The American media's shot in the foot

NEW YORK • Even by the direct style of American comedy, Ms Michelle Wolf's routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner last week seemed unduly crass when she laid into press secretary Sarah Sanders, who was sitting just a few feet away from her.

Referring to Ms Sanders' eye make-up, Ms Wolf said she "burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline 'The American media's shot in the foot'. Print Edition | Subscribe