Following the release of Kathy Griffin’s controversial photo featuring a severed head resembling Trump’s, CNN appears to be doing its best to put out the ensuing firestorm.
“I think it just speaks to the need [for the Trumps] to see themselves as a victim that they have, that they are constantly being persecuted,” said The Atlantic’s Molly Ball.
“I think we’ve got much bigger issues to focus on than Kathy Griffin,” piped CNN contributor David Urban.
Former White House communications director Jen Psaki stated that she agreed with Urban’s thoughts.
As for the host with the least, Jake Tapper, he went against the grain and stated, “it’s pretty disgusting. I can’t imagine how anybody would think that’s appropriate.”
Tapper also acknowledged that Griffin has done work for CNN as co-host of the network’s New Year’s Eve specials since 2007.
See the exchange below.
As for Kathy Griffin, the d-list “comedian” initially defended her photo, stating it was “revenge” for Trump’s comments about former Fox News host Kellyanne Conway.
The following are tweets from New York Magazine’s Yashar Ali, via Breitbart.
Griffin apparently recanted those words (Ali’s tweets have been deleted) and issued an apology, as seen below.
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) May 31, 2017