“The audience’s reaction to this ‘comedian’ spoke volumes, and the decent people I know would probably have booed her, too,” “I hope people didn’t have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms.” Bristol Palin
Source: Fox News
Mediaite – by Colby Hall
Comedian and self-proclaimed “D-lister” Kathy Griffin hosted VH1 Divas Salute the Troops which was taped for an audience of servicemen at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California, and aired last night. The ribald and unconventional comedian set the tone for the night when she joked about Bristol Palin and her supposed weight gain while competing with Dancing With The Stars. But the joke fell flat, as the military men and woman in attendance lustily booed the host for taking a shot at Sarah Palin’s daughter.
Ms. Griffin has used the Palin clan for her “comedy” material before. Last summer, while filling in for a vacationing Larry King, she had on as guest Sarah Palin grand-baby daddy Levi Johnston. This was a follow-up to Johnston’s attending the Teen Choice Awards as Griffin’s guest the night before. She later revealed that the “romantic” relationship between Johnston and herself was merely a publicity ploy (duh!)
Griffin may have been guilty of misjudging her audience on this particular joke, but she went with it, even challenging the audience to boo more (which allowed her to “own” the failed joke.)…
Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American actress, stand-up comedian, television personality, best-selling author and a LGBT rights advocate. Griffin first gained recognition for appearances on two episodes of Seinfeld, and then for her supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan.
She is now the star of the Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, for which she has won two Emmy Awards as executive producer. She has also worked as a voice artist and red carpet commentator, in addition to several other career pursuits. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
The second season, which premiered on 6 June 2006, brought Griffin the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, non-competition, on 8 September 2007. She received it during the Creative Arts Emmy, which was hosted by Carlos Mencia and aired on E! on 15 September. Griffin stirred up controversy with her acceptance speech, saying,
Now, a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. He didn’t help me a bit. If it was up to him, Cesar Millan would be up here with that damn dog. So all I can say is suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now!
Griffin later explained that she meant this remark not as a slight on Jesus, but rather as a satire of celebrities who thank Jesus profusely and nonsensically for their awards, especially artists who themselves are controversial.
Her remarks were quickly condemned by the Catholic League which urged the academy to “denounce Griffin’s obscene and blasphemous comment.” The Academy said that her “offensive remarks will not be part of the E! telecast on Saturday night”. Griffin later responded, “Am I the only Catholic left with a sense of humor?”
The editing was condemned in two consecutive episodes of Freethought Radio, a radio program produced by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the latter episode containing the deleted material. Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly called Griffin a “pinhead” for her remark, which Griffin considered a “badge of honor.”
Griffin is an outspoken supporter for LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage. She has protested with fellow proponents in West Hollywood, California, and showcased the footage of said protesting on her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Her mother Maggie Griffin is also a supporter of LGBT rights and is seen in Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List protesting alongside her daughter. Prior to the Proposition 8 ballot results, Griffin volunteered for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s “Vote for Equality” campaign, going door-to-door asking Los Angeles residents for their opinion of LGBT marriage rights.
Griffin describes herself as a “militant atheist“. While in high school, she fell away from the Roman Catholic Church and wanted to become a Unitarian. Said Griffin: “I’m not really sure what that is, but it sounds better.”
Townhall – By Douglas MacKinnon
…I spoke recently to an editor for a major newspaper about this subject. He confirmed what many of us suspect:
“Who do you think they are going to hire around here as sports reporters? Management is liberal and my fellow editors are liberal. Human nature dictates that they hire the reflection in the mirror.
“Consequently, we tend to hire sports reporters based on liberal diversity. Be that ethnic, religious, gender, or sexual preference. Many times, the people we hire never even played a sport and some actually have a chip on their shoulders because of how they perceived the ‘dumb jocks’ in high school and college.”
As a marginal athlete who spent a little time trying to play hockey for a living and was once invited to a major league baseball camp, I may not know as much about sports as the now “expert” reporters and commentators in the field, but I do understand a few things.
Chief among them being that the young men and women who choose to devote countless hours to their respective sports while often enduring high degrees of pain, suffering, and sacrifice, deserve to be covered by those who don’t bring a social-engineering bias or an agenda to the field, arena, or rink.
Much more than that, I understand that there are meaningful lessons in sports which translate and impact our everyday lives and the world around us. Sports is about winning and losing. But it’s also about character, perseverance, dedication, ability, and toughness.
While liberals can assign the thought police to insist that we give unlimited outs in pee-wee baseball, that no one keeps score, and that everyone gets a trophy for psycho-babble reasons, the better athletes will always keep score in their heads, don’t need mental-crutches masquerading as plastic trophies, and insist on knowing how many strikes they have against them.
They keep score, count strikes, and want penalties imposed for mistakes because they know that it is the only way they are going to get better. The only way they can measure themselves against the competition. The only way they can toughen-up and reach the next level or their own personal goals. Sports can and is a metaphor for life. Some certainly worry that with the “no strikes, no outs, everyone gets a trophy” philosophy of the left, we are creating a generation of overweight wimps who can’t handle real competition and real adversity…]
Pastor Cecil Newton
NRO – By Katrina Trinko
Up tonight on TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska: the former governor is waging war on “anti-hunting hypocrisy.”
“See how we fill our freezers and feed our families with home-grown tundra-roaming Alaskan wild game,” wrote Palin on Facebook. “And, PETA, please remember: Alaskans eat, therefore we hunt.”
She also indicated that the episode would showcase the potential for oil drilling in Alaska’s Article National Wildlife Refuge. “You’ll also see us hunting at the edge of ANWR,” Palin promised, “where you can see the uninhabited lands that warehouse billions of barrels of American energy supplies underground just waiting for the political will to allow responsible resource development.”
And for anyone who considers hunting “controversial,” Palin had this message: “Unless you’ve never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight’s episode.”
AFA’s 2010 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas
Based on current advertising, below is a list of companies that avoid, ban, or use the term “Christmas” in their advertising. We will continually update the list, so check back often.
Criteria – AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was “Christmas-friendly” in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company’s ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach “Christmas” shoppers.
If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use the word “Christmas,” then the company is considered as censoring “Christmas.”
GREEN: Company uses the term “Christmas” on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly.
YELLOW: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.
RED: Company may use “Christmas” sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.
This list only reflects a company’s “Christmas” advertising and does not take into account other corporate policies AFA may not agree with.
List updated on 11-29-10
|Companies FOR “Christmas”Amazon.com
Bass Pro Shops
Bed Bath & Beyond
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Harris Teeter Stores
JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts Stores
Pier One Imports
Scheels Sporting Goods
Super D Drug Stores
Toys R Us
|Companies marginalizing “Christmas”Bath & Body Works
|Companies against “Christmas”Banana Republic (NEW!)
Barnes & Noble
Gap Stores (NEW!)