Thanks for your response. Did you read this essay? No jokes were explained, no jokes were apologized for. The only criticism was the lack of a clean delivery on almost half of the jokes, which I assessed as objectively as possible by listening to the audio portion of the C-SPAN broadcast. But I turned around and then defended Wolf by saying, in effect, anyone who wants to criticize her for that, first has to get up in front of the most powerful people in the world and give them hell with flawless delivery. “He who is without sin…” Or, possibly, the delivery was her own choice! The larger point of the essay was to rebut claims that Wolf only targeted Trump’s people, and that she bombed at the WHCD. The data tell a different story. So, I think we actually kind of agree here. The dullest book I ever read in my life was a book on humor, explaining jokes, and I hate that (almost) as much as you do and would never aspire to doing that. Thanks again for your comments!

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