Comedian Michelle Wolf’s cheap shot monologue at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner was slammed by many, even some members of the media. As it turns out, it was too much for even the White House Correspondents Association president:
— Gabe Fleisher (@WakeUp2Politics) April 30, 2018
“The entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit” of the WHCA’s mission.
— WHCA (@whca) April 30, 2018
Was the WHCA completely unfamiliar with the person who was retained to perform the monologue?
Are you joking https://t.co/LyPRXzNbCj
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 30, 2018
It's official. @WHCA is "dismayed" by @michelleisawolf 's performance. Of course, anyone could have told @margarettalev that hiring from Comedy Central gets this result. I think the WHCA knew and didn't care. #WHCD18 https://t.co/jzHXqPmQe1
— Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) April 30, 2018
— TexianRising (@TexianRising) April 30, 2018
Then why did it get approved?? https://t.co/F8SYSPGKZA
— BOt This…….!!! (@arc7ek) April 30, 2018
Those who applauded Wolf’s monologue slammed the WHCA for trying to quickly backpedal away from the comedian brought in to perform at their event:
WH correspondents — if you want people to respect you, you need to do things worthy of respect.
Expose corruption instead of covering for liars. Work to inform and educate the public instead of protecting the cruel and powerful.
Do your damn jobs. Michelle Wolf did hers. https://t.co/bEGdtvvhxs
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) April 30, 2018
The WHCA just lost all credibility it might have had with this statement. This White House has done and called folks all types of names and they released this statement about some jokes? They joke is on them. Trump wins again. https://t.co/knyX765dCc
— deray (@deray) April 30, 2018
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) April 30, 2018
So weak. Trump wins.
— Kathleen (@GringaKm) April 30, 2018
One of the most unfortunate statements I’ve read in some time. Truly disappointing. https://t.co/GKAY9G8kQE
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) April 30, 2018
This is why I think they shouldn't even have it. Inviting someone to speak freely and then kneecapping her like this is the worst possible outcome. https://t.co/MXtTRZWFmt
— Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) April 30, 2018
Are the days officially numbered for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?
In general, it sounds like the monologue amounted to a…
Fail. Big time fail.
— D. A. LeVeque (@1Globalprince) April 30, 2018