First Kathy Griffin, Now Bill Maher
by Temerity Forthright
Kathy Griffin tanked her already waning career when she wantonly displayed the head of President Trump in an Isis-style beheading. Then she has the audacity to cry fake tears about how unfair the criticism was.
Griffin is her own worst enemy because her political jabs are so one-sided.
On one of her 2012 Bravo talk shows, Griffin criticized former “The View” co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck for daring to question then-president Obama on an issue when he was a guest. Griffin remarked that Hasselbeck didn’t have “respect for the Office (of the President).”
Griffin called Hasselbeck the “B” word and the “C” word and mocked her for not realizing how smart Obama was because, after all, he was a Harvard Law Professor! The video will not be embedded here because Griffin also used the “F” word.
Then Griffin displays the bloody severed head of President Trump as a joke. Talk about not having respect for the office! The firestorm Griffin created is of own her own making.
Imagine if she had shown the head of former President Obama in a lynching-style display!
Griffin has an estimated new worth of $20 million, a paltry sum for someone who has been in show business for over 30 years and has won 2 Emmy Awards.
Now consider an incident last month when late-night talk show host Bill Maher interviewed Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” As they talked about life in Nebraska, Sen. Sasse invited Maher for a visit. Sasse joked that Maher could work in the fields, to which Maher responded that he’s just “a house nigger.”
Many in the audience laughed. But when a few people groaned and booed, Maher scolded them by saying that it was “just a joke.”
Black Lives Matter didn’t think it was a joke and has called for Bill Maher to be fired.
Maher makes on estimated $6 million a year and has a net worth of over $30 million.
Then there’s America’s Got Talent (AGT) host Nick Cannon, who was almost fired in 2016 over a comment he made about how NBC told him he should (and should not) act during the show. Cannon eventually quit AGT saying the show’s executives wanted to take away his “black card.”
Nick Cannon made an estimated $4.5 million a year as host of the wildly popular and highly successful AGT show. His net worth is $50 million.
What if all of this furor has more to do with how much money these people make for their networks than it is about authentic moral outrage?
Maybe money talks, but actions speak louder than words.
Of course Obama was never a Harvard law professor. He was never a professor. He was a part time instructor at the University of Chicago. The classes he taught were Alinsky-like.