Friday, June 2, 2017

MEET THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

She's perfect! She embodies everything Main Street Americans rebelled against in the last election.


Kathy Griffin’s press conference became, like her controversial picture of Donald Trump itself, a provocative, memorable and somewhat unhinged work of performance art.

Veering wildly from clever jokes and somewhat off-track political pronouncements to genuine apologies, Griffin and her lawyer Lisa Bloom went on the offensive with teeth bared.

The two placed the comedian’s shocking comic picture — one that showed her holding a facsimile of President Donald Trump’s bloodied severed head — within the context of Griffin’s left-wing political stances and career of boundary-pushing comedy. While emphasizing that they were standing by her apology, they also framed — perhaps quite rightly — the backlash against Griffin as being symptomatic of misogyny and authoritarian repression that (from their vantage point) is far more troubling than anything Griffin herself has said or done.



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