NBC’s Andrea Mitchell called for an apology to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders after comedian Michelle Wolf “grossly insulted” her at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday.
Apology is owed to @PressSec and others grossly insulted ny Michelle Wolf at White House Correspondents Assoc dinner which started with uplifting heartfelt speech by @margarettalev – comedian was worst since Imus insulted Clinton’s
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 29, 2018
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman complimented Sanders for taking the abuse and not walking out as she had every right to do.
That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 29, 2018
Instead of issuing an apology White House Correspondents Association president Margaret Talev issued the following statement on Twitter saying that Wolf’s performance which was “not in the spirit” of their mission which was to unify and not to divide people.
— WHCA (@whca) April 30, 2018
The dinner which is supposed to raise money for journalism scholarships has come under increasing criticism over the last decade as it has become more of a race between news organizations to try and attract the biggest celebrity names and less about journalism itself.
Trump, who has not attended the dinner since his election, called it “dead” after Saturday’s fiasco.