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Why I Won't Be Attending This Year's White House Correspondents' Dinner

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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There’s no doubt that the annual White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner historically has been a grand affair. I’ve been several times and always had a blast. (Not to mention the fact that they were great networking events.)

But this year, even though I received a supposedly coveted “invitation for two” for the April 28 gala, I will not be attending.

Given that I have an advertising agency, skipping the dinner might not be a great business move — but I don’t care. I simply refuse to sit through the sexist, hypocritical, divisive, incredibly crude shtick of this year’s chosen emcee, “comedian” and radical feminist Michelle Wolf.

Ms. Wolf fashions herself a heroine of the #MeToo movement, but she totally misses the mark. She trashes men, in general, as sexual predators, while insinuating that all women are blameless. Of course, she doesn’t directly say so, but her message is loud and clear in recent monologues.

For instance, in one, she insists that every man even accus

ed of sexual impropriety in the workplace be replaced with a woman. Except that she doesn’t call men “men” but refers to them using a pejorative for male genitalia.

Always after the cheap laugh, her humor is non-creative and sophomoric — and so very boring.

And the double standard practiced by this female entertainer, who now is celebrated by the WHCA, is mind-numbing. Imagine for a moment a male comedian who refers to women with a pejorative for female genitalia being invited to headline the single biggest media event of the year. It wouldn’t happen.

Or imagine inviting a male who says that every female executive accused of wrong-doing must be replaced with a man. Such sexism would not be tolerated by the WHCA, let alone celebrated.

Ms. Wolf and the entire WHCA do great harm to the legitimacy of the #MeToo movement when they fail to separate good, decent men from sexual predators. They also further the “gender war” and gender inequality when they assert that women are saints.

Certainly, there are comedians who can bring levity to the very real issues of sexual harassment and assault without furthering a political agenda or creating undue strain between the two genders. But they would never be invited to headline the dinner because the WHCA isn’t in the habit of promoting rational discussions or real news. It seeks to further its own leftist agenda.

The choice of Ms. Wolf to headline the WHCA dinner is illustrative of why Americans should not believe what they see, hear and read from “mainstream” media covering the White House.

Make no mistake: my presence will not be missed. I’m a nobody from nowhere to the Hollywood and media elite who will gather amidst great fanfare. The point is that they care not about folks like you and me. They do not care that their hypocritical, divisive actions contribute to a culture that negatively affects our sons and daughters and their relations with the opposite sex.

The media elite are concerned with only one thing: their own stardom.

My preference is to have my political views challenged on an intellectual level. It’s impossible to even consider Ms. Wolf’s views as legitimate when she routinely trashes men and offers sainthood to women.

The kind of political humor that I appreciate is born of creativity and intelligence versus the crass language and humor of the typical middle school playground bully.

While Ms. Wolf and the entire WHCA claim to despise sexism, they are guilty of perpetuating it by embracing the worst kind of stereotyping possible: claiming that one gender is inherently better than the other.

Sigh.

April marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, who called on all Americans to unify regardless of race or gender. Most Americans still hope for a nation marked by decency and civility, a country where men and women are judged by the “content of their character” rather than the nature of their gender.

Yet the so-called “progressive” news elite will gather to dine in grand style and celebrate their continued regressive efforts to divide us. How pathetic.


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Billiejeens
by Emerald Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM

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M4LG5
by Gold Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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"simply refuse to sit through the sexist, hypocritical, divisive, incredibly crude shtick"

I thought it was referring to the president
PPCLC
by Lisa on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:48 AM
Sounds like a very honest and quite enlightening description of what appears to possibly be a dinner emceed by a host who has her own agenda.

I wouldn't want to go either.
PPCLC
by Lisa on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:51 AM
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That we have a President who rubs so many the wrong way is sad enough.

But he doesn't own the monopoly on that type of behavior.

We're in a new era of mean, divisive behavior by many and they're all feeding off of one another.

It's insane.


Quoting M4LG5: "simply refuse to sit through the sexist, hypocritical, divisive, incredibly crude shtick"

I thought it was referring to the president
Seafaith
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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OMG I thought the same thing. We have to sit through all of his "hypocritical, divisive, incredibly crude shtick" every time he is in front of a camera or take's to twitter.

Quoting M4LG5: "simplty refuse to sit through the sexist, hypocritical, divisive, incredibly crude shtick" I thought it was referring to the president


Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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He's not going because he can't stand people making fun of him to his face... End story.

LGANDER
by Gold Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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The author of this blog is whining , easily offended and missing the point of the evening’s event.
Those dinners feature speakers who can see the humor in politics .
She criticizes the new “ progressive Elite”! LOL !
I don’t know what she expects? Someone to pat her on her back and tell her she’s awesome!?!? It’s not all about her.
romalove
by Roma on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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I don't care why she's not attending the dinner.

I don't care if she goes or doesn't.

I think her opinions are pathetic.  

AdrianneHill
by Ruby Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Probably because you weren't invited
Christy1919
by Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 11:21 AM
Sure ya did
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