I spent yesterday watching and reading the fallout, criticism, and hysteria directed at the White House Correspondents Dinner's roaster-in-chief, Michelle Wolf. To say the hypocrisy was in full bloom is a serious understatement.
Whether you understand the event or not; whether you appreciate the brutal truth in which comedy is rooted; whether you laughed along or not at all; whether you cringed or craughed - Michelle Wolf did one thing - she nailed the truth right on its goddamned head.
Frankly, it's about time. In a country where journalists won't, our comedians have stepped in to try to dam the relentless river of bullshit that threatens to drown this country forever. Someone has to be brave enough to speak truth to what passes for power these days.
And she spared no one = from Rachel Maddow to Pence to Anderson Cooper to Trump to the assembled throng of journalists - they all had their moment in the roasting pan. So spare me the faux pearl clutching, the she-was-only-mean-to-GOPers bullshit, and the holier-than-thouness of your "rage".
I am looking with my smoky eyes especially hard at you, MAGAts.
In a continuation of your campaign for sainthood, you have targeted Michelle Wolf's roast of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Barnum & Bailey of liars, for your most hypocrisy laden wrath. Wolf's lines about SHS were as follows:
“I have to say I’m a little starstruck. I love you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale”
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”
These lines have driven the right apoplectic. The rending of their garments being drowned out only by the wailing of their delicate sensibilities. Their spin? That Wolf was mocking SHS's appearance, body shaming her. That it was offensive, heinous, vulgar, unforgivable.
Aunt Lydia was not used as a reference to Sander's physicality. It was all about her willingness to trade any semblance of moral fiber for a chance to wield power. And the "smoky eye" comment? It was about mocking what she does daily at the podium - burns the truth, sets pants ablaze with her lying.
Nowhere in that did she infer anything about the asymmetry of Sarah's eyes or face. A trait which we all share with Sarah. Look in the mirror, gang. No one's face is completely symmetrical. But even so, THAT IS NOT WHAT WAS BEING ROASTED.
Yes, ROASTED. The send up of those gathered is part and parcel of this event. Presidents, well, at least those not too cowardly to show up, take it HARD every year. And they laugh along. The nerd prom is about calling things out, cracking up, and celebrating a free press. And this time, since no one in that free press is willing to call the emperor and his cadre of minions naked for fear of losing access, Wolf did it for them.
I'm sorry you GOPers don't like having the truth of your actions and inactions shoved in your faces. God knows the media has let the public down in that regard since Trump came down his elevator and replaced journalistic integrity with an insatiable boner for rating$.
And those on the left? You may not like the way the lines were presented. You might choose to drone on about it being meanspirited, but quite frankly? That is how we got here. Constantly trying to take some imaginary high road while the baser elements of humanity don't give a tinker's damn about being civil, decent, or HONEST. Question - have you ever met any of them on that high road? No, you haven't because that is a route in which they have no interest traveling.
That the magachurch of Trump is calling for Wolf's head on a pike is the biggest takeaway here. The hypocrisy is astounding. You prop up and support this:
Yet you are driven to hysteria by this:
You want apologies, penance done, a failed career for her:
Yet you defend this hot sack of venal, verbal garbage?
Sorry, you do not get to defend an admitted molester with crap like "just locker room talk" and castigate a comedian for offending your melting snowflakibilities with the same.
You do not stand on any type of moral highground when you wear T-shirts like this:
Or C-shirts like this:
Your Mango Mussolini gets a laugh when he routinely calls women "pigs" "ugly" "bitch" "dog" "slob" and "disgusting animal". ALL DOCUMENTED.
Yet Wolf creates a joke about the Regina George wannabe using the ashes of truth as make-up and your hair is suddenly on fire.
At the same time Wolf was sending up DC, Trump was standing at a rally in Michigan lying, slandering, name calling, and threatening the free press. Yet you cheer his behavior and words. Ask yourself WHY. Why do you put him beyond reproach yet demand retribution for anyone who dares to call him, AND YOU, out?
Look, it's obvious that Michelle Wolf, as can be said about ANY stand-up, is not every person's cup of comedy. That is how it works. Humor is completely subjective to the ears and cerebrum it enters. So cringe all you want at some of her one liners at the WHCD. Make it a point to never buy a CD of hers. Whatever. Your choice.
But don't think you can stand on the summit of Mount St. Hypocrisy defending a molesting, cheating, vulgar, racist, misogynist, immoral, amoral, flaming sack of dogshit, and not get called out.
Take your own advice: