I completely missed the whole debacle over the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. And I’ve never heard of Hasan Minhaj before. I also haven’t watched Comedy Central since Barack Obama got elected the first time. To my surprise, the Daily Show is still a thing, just run by another guy named Diversity Hire. And they now have this incredibly unfunny Muslim cracking jokes about Donald Trump that got invited to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
The press met up and had their dinner despite Trump and his team not showing up to join them in the festivities. Hasan actually had a few decent moments like at the 13 minute mark where he starts to tear into the MSM for betraying the American public’s trust, but then switches tracks and starts puttering on about O’Reilly and racism against Muslims or something. He comes back to the theme of the media being dishonest several times in his “comedy routine.” Including the whole Russia conspiracy angle that they have been shilling nonstop in the hopes that it somehow sticks. Hasan calls them conspiracy theorists who might end up wearing tin-foil hats and pissing into urine jars at the rate that they are going.
The audience gives him sympathy chuckles throughout the whole performance, but it is obvious that they’re not into it, despite the forced smiles and occasional claps. In general, the atmosphere is like nails being dragged along a chalkboard the whole time.
It reminds me of another speech given to a gathering of Elites that didn’t go over too well.
The only jokes that went over well with the crowd were the jokes about being brown (20:48). The predominantly White and Jewish room let out relieved laughs when Hasan talked about how racist Trump and American was. They seemed to feel that they were back in comfortable territory, on the same page again.
That is until Hasan reminds them that they’re all too damn White (21:32). And then they all have to laugh and applaud to show that they agree with the brown man onstage. And you know what, they really are all too damn White aren’t they? A bit too privileged too…but as long as they mouth off PC platitudes they hope no one will notice. It seems that minorities are starting to notice though, and mouthing off liberal talking points about being one of the Good Whites just isn’t cutting it anymore…
The whole routine is littered with references to popular culture like Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I wonder if the older crowd in the audience thinks that listening to Hasan makes them hip and jiggy with the youths or something. Overall, it was pretty terrible. 100 miles away from the cringy spectacle however, we saw a bit of the old Trump rise to the surface again. Pat Buchanan had a pretty good write-up about what happened:
Before thousands of those Middle Pennsylvanians Barack Obama dismissed as clinging to their Bibles, bigotries and guns, Donald Trump, to cheers, hoots and happy howls, mocked the media he had stiffed: “A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom … I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington’s swamp … with a much, much larger crowd and much better people.” Back at the Hilton, all pretense at press neutrality was gone. Said WHCA president Jeff Mason in scripted remarks: “We are not fake news. We are not failing news organizations. We are not the enemy of the American people.”
Trump’s showdown with the media is endlessly entertaining. Trump may not be delivering on the promises that many on the Alt-Right wanted him to make his priority, but he is still locked in a death match struggle against the media. The rapprochement over Syria has proven to be temporary. Trump hasn’t been forgiven, and he clearly isn’t in the mood for having drinks and letting bygones be bygones over dinner. They are still at each other’s throats, and that is a good thing. Trump seems to have taken one lesson from Bannon after all: he understands that the media is the true opposition party and it needs to learn its place.
Shits in the street too. Doubly based.
Bug eyed brown guy in a tux, fuckin based.
He’s what James Bond would look like, if James Bond worked in an Indian call-center.
I think I saw him in Octopussy.
Why is a Muslim clown like Ali Velshi an anchor on MSNBC/NBC? After all Velshi is a Canadian Muslim and should not be given the pulpit of a major American network to preach his views. This Hasan Minhaj is a minor Muslim clown compared to Velshi.
I watched it, it was cringe-worthy.
What is it with progressives and their one joke? Their one joke is a kind of pseudo-irony that pretends that a progressive talking point is self-evident but that somehow expressing it is a courageous stand against conventional wisdom:
1. Oh my god, you mean like Muslims are PEOPLE?
2. Who could have imagined a rich guy like Trump was going to appoint bankers to his government?
3. Wow, like gay people just want to get married!
4. Crazy idea, immigrants are hard working people who just want to work hard!
A really good breakdown of “progressive” comedy. Starts at the 21:00 minute mark.
Correction: Daily Show’s Trevor Noah isn’t a Diversity Hire. Trevor Noah. Noah. Like Drake he’s Jewish and he’s used to push miscegenation on Whites while haven’t little to no chance at marrying a Jewish girl.
Half Jewish. His mama is Xhosa or whatever. To be rabbinically Jewish your mom has to have been.
False. You don’t make that call. Jews make that call.
He was zero funny, very negative, and without any respect. A proud fool, very untalented, and negative.
I didn’t know shit came wrapped in a tuxedo.
Now you do.
The unfunny indian has to go back. I wouldn’t care if he was christian or hindu, he still has to go back. His religion is not my concern.
I’d give him a Business Class ticket on an Air India flight to Bombay or Mumbles or whatever-they-call-that-hell-hole now, if he’s Christian or Hindu. Otherwise it’s steerage on one of those huge container ships.
Funny thing is, it’s more constitutionally sound to ban immigrants based on race then it is to ban them based on religion. Since the first amendment gives protections to freedom of religion but there is no specific protection for race. The constitution was specifically written for free white people, obviously the founding fathers didn’t write it to include blacks who they had as slaves.
Just a thing to point out to civil libertarians who say we shouldn’t discriminate based on race but should ban islam. The alt right position is actually the more constitutional one.
Your point, which is a good one, put more succinctly:
They have to go home.
He is now a poster Muslim boy designed by libtards. Ironically, he would be ostracized, if not jailed, in any Islamic society. Another made up figure by libtards who will fade away before even starting.
One would have to be blind and deaf to have not noticed over the past few years that the invaders are increasingly giving less and less of a pass to GOOD WHITES who are race-traitors.
The Muds are starting to just see us all as just Plain Whites who need to be dispossessed.
The coalition of the fringes may be disintegrating.
Hopefully we will soon see a circular firing squad.
There are only five words for a situation like this: he has to go back.
Real edgy. How about saying there’s too many damn Jews in the media, Comedians?
I agree that the media is too white. They need to make way for many, many more black and brown people. These white media types who got their jobs through connections are the ones with real “white privilege,” and they are going to have to own up to it.. Diversity and multiculturalism is not just for the working class. By the way, academia is much too white. Academia keeps complaining that they just can’t find qualified black and brown people. Why does that matter? Unqualified black and brown people get jobs almost everywhere else in the American economy.
I agree. They should all step down and let the colored people take their jobs. Only then will I take them seriously