Leave it to the "comedians" from the Daily Show to typify SJW humor. Michelle Wolf, the comedian with a voice like a police siren, took her hacky comedian routine to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner --- and, seriously, it was physically painful to listen to for 11 minutes.
Most of Wolf’s routine was crass and aggressively anti-PC, but in that way that progressives are somehow okay with. Like her bullying remarks about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was onstage for the event and took the derision with poise.
We saw this recently with Jimmy Kimmel's nasty remarks about Melania Trump --- it comes as no surprise that Kimmel and Kathy Griffin have praised Michele Wolf's remarks.
CNN actually called out Wolf --- in one part of the article, at least.
"Being funny is one thing. Bullying people because you can is another. And Wolf's treatment of Sanders was bullying."
Largely, though, places like the New York Times and the Washington Post have written glowing defenses of Wolf. Free speech isn't the issue here. Who cares what a crude, obnoxious comedian with a voice like nails on a chalkboard over a megaphone says? She can say whatever she wants. The issue is that progressives and the mainstream media are so virulently hypocritical about it.
Where's the PC brigade now?
Where's the PC brigade now? Why aren't they or their army of offended snowflakes out on the street with protest signs and macramé hats in the shape of vulvas? These are the same people who throw a tantrum or lead a country-wide protest every time Trump says anything they disagree with, then label him any number of pejoratives. How is it fine for the left to do it?
They've led a crusade against "offensive comedy," they have formed entire international movements premised on women's rights, they've railed against bullying and misogyny and offensive language and dozens of others types of “triggering phenomena,” yet when they see someone from the left doing literally all of those things at the same time, they not only give it a pass, they rally around it.
No wonder President Trump doesn't attend the dinners. And his remarks on the dinner were fairly spot-on:
While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn’t work. Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust...the so-called comedian really “bombed.” @greggutfeld should host next year! @PeteHegseth— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2018
It does no good for us to fall into the same negative feedback loop of outrage. When something is funny, it's funny. Even if you don't agree with it. And Wolf, despite her cringe-inducing roast, actually landed a few funny lines.
She's no Dave Chapelle, but she definitely has her funny moments. Like this gem:
WARNING: Strong language.