WOW! Yesterday, the President of the WHCA Margaret Talev was just fine with comedian Michelle Wolf’s appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  Talev appeared on CNN to discuss the vile routine trashing key Trump administration officials like Sarah Sanders and VP Mike Pence.


“I think she brought to the night what she thought was important to say, and her goal may not have been press unity and everyone rallying around to support journalism.” – WHCA PRESIDENT MARGARET TALEV


We can only guess that the members bombarded Talev with negative reviews of the evening, so she caved to the pressure.

“Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people,” Margaret Talev, the WHCA president, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”


The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is DEAD as we know it. This was a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for. FAKE NEWS is alive and well and beautifully represented on Saturday night!


Via Fox News:

The White House Correspondents’ Association distanced itself late Sunday from comedian Michelle Wolf after her comedy routine on Saturday that some found vulgar and personal.

The backlash against the correspondents’ dinner was prompted over Wolf’s profanity-laced routine that targeted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful,” the former “Daily Show” writer said. “She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”

The WHCA president, who’s also a reporter for Bloomberg News, said members of the association expressed “dismay” and concern how Wolf’s routine at the event “reflects on our mission.”

Talev added that the association is “committed to hearing from members on your views on the format of the dinner going forward.”

The WHCA statement echoes President Trump’s criticism of the event, which he didn’t attend and instead held a rally in Michigan, calling the annual gala “a very big, boring bust.”

Trump reiterated his views following the WHCA statement, tweeting: “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy ‘comedian’ totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!”

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