Scrap the White House Correspondents' Dinner, or change the format

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Knox, who covers the White House for SiriusXM radio, will take over the organization in July and said discussions for next year's dinner will be a higher priority, according to the Examiner. A series of what Condon called "excruciatingly bad" acts from the late 1960s to early 1980s - ranging from the Mike Curb Congregation to the Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue - led the association to phase out musical performances from the program. "And I think having the ability to laugh at yourself is important ... another part of the dinner that wasn't televised is they were giving out awards and everyone was standing to congratulate the people who were getting awards and Sarah was sitting". He said the comedian's insults remind him of what he hears regularly from a certain resident of the White House. "I think they didn't pay attention to what was said", she added.

She took a shot at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' "smoky eye" make-up, saying it was made from the ashes of "burnt facts".

"It's probably lies." And while many cried foul, thinking Wolf was making fun of Sanders" looks, Wolf clarified her joke later on Twitter. There were also strong objections to her material about abortion.

It's enraging to see the same people who otherwise gleefully reduce women to their looks or have even cheered on as Trump and his ilk routinely degrade and sexualise women suddenly pretend that they find such things deplorable.

In her next tweet, she suggested she'd had enough.

Meanwhile, Mika Brzezinski said the joke was "deplorable".

Matthew Dowd, a former George W. Bush campaign strategist, also said he had little sympathy for the complaints.

Wolf cause an uproar over the weekend among the dainty, pearl-clutching conservatives on Fox News, who suddenly developed a sense of decorum after exhibiting pin-drop silence on Trump's misogynistic, pussy-grabbing, sex-assaulting, porn-star bedding, wife cheating antics.

Both Wolf's fans and detractors seemed to agree that it was a shocking performance, destined to go down in correspondents' dinner history.

This same routine has been playing out off and on since 2006, when Stephen Colbert gave the assembled Washington press an even more severe walloping over their complicity with George W. Bush's corruption and warmongering. "Like, I think you might be rich in Idaho, but in NY you're doing fine". But more importantly, it's harmful to the education of the American public. "It was an embarrassment in the room and surely to the audience at home". We're graced with Sarah's presence tonight. "And those of us based in the red states who work hard every day to prove our objectivity will have to deal with it", she tweeted.

Once the show begins, he enters on a golden golf cart flanked by sash-wearing models amid a shower of cash, giving every impression of being not just on board with being the night's target but reveling in it.

Yet despite all of the backlash, Wolf said she wouldn't change a thing. What were you expecting? "You know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams".

White House Correspondents' Association President and Bloomberg journalist Margaret Talev expressed some initial concern the morning after the dinner. Naysayers would have latched on to anything she said to taint the evening and Wolf's reputation.

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