Quote of the Day: Comedians like Kathy Griffin are the last voice of truth

Quote of the Day: Comedians like Kathy Griffin are the last voice of truth
Famous humorist at work. (Image: Screen grab of TMZ video)

In case you aren’t aware, Kathy Griffin, having demonstrated contrition, at least to her satisfaction, is now taking care of business. Which is to say she has “lawyered up” in response to “bullying from the Trump family.” Yes, you read right. Griffin sees herself as the victim.

So does fellow liberal “comedian” Jim Carrey, who said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight:

If you step out into that spotlight and you’re doing the crazy things that [Trump is] doing, we’re the last line of defense. And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing. It’s impossible to get away from it.

Jim Carrey (Image: ET video screen grab)

Well that’s comforting to know. To show just how truthful — not to mention unbiased —he is, Carrey then told a “joke:

I had a dream the other night I was playing golf with Donald Trump. I was standing beside him with a club in my hand, and I was considering my options when I suddenly woke up.

It was one of those dreams where you just want to get back to sleep so you can finish it, you know?

Good one, eh? Carrey doesn’t want to behead Donald Trump. He just wants to bludgeon the president with a golf club. Much better.

Still cracking wise, Carrey told People magazine in a separate interview that Griffin should follow up her severed head routine by holding up a “severed leg,” adding, “I don’t know if it’s funny, but I don’t think the joke is the problem.”

He didn’t think a joke he told was a problem either when actor and NRA member Charlton Heston died, prompting Carrey — who (bear in mind) sees himself as a vessel for the truth — to make a comic music video deriding Heston, which featured the couplet:

The angels wouldn’t take him up to heaven like he planned,
Because they couldn’t pry that gun from his cold, dead hand.

So should we just assume that Jim Carrey is anti-government? Not a chance. Three days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Carrey tweeted out a line drawing he did of (I think) George W. Bush that included a touching tribute:

He misses Obama’s intelligence, integrity, elegance and humor? Now that’s funny!

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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