Political reporter Molly Ball commented on the controversy over Kathy Griffin's bloody photo shoot with a simulated decapitated head of President Trump, but said she just couldn't bring herself to care about it. She made the comments on CNN Tuesday to Jake Tapper.
“I want to warn you out there, especially if you have kids, you might find what we're about to show you a little bit graphic," Tapper explained. "It’s not an actual photograph but let me show you right now. It’s a depiction of comedian Kathy Griffin who does work for CNN on New Year’s Eve. She’s pictured in this new photo shoot holding a bloody Donald Trump head.”
“It's pretty disgusting, and I can't imagine how anybody would think that's appropriate," he continued. "Donald Trump Jr. is out there saying this is now considered to be acceptable discourse by the left.”
Tapper was referring to a tweet Donald Trump Jr. posted, saying, "Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?"
“Who is saying it's acceptable discourse exactly?" Ball asked. "Who is saying it's even discourse? I have a hard time bringing myself to care about something like this. I think it just speaks to the need to see themselves as a victim that they have, that they are constantly being persecuted. The Trump people are constantly having to point to the elites who are looking down on them.”
“Of course, comedians and celebrities say dumb stuff and do dumb stuff and violence is not appropriate," she continued, "but I just don't think that that's the source of President Trump's problems."
The photo from Kathy Griffin appears to find condemnation from all sides, but some in the media like Molly Ball have declared it a non-story and unworthy of attention. Griffin said the picture wasn't intended to condone violence, but was merely an "artsy fartsy" statement.