Kathy Griffin Goes Too Far

May 31, 2017 |

Former comedian Kathy Griffin had to issue an abject apology after she sparked a media firestorm by putting out a photo of herself holding a fake bloody, severed head of President Trump (apparently, "D-list" now stands for "Decapitation.") After even fellow liberals such as Deborah Messing and Chelsea Clinton condemned the sickening, violent political imagery, suggestive of ISIS beheadings and presidential assassinations, Griffin issued a video saying she was sorry and that it was just a joke that “went too far.” Kind of hard to believe she was sincerely surprised by the negative reaction, since an earlier video from the photo session showed her joking with the photographer about how much outrage this would spark and that she would be arrested or have to move to Mexico.

Frankly, I don’t believe this was a “joke” any more than I believe in the sincerity of her apology. It was just a pathetic stab at getting attention, which sadly worked. It was also the latest low in political discourse, which has been ratcheting steadily downward as “progressives” continue to refuse to accept that they lost the election and keep lashing out like angry, immature teenagers. From launching Twitter outrage mobs over every little thing Trump says and does to physically assaulting peaceful Trump supporters to a press that floats endless would-be scandal stories based on shady, unnamed sources to Democratic party leaders cursing in front of children and leading crowds in profane chants to passing off incitements of assassination as a “joke,” the incivility spirals downward daily. And of course, it’s always Trump’s fault. He makes them act this way. His very existence as President creates a “culture of violence” that forces them to behave like aggressive, foul-mouthed savages. He’s like the old radio character, Lamont Cranston (“The Shadow”), who had the power to cloud men’s minds, except he clouds only liberal minds, which were already pretty foggy to begin with.


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Well, I refuse to give Kathy Griffin any more of the attention she craves like heroin. I won’t encourage more of these tantrums. I’ll just point out that her actions yesterday caused a toilet accessories company called Squatty Potty for which she had done a commercial to issue a statement distancing itself from her. Consider what “Squatty Potty” is normally associated with. Then reflect that it thinks it’s much worse to be associated with this kind of behavior. That should tell you just how badly the current leftist attitude stinks: they've sunk below the societal acceptance level of excrement.

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  • Rodney Kohlin

    06/10/2017 01:29 PM

    It amazes me how the "entertainment" industry as a whole (at least about 90%) has sunk so low with humor and commentary to downright ugliness and meanness against the President and his family and justify and excuse their behavior with"...well, its Donald Trump, we all know what he stands for." Disgusting.

  • Hal Malen

    06/10/2017 12:03 PM

    So tell us Huckster, where was your self righteous indignation when the images of Obama being lynched were shown? Silence? Of course. This just proves that you are in fact a bigoted, racist, intolerant, holier than thou, rightwingnut. HYPOCRITE!!!

  • Ellen L Kay

    06/03/2017 06:21 PM

    I've been puzzled by the new crop of female comedians who think they must be grosser than the nastiest male counterpart in order to compete. There's nothing witty or clever about her attempts at humor. If anything Kathy Griffin and her counterparts Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer, come across as crude, immature, and intentionally offensive. Their musings on bodily functions, their petty tantrums about other women, their generally shallow and self-centered rhetoric. They simply aren't funny. I remember women who were genuinely amusing. Carol Burnett, Betty White, Lucille Ball, Gracie Allen, Lily Tomlin and countless other women who manage to be cutting edge without being so callously offensive. What's even more puzzling is that Griffin doesn't get that as a public threat on the president, she would be interrogated by the Secret Service. Do these celebrities think they are so above the law that even such threats are ignored? I have no sympathy for her plight. Nor do I believe her crocodile tears. Griffin created this situation, she needs to own the outcome.

  • Luke Vitale

    06/03/2017 12:34 PM


    Great job Mike, really enjoyed your novel here. She's had this coming for a long time and I'm glad she finally got it. Somebody had to write it and I'm glad it was you. Nobody could have done a better job then you did.

