Monday, June 17, 2024

CNN Severs Ties With Kathy Griffin Over Trump’s Severed Head, Anderson Cooper Throws Her Under the Bus


CNN has fired Kathy Griffin from their annual New Year’s Eve show over the Donald Trump decapitated head thing.

Anderson Cooper then threw Griffin, his friend, under the bus with this Tweet:

Lesson learned: In the media, no one is your friend. Cooper could have just kept his Tweet shut. Yes, Griffin was wrong, and what she did showed no judgement no matter how much you dislike Donald Trump. But the piling on is just way too much. Shall we stone her, a la Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”?

Certainly Donald Trump’s crimes against humanity outweigh what she’s done here. He’s taken to Twitter to say his son is upset. But on his personal Twitter account– which has a larger following than his @POTUS– Trump has yet to express dismay or condolences for the two brave men killed in Portland for fighting a racist. Is son Barron upset about that? I doubt it.

Anyway, the CNN New Year’s Eve show is an abomination. Cancel it already. It’s a total embarrassment.

Griffin has apologized (see below). Has Trump apologized for making fun of a handicapped journalist?


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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