Reporters Blast White House Correspondents’ Dinner As ‘Embarrassment’ To The Cause Of Journalism

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Many reporters, including left winged media, thought comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday was an embarrassment and a gift to President Donald Trump and his administration.

Even tho President Trump was not in attendance because he was at a political rally in Michigan, he took some serious shots from Wolf that many journalists at the Associated Press, Yahoo news, Politico, The New York Times and CNN found to be very cruel. Wolf even laughed at the audience following the negative response of one of her vulgar jokes:

‘Yeah, you shoulda done more research before you got me to do this,’ said Wolf.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also received many of Wolf’s cheap shots as did White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell couldn’t help but call for an apology to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny and New York Times reporter Peter Baker agreed that the annual diner disgraced the cause of journalism. Jeff Zeleny added that he thought the dinner was an ’embarrassment.’

His colleague Tim Alberta from Politico Magazine agreed with him with a tweet this Sunday morning:

Kyle Cheney from Politico tweeted that Wolf bombed and ‘undermined an otherwise meaningful evening.’

He said that the comedian’s set ‘was (spectacularly) one-sided. It was because she was unnecessarily cruel on a night the WHCA was trying to showcase decency and purpose.’

New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted how Sarah Huckabee Sanders reacted to Wolf’s cruel jokes about her appearance.

Yahoo News reporter, Jon Ward, tweeted that he did not feel like laughing and he found himself ‘aghast’ while listening to many of Wolf’s jokes. He also added that he routine ‘took mean spirited personal shots’ and ‘was a political gift to the Trump admin.’

The Associated Press reported Wolf’s routine as a ‘vulgar riff on Trump and party politics…’

Meg Kinnard from Associated Press said the dinner made the job of all journalists very difficult as far as public trust is concerned.

However, not everyone was unhappy. Joan Walsh from The Nation defended the evening’s entertainment saying ‘This is gonna be a 2005 @StephenatHome moment: the crowd is scandalized (even some liberals), but a lot of people see it as the right reaction to the scandal that is @realDonaldTrump.