Revisiting another White House Correspondents Dinner will help demonstrate how the entire affair has, during Trump’s term, degenerated into a farce imbued with unexampled rancor.
Here is how Obama opened up his speech at the White House Correspondents dinner in 2009:
Good evening, everybody. (Applause.) I would like to welcome you all to the 10-day anniversary of my first 100 days. (Laughter.) I am Barack Obama. Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me.
Although it was meant as a joke, it was anchored — as much humor is — in reality. In the case of the media, the reality of Obama’s jest rings true.
Compare the love-affair the press displayed during the eight years of the Obama Administration and contrast it with the crassness and vitriol aimed at Trump who was, last Saturday, the object of the media’s fury.
The difference in treatment is stark and readily apparent to all but members of the Mainstream Media-Democratic Party-Complex.
As one commentator has noted,
The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner has come and gone and for that we are all very thankful. But the political overhang of the dinner is adding momentum to President Trump’s favorite theme, that the D.C. swamp can only be reformed if additional conservative voices are elected in November. A dinner is just an evening, but this dinner could actually help cement even more independent-minded Americans to the Trump cause.
To add insult to injury, thanks to the WikiLeaks disclosures, we know the media was in collusion with the Clinton campaign during the election as the played their role as her Praetorian Guard. When she was defeated by Trump, journalists became deranged.
The fact that Michelle Wolf was selected by WHCA president Margaret Talev, is Exhibit A in support of the unassailable proposition that the purpose of the affair was not good natured ribbing, but rather, to berate the president in the vilest manner possible.