White House Correspondents Association Dragged for ‘Cowardly’ Michelle Wolf Criticism

“Unfortunately the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission,” WHCA President Margaret Talev says in a statement Sunday

Last Updated: April 30, 2018 @ 6:44 AM

If you didn’t hear already, “Daily Show” comedian Michelle Wolf made a couple jokes this weekend at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Controversy continued to swirl Sunday evening after White House Correspondents’ Association president Margaret Talev released a statement distancing her organization from Wolf’s performance, which included a number of raunchy barbs and pointed shots at White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ personal appearance.

“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,” said Talev. “Unfortunately the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”

 

With opinions calcified on both sides, it was essentially a no-win situation for Talev. Critics from the left slaughtered her for caving to right wing pressure, while the right declined to come to her defense — or even jeered that the apology was insufficient.

Here’s a few of the many, many opinions offered in response to it.