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Flashback: We've Never Seen James Woods as Angry as He Got for Sarah... I'll Bet Gov. Huckabee's Already Called Him

Comedian Michelle Wolf became more famous after Saturday night than she was before, much the same way the Hindenburg was a lot more famous after May 6, 1937 than it was before.

Wolf was the headliner at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where she mercilessly mocked Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ appearance in between jokes about how, when it comes to abortion, one shouldn’t “knock it ’til you try it.”

There were plenty of people distancing themselves from Wolf’s performance — including the head of the White House Correspondents’ Association, who said the evening’s program “was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people.

Do you think James Woods' tweetstorm was called for?
“Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission,” WHCA President Margaret Taley said, according to Fox News.

My guess is that James Woods won’t be accepting that apology.

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Woods has been known for venting his spleen on Twitter occasionally. However, after Saturday night’s performance, the actor went off on a tweetstorm like we’ve never seen from him before.

Woods began by responding to a Matt Drudge tweet wondering why neither Sanders nor Kellyanne Conway walked out of the “festivities.”

Woods then went after Taley and her “apology.”

He also predicted that Wolf’s clanging, misogynist routine would be great campaign fodder for the GOP.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haber called out Wolf, but Woods questioned the sincerity of her statement.

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Woods closed by giving Wolf a taste of her own medicine.

Well, that’s pretty much as harsh as you can get. One can imagine former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is giving Woods a call this morning, first to thank him for defending his daughter, and then to ask Woods if his blood pressure’s a bit high.

While Woods may have gone scorched earth here, Wolf deserves to be criticized. And, to be fair, Woods was far from the first person to realize that her weak-sauce attempt at running a Stephen Colbert-like stunt was misguided and hateful.

However, he was one of the most vocal critics of Wolf — and we love him for it.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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