Trump tweets that journalism dinner is dead, total disaster

ImageCreditTom Brenner  The New York Times
ImageCreditTom Brenner The New York Times

01 May, 2018

"It's probably lies", Wolf said.

She panned Wolf's performance Sunday in a series of tweets. Comedy is subjective, so you can count on hits and misses.

Here's what you should know about the comedian, who's become an overnight household name. So even though it's a joke, it's not hard to imagine that Netflix could be pushing you to something else in the middle of what you're watching.

Wolf's set included jokes about Stormy Daniels, abortion and President Trump's wealth.

"She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a ideal smokey eye", Wolf joked.

Comedian Michelle Wolf has come under heavy fire for her raw attacks against the appearance and character of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Mitchell called Wolf the worst WHCA comic since Don Imus joked about Bill Clinton's multiple extramarital affairs. Watch or listen to that part of Wolf's routine, or read below.

That struck me as a cheap shot. I love you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid's Tale.

'It's 2018 and I am a woman so you can not shut me up. You'd think they knew what they were getting into. "It's shirts and skins, and this time don't be such a little bitch, Jim Acosta!" "I think was way out of bounds with her attacks on Sarah Sanders, was discredit everything the journalists were trying to do", Miller said. As Wolf explained on Twitter, all she did was jest that the press secretary "burns facts and uses the ash to create a ideal smoky eye". Like maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies.

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Unlike past year, when Trump aides also declined to attend, the Trump White House had its contingent, including counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

"Of course, we have Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I don't know - ask him!"

Several journalists, conservative commentators and ex-Trump administration members also criticized Wolf, arguing she had gone too far in her remarks about Sanders in particular.

Was it the joke about Sanders's make-up? Plenty of people, however, thought Wolf's bit was really rude, and the liberal response has generally been: Have you heard what Donald Trump says??? The truth, as the old saying goes, hurts. Maybe that was true in this case. Are reporters anxious about losing access to the White House - or more importantly, the leaks that have led to so many stories about the Trump administration?

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders arrives on stage at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, April 28, 2018. The Dinner is an embarrassment to journalism. But as Wolf herself said during her routine, "You should have done more research before you got me to do this". He boycotted the dinner previous year. Wolf is an edgy, up and coming comedian who worked as a writer for The Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Hey, bring us publicity, but only the right kind of publicity! Wolf also called Sanders an "Uncle Tom, but for white women who disappoint other white women". Her critics and denouncers have done her a favor.

If the dinner is "dead", as Mr. Trump claims, it isn't Ms. Wolf who killed it. The star power dimmed appreciably past year when President Trump, who routinely slammed reporters as dishonest and their work as "fake news", announced he wasn't attending. Why allow the event to be televised?

The WHCD should be about honoring the best in journalism. But make it a private prom instead of a celebrity show.

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