For those of you who don’t know, the Secret Service that is tasked with the protection of the President, Vice President, and their families. Not only that, these agents also look after ex-presidents and their spouses (who have lifetime protection), and have an important role of interviewing and investigating personal threats to these elected and formerly elected officials.
For the better part of a year, between the election last November and now, President Trump has withstood tremendous and unrelenting attacks on this character from the Democrat Party, their lackey media minions, celebrities, foreign dignitaries, RINOs, faux-Conservatives, world dictators, and despots.
Comedians have lent their voices to the attacks in order to further erode the trust of the American people in their president. Kathy Griffin, as has been widely reported, posed last month in a despicable and tasteless photograph that mimicked an ISIS militant by holding aloft the severed, bloody head of Donald Trump. The Secret Service just paid a visit to the embattled comedienne and neither she nor her lawyer is happy.
Independent Journal Review:
When Kathy Griffin posed for a photoshoot holding a fake decapitated, bloody head of President Donald Trump in June, she likely didn’t think about the wide-reaching implications of her so-called “joke.”
While her controversial stunt resulted in some serious professional consequences, it also earned her a lengthy visit from the U.S. Secret Service.
Secret Service agents reportedly tracked down Griffin and interviewed her in person for more than an hour. Further, the investigation into the bloody head debacle remains open.
Griffin’s attorney, Dmitry Gorin, has claimed the comedian was merely exercising her “First Amendment rights to tell a joke.”
“When you look at everything in the media, all the times entertainers make videos or express themselves in other ways, you’ve never seen an entertainer, let alone a comedian, be subject to a criminal investigation,” the attorney added.
While no one really ever thought that this second-rate comedienne would ever actually be arrested for this stunt, it did raise questions as to what is acceptable in today’s society where a person can mime a detestable murder and believe that it is in good taste. I honestly wonder what would have happened had Griffin awakened one day to a photo in the news depicting her severed, bloody head being held aloft by a dead-eyed Ann Coulter. Would that have been acceptable?
These issues of morality and comedic value are often muddied in stand-up work, but when the visual arts are involved, it seems to take on a whole new level of creepy. The Shakespeare in the Park rendition of “Julius Caesar” recently which depicted Donald Trump being attacked by his staff and stabbed to death may have all been in fun by a bunch of New Yorker Leftists, but the fact remains that Americans have a high tolerance for comedy, but a low tolerance for bad taste.
Source: Independent Journal Review