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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

UnFunny

Alleged comedian Michelle Wolf was the guest speaker at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.

Is that the best they could do?

I have to admit, I had never heard of Michelle Wolf before Saturday night.  Now, I've heard too much.

Not only was her routine unfunny, it was mean and filled with hate.  It's okay to tweak those in power.  Comedians have been doing that for decades.  This crossed the line.  Ms Wolf has to remember the people she savaged have feelings.  So do their families and friends. It's easy to be vulgar.  It's tough to be clever.  The good ones can do it.

The dinner raises funds for the association's scholarships, awards, and activities.  It's time to find another way to pick up the money.

I doubt I'll ever cover the White House. or become a member of the organization.

But because Wolf's garbage was sponsored by an organization of journalists, it makes us all look bad.