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  • The Hill to end attendance at WHCA dinner without 'major reforms'

    05/01/2018 5:52:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2018 | Joe Concha
    The Hill said Tuesday it is pulling out of future White House Correspondents' dinners without “major reforms” to the event following the controversy that erupted over comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at this year’s dinner on Saturday. “The Hill, which has participated in the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner for many years, does not plan at this time to participate in the event moving forward,” James Finkelstein, The Hill’s chairman, wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to Steven Thomma, executive director of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “In short, there's simply no reason for us to participate in something that...
  • Proof Positive White House Correspondents KNEW Who Michelle Wolf Was BEFORE Showcasing Her

    05/01/2018 10:51:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/18 | Judi McLeod
    Still, we should be eternally grateful to them for proving for once and for all how the journalistic elite will hide behind any ‘we-didn’t-know-that’ excuse when it comes to getting even with Donald Trump and staffers when it’s their big Dinner Night Don’t believe for a nano second that the ‘journalist’ elite were taken unaware by the vulgarity of ‘comedian’ Michelle Wolf at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner. Not only is the filthy-mouthed Wolf mean-spirited and vulgar, she is blatantly advertised as such by the talent agency promoting her.
  • Michelle Wolf 'very happy' with WHCA performance, despite backlash

    05/01/2018 8:42:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 1, 2018 | Brian Stelter
    "I wouldn't change a single word that I said. I'm very happy with what I said, and I'm glad I stuck to my guns," Wolf told interviewer Terry Gross on Monday. By now you've surely heard all about Wolf's Saturday night performance at the correspondents dinner in Washington, D.C. All sorts of critics have weighed in. There's been a backlash and a backlash TO the backlash, with supporters defending Wolf's controversial jokes. Wolf's interview with Gross is her first in-depth response to all the hemming and hawing. In the interview, airing on Tuesday's "Fresh Air" radio broadcast, Wolf said "I...
  • Reporters Slam White House Correspondents’ Dinner As ‘Embarrassment’ And ‘Gift’ To Trump Admin

    04/29/2018 1:45:39 PM PDT · by ethom · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 29 2018 | Kerry Pickett
    Several reporters found comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday to be detrimental to the mission of the evening and a gift to President Donald Trump, who was not in attendance but at a political rally in Michigan. Wolf took gratuitous shots at President Trump and White House officials that journalists at the Associated Press, Politico, Yahoo News, The New York Times, and CNN found to be cruel and off-putting. Wolf laughed at the audience following the negative response of one vulgar joke. “Yeah, you shoulda done more research before you got me to do this,”...
  • White House press on defensive after Michelle Wolf torches Trump, Sanders

    04/29/2018 3:20:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/18 | Julia Manchester
    The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) is taking heat the day after comedian Michelle Wolf took shots from the stage at presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. A number of observers in attendance felt the former "Daily Show" comedian went over the line with her jokes, which drew heavy conservative fire on Sunday. White House national security adviser John Bolton slammed the event in an interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," saying he was happy not to attend. "Just reprehensible behavior by someone addressing the gathering, and sadly it's par for the course in Washington today," Bolton said....
  • former WHCA Pres. Ed Henry Condemns Vile Comedy at Media Dinner (demands apology for Sarah Sanders)

    04/29/2018 2:28:07 PM PDT · by ethom · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | April 29, 2018 4:51 PM EDT | by Nicholas Fondacaro
    In the wake of the vile “comedy” performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, we’ve seen a future president of the association denounce the act and the current president refusing to say the act “crossed a line.” And while the current White House Correspondents’ Association president was refusing to say what so many journalists were, former WHCA President Ed Henry was on Fox News Channel’s Media Buzz on Sunday condemning the act and calling on the association to issue a formal apology. “Last night's White House Correspondents’ Dinner turned into a travesty when comedian Michelle Wolf turned in a crude...
  • WHCA President Margaret Talev: Don't Judge Whole Event By 'Michelle Wolf's 15 Minutes' (CYA Time!)

