At the White House Correspondents Dinner this past weekend, comedienne Michelle Wolf delivered a hate-filled, mean-spirited monologue in which she mocked WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for her looks, dropped an abortion joke, and made absolutely no attempt at partisan unity.
At a time when the American public has little trust in the media, Wolf electing to play the part of a partisan court jester rather than a genuinely funny satirist who favors the singe over the burn only confirmed what middle-Americans already felt: the mainstream media hates them and would rather wedge a hacksaw into the chasm of division than bridge the gap. Some reporters present during Wolf’s hate-rant understood this, which is why they took to Twitter immediately to condemn what they were privy to witness:
Make no mistake, the mainstream Left couldn’t get enough of Michelle Wolf’s hatefest this past weekend; the intellectually honest ones have defended her against the critics.
Also at HuffPo, Rebecca Shapiro defended Wolf’s attack on Sarah Huckabee Sanders, arguing that critics misinterpreted it. “Wolf’s jokes about Sanders, which took up a mere fraction of her set, had little to do with the press secretary’s appearance. She joked that Sanders “burned facts” to create the ‘perfect smokey eye,'” she wrote.
Jezebel called the WHCA president throwing Michelle Wolf under the bus “spineless“. Celebrities have also defended Wolf from the comfort of their Twitter feeds:
None of Michelle Wolf’s behavior or her support from the Left should surprise anyone. Keep in mind, these are the same people who keep referring to late-night comedians engaging in the same level of mean-spiritedness on a nightly basis as “bold,” “brave,” and “America’s last defense.”