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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Stunned By Comedian’s Unfunny Personal Attacks

White House Correspondents’ Dinner Stunned By Comedian’s Unfunny Personal Attacks

“If the #WHCD dinner did anything tonight, it made the chasm between journalists and those who don’t trust us, even wider”

Michelle Wolf’s performance at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) has created quite a stir. President Trump, for the second year in a row, held a rally rather than attend.

Wolf, apparently a correspondent on the Late Show with that new guy, blasted President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as well as making some pointed remarks about the state of today’s journalism.

Some of her comments, however, are seen as crossing a line, particularly points about Sanders.

Politico reports:

Members of the Trump administration walked out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night after comedian Michelle Wolf ripped into White House staffers, including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in the absence of the president himself.

A year after the White House boycotted the annual dinner — and with President Donald Trump holding a competing campaign-style rally in Michigan — director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp and her husband, conservative activist Matt Schlapp, were among those who marched out of the ballroom at the Washington Hilton long before Wolf’s keynote routine was over.

Footage broadcast live on cable TV networks showed Sanders sitting at the head table on stage stone-faced, wincing and at times raising her eyebrows as Wolf compared her to a character on the dystopian TV series “The Handsmaid’s Tale” and to an “Uncle Tom” for white women.

“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. But she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye,” Wolf joked about Sanders. “Like maybe she’s born with it; maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”

The reaction to Wolf’s routine was immediate.

Are these journalists really outraged that Sanders was attacked on a personal level?  Or are they concerned with the perception that they are out of touch and untrustworthy?

Republicans are seeing the vile, personal commentary in the context of the WHCD a win for President Trump and his administration.

Sanders is being lauded from the right and left for her dignified response to the personal attacks levied against her by Wolf.

Watch the full routine:

Wolf is pushing back and claims that her attacks on Sanders were not related to her appearance.


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Over at Brietbart there are thousands of comments about this Dinner. Pretty much everyone is outraged and wondering why the Trump side is trying to play nice with these people. Like the President you don’t have to side with this abuse and you need to boycott for at least a year and see these people behave for at least one dinner before trying to attend this ugly thing and then I don’t know why you would then anyway.

    Ghostrider in reply to Conan. | April 30, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Great comment. Have been thinking about the whole concept of the WHCA dinner since yesterday, why not just shut the dinner down and start over with a new version run under different parameters? And, run by the WH not the progressives left.

    Andy in reply to Conan. | April 30, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Mean girl at the nerd prom?

“Are these journalists really outraged that Sanders was attacked on a personal level? Or are they concerned with the perception that they are out of touch and untrustworthy?”
Great observation. On the left to be loyal to the #resistance you can’t even show sympathy for a Trump associated person or it is unforgiveable weakness to the radical left.
This kind of absolute hatred enforcement the Nazi’s might admire has twisted these people into a party that I don’t think can engage regular voters that aren’t emmbers of the #resistance.
I don’t care what polls say they are 1) rigged by the fearful pollsters 2) Answered by a fearful population and that will become apparent in the voting booth.

    Edward in reply to Conan. | May 1, 2018 at 7:01 am

    And, most prominently, not answered by most of the people randomly chosen for a phone call. I’ve answered one polling call (a “push poll”) and felt sorry for the young female asking the questions by the time (lengthy time) she finished as she didn’t anticipate my polite, but opposed to the politician being “pushed”, answers. All the rest of the polling I just hang up, as do most people called.

Subotai Bahadur | April 29, 2018 at 2:28 pm

The White House Correspondents are open and blatant enemies of our country and its people. They expose themselves. At every opportunity, they should be denied quarter in anything.

    Sarah is a strong woman of Faith, and I’m sure she laughed all the way home! Giving the WH briefings this coming week will be just another day to her: she’ll perform with all the grace and dignity that a strong woman of Faith needs. Nonbelievers and atheists just don’t get it.

      moonmoth in reply to meyou. | April 29, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Sanders is a strong woman of faith.
      That’s a big 10-4: she didn’t even need a trigger warning, an emotional-support pet, or a cry closet.

    And to think of how Democrats are such great supporters in the fight against microaggressions, bullying, hate speech, and so forth. They damn conservative comedians for even a hint of this behavior and now hypocritically endorse Wolf’s? This is nothing short of suicide by politics and they are showing themselves to be the best ever at it. Do they seriously think that this sort of behavior endears them to the public? All this does is illustrate how Trump is trying to bring the country together while Democrats want to tear us apart. Who do you think will win this battle?

