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  • Barack Obama makes great gags, uses very rude language at White House Correspondents’ dinner

    05/03/2014 10:38:28 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 30 replies
    News Au ^ | 6/4/14 | ANTHONY SHARWOOD
    US PRESIDENT Barack Obama delivered some extremely wicked gags at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. That much was expected.
  • 2014 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (Live thread)

    05/03/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 365 replies
    C SPAN ^ | 5/03/14 | CSPAN
    Live thread of dinner............
  • Few Movie Stars Set to Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

    05/03/2014 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 1, 2014 | By Tina Daunt
    They may govern the free world's leading nation and regulate the globe's biggest economy, but when it comes to celebrities, Washingtonians are as starstruck as folks from Des Moines. That's why the annual White House Correspondents' dinner has assumed an outsized importance on the capitol social calendar and one of the reasons many locals are feeling let down by this year's dearth of A-list actors and film figures. Apart from Robert De Niro, who is promoting a documentary on his artist father, there will only be a smattering of high-wattage names at Saturday night's edition of the annual event. A...
  • You're Invited: D.C. Chapter's Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 5/03/14

    04/07/2014 6:22:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies
    Monday, April 7, 2014 | Kristinn
    Jimmy Valentine's brother pays tribute to Doctor Raoul, WHCA Dinner 2013 It's that time of year again when the elite of Washington gather to party at the coolest high school prom for grown ups in the country: the White House Correspondents Dinner.As we have been doing since 1999, FReepers will gather outside to let the media know our opinion of their work.Yours truly, 2013, photo by Stratman1969This FReep is your chance to tell reporters, editors and media executives face to face how their reporting hurts or helps the country. You will also have the chance to tell politicians and politicos...
  • Obama:OK, we missed warning signs abt the bombing but man isn’t this Correspondents’ Dinner a blast?

    04/28/2013 2:40:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-28-13 | DrJohn
    The Russians warned the Obama regime of their concerns that the Tsarneav's could be religious extremists, but this regime wasn't interested because there is no longer such a thing as "Islamic extremism." There is no longer such a thing as "jihad." Had they only been white right wing militias. Obama was ready for them. The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias. Yeah, those...
  • "Obama HATES Internet News Media"

    04/28/2013 3:22:19 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 47 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 28, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd says President Obama was making it “clear” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend how he feels about the rise of Internet news sites like Politico, Buzzfeed and … well, WND. “He hates it.” Appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning following Saturday night’s media, politics and celebrity soiree, Todd explained the president’s disdain for independent online news sources was showing during his speech. “It did seem … I thought his pot shots, joke-wise, and then the serious stuff about the Internet, the rise of the Internet media and social media and...
  • Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Makes Birther Joke

    04/28/2013 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/2013 | Breitbart News
    Speaking at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, President Barack Obama made a birther joke. Obama was talking about how his recent appearance at the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library inspired him to start his own legacy. He then made a quip about the potential location of his library. "Some have suggested we put it in my birthplace, but I'd rather keep it in the United States," Obama joked.
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Migrating to White House Correspondents' Dinner

    04/27/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 101 replies
    tmz.com/ ^ | April 27 2013
    "Duck Dynasty" stars Korie Robertson and Willie Robertson just alighted on the swamps of Washington, D.C. ... for an appearance at the White House Corresopndents' Dinner! Just don't tell Tom Brokaw -- as we previously reported, the legendary newsman is boycotting the event after Lindsay Lohan made an appearance last year ... and that was the LAST STRAW.
  • White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013 [LIVE THREAD]

    04/27/2013 6:38:35 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 303 replies
    White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013
  • ‘Gangnam Style’ Artist PSY Attending White House Correspondents Dinner As Guest Of…

    04/26/2013 6:58:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday, April 26, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    The South Korean pop star who took the internet by storm with “Gangnam Style” will be in attendance at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner as a guest of CBS News. This marks PSY’s second high-profile appearance in D.C., following his performance last year at the White House Christmas concert, which followed controversy over an anti-American song he rapped a few years ago. According to Deadline, PSY will be attending the dinner at the CBS table,
  • Join Fellow Conservatives at 15th Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner Protest

    04/25/2013 8:44:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    CALLING ALL PATRIOTS – Join Fellow Conservatives at 15th Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner Protest Long before Code Pink came on the scene, the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com was demonstrating everywhere in D.C.–the White House, the Capitol and Walter Reed Army Medical Center to name just a few locales where you could see the conservative Internet warriors in action. Since 1999, the FReepers, as they are known, have held forth across the street from the Hilton Washington to protest liberal media bias face to face with attendees of the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Photo by Paul Bond,...
  • You're Invited! D.C. Chapter's 15th Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 4/27/13

    04/09/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Kristinn
    On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com will hold our 15th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.As always, we are inviting FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us as we greet FRiends and foes alike from the media-political-entertainment complex as they make their way to the dinner.Last year's theme was "Breitbart Is Here" in tribute to the recently departed Andrew Breitbart.The Hollywood Reporter wrote abour our freep that same evening.(Free Republic thread here.)Photo by Paul Bond, The Hollywood ReporterThis year, we'll be dedicating the freep to Doctor Raoul, who passed away last...
  • The Dems May Have Miscalculated on Ms. Fluke

