What is it with the liberal media that they can’t admit to their mistakes, can’t own up to their blatant bias, and can’t apologize when they’ve done something wrong?
This past weekend, the media was thoroughly skewered for inviting a mean-spirited comedienne to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Michelle Wolf, who prior to this performance was known by virtually nobody on the planet, dove head first into vulgar anti-Trump rants and proceeded to launch personal attacks against White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Comedy writer Michael Loftus slammed the performance as “Straight-up horrible” and decried the performance as an obvious attempt “to hurt people’s feelings.”
“It’s the personal attacks, it’s vicious, it’s not fun, it’s not funny,” he said. “Who blames Trump for not going? I don’t.”
Even Times reporter Peter Baker lamented, “Unfortunately, I don’t think we advanced the cause of journalism tonight.”
The WHCD was supposed to celebrate the 1st Amendment. Instead they celebrated bullying, vulgarity, and hate. They got all dressed up so they would look nicer when they had a hired gun savagely attack their guests. Do they really wonder why America has no respect for them? Sad!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 29, 2018
Sensing the tide of public sentiment turning on them, what did the White House Correspondents’ Association decide to do?
Did they issue an apology to Sarah Sanders? Did they issue an apology to President Trump? Did they issue an apology for simply being so tone deaf and out of touch with the majority of mainstream America?
Of course not, they issued a statement complaining that Wolf ruined their otherwise immaculate night celebrating free speech and the press.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 30, 2018
WHCA President Margaret Talev, who presumably presided over the choice of Wolf as a comedian, said her performance was not in the ‘spirit of the mission’ to promote “the roots of my belief in journalism’s essential role.”
“Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”
Nowhere in that statement is the word ‘sorry.’
But then, an apology would mean they were wrong to treat President Trump and members of his cabinet in such a manner. And you’re simply not going to see that from a group of people who honored “great reporting” at the same event by handing out trophies for their coverage of a debunked dossier containing salacious material.
They got an award for reporting an unverified dossier that was paid for by Trump’s opposition and only told to Trump so that CNN could run with the “story.”
This is why people hate the media. https://t.co/reulXPj4g3
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) April 29, 2018
In short, they didn’t advance the cause of journalism, in fact, they didn’t advance the cause of common decency either.
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