Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Hill: No More Democrat Correspondents Dinners For Them

While many continue to use the standard talking points and applaud Michelle Wolf’s vile performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner,  The Hill reports that they are pulling out of future Correspondents Dinners saying the events cast journalism in a "poor light" and that "major changes" are needed.
"We hope the dinner can get back to talking about the importance of the Fourth Estate without the kind of ugly sideshow that completely overshadowed the event this year......." 
"Along those lines, we will happily donate in the future to the WHCA scholarship program and hope this program can produce future journalists to fight for freedom of the press while remaining non-partisan. In the meantime, without major reforms, The Hill no longer wishes to participate in future dinners." 
The Hill should be applauded. Criticism of Wolf’s monologue is not criticism of political comedy or even offensive comedy. But what did the organizers really expect inviting a writer for numerous vehement anti- Trump comedians with weaponized television cameras.  And it’s not surprising that the event has gone so far left after the Obama love-fest years, while most of the national press still pretends to be objective and have no leftward bias.

Celebrating a free press with an act like Wolf’s is like if the NRA celebrated the Second Amendment with a comedian mocking the victims of school shootings. All the WHCD has become is another event serving up the toxic soup of politics, celebrity, and biased media. When those who would claim to be fair reporters of the news are entertained by angry left wing screeds masquerading as humor it shows how out of touch they are. You'd think they would at least pretend to not be Democrat operatives for this one night where they get so much attention.  

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