  • Deanna Ahmann

    06/02/2017 09:51 PM

    I'm fairly new to really being involved in politics. Hillary scared me into paying closer attention to what's going on on that side of the world. I'm discovering some really interesting and brilliant ppl that make understanding what's going on easier to understand and fascinated by. You are now my newest find and favorite. Thank you for being so open to the public and being someone who stayed involved.

  • Mary K. Keyster

    06/02/2017 01:37 PM

    Dear Mike, really appreciate your humor in some negative times. But Love this comment on Kathy Griffen. This violent, abusive women should never be allowed on public media again! She is not American! She is vial. This Great President has done more than 5 months, than the previous one did in 8 years! God Bless you, our President n The USA!

  • Susan Gannett

    06/02/2017 01:15 PM

    Mike- I appreciate your insights and comments that come in your daily posts. I always agree with what you have to say. I guess that's why I've voted for you whenever I've had the opportunity! May God continue to bless you richly.

  • Sheiron Bearden

    06/02/2017 12:46 AM

    You are so right! When will this insanity end? Americans are outraged, and this time we are speaking up. I am an Arkansan, a former democrat, and proud to call Donald Trump my President.

  • Maty Young

    06/01/2017 07:16 PM

    I agree with you. This was no t a fopha it was premeditated. Apologies not accepted. They were to fans and liberals not to the President and family. She is repulsive but won't be the last. This is part of the resistance and to get her President Trump from his agenda. Make sure we get the main things done the left should be ignored.

  • Matriarch Rodgers

    06/01/2017 06:01 PM

    I find this disturbing display of vulgarity a bit encouraging. I am encouraged that the conservative voice is finally being heard and taken seriously. The media will never admit it but it was the unified conservative outrage on twitter, facebook, etc. that forced her to make an apology statement (sincere or not). The conservatives stood up and said, "Enough is enough!" Conservatives are just that--Conservative. They are conservative in their response to the outrages of our day. But, today, they had met their conservative limit! Today, the boundaries were identified. Today, the conservative voice was heard loud and clear--:We will NOT tolerate this outrage!" I'm thankful. I just hope we can use this boundary to pull all boundaries in a bit because conservatives have allowed way too much to go unchecked!

  • Marian Pepper

    06/01/2017 05:54 PM

    If the liberals would fight to rebuild their party as hard as they have fought against everything President Trump stands for just think how advanced they would be during the next election. They are wasting time on something that is history. An election they didn't win! Boo boo. Grow up and let's mive forward for the good of our country and our children's future.

  • Bobbie Goettling

    06/01/2017 04:25 PM

    I agree with you. You are100% right as is our President. I hope there will be a way to stop these vicious attacks on our President, his family, and our country.

  • ALISON HARRIS

    06/01/2017 03:28 PM

    God bless you. You always speak truth with commonsense and wit. Much love to you and your beautiful family.

  • Linda Moffitt

    06/01/2017 02:59 PM

    Thank you. Love seeing you on Fox. My favorite person. When will this ever stop. I voted for President Trump and proud of him. All need to start standing up to the left

  • Deanna Foreman

    06/01/2017 02:45 PM

    Not only does Ms. Griffin need to be held accountable but so do the powers-that-be at CNN. They allowed this despicable garbage of a photo, to be broadcast all over the world when it should never have seen the light of day. Instead it should have been at the bottom of the Squatty Potty where it belonged.

  • DGatlim

    06/01/2017 02:41 PM

    Pres. Trump hasn't cause no Wrong to ???? The leftist imposed Sinister revenge on Americans who has chosen to Vote for Trump! Hillary lost bc of her depth intent corruption. Trump was a gem that was recovered on time! The revenge the left is seeking is worthless! But ??
    Vengeance is of the Lord????

  • Rob Pete

    06/01/2017 02:18 PM

    I can't excuse what she did, it was dumb. But let's not forget all the images of a lynched Barack Obama hanging from trees, being burned etc during his tenure - and lets definitely not forget who led the charge questioning the validity of his presidency. Kathy Griffin might be garbage but she hasn't been elected to lead the country. Trump mocking the disabled and admitting to, and bragging about sexual assault are real things the president did, not a prop joke like her. There's vitriolic garbage on both sides but nothing will ever reach the level of complete trash that is Donald Trump.

