“The President is a Moron!...He's an Idiot...Cheney is Evil....Impeach Them!”

<img hspace="0" border="0" align="right" src="media/2005-09-10-CCWDLGrifATI.jpg" /> Some calm and dispassionate political analysis Saturday night on Comedy Central's <a href="http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/weekends_at_the_d_l/index.jhtml"><i>W... at the DL</i></a>. Actress/comedian <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004980/">Kathy Griffin</a> delivered not comedy but her vitriolic personal opinion as she shouted, to loud audience applause while she gesticulated with her arms: “The President is a moron! I'm saying it. I don't care. He's an idiot. Cheney is evil. I'm sick of, impeach them, get them out! I hate them! I hate them. Get them out. They got to go!&quot; She later pleaded: “What is it going to take for you people? Get Bush out! Impeach! Out! Out! Out!” Griffin also denounced FNC's Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity: “He and Hannity can suck it. I hate those two idiots! Those liars.”<br /><br />Griffin is the star of the reality show, <a href="http://www.bravotv.com/Kathy_Griffin/index.shtml">Kathy Griffin: My Life on the d-List</a> on NBC-Universal's Bravo cable channel, a regular on the E! channel's “red carpet” coverage before awards ceremonies, has had roles in several movies, as well as appearing on such TV shows as NBC's <i>Suddenly Susan</i> sit-com and currently on HBO's <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm</i>. <br /><br />Transcript follows. <b>Video</b>: <a href="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-10-CCWDLGriffin.rm">RealPlayer</a> or <a href="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-10-CCWDLGriffin.wmv">Windows Media</a><br /><br /><!--break-->The half-hour <i>Weekends at the DL</i> airs Friday and Saturday nights in the <i>Daily Show</i> slot, at 11pm EDT/PDT. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0401018/">D.L. Hughley</a> was the star of the 1998-2002 ABC sit-com <i>The Hughleys</i> and his left-wing politics came through when he tried out last fall to succeed Craig Kilborn as host of CBS's <i>Late Late Show</i>. <br /><br />Griffin sat on a sofa with comedian Laura Hayes and actress Diane Farr, who appears on CBS's<i> Numbers</i> and FX's <i>Rescue Me</i>. <br /><br />A couple of the exchanges which featured Griffin:<br /><br /><blockquote>Hughley: “We were talking yesterday and there were, you know, of course a lot of the talk is about the hurricane, the unfortunate hurricane and now there's an extreme religious group. It's called Repent America that is saying the people of New Orleans had this coming for all the partying and sins. There are actually people who said that. And my response was that, you know, God don't need -- he don't need to put hits on us. I mean that's what he's got Pat Robertson for. I just, I just never understood if God is telling people all this [bleep], why don't he tell somebody the lottery numbers and then, you know, I don't get how they know what God is telling them.”<br /><br />Griffin, over repeated applause: “Because that's typical, it's typical from this moronic administration that I'm sick of. The President is a moron! I'm saying it. I don't care. He's an idiot. Cheney is evil. I'm sick of, impeach them, get them out! I hate them! I hate them. Get them out. They got to go!” </blockquote><br />A couple of minutes later:<br /><br /><blockquote>Hughley: “Now, Howard Dean is saying that race played a major factor in the death toll. You know what's funny, I was watching O'Reilly because I do that to see a-” <br /><br />Griffin: “Why do you watch O'Reilly for? He's a moron. He's a fool. O'Reilly's an idiot. He and Hannity can suck it. I hate those two idiots! [applause] Those liars.”</blockquote><br /><p>And a bit later:</p><blockquote><p>Hughley, referring to Exxon: “A $102 million dollars a day. That's more than any company has ever made in a quarter.”</p></blockquote><blockquote>Griffin, waving her arms: “It's disgusting! What is it going to take for you people? Get Bush out! Impeach. Out! Out! Out! [cheers and applause] It's over! It's over! Never has an administration been so hell bent on keeping us from conserving energy. Everybody should have a hybrid. They're cheaper, you save money on gas and all these rich bastards want to do is keep you buying oil. I'm sick of it. Halliburton got a $500 million contract to clean up New Orleans. That's disgusting. Who is on the board of directors of Halliburton? Dick Cheney. Out! They got to go! Out! [more applause] </blockquote>

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center