Addressing the Kathy Griffin controversy on his radio show Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh said that the only thing that shocked him more than the comedian’s attempt to make a decapitated, bloodied mockup of President Trump’s head “funny” would be an actual try from her side to be a tad bit entertaining.
“You know what she should do?” Limbaugh asked. “Try being funny. That would stun people. That would really shock them, that she could be funny.”
Saying Griffin looked like a “tired, worn-out, dumb old woman,” to him, Limbaugh started a harsh criticism of the comedian and claimed that her apology wasn’t genuine.
“That apology was not sincere,” he said. “She rolled her eyes when she made that apology, and she apologized to the usual, ‘If you’re offended, I’m so sorry, I went too far.’ She’s not apologized to Trump or any of that.”
Griffin’s photo shoot with her photographer Tyler Shields was more of an attempt to depict what a Trump beheading would look like in an “ISIS playbook,” according to Limbaugh; he further said that he felt the public was going to go with the media on this one.
Talking about the media, he discussed the mainstream media’s role in the “political assassination” of Trump and called out the “hypocrisy” of the media in how it has treated Trump in comparison to former President Obama.
“With Kathy Griffin and her decapitation of Trump stunt all over the Drive-By Media you hear people saying, ‘I don’t want to talk about it. Come on, come on, let’s move on. This is so outrageous, it’s not even worth talking about,’” Limbaugh said.
“Mika Brzezinski, soon to be Mika Brzezinski Scarborough, on Morning Jolt [sic], ‘I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to talk about it. There’s nothing to see,’” he noted. “Some woman named Molly Ball who writes for some left-wing publication inside the Beltway was on CNN. ‘What’s the big deal? It isn’t any big deal.’ Total, total hypocrisy.”
“This kind of stuff will permeate the American landscape,” he said. “The Kathy Griffin stunt and the beginning of the unraveling of this whole Russian collusion thing, because the media has made people believe this stuff.”