In case you wanted to see it, TMZ had the story first and they have a photo.
It was a stupid attempt at a joke. And considering it's a visual image of an act of violence against someone under Secret Service protection (and that would be Donald Trump, doncha know), it will be triggering (if it hasn't already) a formal investigation by the Secret Service.
Threatening the life of the President of the United States is a felony.
Griffin has since apologized, saying "I went too far."
CNN has cut ties with her so we won't get to see her faux-flirt with Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve (a moot point for me as I am usually asleep by then).
It'll probably take a long time for her to resuscitate her career (if ever). But look, she did a stupid and now she's paying the price. Whether it was illegal depends on whether she intended to cause harm to Trump, I suppose.
The outrage on the right does nothing, however, except to illustrate their obvious hypocrisy.
Take a look at this. Trump's son, Donald Jr asked, rhetorically, "Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?"
Well, we don't have to imagine. Take a look at this from The Atlantic:
Ted Nugent -- the proud gun-owner, poorly coiffed Michigander, and washed-up rocker -- has said some silly and offensive things in the past, and not just while performing "Cat Scratch Fever." In 2007, he said the following during a concert: "Obama, he's a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch." So that's his level of political discourse. Of course, he seems to be speaking figuratively if distastefully. But he made another rather appalling statement over the weekend at the NRA convention in St. Louis:When did The Nuge apologize? Did I miss it? Did he get fired from ANY gig for threatening Obama and Clinton and EVERY CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRAT?
If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.He also recommends decapitating Democrats: "We need to ride onto that battlefield and chop their heads off in November." (The folks brandishing rifles in the background of the video above add another element of surrealism to the proceeding.)
Nah, Ten Nugent got to have dinner with Trump at The White House.