Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Once Again the White House Correspondents Dinner Will Not Invite a Comedian to Speak.

The White House Correspondents’ Association announced on Monday that again this year no comedian would entertain at its annual black-tie dinner in April.  Last year the Association decided to do things different and brought in an obnoxious pseudo-feminist and third-rate alleged comedy writer that looked like a cross between a circus clown and an Irish Setter to hurl insults at prominent attendees. It didn't go well, a total disaster and an embarrassment.

Last Years WHCD Featured Speaker
Michelle Wolf
Usually the president delivers a comedic monologue of his own, lending the evening a sense of good-natured parity. But since the press and the president don't like to be in the same room when not necessary, a night of formal schmoozing with reporters and their government sources is not to be. And who can blame him? 

The dinner was originally intended to be a lighthearted celebration of the practitioners of the first amendment, but as all things good that liberals touch, the dinner is destined to be either sycophantic, on one extreme, or mean spirited, on the other. Neither is a good look at a time when trust in media is tenuous. This years speaker will be the most excellent writer, author and historian Ron Chernow, who, like last year would never be mistaken for a comedian either.

Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage!

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