Madonna, who hasn’t recorded a decent song in decades, wanted some press, and she knew just how to get it.
“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I’ve thought a lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything,” she said in January.
What did the media do? Nothing. (Google it: Hardly anything.)
In May, unfunny comedian Kathy Griffin released photos of herself holding a bloody decapitated head that looked like the president. The media? They reported it — for a day or two — then moved on (while Hollywood celebrities like Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin and others defended the photos).
A New York City play in June depicted a Trump lookalike being brutally stabbed to death in a bloody assassination during a production of “Julius Caesar.” The media’s response? Yawn.
But over the Christmas holiday, a Vanity Fair staffer suggested that Hillary Clinton take up knitting (to keep her from running for president in 2020), and
Wait, there’s more. Another non-funny comedienne, Sarah Silverman, called for a military coup to take out Trump. Rosie O’Donnell talked on Twitter about “stopping” Trump. Snoop Dogg, stoned since the 1990s, put out a music video in which he assassinated a clown dressed as Trump.
The media? Meh.
Even Trump noticed the deafening silence and mocked the mainstream media.
#CancelVanityFair started trending on Twitter. And it didn’t take long for the culture and fashion magazine to cave and apologize.
“It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark,” said a representative for the publication in a statement.
Trump had some fun with the debacle.
But what’s most telling is how little the media — or liberals — cared about the president of the United States being threatened with violence, being blown up, beheaded, assassinated. Make one little joke about a 70-year-old woman taking up knitting, and everyone loses their minds.