People were calling for the Secret Service to act over a shocking satirical photoshoot from comedian Kathy Griffin. First of all, satire doesn’t warrant government force — but secondly, is the Secret Service even that helpful when it comes to protecting the president? Doc Thompson, Brad Staggs and Kris Cruz talked about the agency’s spotty history over the last few years on Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
Griffin has since apologized for the image of her holding a bloody head resembling the president. Seemingly in response to the calls for an investigation, the Secret Service’s verified account tweeted, “On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats.”
Doc wondered if the Secret Service was composing tweets while an intruder was on White House grounds. He detailed several examples of the federal agency's failure to protect the commander-in-chief over the years.
“Case after case after case of failures of the Secret Service and you’re ‘on it’? Well, I’m glad you’re ‘on’ a piece of art that was a bad joke,” he scoffed.