Comedian Kathy Griffin was lambasted by both liberals and conservatives alike last year when she posed for a photo holding a fake severed head modeled to look like Donald Trump. Not surprisingly, the right-wing media machine went into overdrive attacking her, with Fox News predicting it would be the end of her career.
The pearl-clutching over Griffin’s admittedly ineffective photo was deeply hypocritical coming from a network that regularly boosts the administration of an avowed racist and sexual predator. Trump has done and regularly does things far worse than taking an offensive photograph.
The furor over the incident has since died down, and Griffin continues to be a highly popular entertainer. So thoroughly has she shed her pariah mantle that now Fox itself has reached out to her in the hope of doing an interview with her, hosted by Tomi Lahren, the latest blonde cryptofascist to shuttle off the Fox assembly line.
Lahren previously attacked Griffin, summoning up all the vitriol and faux indignation she could muster in one of her pathetic “final thoughts” segments.
Griffin took to Twitter today to share the letter she received requesting the new interview. She pointed out that Lahren and the larger network told her career “was over” and that she was “irrelevant.” Griffin refused to grant the interview, adding that she’s too busy selling out shows on her comedy tour. She signed off by telling Lahren to “go f*ck” herself.
It’s exactly the kind of response Lahren and her bad faith merchant ilk deserve.
You and your network told me my career was over and that I was irrelevant. Now you want to interview me. Not only do I not want to waste my time with you, I’m too busy selling out shows on my US tour.
Go Fuck Yourself,
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— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2018