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« on: April 29, 2018, 04:58:38 pm »

Did not find any of her comments/jokes funny.

It just seemed like unrehearsed abuse.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/29/politics/michelle-wolf-whcd-takeaways/index.html

Anyone on the forum find this stuff funny?
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 05:00:24 pm »

Did not find any of her comments/jokes funny.
It just seemed like unrehearsed abuse.

I was thinking the same thing.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 05:02:30 pm »

I found a lot of it to be funny on the whole (actually she was way better than Hassan Manaj) but yeah, what she said about Sarah Huckabee Sanders was just mean-spirited and not particularly funny either.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 05:05:27 pm »

I found a lot of it to be funny on the whole (actually she was way better than Hassan Manaj) but yeah, what she said about Sarah Huckabee Sanders was just mean-spirited and not particularly funny either.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 05:24:09 pm »

Nah, she was great. Sorry snowflakes.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 05:27:00 pm »

I liked her attacks on the media, but it was only slightly funny overall. She made a lot of jokes that were awkward and fell flat.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 05:29:28 pm »

I found a lot of it to be funny on the whole (actually she was way better than Hassan Manaj) but yeah, what she said about Sarah Huckabee Sanders was just mean-spirited and not particularly funny either.
Because it's only acceptable for Trump and the alt-right to make mean-spirited, unfunny jokes.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 05:35:55 pm »

I saw a snippet and the delivery was horrible and the material flat.  This event is so stupid anyway I'm not surprised.  I think they should stop doing these dinners.  The audience is full of snowflakes and stiff political operatives.  They can't take a joke when its even a good one.

Also in comedy there's technically nothing that's "going too far".  Joan Rivers made a 50-year career out of going too far.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 05:48:43 pm »

It wasn't funny but it made the Hulkabeast squirm so kudos!
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 05:56:08 pm »

The problem with the Correspondents' Dinner isn't the dinner itself - it is the access journalism relationship that too much of the press pursues the other 364 days of the year.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2018, 06:02:28 pm »

It wasn't funny but it made the Hulkabeast squirm so kudos!

Huckabee got the best press of anyone out of this unfortunate affair, with his pose under fire, so your schadenfreude might be a bit misplaced here.
I haven't been paying attention to the media response, nor do I care. LOL. I just liked seeing her ripped to shreds to her face. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2018, 06:11:45 pm »

If there was anything wrong with Michelle Wolf's comments at a comedy roast, then Trumpy and his flunkies saying even worse while holding the nation's highest office ought to provoke nationwide non-stop protests from citizens of all persuasions until he is removed from office. Since such protests are not ongoing and he is still in office, ipso facto, her routine was fine and well within the standards of our society, and some people just don't like what she said or who she targeted. Tough.
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2018, 06:30:33 pm »

Where was there anything mean about what she said? It was pretty much standard comedy. If Laura Ingraham or Rush Limbaugh got on the stage and said "Obama is a poopy head" conservatives would have been calling it hilarious.
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2018, 06:33:57 pm »

Nobody was really funny, just a sign of how badly the daily show has dropped off in the past couple years.
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2018, 06:36:51 pm »

The people raping our country were "abused" with jokes? LOL
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2018, 06:39:55 pm »

Just watched the routine after hearing people drone on endlessly about it all day. I think it was right and good that she called out SHS, Conway, etc. as liars. From day one, the Trump administration has made a habit out of saying things that are objectively untrue. That's not normal political spin, that's flat-out deception. We need to make that differentiation, and it has to be clear. This is not acceptable behavior for a government.

Since comedy is subjective, we can argue about whether or not Wolf's approach was funny, but I didn't find anything inaccurate with the intention or message behind her remarks.
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2018, 06:42:32 pm »

This wasn’t a roast of Sarah Sanders it was just cruel mocking of Sarah’s Sanders. Some of it was funny but she crossed a line alot
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2018, 06:49:40 pm »

From what I heard it doesn't sound like it was a job well done. I am worried about how this makes the opposition look, but I couldn't care less about hurting Sanders' or Conway's feelings. Screw 'em.
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2018, 06:51:37 pm »

Republicans already think that this is going to gain them seats in the House and Senate. I'm sure Atlas will be jumping on the same ship soon.
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2018, 06:54:06 pm »

From what I heard it doesn't sound like it was a job well done. I am worried about how this makes the opposition look

I doubt that the vast majority of the country is even aware this happened. This is very much a topic for the Beltway/political nerd bubbles.
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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2018, 06:58:01 pm »

Nobody was really funny, just a sign of how badly the daily show has dropped off in the past couple years.
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2018, 07:20:51 pm »

I'm kind of echoing a sentiment that was already made, but seriously, only Trump can "tell it like it is?" To hell with that!
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2018, 07:27:18 pm »

The media invites a comedian to come roast them, they get roasted, and then they all compete to show that their the ones with the most integrity by saying the comedian they hired was mean spirited.

Nothing Michelle Wolf said was mean. Was she particularly funny?No, she’s not my taste. 8/10 of her jokes usually fell flat. Hassan Minhaj was waaaaay funnier. But the WHCA is the one who hired her to do exactly what she did. They knew what they were getting themselves into.
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2018, 07:31:32 pm »

The media invites a comedian to come roast them, they get roasted, and then they all compete to show that their the ones with the most integrity by saying the comedian they hired was mean spirited.

Nothing Michelle Wolf said was mean. Was she particularly funny?No, she’s not my taste. 8/10 of her jokes usually fell flat. Hassan Minhaj was waaaaay funnier. But the WHCA is the one who hired her to do exactly what she did. They knew what they were getting themselves into.

This, so she did a better job than that I thought. Not as good a job as the guy above who I'm not going to try to get my phone to translate the name of, but I laughed out loud more than a few times.
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2018, 08:19:56 pm »

It wasn't funny but it made the Hulkabeast squirm so kudos!

Huckabee got the best press of anyone out of this unfortunate affair, with his pose under fire, so your schadenfreude might be a bit misplaced here.
I haven't been paying attention to the media response, nor do I care. LOL. I just liked seeing her ripped to shreds to her face. Smiley

I guess we all like to see folks get their comeuppance.

I'll like seeing Stacey Abrams go down in flames on primary day.  I'll enjoy it greatly, to be honest.
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