Guess Who Didn’t Come to Dinner!

If you didn’t see Hasan Minhaj at the White House Correspondence Dinner last night, you must correct that immediately! From Vox:

“This has been one of the strangest events I’ve ever done in my life,” Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj said late in his set at Saturday’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner, before going on to say he felt like a tribute in the Hunger Games, waiting to see “if Steve Bannon is going to eat me.”

It was part of a good, but odd, performance from the comedian, who was hampered by the fact that the person he spent the most time making fun of — President Donald Trump himself — wasn’t in the room. (For his part, Trump accused the media of spreading “fake news” and said they deserved a “big fat failing grade” during a rally for supporters the same evening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.)

Hasan has been my favorite Daily Show correspondent for a while, but right now, to me he is….


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Yet it wasn’t as if Trump’s White House didn’t come in for its own scathing commentary. Minhaj, who is Muslim, particularly played off the fact that he was hosting in the first year of Trump’s presidency. (“Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner!” was his very first joke.)


Though Trump laid into the dinner, Minhaj’s conclusion argued that its greatest usefulness was in showing that nobody in America — not even the president — is above the powers of the first amendment. And whether that takes the form of journalists investigating him, or comedians mocking him, it doesn’t matter. The Constitution protects their rights to do just that. And for Minhaj, that makes the WHCD worth it.

You can watch the entire speech/performance/spanking at the Vox link above.


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4 responses to “Guess Who Didn’t Come to Dinner!

  1. Now you’ve done it. The orange dingbat will try to deport your blog for that crescent-and-star belt buckle. At least, if someone manages to explain to him what it means.

    You’ve probably heard this, but Trump is getting really fed up with the First Amendment and is considering trying to abolish it. Hopefully someone will explain to him that repealing Constitutional Amendments is one of those “hard” things he always gets baffled by.

    • Do you use a magnifying glass when you look at the posters, Infidel, or is your monitor a lot bigger than mine? I will miss you when I am deported. I hope they send me somewhere nice. 😥

      Twitler will be shocked, shocked I tells ya! that there is more than one amendment. He thinks the 2nd is the only one, and it confuses him why they would start with the second instead of the first.

  2. Oh, I have a yuuuuge monitor, it’s the best monitor, I guarantee you there’s no problem in that area, I guarantee. 🙂 Seriously, I know from experience that it pays to look at the details of your images.

    Trump probably thinks he can abolish the First Amendment by signing an executive order, then replace it with a new amendment prohibiting Alec Baldwin.