For six years she has been shocking audiences across America as they prepare to ring in the new year. But this year, Kathy Griffin really surpassed herself during CNN´s live New Year´s Eve broadcast when she simulated oral sex on co-host Anderson Cooper as well as making jokes about his ´sack´.Even when Cooper had to take a minute from the upbeat, lighthearted show for some serious news on the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, Griffin told him it should be called ´the fisting cliff´.Viewers continued to be shocked and appalled
Any celeb who depends on shock value to stay relevant has no talent. Madonna comes to mind. Kathy Griffin belongs in that group as well. Besides her shock schlock is the fact she´s a fave of the gay crowd. I´ve met many decent gay people, though, and I hope they´ve had enough of her.
The irony of this vulgar CNN show is that the openly gay Anderson Cooper was the first to apply the "tea bagger" homosexual slur to millions of patriotic Americans, but was upset by Griffith´s attempted on-air tea bagging of him.
Perhaps Fox should pair Anderson with Griffith on her new TV show, but as a remake of the Odd Couple.
Don´t watch them anymore ever, so I do appreciate the reports on this stuff and the guy who replaced Larry King. They knew exactly what they were getting when they hired her so I promise you nobody at CNN was stunned. If they were they´re stupid.
If Cooper was a "real man" he would have her arrested for sexual assault. That is after he knocked her head off. Just an opinion of mine BUT I have never seen a woman "comedian" who is funny. Lots of men "comedians" are not funny either BUT I do remember some funny men. Lucy was not funny either.
Stuff like this that damages our childrens minds. Makes me wonder how come congress will want to ban guns that kill but wont ban this sort of behavior that kills our childrens minds once they view it mistakingly. No more CNN for me...this takes the cake.
Griffin is the female version of Andy Dick. Only someone with psychological problems would do something so stupid. Insulting the entire country, especially with children watching, is never a good idea. Perhaps this is one reason, among many others, as to why CNN`s ratings are `below the belt`.
Anyone who is ´stunned´ by anything on CNN, hasn´t been paying attention since the moment CNN decided that thousands of Iraqis being tortured, raped and murdered, was less important than CNN keeping an office close to Sadamn and Sons. CNN is the face of Ted Turner´s twisted mind and this kind of behavior is normal for them. Sheeple who think they are actually getting unfiltered facts about what is happening in the world, deserve this. The level of media culture has dropped to the point that Griffin is actually considered an ´entertainer,´ by many viewers.
I am so disgusted that this kind of junk is allowed on TV these days. In the old days, they had standards. Okay, so it was a little silly that married couples had to have separate twin beds and couldn´t say the word "pregnant". But I would take those silly standards any day over the "anything goes" mentality we have now. Sickening. It was incrementalism...oh, a little this is okay...a little that is okay... now, anything is okay--no matter how disgusting, crude and repulsive. Oh, but don´t you dare make a cute ethnic joke as you may offend somebody who has no sense of humor!! ugh...
This Christmas Santa gave me a collection of the old Carol Burnett shows from the 70´s. What a difference between then and now. There is some double meaning stuff, but nothing that children couldn´t watch. Very funny!
Well, what in the world did anyone expect? The lewdness, lies and disgusting behavior of just about everyone in front of the cameras at CNN should tell you the kind of audience which watches that view of insanity.
Write Bravo & tell them Kathy is using gays to self promote. They gave her a show last year & I wrote to say I would never watch... then they renewed her for a new season. Her guests are mostly friends & even they are disgusted. In the promo, she spreads her legs like the pig she is.
I have nothing but pity for Kathy Griffin and her hapless viewers. But Anderson Cooper´s stock has gone up in my book since I saw him on a list of celebrity Republicans today - even if people will say he isn´t really a Republican. Of course.. they inexplicably listed Bill Maher, too, so - not much of a list, eh? Still, he isn´t nearly as bad as most of his cohorts.
I am surprised that there aren´t more people on Ldot that are totally outraged by this. CNN has sponsors, I believe there are decency standards set by the FCC.."I´m not surprised" just doesn´t cut it with me. UGH. Boycott the sponsors!
Filthy Godless liberal morons permeate our entertainment industry, as well as academia and the media...Who do you think voted for that Godless Kenyan foreign exchange student? Who do you think makes up the vast majority of the DemocRAT party? Who do you think are called "progressives" or "liberals"? THEM!
Ask Ted Turner if he´s proud, he´ll probably say yes! Morons! Half of our country needs to burn in hell, seriously burn in hell.
I think Kathy Griffin´s popularity is over-hyped by the Daily Mail because the Daily Mail trades in almost the same type of tacky behavior as what she does. Also, how can one take a newspaper seriously if it sells the things it decries?
It was a cheap stunt by a mind-stunted Comedian.... But she is in good company, as CNN is perpetually on its knees in front of the Democrat Regime of BHO... She was just proclaiming the obvious to the community of presstitutes.
Kathy Griffin has zero talent. As such, she tried her make her dollar the only way she could think of. Nothing funny or talented about that her. As for Anderson Cooper, he should ask for an apology or else go get a job in porn. Worthless trash, the lot of them.
Despite my evangelical faith and political affiliation, I´ve always gotten a kick from Ms. Griffith. She has been my guilt pleasure until last night. Simulating an act of sodomy on a homosexual is tasteless, vulgar and a sin. I pray for her Godless soul. May she be stoned to death with vagasil rhinestones !
