June 2, 2017

I’M RUNNING OUT OF POPCORN: Kathy Griffin’s attorney Lisa Bloom accuses Keith Olbermann of mansplaining how to stand up to Trump.

Meanwhile, “Griffin feels ‘betrayed’ by Anderson Cooper after CNN firing:”

Sources said Griffin had expected CNN “golden boy” Cooper to stand by her, but the news network swiftly announced she was fired from the NYE broadcast with Cooper, which they’ve done together for 10 years.

TV insiders say respected newsman Cooper had no choice but to condemn Griffin’s disturbing photo shoot, in which she held up a faux severed and bloody head of President Trump.

After the controversial image of Griffin went viral, sparking widespread backlash, Cooper tweeted, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

But a source said, “Kathy totally misjudged this. She truly believed that Anderson would stick up for her. She considered him a friend. While she has nobody to blame but herself, she feels somehow betrayed.”

Griffin and Cooper’s annual New Year’s Eve train wreck hurt CNN’s reputation enough; beyond Cooper cutting his ties with Griffin, obviously Jeff Zucker was not looking forward to being reminded of her disastrous meltdown by half of Twitter every January 2nd.

As John Podhoretz wrote today, Griffin learned a hard lesson in weaponized outrage.

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