CNN’s Classy New Year’s Eve … Kathy Griffin Says on Live TV: ‘I Don’t Come to Your Job and Knock the D*CKS Out of Your Mouth’
Thanks CNN for ringing in the New Year with such class. CNN, what exactly did you think you were getting when you put Kathy Griffin in a live setting with a live mike? You knowingly did it for the shock value and got burned. It must be a proud new year at CNN studios. Maybe next year Anderson Cooper’s co-host can be Howard Stern?
I guess there is a reason why Dick Clark has been hosting New Years Eve events from Time Square for some 37 years and CNN has not. CNN may want to rethink ever doing it again after this past debacle. If you missed it, CNN wished America a Happy New Year by having potty mouth, co-host Kathy Griffin say lash out at an off screen heckler and dropped the “D” word. Let’s say it rhymes with sick. It is rather appropriate that she use the “D” word as she is nothing more than a “D” list performer.
“Shut up, you know what screw you, I’m working. Why don’t you get a job buddy. You know what, I don’t come to your job and knock the D*CKS out of your mouth.”
My question to CNN is why did you edit Griffin’s comments? Did you expect wholesome family value comments from potty mouth? You hired her for exactly this purpose … you just happened to get burned.
The raunchy exchange, which occurred well after the ball dropped at midnight, was received with guffaws by the camera crew.
Co-host Anderson Cooper, who spent the night playing the role of straight man to Griffin’s antics, then managed to break for commercial – although by that point, he could barely keep a straight face.
Cooper seemed to become increasingly uncomfortable with Griffin’s off-color remarks, including her request to “get a pap smear from [CNN medical reporter] Dr. Sanjay Gupta,” and her description of former CNN host Glenn Beck as a “heroin addict Mormon.”
UPDATE I: HAPPY #*%! NEW YEAR TO YOU, TOO!