Ty Herndon Performs at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Ty Herndon Performs at White House Correspondents' Dinner

The White House Correspondents' Association leadership is sadly misguided if it thinks the objective of the evening is to "offer a unifying message about our shared commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility".

WHCA President Margaret Talev said she has "heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer's monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission".

But one person who was still talking about the event after the fact was Trump, who tweeted out a lengthy rant criticizing the event on Sunday.

Matt Schlapp, a conservative lobbyist and the husband of Mercedes Schlapp, a White House communications director, tweeted that he and his wife "walked out early from the wh correspondents dinner". He then tweeted himself that President Trump was "killing it" at a rally he attended in MI instead of the Correspondents' Dinner. He instead held a campaign rally in MI, at which he slammed the media.

In creating this self-serving controversy, Talev and others who share her view have proved Wolf's point: the press is far more concerned with power and access than they are with performing their jobs-being truth seekers for the American people. "News organizations are going to make their feelings known that the comedy aspect of the dinner has become too risky for the association and too damaging for the dinner", said a White House reporter involved in the discussions.

After the speech, Mr Trump's people pressed their advantage. Henry also called on Wolf to apologize.

At a time when journalism matters more than ever, the White House Correspondents' Dinner made it a punchline. "Enough of elites mocking all of us", he said.

In an NPR interview scheduled to air Tuesday, Wolf said she knew what she was doing going in and "wanted to do something different" in that she did want to play to the room but to "the outside audience and not betray my brand of comedy".

It's been more true in years past, when the jokes were more bipartisan and when past presidents attended to take a turn at the microphone.

Over the last three years, Trump's war of words with the press has only escalated, creating a rift between the White House and the media that hasn't taken steps to improve itself.

"We don't censor it". She sits there with a straight face and invents things that we can easily verify never happen like the Bowling Green massacre, and she has the audacity to sit there and act like she's pissed off because she gets called out for it.

"Thank you!" Wolf replied. And he turned out all right (though the dinner fared worse the next year with the less edgy Rich Little on hand).

The elite press corps of the imperial capital plays an important part in our government's corruption, as was on vivid display once more with the exhausted charade of the White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend. "The three-year performance of candidate and president Donald Trump has been vulgar, unseemly & infinitely more damaging to our civic discourse". The Trump administration (and its legion of frothing supporters) love to scream FAKE NEWS and SNOWFLAKE, but when it suits them to retcon facts to indulge their own naked oversensitivity, they grab it with all the enthusiasm of a. well, you know what.

-"It is kinda insane that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russian Federation when the Hillary campaign wasn't even in contact with MI".

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