The White House Correspondents Dinner is this evening. The guest speaker is Michelle Wolf, a periodic commentator on The Daily Show and former writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. And particularly notable for the event is that that famously courageous man Trump -- who says he would have run into the gun fire at Stoneman Douglas High School -- has cowardly decided not to show up, afraid of jokes at his expense. (Which is such an encouraging sign as he heads into nuclear disarmament negotiations with North Korea...) In his place, the White House has sent press spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, after this evening known as The Human Punching Bag.
That's when C/SPAN begins its coverage. MSNBC and CNN plan to start earlier. If the last couple years are any indication, those two channels with have their B-team on the air, pompously in tuxedos and evening wear, and doing a dismal job reporting what is going on (which is very little) and bizarrely analyzing the humor.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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