For being supposedly progressive, the left has an unhealthy obsession with death. Kathy Griffin’s appalling photoshoot made headlines earlier this week when she presented the decapitated head of Donald Trump in an ISIS-style video. By joking about killing the president, Kathy Griffin inadvertently killed her career instead. Griffin’s extreme expression is a symptom of the left’s increasingly violent fantasies about its ideological opponents that is permeating entertainment and liberal journalism.
It’s one thing to protest the sitting president, but polemics characterize everything Trump does as the second coming of the Third Reich. That prompts many of his detractors to see him as less than a person, and more of a monster in the Oval Office.
In a music video in March, Snoop Dogg performed a mock assassination of a clown dressed as Trump. Aside from a tweet by Trump, outrage towards the video was minimal, probably because of hip hop’s propensity for acting out violence upon effigies of famous contemporary figures.
The normalization of violence towards publicly elected officials isn’t confined to the realm of entertainment. As a symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome, liberal journalists, too, have succumbed to fantasizing about the president’s assassination. In April, chatlogs leaked by former BuzzFeed staffer Tim “Treadstone” Gionet to Big League Politics revealed conversations between BuzzFeed staffers who discussed the possibility of Trump’s assassination in a joking manner. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson invited BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith to discuss the site’s political leanings following the leak, but Smith denied that the reporters on his staff were political activists—despite all evidence to the contrary.
It’s not just political journalists either. A gaming journalist, Phil Kollar, publicized his exceedingly “woke” fantasies about...Read More HERE