Michelle Wolf Savages Liberal Media AND Comics
I'll give credit where it's due. This Michelle Wolf clip is pretty funny. She's basically mocking overly-important comedians doing exactly what she does. And the media who outsource their job to comedy in the first place. While letting Donald Trump manipulate them every step of the way.
Writing jokes is hard. It’s, I mean, really hard. You know what’s easier? An earnest plea. So I am gonna throw my pen down on the desk, and I’m gonna shake my head in crestfallen bewilderment. I’m gonna look you in the eye, and I’m gonna tell you that Trump is bad! The news is bad! Which means that I, a comedian, have to do you the news’ job. Not because I want to, not because it makes me feel important or gives me a false sense that I’m making a change, but because they’re out there doing their horse and pony show and they’re leaving me, a comedienne, to wrangle those ponies, and ponies are hard to wrangle because they’re just horse children.
This next segment is what I like to call the Don Henley segment. Where I get down to what I feel is the heart of the matter.
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Because I actually think Michelle Wolf is pretty funny. Note the byline. Save for a few high profile exceptions (see Michelle Wolf Celebrates Abortion, Compares to Classic 80s Movie and Daily Show Writer Delivers Cringeworthy Roast of Sarah Sanders). In a perfect world, I'd like to just be able to say, "Golly, I don't find that funny. Maybe I won't watch her show on Netflix." And before anyone says it, no. I don't care that you canceled Netflix because of "Obummer" and "MOOchelle." I was too busy catching up on Voltron over the weekend.
The rub is the mainstream media puts comedians like Wolf on the same level as actual policymakers. When news sites like The Hill cover what Wolf said about abortion the same way they would a Nancy Pelosi statement, we have to respond as if it was The Greatest Democrat Leader Who Has Ever Lived singing a song and dance about how awesome it is to abort babies.
I'd much rather just write, "Hey Crowderheads, check out this video I found funny." Instead, our hand gets forced. Whether or not that's the fault of the media or the fault of comedy, that's open for debate. Sound off in the comments. I'm curious what you think.