Kathy Griffin’s Trump effigy leads to outrage and mixed opinions on the Political Gabfest.

The Political Gabfest on What to Make of the Kathy Griffin Photo Scandal

The Political Gabfest on What to Make of the Kathy Griffin Photo Scandal

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
June 2 2017 12:28 PM

Just How Scandalous Was the Kathy Griffin Photo Scandal?

The Political Gabfest takes on a comedic faux pas.

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In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the Political Gabfest, hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz clash over comedian Kathy Griffin’s bloodied Donald Trump head. Everyone enjoys a bit of righteous indignation, but how justified was the uproar over the Trump effigy? Was it simply a crass, unfunny joke, or are the conservative pundits on to something? The hosts also check for their own aggrievement hypocrisy.

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