The media operates in cycles – cycles of obsession. Yesterday’s hot-ticket item was comedienne, Wanda Sykes’, borderline controversial performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. A few of her Limbaugh jokes toed the line of tasteless. (Although, personally, I say “Go in!” He totally deserves it.)
But what I think is even more controversial than Sykes’ comedy is a comment from well-known critic, Christopher Hitchens, that almost slipped through the cracks.
In a brilliant article on The Daily Beast by Chris Rovzar and Jada Yuan which enumerates the unreported highlights of the Correspondents’ Dinner, buried wayyyyyy at the end is this nugget from Mr. Hitchens:
“The president should be squirming in his seat. Not smiling. The black dyke got it wrong. No one told her the rules.”
Sound off! Is this an appropriate response to Sykes’ performance?