Rush Limbaugh addressed the Kathy Griffin scandal during the Wednesday airing of his radio show, saying that the only thing more shocking than the comedienne's attempt to make a bloodied, beheaded replica of President Donald Trump's head "funny" would be an actual attempt on her part to be genuinely entertaining.
"You know what she should do?" Limbaugh asked. "Try being funny. That would stun people. That would really shock them, that she could be funny."
Calling Griffin a "tired, worn-out, dumb old woman," Limbaugh launched into an excoriation of the actress/comedienne and said that her apology wasn't genuine.
"That apology was not sincere," he said. "She rolled her eyes when she made that apology, and she apologized to the usual, 'If you’re offended, I’m so sorry, I went too far.' She’s not apologized to Trump or any of that."
Calling Griffin's photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields — their depiction of what a Trump decapitation would look like — out of the "ISIS playbook," Limbaugh said that he felt the public was going to play right into the media's hands.
Further, he addressed the media's role in the "political assassination" of Trump and called how Trump is treated in comparison to former President Barack Obama "hypocrisy."
"With Kathy Griffin and her decapitation of Trump stunt all over the Drive-By Media you hear people saying, 'I don’t want to talk about it. Come on, come on, let’s move on. This is so outrageous, it’s not even worth talking about,'" Limbaugh said.
"Mika Brzezinski, soon to be Mika Brzezinski Scarborough, on Morning Jolt [sic], 'I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to talk about it. There’s nothing to see,'" he noted. "Some woman named Molly Ball who writes for some left-wing publication inside the Beltway was on CNN. 'What’s the big deal? It isn’t any big deal.' Total, total hypocrisy."
"This kind of stuff will permeate the American landscape," he said. "The Kathy Griffin stunt and the beginning of the unraveling of this whole Russian collusion thing, because the media has made people believe this stuff."