Otherwise, huge win for Trump: Is the White House Correspondents Association the most cluelesss group on the planet?
They've been undermining themselves in this way ever since Don Imus. And that was 1996, several years ago.
When they decided to hire Michelle Wolf, they handed a big gigantic political win to the current president, Donald J. Trump. Everybody on earth can see this, except 1) the White House Correspondents Association and 2) an amazingly large number of us the hapless liberals.
We just ran through the transcript of Wolf's jokes. She managed to get off a few that weren't built around her own p*ssy, her own small t*ts, images of herself jerking off or getting f*cked, the presence or absence of Paul Ryan's b*lls or comparisons of Ivanka Trump to 1) used tampons or 2) fully loaded diapers.
Pedophiles and porn floated in and out. We'll guess that people thought she attacked Sarah Huckabee Sanders' appearance because, like us, they thought she said that Sanders burns a lot of "fat," not a lot of "facts."
People like Wolf are deeply underformed. An amazing number of us the liberals are completely unable to see that. This is part of the reason why it's all anthropology now. Increasingly, it's clear that we the people lack the intelligence to maintain a viable modern democracy, especially in the wake of the three tribal technologies—talk radio, the Internet (including social media) and partisan "cable news."
Wolf did get off a few real jokes—jokes that didn't turn on audience startle reactions. She even told a joke that was amazing in that it advanced a novel observation concerning the world we're all stuck in:
WOLF (4/28/18): There's a ton of news right now; a lot is going on, and we have all these 24-hour news networks, and we could be covering everything. But, instead, we're covering like three topics. Every hour, it's Trump, Russia, Hillary and a panel of four people who remind you why you don't go home for Thanksgiving.Admittedly, she didn't have a punch line to go with that novel premise. But people, that's what we've been saying, again and again and again! We now have "24-hour news"—but it's all about one (profit-yielding) topic!
That bit of observational humor turned on an actual observation, one you rarely hear expressed. If not for all the talk about her own p*ssy and her t*ts, people somewhere might have heard what she said.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep; Wolf is profoundly underformed. That said, the question which arose last night involves the White House Correspondents:
Donald J. Trump got a huge win last night. Their own reputation was badly damaged.
They've been doing this to themselves since Imus! How many times does this have to occur before these life forms catch on?
Long ago and far away: Long ago and far away, we wrote this column about the Imus appearance for the Baltimore Sun.
Twenty-two years and one month later, the life forms cast by the gods as "correspondents" still haven't quite caught on!