Since Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the daily Internet Rage Cycle has been fixated on the host — comedian and former The Daily Show correspondent Michelle Wolf — and whether or not she went too far with her jokes about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and the media itself. Never mind that the annual event operates like a roast, meaning that the president (who is usually in attendance, though Trump has skipped it the last two years) and all of the celebrities and media luminaries in the audience are subject to harsh, blistering critiques from the host (usually a comedian) in the form of jokes. But pundits and viewers on all points of the political spectrum are clutching their pearls in shock — shock! — after Wolf’s 20-minute monologue, specifically this joke about Sanders:
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. [She] burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Like, maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies.