Like 99% of America, I had much better things to do than pay any attention to the White House Correspondents Dinner. PDT also did, holding a rally in Michigan with the common folk rather than go to an event where a bunch of snotty elitist media operatives who hate him (and the people at his rally in Michigan) stand in a circle and tell each other how wonderful and important they are.
And spew hate they did. The leftist media operatives invited a feminist comedian (a term whose value as an oxymoron is exceeded only by “Jumbo Shrimp,” “Deafening Silence,” and “Dodge Ram”) to engage in what the Democrat Left considers comedy: Having their own opinions echoed back at them in a snarky way that reaffirms their social superiority while they respond with forced laughter. Here are some examples of the comedic stylings of the feminist comedian Michelle Wolf:
“Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited. I’m not really sure what we’re going to get, you know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams. ‘It’s shirts and skins, and this time don’t be such a little bitch, Jim Acosta,” Wolf joked. “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. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”
“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Wolf continued. “Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Aunt Huckabee Sanders? What’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Ah I Know, Aunt Coulter.”
“[Vice-president Mike Pence] 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. And yeah, sure, you can groan all you want, I know a lot of you are very anti-abortion, you know, unless it’s the one you got for your secret mistress.”
If this is comedy, where is the part where I am supposed to, you know, laugh?
You know she didn’t come up with this in a vacuum. All of this was work-shopped with people who assured it was falldown hilarious. Kathy Griffin thought it was funny.
Some media operatives were a little displeased with her monologue. Not because it wasn’t funny. Not because it was just mean. Not because it was vulgar. But because it validated what Trump and Conservatives have been saying about the Democrat Left being mean, vulgar, and unfunny. You’re only supposed to say those nasty things in private when surrounded by fellow leftists, dear.
But at the end of the day, who cares? This whole kerfuffle will be forgotten by lunchtime today. And the only people who even sort of care are a tiny bubble of politicians and media operatives. None of them will change at all, despite their feigned indignation.