Kathy Griffin: 'Suck It, Jesus!'
At the risk of giving third-rate left-wing comedian Kathy Griffin more than her due of publicity, I thought I'd pass along something I saw over at Brutally Honest. The one-time 'The View' co-host prospect making light of award winners who thank Jesus or thank God for their accomplishment at the podium:
Here's an excerpt from a September 9 blog entry titled "Kathy Griffin speaks to Jesus" (emphasis mine):
Well... sort of:
... the Bravo network's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," won the prize for best reality program, prompting one of the more colorful speeches of the night from the star and executive producer.
"A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this. He had nothing to do with this," Griffin said. "Suck it, Jesus. This award is my God now."
I'd like to see Ms. Griffin take on the Muslims with her shock attempts to offend and ask Muhammad to suck it. Takes a little more chutzpah to do that I'm thinking, chutzpah I'd say she possesses not.
Mocking religious faith is far from Griffin's only foray into controversial statements (a quick search for Griffin on NewsBusters bears that out). Griffin delighted the audience of a June taping of 'The View' with her thoughts on how Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is essentially a sell-out to women and blacks by serving as a high official in a Republican administration. As you can see below, it was a bit much for host Barbara Walters:
GRIFFIN: But when people say I want a woman – ‘maybe Condi Rice.’ That’s not a pro-woman woman. Let me tell you something. Condi Rice is not a woman's woman.
HASSELBECK: Why? Why?
GRIFFIN: Because she follows everything white men say. She does what ever the white man does. .
HASSELBECK: What's wrong with the white man, a black man?
GRIFFIN: Let me tell you something. Any African American woman who is a Republican does not understand that she's not a part of their agenda. Wake up!
HASSELBECK: Are you kidding me?
GRIFFIN: But she’s smart. She’s very smart.
HASSELBECK: I think there is a reverse sexism –
BEHAR: One at a time.
HASSEBLECK: There is reverse racism and reverse sexism going on right now, and it is going on against the white man. Apparently, the white man’s going down, because everybody’s against –
GRIFFIN: Poor white man.
BEHAR: I feel bad for them. They just run the world.
HASSELBECK: I'm saying be fair about it. If women were to take power and then they said those white women or black women have too much power --
GRIFFIN: If they say that, I'll rescind all of that.
WALTERS [to Griffin]: You know I love you a lot, but what you just said is so bigoted.
WALTERS: She shouldn't be republican because she's black and not a good example for women because she’s black – . .
GRIFFIN: I didn't say that. I don't think that's who the Republicans care for in their agenda.
WALTERS: – Because her boss is a white man.
HASSELBECK: What agenda?
GRIFFIN: I think the Republican agenda doesn't look out for women and minorities. I’m sorry. That’s what I think.