The Alternative Facts of Kathy Griffin and Hillary Clinton

In January 2017, Kellyanne Conway was ridiculed by the political Left for saying on Meet the Press that White House press secretary Sean Spicer “gave alternative facts” about the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowd.

So, will the political Left ridicule Kathy Griffin and Hillary Clinton for promoting their own alternative facts?

From ABC News, 06/03/17:

“A tearful Kathy Griffin spoke out in response to backlash after she posted a short video of herself holding a decapitated likeness of Donald Trump’s head — saying that the president “broke me” by calling her stunt “sick.”

The photo that Griffin posted sparked an immediate and widespread backlash as well as condemnation from the president, who called her actions “sick” in a tweet. First lady Melania Trump called the image “disturbing” and said it “makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”

“I’m gonna be honest, he broke me,” Griffin said Friday of Trump’s response.”

Trump broke Griffin? Seriously? Even Keith Olbermann tweeted that Griffin’s claim was “selfish nonsense”.

As for Hillary Clinton’s alternative facts, syndicated columnist Peggy Noonan has plenty to say about them in her 06-01-17 commentary.

Noonan writes, “Oh my goodness, how she [Clinton] thinks. Oddly, she seemed completely sincere, as if she believes her own story. It tells you something about our own power to hypnotize ourselves, to invent reasons that avoid the real reasons. It is a tribute to the power of human denial. And at first you think: I hope it was cathartic. Maybe these are just stories she tells herself to feel better. But none of this, in truth, is without point. It is purposeful. It is not mere narrative-spinning. It is insisting on alternative facts so that journalists and historians will have to take them into account. It is a monotonous repetition of a certain version of events, which will be amplified, picked up and repeated into the future. And it’s not true.”

In a 06-01-17 political cartoon for the Augusta Chronicle, Cagle cartoonist Rick McKee illustrates Clinton’s folly. You can view McKee’s cartoon by clicking here.

When on Meet the Press Kellyanne Conway declared that Sean Spicer gave alternative facts, Chuck Todd replied, “Alternative facts aren’t facts, they are falsehoods.” The same is true for the alternative facts that Kathy Griffin and Hillary Clinton are trying to sell to the American public.

In Clinton’s case, she is literally trying to sell her alternative facts to the American public. Newsweek reports that Clinton is writing a book that is to be published this fall.

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  • Retired military

    Decent article. You left out two things though.

    Hillary is seriously delusional

    Hillary will be running in 2020. Doubt she will be the dem nominee but she will be running.

    • I thought that Hillary being seriously delusional went without saying.

      • Retired military

        Yeah the second thing is probably also as true so I concede the point.

  • Par4Course

    The phrase “alternative facts” does not mean an alternative TO facts, just other [alternative] facts. Thus, it is a fact that the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. An alternative fact is that 94 million Americans remain out of the workforce. Both are facts. Whether you want to emphasize one or the other depends on your viewpoint.

    • TheyTukRJobz

      You make a good point.

  • Retired military

    Hillary should put out a new song.
    50 ways to blame others.

    • Seems like she’d have more than 50…

      • Retired military

        Last list I saw was up to like 35 or so. But then the week isn’t out yet.

    • WHO’S THE BUSTER

      Here is a really unique cover of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover with some interesting instrumentation.

  • Hank_M

    A better title would have been:

    “The Alternative REALITY of Kathy Griffin and Hillary Clinton.”

    Griffin makes Andy Dick look like an A list star.
    As for Hillary, I bet Bill really enjoys being with her now. They must be bored to tears now that they can no longer enrich themselves selling influence.

  • Vagabond661

    Hillary and Griffin suffer from mental illness. They should seek help.

    Jim Carey too for defending Griffin. Holding a bloody head is not comedy. Given what ISIS does, it’s sick.

  • Wild_Willie

    David, your party is imploding. Hollywood, NYC and D.C. can’t come to grips with the fact they have NO say in government now. They totally lost power and are in essence losing their sanity. Their hate has been revealed for all of America to see. All I can say is thank you. ww

    • uh, my party? I have never been a Democrat, and I routinely criticize Democrats and the Democratic Party.