The White House Correspondents Association may have committed suicide Saturday night. The backlash against the disgusting performance of comedienne Michelle Wolf is growing. So much so that even the Washington Post writes that this year’s dinner “should be the last.”
While President Trump was in Washington, Michigan, talking to working-class Americans about his efforts to rebuild our country, a bunch of media elites, many of whom are probably in the top 1%, dined in D.C. as they listened to a vulgar, profane and bullying attack against women, especially Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
There was one joke that received the biggest negative reaction in the room, and it was another one about Sanders. During a riff about how Wolf doesn’t know what to refer to Sanders as, she asked, “What’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women?”
This was one of the few jokes that actually received audible boos. The camera was also fixated on Sanders this entire time, and she did not crack a smile once.
Believe it or not, Wolf even joked about abortion. By the end of evening, few people were laughing.
Many in the room were clearly outraged by Wolf’s two back-to-back jokes about abortion. First, Wolf said, “Mike Pence is also very anti-choice. He thinks abortion is murder. Which, first of all, don’t knock it ’till you try it. And when you do try it, really knock it. You gotta get that baby out of there.”
Groans could be heard as this was said. Wolf followed it up by saying, “I know a lot of you are very anti-abortion. You know, unless it’s the one you got for your secret mistress.”
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell tweeted this: “Apology is owed to [Sanders] and others grossly insulted by Michelle Wolf at White House Correspondents Assoc dinner.”
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny called Wolf’s performance “an embarrassment.”
Kyle Cheney of Politico tweeted that Wolf was “unnecessarily cruel.”
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Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote this: “Every caricature thrust upon the national press — that we are culturally elitist, professionally incestuous, socioeconomically detached and ideologically biased — is confirmed by this train wreck of an event.”
I couldn’t agree more.
That said, Wolf must be a little surprised by the pushback. After all, prominent media entertainment and left-wing elites have thrown objectivity out the window. They have attacked the president as a Nazi. They have declared that anyone working for him must be a bigot.
Last week, the media, with the help of some liberal senators, destroyed the career of a White House doctor praised by Barack Obama. So Wolf undoubtedly felt she was just doing what everyone else in the room has been doing.
LifeNews.com Note: Gary Bauer is the president of American Values, a national pro-family organization and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families. Bauer ran for the Republican nomination for president and appears frequently on radio and television program.