  • Glenda Baker

    06/01/2017 01:56 PM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee for speaking out. We need a lot more people like you to speak out to end this constant disruptive behavior against our government and members of the White House, POTUS, and the whole First Family. It has gone on far too long. The election is over. Get over it. Grow Up!

  • Glenda Baker

    06/01/2017 01:53 PM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee for speaking out. We need a lot more people like you to speak out to end this constant disruptive behavior against our government and members of the White House, POTUS, and the whole First Family. It has gone on far too long. The election is over. Get over it. Grow Up!

  • Thomas L Burnett

    06/01/2017 01:25 PM

    My concern is that the left keeps testing how far they can go in criticizing POTUS. They are backing away from this one, but a new one, equally as disgusting & vile will pop up. Our society tolerates behavior that should not be tolerated. Late night host come up with dialogue that almost as disgusting & they do it because it improves their ratings. The Democrats in Congress cannot support anything POTUS suggests because of the black lash from the far left. Obama encouraged this behavior. How our society can again become more civil is a question that I cannot answer. I worry that like the Roman Empire, we are at a point that we might fall.

  • Bill Stogoski

    06/01/2017 01:21 PM

    so sad that the fabric of our great Country has allowed itself to stoop to this level

  • doretta dale johnson

    06/01/2017 01:20 PM

    on another subject: why is no one mentioning trump said virtually the same thing about hillary that the comey memo says he said about flynn...no one cried, "obstruction" then...

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/11/14/theyre-good-people-trump-backs-promise-investigate-clinton-special-prosecutor-repeats

  • Cate Zaida

    06/01/2017 12:13 PM

    The Route 66 Casino in New Mexico had Kathy Griffin as a comedian scheduled for a performance next month. They cancelled her appearance! It looks like more people are distancing themselves from her! But I don't think it should just be her that is being penalized! What about the people who were involved in this and okayed and actually took the pictures!? I think they should all be held accountable! And while this wasn't exactly a death threat on the president comma I still think that she and the others should spend some time in prison for this!

  • Debra Dick

    06/01/2017 09:34 AM

    It is always a pleasure to read your succinct summary of situations. I appreciate the value you place on moral standards that seem to have gone down the "squatty potty" these days.

  • Kathryn Dickinson

    06/01/2017 08:58 AM

    You hit the nail on the head here. I don't think for one minute that her apology was sincere. She certainly wasn't contrite. She said it like it was obligatory. I believe she needs to be made an example. Only then will this crazy out of control behavior cease.

  • Cj Zamora

    06/01/2017 06:24 AM

    You expressed exactly what I thought about this stunt. She wanted attention and got it. I find the constant attacks on our President disturbing and depressing. God help us all

  • Susan Morasse

    06/01/2017 03:30 AM

    Her "joke" may have been in bad taste and went too far, but she certainly didn't even come close to ACTUALLY murdering one of God's beautiful creations by hanging it from a tree, slitting it's throat and THEN finally putting it out of it's poor misery by STONING IT TO DEATH.

    THAT makes me sick and beyond sad...not a "disgusting liberal" comedian's ill joke on a manaquin.

