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Comedian Louis C.K. has withdrawn as host of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association annual dinner scheduled for June 8. His agent told CNN’s Peter Hamby that “he just didn’t want to do it anymore,” but everyone says the critically acclaimed comedian was probably just trying to avoid controversy.
Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren amplified complaints by conservatives Thursday when she called on colleagues to boycott the dinner. Van Susteren criticized comments Louis C.K. has made about Sarah Palin, adding that “he denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.” She then went on to cite several comments the comedian had made about Palin.
As Politico points out, earlier in the week the choice of Louis C.K. for a traditional Washington dinner had been criticized by Media Research Center president Brent Bozell as well as the Free Republic’s Kristinn Taylor.
“C.K. was a pretty edgy choice for a dinner that frequently hosts the president or vice president and several members of Congress,” notes the Washington Post's Reliable Source.