WASHINGTON – Two Washington Post journalists are apologizing and
their satirical online video series has been canceled following
criticism of a joke they told about .
PostMouthpiece Theater” series Wednesday after pulling the latest episode from the paper’s Web site Friday.killed the “
In the video, columnistDana Milbank and and blogger Chris Cillizza appeared insmoking jackets to discuss the kinds of beer politicians might drink. Milbank said he couldn’t reveal to whom PresidentBarack Obama would serve a drink called “Mad B—- Beer.” That line was followed by a brief picture of Clinton.
group Women, Action and the Media complained to the Post in a letter
signed by 32 women. They called the video “sexist” and “tasteless.”
IT ALSO WASN’T FUNNY. I mean, I’m sorry, the entire “Mouthpiece Theater” gag was your classic “nerds who can’t read a room trying WAY too hard to act cool and embarrassing not only themselves but everyone watching” sitch in the first place. And then in the second place, wow, way to be edgy there, telling a joke Rush Limbaugh told back in 1992and told better, actually.
I’m not saying sexism would have been okay if it had been original and amusing, but somehow the fact that overall it was just stupid makes this whole episode worse for me. Instead of making me outraged it just made me tired, that this is the Washington Effing Post and this was the best joke they could come up with.