Michelle Wolf Skewers Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Comedian Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents DinnerMore

Comedian Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents DinnerMore

"I wouldn't change a single word that I said", Wolf said.

When Camerota pushed back, Miller did too, insisting "I don't see how a bad comedian, who wasn't amusing at all and went out with specific objective of trying to get even because Hillary Clinton didn't win the election in 2016...doesn't like Trump". "Never apologize. Burn it to the ground'". "Like, maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies". Many were in the audience Saturday night, however, including counsellor Kellyanne Conway, herself a target of Wolf, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. It included video of Wolf's comments, in which the comedian compared Sanders to the gruff, oppressive "Aunt Lydia from "The Handmaid's Tale" and observed that Sanders frequently lies during press briefings.

In expressing outrage after a purported attack on her looks, these reporters have gone out of their way to expose not only their lack of comedic comprehension, but their own apparent feelings about Sarah Huckabee Sanders' appearance.

In what can only be described as an epic display of chutzpah, Wolf eviscerated members of the Trump administration, some of whom were sitting mere feet away from her. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump didn't show up for the second year running, because the leader of the free world can't properly come to terms with people making jokes about him.

Now, pressure on the Correspondents' Association to reimagine the dinner is building, ratcheted up by social media, a heightened political climate and a frustrated press corps wondering if a sober moment for American journalism requires a comparably sober event.

Wolf's speech belongs in the pantheon of killer WHCA speeches by Stephen Colbert (the Rove footage above was a direct response to Colbert's having been the first person ever to get in any way real at one of these events the previous year) and Barack Obama (the greatest of all time, and the one with the worst consequences).

"I wasn't expecting this level, but I'm also not disappointed there's this level".

She continued: "I knew what I was doing going in".

Yeah, CNN reporters got awards, I can not remember the exact award they got, but they came up to accept them and she sat the whole time, while we all stood and shook their hands.

"I know as much as some of you might want me to, it's 2018 and I'm a woman, so you can not shut me up - unless you have Michel Cohen wire me $130,000".

"My only regret is that to some extent those 15 minutes are now defining four hours of what was a really wonderful unifying night and I don't want the cause of unity to be undercut", Talev said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources". I said she burns facts and uses the ash to create a ideal smoky eye.

We can all acknowledge that Wolf's remarks were mean-spirited, but she was hired to be amusing and she was that in spades. I'm not afraid to talk about things. "I think they still have preconceived notions of how women will present themselves and I don't fit in that box". "Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust. the so-called comedian really 'bombed'". "I complimented her eye makeup and her ingenuity of materials".

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