CNN Bans Kathy Griffin From Hosting On New Year's Eve Program

Journalist Molly Ball scoffs at outrage over decapitated Trump

"The image is too disturbing".

"Clearly there is a history of the Hollywood left feeling emboldened to make outrageous statements about conservatives", former GOP strategist Alice Stewart observed.

"That's what art is meant to do", he told Fox News. I'm a comic. I crossed the line. "I cross the line". I moved the line, then I crossed it.

"I'm just gonna go home and eat my ice cream and hide out", he told the TMZ cameraman as he pulled away from the grocery store. Was that because the Obama haters are just ordinary folks and not a second-rate celebrity like Kathy Griffin?

In a music video, Snoop Dogg shot a Trump-look-alike clown with a toy gun that released a flag that said "bang".

The outrage was so strong at Alex Jones's right-wing blog/conspiracy factory that the website has even begun selling t-shirts emblazoned with the Kathy Griffin photo.

Shields' photograph, which some critics said was reminiscent of photos taken by the terror group ISIS to celebrate their atrocities, was roundly condemned by both sides of the political aisle after it was first published by TMZ Tuesday morning.

That brazen attitude accompanied numerous personal and professional spats Griffin has incited with her foul-mouth and propensity for insult.

The blowback was immediate, and the 56-year-old comedian was subsequently let go by CNN, where she routinely hosted their New Year's Eve special, alongside Anderson Cooper, for the last 10 years. "He is looking forward to embracing somebody and something new during New Year's".

She was forced to return her paycheck to CNN, but the network still renewed her contract the following year.

But Griffin turned the reprimand into a joke, nicknaming the segment "Yank-watch 2011".

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program", CNN tweeted. "It's up to you, America".

Despite Tapper's nuanced view on condemning vile language and imagery, comedy Rosie O'Donnell took issue with he CNN host's comment-until Tapper shut her down.

Susana Martinez is calling on a Democratic public education commissioner to resign over his social media post supporting a bloody, beheaded image of President Trump.

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