I have stated my piece about comedian Michelle Wolf’s hideous performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Her comments were not funny; they were tasteless; they were vulgar. I switched the channel after watching it for about 10 minutes the other evening.
OK, now for the critics of Wolf’s monologue.
Most of them are conservatives and archconservatives who for whatever reason seem all too willing to give Donald John Trump a pass for his own version of humorless tastelessness and vulgarity.
Yes, these folks need to look inward as well as at their guy, the president of the United States. They need to understand that what’s unacceptable for one individual should be equally unacceptable for a critic of that individual.
Wolf’s comments were in reality no worse than many of the things that have poured forth from the president’s mouth.
High Plains Blogger was critical of Trump when he:
- Made fun of a reporter with a serious physical disability.
- Referred to certain female celebrities as “fat pigs.”
- Denigrated the sacrifice of a Gold Star Family because of their Muslim faith.
- Suggested that Sen. John McCain was a Vietnam War hero “only because he was captured” by the North Vietnamese. “I like those who aren’t captured. OK?” Trump said.
- Poked fun at the physical appearance of several of his Republican primary opponents in 2016.
On and on it goes. I just want to make the point that I am proud to exempt High Plains Blogger from the List of Hypocrites who are newly offended by the joke spewage of a comedian while looking the other way when such nastiness comes from the president of the United States.
There. I’m out.