Michelle Wolf Lashes Out Over Correspondent's Dinner Picking a Non-Comedian
The White House Correspondent's Association has announced they're going with a non-comedian for this year's dinner. Normally, they pick a teller of kneeslappers to give a playful roasting of the president and whoever else is in the room. This year, they're going in a different direction.
Last year's speaker, "comedian" and melted wax sculpture lookalike Michelle Wolf, isn't feeling this decision at all:
Comedian Michelle Wolf, who hosted last year's White House Correspondent's Association (WHCA) dinner, ridiculed the media organization as "cowards" after they selected author Ron Chernow for this year's event.
Wolf lashed out at both the news media and the WHCA Monday after the group announced the author Chernow -- and not a fellow comic -- would be hosting this year's dinner entertainment during the April 27 Washington D.C. dinner event. Although the traditionally lighthearted event features a comedic roast of media and political figures alike, President Donald Trump has stubbornly rejected attending the dinner and last year's jokes Wolf made about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparked a partisan war of words.
I don't really get the outrage. After all, it's not like they had a funny person give the speech last year either.
As for her remarks about cowardice, there's nothing brave about hurling insults toward Republicans in a room full of friendly faces. Now, had Wolf taken her trademark "humor" to a MAGA rally, she might be able to make a case for daringness. Though, something tells me we won't be seeing that any time soon.
The Correspondent's Association changing formats probably has something to do with the partisan cringe-fest we were "treated" to last year. If Michelle Wolf has a problem with this new direction, she only has herself and her fellow "comedians" to blame.
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