret Service reportedly “on it,” and investigating. But CNN is reevaluating its normal New Year’s coverage and rethinking whether Griffin ought to co-host.
Anderson Cooper, Griffin’s New Year’s Eve partner on CNN, tweeted: “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
It is that — and more. But the real theme to explore here is not so much Griffin’s action, but rather what her mindset reveals. In what world would such a photo possibly be acceptable?
Once again, it just seems so obvious: Griffin and the left would never, in a million years, even think such an image of Obama would be considered funny. The notion wouldn’t even dawn. But because Trump’s Republican, and a much-hated Republican by the left at that, the normal restraints are removed, all bets are off, and what’s hideous and unthinkable for a Democrat, becomes a shoulder shrug, a laugh, a clever attack for a Republican.