Kathy Griffin is a no talent pig, who should reserve her behavior for a pornographic nightclub. Her behavior on national television network was appalling and anyone who has her on their show again deserves to be boycotted.
Unleashing a barrage of expletives that would be unusual even in an off-the-record conversation, the chief spokeswoman for Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled campaign for mayor attacked a former campaign intern in an interview published on Tuesday night. Barbara Morgan, in an interview with Talking Points Memo, a political news site, was responding to a first-person account by Olivia Nuzzi, the former intern, who wrote harshly in The Daily News about her experiences with the campaign. Ms. Nuzzi claimed that Mr. Weiner repeatedly called interns by the wrong name, underpaid a staff
THERE is something missing from the endless moralizing and sophomoric jokes aimed at Anthony D. Weiner. That something is the role of women in a coarse and creepy Internet culture dedicated to the fulfillment of both male and female desires for virtual carnal knowledge. People ask how Mr. Weiner’s wife, the soulfully beautiful and professionally accomplished Huma Abedin, can stay with him. My question is why hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women apparently derive gratification from exchanging sexual talk and pictures with strangers.
The American journalism trade is breathing a collective – but premature and, in many cases, grossly hypocritical – sigh of relief today. A military judge has found Bradley Manning guilty of many crimes, but "aiding the enemy" isn´t one of them. Had the judge found Manning guilty of aiding the enemy, she would have set a terrible precedent. For the first time, an American court – albeit a military court – would have said it was a potentially capital crime simply to give information to a news organization, because in the internet era
Green paint was found Monday defacing a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall and poured atop an organ in a chapel at the Washington National Cathedral, just three days after the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized in a similar manner. D.C. police have now joined the U.S. Park Police in the investigation, but authorities said they do not know if any of the incidents are related.
"I think every president in the intense media environment we have now, certainly every two-term president, gets to a point where the American people stop listening, stop leaning forward hungrily for information. I think this president got there earlier than most presidents. And I think he´s in that time now."So said the Wall Street Journal´s Peggy Noonan on ABC´s This Week Sunday.
David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, said Sunday that Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was “delusional” and should drop out of the race for New York City mayor."I think it´s time for him to go away and let New York have its mayor’s race," Axelrod said on NBC´s "Meet thePress." Axelrod said he had not commented on Weiner because he is personal friends with Weiner´s wife,
Weiner’s political career will never end, if only because of how much value he has to offer to the media, standup comedians and bored browsers looking for some news item to wake them up long enough to finish another hour of data entry at their job. Shame has become a mostly discredited concept. The return of Weiner and Spitzer to public life proves as much. But the Era of Shame ended conclusively with Clinton’s impeachment proceedings. The only outcome of those proceedings was to degrade the country while leaving the man at the center of the mess intact.
Sometimes James Risen feels like Jean Valjean, the beleaguered protagonist of “Les Miserables,” hounded for years by the authorities. “They just keep coming at me,” Mr. Risen, a Times reporter in Washington, told me by phone last week. It has been 10 years since he learned of a secret C.I.A. program to interfere with Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, and six since he got an ominous FedEx package containing a government subpoena. Since then, it has been one legal hurdle after another, trying to stay out of court. Just over a week ago, another blow came: A federal appeals court panel ruled,
In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader. According to two people told of the decision, the campaign manager, Danny Kedem, no longer wished to oversee Mr. Weiner’s bid for New York mayor after a week of bruising revelations about the candidate’s latest online conduct. The two people, who have close ties to the campaign, did not want to be identified because they were disclosing confidential conversations.
Hamilton Jordan, Jimmy Carter’s young, brash chief of staff, was famous during the administration for negotiating tough deals, carousing at night and shunning the stuffy customs of official Washington. He spent the final years of his life on a quieter pursuit: writing a memoir of nearly 300 pages that was not quite finished at the time of his death in 2008. Now his daughter, Kathleen, a 24-year-old television producer, is rushing to polish the manuscript in the hope of getting it published
President Obama suggested that states reconsider "stand your ground" laws, and contended that they invite people to use deadly force when it is not justified. The following statement proves Mr. Obama´s well-known dishonesty, as demonstrated below. I refer specifically to his implication that "stand your ground" means you can shoot somebody who makes you "feel threatened." And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these "stand your ground" laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed,
If you have never suffered from lingering low back pain, you’re lucky or, more likely, young. Up to 80 percent of us will experience low back pain at some point. And for most, there won’t be an identifiable cause. In the past 10 years, the most popular nonsurgical medical treatment for “chronic, nonspecific” low back pain has been injection therapy, or shots into the lower back of various substances — usually cortisone but also liquid ibuprofen, morphine and vitamin B12.
There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the
America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it--creating America´s first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arctic region of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the rest of the U.S, causing ice to retreat, sea levels to rise and coastal erosion to increase. It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. The 400 indigenous Inuit inhabitants of Kivalina, who live
President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
A group of experts advising the nation’s premier cancer research institution has recommended sweeping changes in the approach to cancer detection and treatment, including changes in the very definition of cancer and eliminating the word entirely from some common diagnoses. (Snip) The group, which includes some of the top scientists in cancer research, also suggested that many lesions detected during breast, prostate, thyroid, lung and other cancer screenings should not be called cancer at all but should instead be reclassified as IDLE conditions, which stands for “indolent lesions of
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.