I normally wouldn’t demand that a media personality should be fired for doing something stupid, for example, in a vacuum I would demand that Kathy Griffin be fired for her faux-beheading of Donald Trump.
But this isn’t a vacuum and Griffin’s employers at CNN seem to have forgotten how they’ve treated far less disrespectful displays in the past.
John Nolte at the Daily Wire reminds us of one such story:
Y’all remember that rodeo clown? You know, the rodeo clown who wore the mask of then-President Obama? Come on, you must remember, because for at least a week in 2013, our national media went absolutely berserk over this unacceptable insult of their Precious Barry. And guess which news outlet led the feeding frenzy?
This, this, this, this, this, this, this (sorry, the Internet just ran out of this’s) was CNN’s insanely intentional overreaction to a nobody rodeo clown who, without a single racial connotation, wore an Obama mask during his act. It should also be noted that in the past this same rodeo clown had worn a mask of presidents’ Reagan and Bush. Nevertheless, until he was properly banished from society and lost all hope of future employment, CNN pushed and pushed and pushed the story; toxified this poor guy as an example in never mocking The Precious…
Nolte goes on to explain that while CNN was downright aghast at the rodeo mockery of President Obama (angry enough to get the poor rodeo clown fired), they’ve been strangely silent about Griffin’s ugly beheading of President Trump. Was the rodeo clown’s quiet display at a small rodeo in the SouthWest “worse” than Griffin’s nationally advertised mock murder of Trump?
In case, you haven’t seen Griffin’s bit of fun here it is compared to some other guy having “fun.” (TMZ has the original image.)
Even worse, TMZ also reports that 11-year old Barron Trump saw the image on television before anyone had a chance to prepare him for it and the image terrified him.
Trump family sources tell us Barron was in front of the TV watching a show when the news came on and he saw the bloody, beheaded image. We’re told he panicked and screamed, “Mommy, Mommy!”
As it was put to us, “He’s 11. He doesn’t know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad.”
Griffin has since apologized saying “I moved the line, and then I crossed it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people.”
Enough? Apparently, for CNN it is because she still has a job with them. Meanwhile, the rodeo clown CNN got fired is wondering what happened to his job.
CNN has finally terminated Kathy Griffin’s contract.
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017