About Last Night…

Depends upon how the media frame it

Our Free Press, the fourth estate that is supposed to state truth to power gave themselves a self-serving trade show that some affectionately call The Nerd Prom, and horror of horrors comedian Michelle Wolf brought the truth to power to our courtesan press:

Imma bet a Quatloo that Wolf not be added to the next Village Cocktail Party Invite list.

The Villagers were scandalized by Wolf’s set and immediately started defending their Rolodexes (does anyone use those things any more), especially Elmira Gantry Huckabee-Sanders:

…and of course they defended their access to the people who lie to their face:

And Meg Kinnard might have accidentally said something truthful

Not in a red state, Meg, but I trust you even less now. How you managed to Both Sides yourself in a single tweet should get an award.

Axios morning email thingie clutches their pearls:

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner ended with a barrage of vulgar anti-Trump jokes by comedian Michelle Wolf, who attacked the appearance of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who was sitting with her at the head table.

  • White House officials and reporters in the audience thought Wolf’s patter went too far, and thought the attacks on Sanders and Kellyanne Conway were too personal.
  • Be smart: That creates a new hurdle for the White House Correspondents’ Association to lure President Trump, who has snubbed the dinner the last two years.

The reaction:

  • National Security Adviser John Bolton, to Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday”: “I was happy not to attend … reprehensible behavior by someone addressing the gathering.”
  • ABC’s Jon Karl, a WHCA board member, said on “Good Morning America”: “I think the comedian crossed the line and this went from poking fun to being mean-spirited.”
  • Drudge’s banner headline: “SMUT STAND-UP SHOCKS DC!”
  • Trump tweets: “While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn’t work. Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust…the so-called comedian really “bombed.” [Fox’s] @greggutfeld should host next year! @PeteHegseth.”

A smarter take:

I’m reminded that following Stephen Colbert’s stint as the MC during Chimpy’s Reign of Error, that the following year they had Rich Little do the honors (edgy!); so I assume next year will be another over-correction and have bet the house odds on Yackov Smirnoff. (Edgy! He’s Russian!!1!)

You can probably find the zingers all over the ‘net today, so I won’t bore you with them. But I will conclude this post with the smartest take, and as always it comes from another comic who knows something about the First Amendment:

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11 Responses to About Last Night…

  1. Frank McCormick says:

    Circling the wagons around Huckabee-Sanders? What a potent demonstration of driftglass’ observations on the “clubiness” of The Village.

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  2. w3ski4me says:

    We would have such a better shot at having a real Country again, if these “News People”, did their damned jobs and reported the news as it goes down. “Dinners and Awards” just gloss over their lack of actual reporting. If they actually “reported” in this age, they would be scared for their lives instead of showing up willingly at a public event.
    Sad seeing those that could have made a real difference, instead clutching pearls and toasting each others worthlessness.
    The “nooze” people make me as sick as the no talent Youtube “Celebrities”.

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  3. RWW says:

    Even worse than the Celebrity Journo Circle Jerk was the complete coverage of Comrade Stupid’s hate rally in “Trump Country” Michigan.

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  4. Dimitrios says:

    Great! Forget about speaking truth to power, now we not even allowed to speak truth to people who speak to people of power, or in other words, we’re not allowed to speak truth top posers.

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    • Dimitrios says:

      Take 2:

      Great! Forget about speaking truth to power, now we are not even allowed to speak truth to people who speak to people of power, or in other words, we’re not allowed to speak truth to posers.


  5. Bruce388 says:

    In the vein of Rich Little following Stephen Colbert, I predict next year’s “entertainment” will be Mike Huckabee. Shitty jokes plus nepotism.


  6. roket says:

    This is a pretty clear testament that today’s journalists are appalled by the truth. Attacking the messenger is also a pretty clear sign that they have succumbed to authoritarian rule. Stinkin bastages.

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  7. I wager my quatloos on Rosie O’Donnell…


  8. vonBeavis says:

    I still use my Rolodex …


  9. C Montgomery Burns says:

    After Ms. Wolf dropped a few zingers she added, to paraphrase ‘This is who I am, someone should have done their homework’.
    Brilliant! Vetting has never been this administrations high point ,unless it’s how to do shots.
    Or beat up your wife.
    Or bang on doors in the middle of the night after dispensing pills without a prescription.


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