Rocker Ted Nu­gent dis­misses com­par­isons to Kathy Griffin

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

Con­ser­va­tive rocker Ted Nu­gent, who once told a con­cert crowd that Barack Obama should “suck on [his] ma­chine gun,” says its unfair to com­pare him to em­bat­tled co­me­dian Kathy Griffin.

“There’s no com­par­i­son what­so­ever,” Mr. Nu­gent said dur­ing a ra­dio in­ter­view Wed­nes­day on “The Ben Fer­gu­son Show,” The Wash­ing­ton Ex­am­iner re­ported.

“We’re talk­ing ap­ples and grenades here,” he said. “What Kathy Griffin did was down­right vul­gar, ob­scene and a gen­uine vari­a­tion of a death threat. I’ve never threat­ened any­body.”

Ms. Griffin is fac­ing a wave of back­lash for do­ing a graphic photo shoot hold­ing a re­al­is­tic mock sev­ered head of Pres­i­dent Trump. She has since apol­o­gized for the pho­tos and had them re­moved, but lost her long-running New Year’s Eve gig at CNN as a re­sult.

Mr. Nu­gent de­fended his own rhetoric.

“I’ve never threat­ened to hang any­body. I’ve never sug­gested any­body get hung, ex­cept the one time af­ter Beng­hazi, I rec­om­mended that Hil­lary Clin­ton be charged, ar­rested, tried and hung.”

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