  • donald bedwell

    06/01/2017 02:57 AM

    Kathy Giffin has always rode the edge of decency in her so called comedy ....she has crossed the line in every way and should have some sort of legal action taken against her...I failed to see her humor in what she did...nor do I see the humor or remarks that others say...Hillary Clinton says whatever she wants and I consider her as bad as Kathy Giffin in many ways...she commited treason in my openion just as I feel Kathy Giffin has done...those that conduct themselves as Kathy Giffin has done need to see the inside of a prison cell...plain and simple...what she said was not at all funny nor was it meant to be funny...it was meant to stir up hot headed people who go out and kill people ...our President Donald Trump for one...it puts the thought in some of these crazies heads and the end result is someone being killed...why else would she have done such a thing...give me one reason...in listening to her "Apology" it only angered me even more because she was not at all sorry for what she did...she was only sorry that she created a firestorm out rage from the public...she should be punished just as much as those that write or call in threats to kill our President...only difference in what she did and actually contacting him personally and making a threat of violence against him was that she did it as a so called joke...there is no humor in what she had to say and she should be made to answer for what she expounded ...the comments are of a very dangerous nature and she knew it when she made them...it's time that this nation stop letting these nuts get away with such things and do something about it..."Kathy Giffins Remarks Were Not A Joke That Went Too Far"...should a ordinary citizen make such remarks in public like she did with a severed head those that protect our President would be all over them like flies on a dead decomposing animal...and I am greatly dismayed that they have not done so on this "Human Amimal"...as a American I demand that Kathy Giffin be taken to task by the Federal Goverment as it would anyone else who had the gall to do such a thing...I have the right given to me by our government to disagree with what our President may say or do ..that's part of our freedoms and what makes our country as great as it is ...she wouldn't make such remarks in other countries especially where ISIS rules ...but we do not have the right to in a suttle way encourage and what she did was in my openion a suttle way of encouraging the act to be carried out...there's always some nut that picks up on things like she produced and acts up on them...I see no humor in her deed...I see only a violent act being carried out and Kathy Giffin should be held accountable for it...plain and simple....it's time that our country stands up against such things as this...

  • SAUNDRA G. PRUSA

    06/01/2017 02:53 AM

    VERY WELL SAID

  • Denise A Wright

    06/01/2017 12:39 AM

    Outrageous. Evil and sick. Kathy Griffin and all who condone her and who she represents have gone to far. Your commentary on this was excellent Gov. Huckabee. Excellent. Dear God have mercy on Kathy and the others who have this deep seated hatred and almost vile behavior against our President.

  • Janell Coker

    05/31/2017 11:36 PM

    Wel.... Just when we think the liberal tolerant progressive left has hit bottom and can't go any lower, Someone Stupidly hands them a shovel.....and they eagerly grab it and start digging!

  • jeriann littrell

    05/31/2017 10:40 PM

    I liked your statement and agree with you, she has no remorse and no shame, what she thought would give her lots of attention, did just the wrong kind...she is a sad example of what people are capable of doing. Our country doesn't stand a chance with all the hate coming from the dems and their following...so sad,
    thank you

  • Michele Clark

    05/31/2017 10:30 PM

    Its such a sad world we live in that grown adults who are supposed to be a part of this country just want to destroy all we love about it. Just because they did not get what they wanted. It is escalating and I'm really afraid to see where it may end. KG might as well have donned a Habib and claimed Isis status. She basically just told them come on in, we are all free game

  • Edith Dunlap

    05/31/2017 10:10 PM

    Have you seen the photo of her smiling ear to ear and arm in arm with Donald Trump at some point in the past? I saw it on Facebook or Drudge this afternoon.

    What a hypocrite she is!

    The WORST part to me is that apparently Barron saw it on tv and not understanding what he was seeing thought something had happened to his dad. I think it is inexcusable what she has done.

    Then again what is it that has been said before, that in war there is always collateral damage.

    Make no mistake about it. This is war. A war for the soul of our country in my view.

  • Katherine Flynn

    05/31/2017 09:24 PM

    I think the left has gone way to far this time . I refuse to except her apology in this matter. She is just trying to save whatever sponsors she has left which isn't much . I read the interview with her photographer and he feels it was done in the sake of art. He is just as sick and demented as she is . They both need to face charges. President Trump and his family are devastated over this as well as they should be . I guess the only thing as a Christian is to pray for our country and its leaders , faith and the adversity our nation is facing . Thank you for your work and giving us the truth that is being withheld by other media outlets . God Bless You and God Bless America

  • Carol Rushing

    05/31/2017 09:08 PM

    I honestly don't think she's sorry. She's sorry cause she got caught. Never liked her anyway. She has such a potty mouth.