“Or are they concerned with the perception that they are out of touch and untrustworthy?”

Most of the journalists I’ve met in my life (and I used to work at a newspaper) tend to dismiss this “perception” as uninformed sour grapes, completely irrelevant to the excellent work they think they’re doing.

So I would say, no, they’re not the least bit concerned with that perception. They just don’t want to be caught too close to outright mean-spiritedness.

    meyou in reply to irv. | April 29, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I believe that THEY believe they are ripe with perfection. Self-awareness is an unknown concept. People of Faith? No. Integrity? yes, in their eyes. IMO, “Republicans” were spineless milquetoasts for so many decades, they had NO training in fighting Communism that’s taken over the D Party.

I don’t blame Trump for skipping out on this stupid dinner. It has become just another opportunity for the leftist “journalists” to attack Republicans. Let them have their little dinner, the Republicans should all boycott it, and let it be just another of their self congratulatory events.

It used to be there was some good natured fun and ribbing that went on. Now, it is an absolute hate fest. The treatment that any Republican President gets is brutal, and given how the media has been against Trump every single chance they get, it is not a welcoming atmosphere.

I thought comedians were supposed to be funny. The only ones who found humor in her remarks were the ultra leftists who have nothing in their lives but hatred ruling everything. At least it shows them for the low class, bitter hate filled people that they are.

Why the outrage? They knew she was a scorpion when they hired her.

I think I know the cause of Global Warming™.

It’s the MSM burning Dimocrat votes before the next election.

I live by a simple rule – If I can’t tell my wife AND kids about something I did, I probably shouldn’t be doing it. This applies to fun and business and maybe in this case comedy. I’ve never heard of Ms. Wolf before (I don’t have cable television and my late night tv is limited to watching Tim Allen reruns of Last Man Standing) but maybe she should edit herself in the same way. If the target of her vile can’t laugh about it with her husband and children then the “comedian” should probably not say it.

She seems to have captured the content of leftist media’s character, succinctly. You lie down with socialist propagandists and you wake up, soiled by association.

Rise of the useful pig-women of the fascist left, masquerading as ‘comedians.’

This has been going on a long time, starting with Rosie O’Donnell, then Sarah Silverman, then Chelsea Handler, then Amy Schumer, then this new pig at the ‘correspondent’s’ dinner.

These women are in public what hillary klinton is in private.

But then, even the ‘non-comedian’ fascist pig-women let it slip once in a while:

Port Authority commissioner and hillary clinton fundraiser abruptly resigns after cursing at NJ cops:

The left probably wants Trump to banish the media so they can do the same if the gain power, and govern in secret.

The solution for Trump is to water-down the media pool at the White House by bringing in Gateway Pundit reporters and the like. (It’d be nice to have a Legal Insurrection correspondent asking questions, would it not?) The game has been rigged, and the left has a monopoly on ‘journalists’ at the White House. Un-rig it.

Sarah Sanders is one million times a better person, one million times more intelligent, and one million times a better professional than any and all those activist pseudo journalists and unfunny comedians. Combined.

I’m guessing Sarah Sanders won’t mention the trashy “comedian” during Monday’s briefing…but when asked by a “journalist”, Sarah will say something calmly and fitting about the “woman” in question.

Why was Sanders even at this Romper Room event? We all know what it is and what it’s going to do. And since we know it, there’s little excuse for failing to act on that knowledge.

Treat this stuff like a Klan rally, and find better things to do that evening. The President managed; the rest of the staff should too. So should all Republicans. For that matter, so should all Americans.

I suppose I should add another rule to my list of tactics when dealing with the Left. The first rule is


I guess the second rule should be


This is how Ronald Reagan handled the Soviet Union. He put a stop to the policy which had dominated the West during the Brezhnev era, the lazy policy of humoring it along, and pretending that the USSR was a superpower rather than a hollow facade.

If it worked against enemies foreign (and it did), it can work against enemies domestic (and it will).

    RobM in reply to tom_swift. | April 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Tom, I was thinking same, but really… Trump said last night he encouraged his folks to go. The WH press can’t help themselves. Everyone they know and hang out with absolutely hate what has happened to life in DC since Nov’16.

    So, intended or not.. tell your folks, esp your women staff, to go to a hostile party. Take what comes. The WH press couldn’t contain their derision and vileness. All for anyone to see. Now every conversation on this will entail coffee room discussions on why the dinner was so bitter. Feminists will get the opportunity to dance on heads of pins. And a few hundred thousand people will have another excuse to take the red pill.

