The White House Correspondents’ Association Announced On Monday That For The First Time In 15 Years, No Comedian Would Crack Jokes At Its Annual Black-Tie Dinner In April.

“Instead, Ron Chernow, the historian and biographer of Alexander Hamilton and John Rockefeller, will speak on the First Amendment. The dinner, intended to commemorate comity between the president and his press corps, has come under immense pressure in the age of ‘fake news,’ and President Trump has declined to attend two years running. This year’s […]

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The White House Correspondents’ Association Announced On Monday That For The First Time In 15 Years, No Comedian Would Crack Jokes At Its Annual Black-Tie Dinner In April.

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“Instead, Ron Chernow, the historian and biographer of Alexander Hamilton and John Rockefeller, will speak on the First Amendment. The dinner, intended to commemorate comity between the president and his press corps, has come under immense pressure in the age of ‘fake news,’ and President Trump has declined to attend two years running. This year’s performer, the comedian...

“Instead, Ron Chernow, the historian and biographer of Alexander Hamilton and John Rockefeller, will speak on the First Amendment. The dinner, intended to commemorate comity between the president and his press corps, has come under immense pressure in the age of ‘fake news,’ and President Trump has declined to attend two years running. This year’s performer, the comedian Michelle Wolf, outraged the Washington crowd with her off-color jokes about members of the administration. Mr. Trump, for his part, declared the dinner ‘DEAD as we know it.'”

The NYT reports.

This one certainly gets my Era of That’s Not Funny tag.

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