Jimmy Kimmel, Kathy Griffin defend Michelle Wolf’s attack against Sarah Huckabee Sanders

As we reported Sunday, alleged comedian Michelle Wolf viciously attacked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the most recent White House Correspondent’s Dinner, sparking a great deal of backlash.  Even some in the so-called “mainstream media” thought her attacks were over-the-top.  But two Trump haters, Jimmy Kimmel and Kathy Griffin, defended Wolf, the Daily Caller said.

“Dear ‘the media’ – @michelleisawolf was FUNNY. Hire a juggler next year,” Kimmel tweeted Sunday.

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Griffin also weighed in with a series of tweets supporting Wolf.

“A comic’s job is to go over the line and then push the line and go over it again,” she said. “Great comics aren’t supposed to be safe or careful. That would mean we’re not doing our job. By pushing the line we force people to think differently, to ask questions, and disrupt the status quo.”

Griffin should know something about pushing the line.  As we and others reported, Griffin caused quite a controversy with a photo showing her holding a facsimile of Donald Trump’s bloody severed head.

She ultimately defended Wolf, saying Sanders was Trump’s proxy and therefore deserved what she got:

And she offered a “theory” as to why the media is upset:

Never mind that the media has been harsher on Trump than perhaps any other president in modern history.

Griffin also suggested that Trump apologize:

Here’s Wolf’s performance at the dinner, if you can stand it…


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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