At a time of strong partisan divide, when one side messes up, the other pounces like a bird of prey. That happened after comedian Kathy Griffin, who supported Hillary Clinton, posted a 12-second video of her holding what appeared to be President Trump's bloody, severed head. It immediately drew ire from conservatives, as well as some liberals. By Wednesday, CNN had dropped the comedian from its annual New Year's Eve program, which Griffin has co-hosted with Anderson Cooper since 2007. As the backlash against Griffin continues, many on social media have pointed out what they see as a double standard.
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