    I don’t think the midterms are going to work out like the smart-set says they probably will. Trump might just end up with a Congress that will work to cement some of his initiatives and appointments instead of delay and stall. We’ll see.

    Rick in reply to tom_swift. | April 29, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    She was there to facilitate the flaming liberals showing again what asshats they are.

A mini Wellstone memorial.

When you aim to be edgy, sometimes you cross the line. When your goal is to cross the line, you will get there. However, being “edgy” or “crossing the line” has exactly nothing to do with being funny.

Being funny is a good thing, but it takes more skill than Ms. Wolf has.

Leftist “comedy” is literally indistinguishable from hate-filled ranting.

If they dislike Trump so much why do they keep campaigning for his reelection?

Alan McIntire | April 29, 2018 at 7:07 pm

I didn’t watch the correspondence dinner, but I was PLEASED with the coverage. I hope now that most voters will see what a bunch of stupid, self centered, lying pigs the media are.

Leftwing female comediennes haven’t learned there’s a difference between telling a joke and being a bitch. One is funny, the other just makes normal people cringe.

Henry Hawkins | April 29, 2018 at 8:22 pm

The WHCD hires no one except Daily Show people for emcees and wonders why they get tasteless and vulgar material.

There were parts of the video that I found pretty amusing…
Yes, Ms Wolf was not funny…..
But watching the audience reaction was a hoot!
I hadn’t seen that many stone faces……
Since I visited Mount Rushmore!!!! Huh? Get it? Get it? HA!!!

But seriously folks….

A LOT of comedians bomb at the Correspondences Dinner. If a funny person wants to get over in this kind of venue, he/she needs material that gently pokes fun at both sides…

That being said…I have NOOO problem with a comedian going in there and being rude, crude, sarcastic, and mean-spirited.
(Yes,I know…I’m not easily offended. Sorry bout that.)

BUT….The jokes have to be…FUNNY!!! The jokes need to be well crafted. The presentation has got to be relaxed…
If you’re going to have a… “Hey, FU” attitude….Ya gotta own it!!! Ms Wolf did not.

The members of the Washington media make their living through access to politicians. At the moment, the biggest political show in Washington is the WH. And, Ms. Wolf punched a few more holes in that ocean liner. The Wh does not have to provide ANY media access. And, with Trump’s twitter account, he doesn’t need media access either. Add to that the fact that Republican politicians are getting our of Dodge faster that the Clantons on the approach of federal marshals and this leaves the Washington media with only the Dems. And, many of them are clamming up as it begins to appear that Trump is actually going to use the DOJ to address some of THEIR long standing practices. And, a goodly portion of the citizenry is looking for scalps.

The organizers let their hatred of Trump make them forget one very important thing; You do not s**t where you eat.

I love it when a plan comes together. 🙂

Wolf was about Wolf, not about Trump or anybody else. She just used Trump for her own potential gain. Sociopaths like Wolf tell you about how hollow they are and also how much they want to be accepted by the “In” crowd. Her fans and her critics each tell us about their own characters also.

Wolf is one sick POS sociopath. Her fans are also in short supply of character but well endowed with hate and meanness.

Who picked this POS for this event?

Wolf was hired to do a job and she did it. Then the people who hired her saw everyone’s reactions. Now it’s like she’s an agent on Mission Impossible; “As always, should you be caught, the WHCD will disavow any knowledge of your actions.”

Latus Dextro | May 1, 2018 at 2:48 am

As fantastical as it might read, were MSM journos worldwide to rigorously uphold the Canons of Journalism, to practice their profession with integrity and critical analysis, the entire eco-Marxist globalist edifice from discordant climatism to Dem(on)s, open borders to the precautionary principle and post modern faux-science, all would implode along with the EU and the UNEP, or like the Oozlum bird, disappear up its own black hole in a matter of a few scant weeks. The World could then get back to prosperity, liberty and hope quite literally. Oh, to imagine such a vision, to think and pray for such a reality.

On the Tonight Show last night Roseanne Barr commented that a rule of standup comedy is do not make personal attacks against a person who is more famous than you, it doesn’t go over well.

Apparently she is correct.

Well it kinda worked tself out.

Not to get personal, but if her face is that wrinkled at 32, to quote Garrison Keillor, a liberal who I think IS creative and funny, she will soon have a face ideal for radio. Hardly one to be giving makeup advice.