While everyone else was ragging on Michelle Wolf’s unfunny scathing attack on Sarah, one observer made a point everyone else missed.
Michelle Wolf wasn’t just ‘gloves off’ in a roast on (among others) Sarah Huckabee Sanders. It was an embarrassingly angry full frontal assault.
Dinners like this have a rich history of ‘celbrity roasts’. But here’s the problem. There are ‘rules to the game’.
Roasts are absolutely SUPPOSED to ‘go there’ and bring up any elephants in the room. But when they become just another angry partisan blast, they stop being comedic, they abuse the invitation they have been offered.
Michelle Wolf –a comic I had never heard of — was mean, dumb and notably unfunny at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but her audience was worse. They should have unanimously walked out on her or, at the least, taken the leftover monkfish on their plates and heaved it toward the stage until the woman ceased her vulgar and unnecessarily vicious attacks on Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was sitting about twenty feet away with her husband.
But with some notable exceptions, they did nothing. Some even applauded. Or laughed at this humorless harridan. It was the Robespierre moment of the #MeToo movement. Sisterhood is no longer powerful. It’s sadistic – especially when aimed at women on the “wrong” side. This is of a piece with sudden silence about the accusations against Tom Brokaw. Feminism isn’t just dead. It’s decomposed.
Later some MSM stalwarts would mutter that it was all a shame, that the evening was more important than Wolf’s perhaps unfortunate witticisms. After all, this was the Golden Age of Journalism. That was what should have been emphasized. Look how Donald Trump was being so bravely exposed.
A gossip is stopped when they can’t find someone to whisper it to. In the same way, a comic’s act is over when they ‘lose the room’.
All it would have taken is a chorus of boos from her supposed allies in the Resist movement to make her realize she had crossed a line of decorum.
It was a chorus of boos that would have served the Journalists’ cause of been seen as impartial and professional, too.
Tim Alberta from Politico — who often give Trump a VERY rough ride — knows exactly what price their profession just paid.
Every caricature thrust upon the national press—that we are culturally elitist, professionally incestuous, socioeconomically detached and ideologically biased—is confirmed by this trainwreck of an event.
Journalists, the joke’s on us.
The WHCD is broken. Fix it or end it.
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) April 29, 2018
That room just did more to prove Tump’s claims about bias and fake news to be exactly right.
Only in writing ths story did we learn something that gives us a rare opportunity to praise the New York Times.
Why the NYT does not attend. https://t.co/08IVl51uZf
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) April 30, 2018
Nope. Sorry NYT, it looks like we have to take that compliment back.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 30, 2018
I just watched CNN defend Michelle Wolf bcause she’s a comedian.
Comedians perform every night in clubs w/o any criticism. The issue here is the WH Correspondents Association. They gave Wolf a platform. They turned their dinner into a nasty affair.
Rs should just stop going.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) April 30, 2018
"'I can't believe Trump is pro-life. I'm pretty positive Eric is an abortion.' Michelle Wolf deleted thousands of offensive tweets including a post in which she called Serena Williams a man, months before her controversial performance” https://t.co/bJCf1ZUusP
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 30, 2018
As for that supposed ‘courage’, the Handmaid’s Tale description of repressed women does come rather close to a real-world counterpart. But tagging Pense with it is way off.
(Hint: if you tell the joke properly get ready for a lawsuit from CAIR.)
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.
One thing that increasingly unites men and women? We can both agree that Liberals are losing their ever-loving minds. Now there’s a shirt that says just that.
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Either Liberals just don’t get it, or they are sick in the head. Probably both. Think about it: They want to have all of the blessings that come with living in a capitalist society such as modern medicine and technology. But they believe in socialism, which stifles innovation and progress.
They want to be protected by the police and the military, but they attack and criticize the men and women who protect us. They call conservatives “racists,” but it’s their own identity politics that have created race problems in the first place. After all, Democrats were the party of slavery!
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