    04/29/2018 2:18:08 PM PDT · by ethom · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 29 2018 | Tim Hains
    President of the White House Correspondents' Association Margaret Talev defends the decision to have Michelle Wolf as the comedian at the dinner, saying "she had a message to deliver and she did." Talev also said she hoped "those 15 minutes" do not "define four hours of what was a wonderful and unifying night." Wolf's set has been criticized by both CNN and FOX News. "I think she brought to the night what she thought was important to say, and her goal may not have been press unity and everyone rallying around to support journalism," Talev also said. Sarah Sanders Endures...
  • Comedian Targets Huckabee Sanders At White House Correspondents' Dinner

    04/29/2018 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The annual White House Association Correspondents’ Dinner was held in Washington, DC last night. President Trump opted to skip the event for the second year in a row. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and several other White House officials represented him in his place. While humor was expected from the speakers at the dinner, some viewers felt that comedian Michelle Wolf’s jokes targeting Huckabee Sanders went too far. Conservatives and liberals alike lambasted Wolf for her attempts at be being funny. Perhaps The strongest condemnation of all came from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.Brzezinski, who is no fan of the administration, thought...
  • Comedian Targets Huckabee Sanders At White House Correspondents' Dinner

    04/29/2018 9:42:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/29/2018 | Tim Meads
    The annual White House Association Correspondents’ Dinner was held in Washington, DC last night. President Trump opted to skip the event for the second year in a row. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and several other White House officials represented him in his place. While humor was expected from the speakers at the dinner, some viewers felt that comedian Michelle Wolf’s jokes targeting Huckabee Sanders went too far. Conservatives and liberals alike lambasted Wolf for her attempts at be being funny. Perhaps The strongest condemnation of all came from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Brzezinski, who is no fan of the administration,...
  • Comedian Faces Criticism After Controversial Remarks At D.C. Gala

    04/29/2018 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 86 replies
    KVLU ^ | 4/29/18 | MARTINA STEWART
    President Trump's absence for the second year in a row from the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner may end up being the least controversial thing about Saturday night's gathering of the White House press corps. Chatter online among journalists and some in the administration's orbit after the event was full of criticism for comedian Michelle Wolf, who was the evening's headliner; criticism and soul-searching about the annual event itself; and an effort by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to pressure the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association into answering for Wolf's vulgar, personal jabs leveled primarily at...
  • Sean Spicer and Bill Clinton's press secretary agree about the White House briefings

    04/29/2018 9:29:16 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 29, 2018
    Think You're an Animal Expert? Pass This Quiz! Give It Love Gwen's $35 Million Estate is What Interior Design Dreams Are Made of Lonny.com Mom's Hack to Getting Toned Abs While Watching TV The Flex Belt You Already Pay for Amazon Prime- Here's How to Make It Even Better Honey Washington, District of Columbia: Unbelievable Tiny Company Is Disrupting a $200 Billion Industry EverQuote Ads by Revcontent At the final press briefing before this weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner, reporters crowded around the 49 assigned seats in the Brady briefing room. Press secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement before taking...
  • ‘She burns facts and uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye’: Sarah Sanders is left on the verge

    04/28/2018 10:12:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 119 replies
    ‘She burns facts and uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye’: Sarah Sanders is left on the verge of tears after Michelle Wolf attacks Press Secretary during vicious Correspondents' Dinner speech that her boss Trump chose to skip White House Correspondents' Association dinner was held on Saturday night in Washington, DC Comedian Michelle Wolf of the Daily Show lashed into President Donald Trump in her speech Trump skipped the dinner for second year in a row in favor of a campaign-style rally in Michigan Unlike last year, several current White House staffers attended including Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wolf...
  • WHCD Comedian Michelle Wolf Trashes Sarah Sanders Appearance; Mocks Kellyanne and Ivanka

    04/28/2018 10:34:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 180 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    Comedian Michelle Wolf ridiculed the women in the Trump White House, personally trashing White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the White House Correspondents’ dinner.
  • Two Washingtons--A sobering contrast on display last night.

