Kathy Griffin held a press conference today with her newly hired attorney, Lisa Bloom, to ““explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured.”
Respond.To.The.Bullying.From.The.Trump.Family.SHE.Has endured. Let that sink in.
I’m starting this post late at night to get the background information up. I hardly know where to start but I suppose Lisa Bloom is as good a place as any. Lisa Bloom is the 55-year-old daughter of Gloria Allred. She shares her mother’s passion for “feminist causes.” She has represented women making claims against Bill O’Reilly, Bill Cosby and President Trump. Her timeline is full of the usual nasty comments about the Trump family that my snowflake friends like to post on Facebook. Including finding Ken Jennings “joke” about Barron hilarious. I’ve added Ken Jennings to the list of people I do not like anymore after this incident.
She seems completely obsessed with Melania and is irked by any positive media coverage she gets.
Oh please. Wake me up when the First Ornament uses her office to do some good in the world. https://t.co/MqF423w5MZ
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) May 29, 2017
So I am going to try to get up early enough to recap the presser at noon normal people time. I presume if Kathy needs to call a press conference to explain herself she isn’t really that sorry anymore. Lisa bloom responded to Kathy’s apology on twitter with, “It takes a lot of class to apologize like this, without excuses or reservations.” And yet, I predict we are about to hear a lot of excuses and reservations and blaming the victim. Lisa Bloom seems to have zero concern for the President’s wife or 11-year-old child. So don’t expect an apology to the family.
In other news even Al Franken who is friends with Kathy has dropped her from his book celebration that she was supposed to host. I love Al Franken. Not because of that, just in general. I fear she is about to make things worse for herself if that is possible.
I had some problems with the audio at first but Bloom is saying that Kathy apologized and that should be enough. Her next point was men do this all time and she lists some bands that have videos with hatred toward Trump. She says that POTUS, Melania and Donald Trump Jr have dared to respond to her while POTUS is ruining the country, Donald Trump Jr Kills elephants and Melania dared to mention her child was upset by her actions despite not saying a word things like healthcare. The Trumps are trying to take down Kathy Griffin! They are bullying her. It is their fault she lost her job and endorsements and concert venues are cancelling her shows. It is the Trumps’ fault she is getting death threats.
Ted Nugent, blah blah blah, first amendment rights blah, blah, blah. The US allows political satire. We are not Russia. Trump is bad.
Kathy speaks next. She is not afraid of Trump. She has dealt with old white men bullying her before. As for as the image, she she meant her apology and realizes she messed up. She says that never in the history of the country has a sitting president tried to ruin someone’s life forever like this. She is being bullied now. She goes into all the death threats she is getting. She is afraid, they are detailed death threats. She is going to stand up for herself for all of the girls in the country. She makes fun of Donald Trump’s hair saying that it looks like a parfait. She cracks a joke about Melania using Nice N Easy on her hair. She says she is going to make fun of the president even more now. She whines about being bullied some more. Then lapses into fake crying about how everyone is turning on her and she is just a 56 year old comedian and is 110 pounds soaking wet.
Q & A
A reporter asks about Kathy saying in her act that she is going after Barron Trump. Bloom steps in and says it is fine for comics to go after children. Then she says she didn’t do it after Kathy admitted to the reporter that she did.
Another reporter asks how she feels about Barron being traumatized. Bloom intercepts again and basically says she doesn’t believe it. Then she reiterates that Kathy’s comedy act is not for children.
Have the Trumps reached out to her outside of social media she said no. Bloom says Trump owes Kathy and apology.
Someone asks if she thinks she has a still has career. She says they have broken her and she doesn’t think so. She thinks her career is over. Cue the tears.
About losing her CNN job, Bloom says it is censorship. Kathy says it is a bunch of old white men trying to hurt her and they did.
The first amendment lawyer says he is representing her in the criminal investigation by the Secret Service. He says she was within her artistic rights and he believes the investigation should be closed. Kathy says this all about old white guys and nothing like this would ever happen to a male comedian.
Someone asks why the white house would take the time to try and ruin her life. She gets very defensive and claims Trump is using her to distract from his political mistakes. Bloom rants on Trump. Kathy is irritated that all of the questions seem to be against her. Bloom says the POTUS is asking for her to be fired from her job. That is not true.
Kathy tries to explain how the video happened. But then she gets sidetracked on her “this is only happening to me because I am a female” rant. Then she lists her accomplishment including this video. She says that she is not a comedian for children. She says that she has done of ridiculous photoshoots with Tyler before. She lists some of Tyler’s other crap. She says she put about five minutes of thought into it. That is bullshit. She talked before about how to make the mask. A reporter asked why she said the stuff about how they might go to prison for this. What did she think the response would be? She basically said she knew there would be blowback, but she didn’t think people would be trying to kill her and she wishes the POTUS would just focus on governing and leave her alone.
That was some bullshit. Kathy Griffin is horrible at fake crying. Like Farrah Abraham bad.
This press conference went on for over half an hour. I tried to hit the lowlights of the entire ordeal. The press questions were extremely harsh. There was one reporter who held up a photo of Kathy holding up the head with a photo of Lisa Bloom on top of it. He seemed like a nutjob. It was all very surreal.
Kathy never apologized to the Trump family or Barron. She did mutter something about not meaning to harm a child while Bloom continuously said it is the parent’s job to shield their children from inappropriate visuals. Both Bloom and Kathy continued to blame the president and old white men for getting her fired when the only person who said anything about that was Donald Trump Jr. This entire circus was an effort to elicit sympathy for Kathy Griffin and I think it only made her look worse.