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Mika Censors Kathy Griffin News: “We’re not Talking about It. Too Gross. Not Worth Doing”

Mika Censors Kathy Griffin News: “We’re not Talking about It. Too Gross. Not Worth Doing”

How do you skip a big story?

If, say, Greg Gutfield had held up a realistic-looking severed head of the previous president, do you think Morning Joe would have refused to cover the story? But on today’s Morning Joe, when a panelist made reference to “the Kathy Griffin news,” Mika Brzezinski put her foot down:

“We’re not talking about it. I’m sorry, it’s too gross. It’s just not worth doing.”

And sure enough, Brzezinski’s blackout was observed for the rest of the show. Not a word was said about Griffin displaying a mock-up of the bloody, severed head of the sitting President of the United States. And here we thought that the duty of a “news” show was to cover, you know, the news.

Note: the conversation was sparked by observations by Michael Schmidt of the New York Times about the hyper pace of news nowadays. When fellow Timesman Nick Confessore facetiously said that he “missed the Kathy Griffin news last night,” Mika promulgated her censorship decree.


Looks like Joe Scarborough’s a bit defensive over the show’s decision to suppress the Griffin story.


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“We’re not talking about it. I’m sorry, it’s too gross. It’s just not worth doing.”

I hope Joe doesn’t hear this from her on their wedding night.

Leaves them more time to touch each other under the desk.

JackRussellTerrierist | May 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

Photo shop out Trump and replace it with obastard’s head. Put a halo on Griffin. Send it “out there”.

Then we’ll see what Mika thinks is good fodder worth discussing for the perpetually outraged.

    Close The Fed in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | May 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Dear JackRussell:

    I really prefer to call him by his nationality, “the Kenyan.”

    That’s all.

      Walker Evans in reply to Close The Fed. | May 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Actually, the “Indonesian” would be more accurate. That was the citizenship he acquired as a result of his adoption; there is no record of him ever taking action to revoke it. Further, it appears this was the nationality he used as a foreign student.

      BTW, Indonesia does not, or at least did not at that time, recognize dual citizenship so any citizenship claimed prior to becoming an Indonesian would have been voided.

Translation: This a f-up so bad I need to bury it

“This makes the “Resistance” look like the vile unhinged loons that they are and it makes PDT look sympathetic so we are making this go away as quickly as possible.”

I’m glad to see Griffin got the smack down from most sides. Apparently there is a line reasonable people will not tolerate.

    Jackie in reply to Andy. | May 31, 2017 at 11:57 am

    If anybody on the right did that to Obama they would never get work again. Griffin will get more jobs and the left will make her a hero.

    rabidfox in reply to Andy. | June 1, 2017 at 2:35 am

    It’s more than a bit telling that the only one so far NOT smacking her down publicly is Al Franken.

Maybe if she’d only put on a Trump mask and worked a rodeo, they’d address it?

    Old0311 in reply to windbag. | May 31, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I’m not sure if you are familiar with rodeos, but the cows don’t wear masks in rodeo.

      rabidfox in reply to Old0311. | June 1, 2017 at 2:37 am

      You must have missed the story – about 8 years ago – where a rodeo clown wore an Obama mask. As a result of the outrage he was fired and banned permanently from rodeo work. He’d worn a Bush mask during the Bush Presidency but that was okay for the chattering classes.

Pelosi Schmelosi | May 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm

“Too Gross”

I’m glad our media overlords have determined what constitutes “gross” and what doesn’t.
Where would we be without them?

    Tom Servo in reply to Pelosi Schmelosi. | May 31, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Textbook example of how leftist bias works in the media, and is explained away. Any story that would paint their enemies in a sympathetic light, or that would make their side look less than heroic, is airbrushed out of existence as if it never happened.

inspectorudy | May 31, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Every time I see these two on this site I have to check the bottom of my shoes when I get up.

A “gross” story will make the MSM divert from their usual Yellow Journalism if the story involves one of theirs.

“If the GOP really thinks a failing comic’s pathetic attempt at grabbing headlines is the biggest issue of the day, they are fools.”

Absolutely. Everyone knows that the REAL NEWS is how many scoops of ice cream are served to Pres. Trump. Duh.

    AMartel in reply to Anonamom. | May 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Presidential typos on SM: relevant, not gross
    “Comedic” death threats against Prezzie on SM: not relevant, gross

Media bias isn’t simply what is reported, but what is not reported.

These two fools now have credibility of hillary clinton.

They forgot to mention this little gem of a story:

Media Yawn at Venezuela’s Spiraling, Socialist Nightmare:
Study finds ABC, CBS, NBC barely cover left-wing catastrophe, avoid word ‘socialism’:

Morning Bozo is bias incarnate. In the future, we will show old Bozo shows as an example of how obliviously biased and stupid the media used to be before the market corrected itself.