The Hill Tells WHCA It Will Drop Out Of Future Dinners Unless ‘Major Changes’ Made

The Hill Tells WHCA It Will Drop Out Of Future Dinners Unless ‘Major Changes’ Made

It looks like comedian Michelle Wolf’s mean jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders are going to remain part of the news cycle for the foreseeable future.

In a letter delivered to the White House Correspondents Association, political news site The Hill declared that they weren’t going to participate in the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the future unless the association made big reforms.

“There’s simply no reason for us to participate in something that casts our profession in a poor light,” chairman Jimmy Finkelstein wrote. “Major changes are needed to the annual event.”

Finkelstein cited Wolf’s comedy routine as the main why he was pulling his outlet from the event going forward.

Of course, as the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple noted right after the letter was sent out, this was essentially just PR as it is obvious the WHCA is going to make changes to the dinner and the next dinner is a year away.

Anyway, good job by The Hill getting a news story out of this while the focus is still on Wolf and the outrage over her jokes.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.