By now you’ve heard about comedian – and I use that term very loosely – Kathy Griffin’s mock beheading of President Trump. After the understandable uproar, her part-time employer CNN – eventually – levied its punishment.
The network made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday morning. “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the CNN Public Relations account tweeted.
The termination comes one day after the comedienne posted a photo and video of her holding a fake severed head of President Donald Trump. She later apologized for the photo and video, saying it went too far, and removed it from her Twitter account. She had made it as part of a photo shoot with Tyler Shields, but they did not disclose what the project was.
Trump tweeted about the photo early on Wednesday, writing “My children, especially my 11-year-old son Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
Reports claim Barron saw the image and initially thought it was real. That fact alone should have merited an instant firing, but CNN values politics over morals, so they waited a full day before taking action. I give them credit for severing ties with Griffin, but there are far too many people in the MSM excusing her actions.