What does the Islamist terrorist group ISIS do when the want to put fear in people’s hearts? One of their strategies is to produce pictures on social media of them beheading anyone who won’t convert to Islam. It’s pure evil.
What do radical Islamists in countries like Iran — enemies of America and the freedoms we enjoy — do when they try to demean America and incite violence against our country? They parade around hanging America presidents in effigy, or with the president’s head decapitated.
On Tuesday, progressive leftist Democrat comedian Kathy Griffin, who hosts CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve show, in true ISIS form, called for the beheading of American President Donald Trump, displaying a picture of her holding an extremely bloody head resembling that of President Trump, that had been cut off.
This is not comedy. It is not “funny.” And no, promoting the murder of an American president — whether it’s Barack Obama or Donald Trump, is not First Amendment protected free speech. It is a crime that must be punished. It is a dangerous violence-inducing act that will be used by America’s enemies — both foreign and domestic. It crosses the line and she must be prosecuted.
Unfortunately, we have had presidents assassinated in this country and it’s not a laughing matter. One attempted assassination on Ronald Reagan’s life, occurred because a nutjob, John Hinkley, Jr., was obsessed over a popular actress, Jodie Foster. Jodie Foster had nothing to do with inspiring the shooting of Reagan, but it shows how public figures can influence certain people even without trying, let alone when that public figure is trying to motivate some kook to assassinate the President of the United States.
How bad was it? It was so bad that fellow leftist Chelsea Clinton even cried foul.
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017
Chelsea should know. Her dad was a U.S. president and she knows the kind of risk that’s out there and how hard the Secret Service works to protect our presidents. Kathy Griffin just made that job even more difficult.
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It goes without saying that this type hate would not have been tolerated if it were Democrat Barack Obama’s head on the chopping block. There would be riots or worse if it were Obama’s head.
Recall the rodeo clown who lost his job because he mocked the former president by wearing an Obama mask. The Left was outraged and the Democrat Media Complex went unhinged in their coverage of the story. It was such an overreaction that the Missouri fair demanded “sensitivity training.”
There will be no such obsession by leftist media over Griffin’s beheading, however. If it’s covered at all, it will be done rapidly, they’ll state she apologized, make excuses for her and move on to more Russia coverage.
Here’s an example of the coverage (which I called out):
But will you obsess over it for week, which is what you'd do if a rodeo clown wore an Obama mask? https://t.co/puz5NgezwZ
— Matthew K. Burke (@MatthewKBurke) May 30, 2017
Hours later, after getting annihilated on social media, Griffin offered a half-assed apology on Tuesday evening, saying that she “went too far” and that the image is “too disturbing” and “wasn’t funny.”
Well, you know what? Too late for that, lady. The image is out there and as you know, we have this thing called the Internet. She obviously did think it was funny at the time. Either that, or if she didn’t, she is calling for the beheading of the President of the United States, something ISIS is striving for.
Kathy Griffin should be arrested and prosecuted for inciting violence against an American president. Let her tell her “apology” to a judge.