    04/29/2018 5:49:43 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 80 replies
    4/29/2018 | Nikos1121
    Good Morning, Dear Friends, I couldn't help but think about all the great rallies we sat through together two years, yes two years, ago. Last night, again was a master piece, but this time the coverage allowed us to experience the enthusiasm of the crowd. Man, the place was jumping, wasn’t’ it? Promise only what you can deliver, then deliver more than you promise Trump has kept more than his promises. We all know this. He teaches us, he teaches the world. The current media are like children, and maybe unteachable. After the rally I watched the tail end of...
  • Comedian Faces Criticism After Controversial Remarks At D.C. Gala

    04/29/2018 6:55:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    npr ^ | April 29, 2018·4:29 AM ET | Martina Stewart
    President Trump's absence for the second year in a row from the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner may end up being the least controversial thing about Saturday night's gathering of the White House press corps. Chatter online among journalists and some in the administration's orbit after the event was full of criticism for comedian Michelle Wolf, who was the evening's headliner; criticism and soul-searching about the annual event itself; and an effort by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to pressure the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association into answering for Wolf's vulgar, personal jabs leveled primarily at...
  • WHCD – Keepin’ It Classy As Always

    04/29/2018 7:25:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-29-18 | MOTUS
    This is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: The Reds,Roaster Red Comedian Michelle Wolf and would-be-presidential assassin, Kathy Griffinwhite and blue:Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne ConwayAnd this is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Drugs: Griffin spoke with reporters just moments after the annual "nerd prom" wrapped on Saturday night. “I loved it. I thought she really did what she needed to do,” Griffin told reporters of Michelle Wolf’s set. “As a female, you’ve got to work harder, you’ve got to jump higher. And she did it. She went there - fearlessly.” If by “work harder” you mean trash talkin’ and by...
  • The White House correspondents' dinner: Highlights

    04/29/2018 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 97 replies
    CNN (live updates) ^ | 11:08 p.m. ET, April 28, 2018 | Meg Wagner
    "We reject efforts by anyone, especially our elected leaders, to paint journalism as un-American," WHCA chief says Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, opened the dinner with an address about the core of journalism. "Real news is sometimes happy, heart-warming, or heart-breaking and critical or makes you angry. But we reject efforts — be it anyone, especially our elected officials — to undermine journalism as un-American," Talev said.
  • Thanks, POTUS, For Breaking-Up The Annual Correspondents’ ...

    05/08/2017 6:22:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/6/2017 | Ilana Mercer
    <p>As a newly elected president, Donald Trump was quick to take one of Washington's institutional pillars down a peg. By snubbing the 2017 annual White House Correspondents' Dinner (WHCD), the president deflated what should have been more appropriately called the Sycophants’ Supper. Would that it was the last such supper. For now, the POTUS's bitchslap to this gathering of sycophants this past weekend will have to do.</p>
  • Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom [WHCD was Whining Epic Fail]

    05/01/2017 4:57:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    wsvn ^ | 4/29/17
    Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. With President Donald Trump sending his regrets, the attention was no longer focused on an in-person roasting of the commander in chief and his humorous remarks about politics and the press. The red carpet that once featured Oscar winners, TV stars and a few major-league athletes barely turned heads. Instead, speakers at the dinner promoted press freedom and responsibility and challenged Trump’s...
  • Woodward: 'Mr. President, the media is not fake news'

    04/30/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/30/17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward sent a message directed to President Trump late Saturday: "The media is not fake news." "The effort today to get this best obtainable version of the truth is largely made in good faith," Woodward said during remarks at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "Mr. President, the media is not fake news." Woodward said during his speech that any president and his administration is "clearly entitled to the most serious reporting efforts possible." "We need to understand, to listen, to dig — obviously our reporting needs to get both facts and tone right," he said. "The...