For the past couple of days, there's been a lot of commentary about this year's guest. I think that the WHCA knew she'd be controversial, pointed and make headlines. Was she funny? That depends on your definition of funny. Some of the bits could have used a better delivery (I thought she occasionally rushed her lines), but again, funny is in the ears of the listener.
There was one comment that hasn't gotten enough attention, IMVHO:
There's a ton of news right now; a lot is going on, and we have all these 24-hour news networks, and we could be covering everything. But, instead, we're covering like three topics. Every hour, it's Trump, Russia, Hillary and a panel of four people who remind you why you don't go home for Thanksgiving.That's so incredibly true. There is a lot going on, both here and abroad, and yet on tv it's Trump Trump Trump. If covering him during the elections hadn't been so amusing, things might have been different. I'm not talking about Hilary Clinton, I'm talking about the other Republican contenders. What happened to equal time, equal coverage? The only time I heard about or saw many of the other candidates was during the debates. And now? He's dominating the news, even when there are other things that could and should be covered. On the other hand, without Trump, no one would watch CNN, MSNBC, Fox and other chattering heads. So maybe it's all for the good, keeping relatively unqualified pundits and academics employed.