Win One for Polite Society

U.S. News & World Report: Win One for Polite Society

The response to Kathy Griffin’s ugly Trump antic proved political debate still has some boundaries.

Haven’t we all had enough of junior high?

This week Kathy Griffin, a B-list comedian, made news when she posted a photo of herself holding a likeness of President Donald Trump’s decapitated head.

I was pleasantly surprised to see condemnation of her poor attempt at a joke from across the political spectrum. Chelsea Clinton tweeted, “It is never funny to joke about killing a President.” Mitt Romney tweeted, “Our politics have become too base, too low and too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin’s post descends into an even more repugnant and vile territory.”

Even Griffin’s co-host for CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special, and card carrying member of the “mainstream media,” Anderson Cooper tweeted, “It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” Read More