  • Linda White

    05/31/2017 09:05 PM

    You said it beautifully, Mr. Huckabee. The whole business is so sad. How LOW can liberals go?.... Evidentally, VERY low. There is no excuse for it, and it's very childish. Congrats, as well, on the new member of your family. Best Wishes....

  • Karen Martin

    05/31/2017 08:55 PM

    Your comments on this are far more civilized than the actions of Kathy Griffin deserved. Let's just hope she and her ilk somehow find it within themselves to figure out how to disagree as civilly with those they oppose.

  • Susan G. Reed

    05/31/2017 08:22 PM

    Finally we may have seen the lowest of the low and maybe we can start seeing some support. So angry over the double standard the liberals are manifesting. We continue to pray for the President, term limits for congress, faith and strength to stand in the face of adversity. Please continue to post truth because when we see it from you we expect it. Daughter-in-law of Rev. Jesse Reed from Arkansas.

  • Judy Harry Cooper

    05/31/2017 08:21 PM

    We agree with you wholeheartedly! She is an awful despicable and a very sick person! Her craving for attention is absurd! We feel she should be arrested and other crazed liberals can see that this kind of behavior wil not be tolerated! This insanity has to stop!

  • Janet

    05/31/2017 08:04 PM

    Very good article. The election of President Trump ( I LOVE the sound of that) has shown Americans and the world the true colors of demonrats. And it's not pretty. He continues to shine the light of truth. But one thing has me puzzled. Madonna, Keith Olbermann and now Kathy Griffin have either threatened the live of the President, or committed treason against this great nation. So far, no one has been arrested. Why? What makes them so special to avoid jail time? Is it because of why they are? If ordinary citizens had made these same statements against the former administration, you can bet their butts would be rotting in a jail cell. Time to stop the madness. Arrest and prosecute a few of these people and let's see how fast the fake (aka lying) news stories stop!

  • Carol smith

    05/31/2017 07:59 PM

    Well said!

  • Lisa McCain

    05/31/2017 07:54 PM

    I believe it is time that someone is made an example of. This woman needs to be arrested! I hope President Trump pursues justice!

  • Sylvia Pizza

    05/31/2017 07:50 PM

    She is another weak link in the fabric of America.

  • Kimberley Barrett

    05/31/2017 07:39 PM

    Thanks for your accurate assessment! You are absolutely correct. She needs to be in jail. Along with Snoop Dogg & Madonna.

  • Kathleen Paysen

    05/31/2017 07:37 PM

    I appreciate your comments on this unacceptable thing that was done. My heart is heavy and I feel so bad for President Trump and his family. My prayers have been with them, but I also believe she should suffer the consequences for each deplorable actions. Mike Huckabee I think your awesome!!

  • Gary Schreiber

    05/31/2017 07:34 PM

    im not really good at talking about things like this but this 'woman' should never appear in public again. just think of all the little kids that saw this, think of his SON who saw this. i never saw anything like this when i was lets say...11 YEARS OLD. this sick mentality that now is more obvious, as im sure it always exsisted but today its shared with CHILDREN, has to be stopped. the left and their media have to be STOPPED. the only way that this cab be accomplished is to BOYCOTT THE MEDIA. every God fearing American needs to take a stand, this very well be our LAST CHANCE.

  • Pamela Zervos

    05/31/2017 07:30 PM

    What can we do besides pray for them? This savage behavior is out of control. I am sick of seeing this un-American behavior from progressives!

  • Paul Berger

    05/31/2017 07:17 PM

    I totally agree with you Mike. It is beyond words. Vulgar. The only friend she has left ' pun intended ' is Al (the stooge) Franken. We need to keep calling out these extremists. Protesting Franken's book tour would be good. Thank you for your love of country and steadfast patriotism. Bless you. Paul E Berger????????

  • Paul Berger

    05/31/2017 07:16 PM

    I totally agree with you Mike. It is beyond words. Vulgar. The only friend she has left ' pun intended ' is Al (the stooge) Franken. We need to keep calling out these extremists. Protesting Franken's book tour would be good. Thank you for your love of country and steadfast patriotism. Bless you. Paul E Berger????????