    03/10/2012 8:29:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 9, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    The Democrats thought they had a great distraction from the economic issues that bedevil most Americans in the form of 30-year-old activist Sandra Fluke. Rush Limbaugh foolishly (as he later acknowledged) called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” in the course of ridiculing, entirely properly, her very silly claim that the federal government should force all employers to pay for their female employees’ contraception–I never did figure out whether the plan extended to buying male employees condoms and vasectomies–regardless of whether either the employers or employees prefer such benefits to cash compensation. Ms. Fluke’s theory, really, was so stupid as...
  • Comedian Jay Leno to headline the White House Correspondents Dinner

    01/22/2010 10:40:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies · 500+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/22/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Soon-to-be "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will headline the White House Correspondents Dinner in May. The White House Correspondents Association confirmed Leno's appearances to the The Hill on Friday. The Correspondents Association said that Leno was asked to emcee the event before he became embroiled in the controversy surrounding "The Tonight Show." Leno — who retired as "Tonight Show" host late last year — was recently asked by NBC to take over his former 11:35 p.m. time slot in favor of Conan O'Brien, who has been on the job for just over six months.
  • No Laughing Matter: A bad D.C. (White House Correspondents') dinner.

    05/11/2009 10:08:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 1,937+ views
    National Review ^ | May 11, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    You may remember the evening of Sept. 29, 2001. On that evening, Rudy Giuliani appeared on Saturday Night Live. It was 18 days after the September 11 attacks. This appearance of the mayor of New York — who had spent almost three weeks comforting a shaken nation, mourning with families of the murdered, and leading — was widely considered a signal: We could laugh again. We needed to laugh. Heaven knows, Giuliani must have needed it as much as anyone. Laughter can be a beautiful thing, a great gift in difficult times. A way to reach those who might not...
  • Wanda Sykes Was Funny (get over it) [Editorial]

    05/11/2009 1:19:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies · 2,812+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/11/09 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Oh, boy, Wanda Sykes is in trouble. That's what you get when you make fun of Rush Limbaugh. But while conservatives were screaming Monday, let's face it: Sykes said something mean but also funny about the right-leaning Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night. Boy, Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails – so you said you hope America fails ....To me, that's treason. He's not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, sir, 'cause I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker,...
  • GayBlackFemaleComedianWandaSykesGivenMsCA'sCrownAndScotusSeatForDissingHuskyWhiteMaleRushLimbaugh

    05/11/2009 5:55:42 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies · 607+ views
    [Title Condensed For FreeRepublic] I could only stomach to watch the pregame of the White House Correspondent's Dinner on C-SPAN, starring President Obama, as the press corps, hard-pressing credibility as well as credulity, stomped down the Brown Carpet (not Red Carpet) like something you might see at the Chicago Stockyards. The in-the-tank journalists from the most famous of near bankrupt newspapers were caked-up with makeup so much one might think they were witnessing a transvestite competition. And, the Hollywood types, who were not aware that the dinner was for faux reporters looked equally cheap. Noisy, hoggish, devilish, unnatural was the...
  • Obama pokes fun of Republicans, Clinton, self at annual dinner

    05/09/2009 10:10:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 2,093+ views
    cnn. ^ | 38 minutes ago
    President Obama drew big laughs at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday, taking jabs at his administration, his Republican rivals and even himself. President Obama delivers some one-liners at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. President Obama delivers some one-liners at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. "I would like to talk about what my administration plans to achieve in the next 100 days," Obama said. "During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days." He added later, "I believe that my next 100...
  • Barack Obama Celebrity Roast: Wanda Sykes At White House Correspondents Dinner (Complete Video)

    05/09/2009 8:18:21 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 3 replies · 569+ views
    Barack Obama Celebrity Roast: Wanda Sykes At White House Correspondents Dinner (Complete Video)
  • Wanda Sykes Takes Aim At Republicans At Correspondents Dinner (Full Video)

    05/09/2009 8:41:27 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 1,366+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/10/09 | Talkradio03
    Was this a correspondents dinner or a meeting at MoveOn.org? Wanda Sykes takes shots at Cheney, Bush, Rush Limbaugh and drugs, Sean Hannity and a vicious shot at Sarah Palin, this was truly disgraceful....
  • Video: Bush at the White House Correspondents' Dinner...Very Funny

    04/27/2008 9:57:10 PM PDT · by LJayne · 18 replies · 104+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit
    Mostly a highlight reel, but still worth it. The best jokes are at Cheney's expense. If you're looking for where he conducts the Marine band, skip ahead to halfway through clip two.
  • Nomination Thread for Worst News Media Reporting; Awarded at 10th Annual WHCA Dinner Freep 4/26/08

    04/03/2008 6:59:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies · 1,436+ views
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 | Kristinn
    To mark our tenth annual freep against media bias outside the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com will hold an awards ceremony to announce the ten worst examples of media reporting over the past ten years.Nominations are being accepted on this thread from now until 9 a.m. EDT Monday, April 21. Voting will commence shortly after that and will close at 3 p.m. EDT Friday, April 25.Nominees should be backed with quotes and source links. Acceptable nominees are news media outlets, reporters, commentators, photographers, editors and executives. The time period runs from 1999 through 2008. The...
  • Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused?

    04/30/2006 2:44:57 PM PDT · by alnick · 123 replies · 8,993+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | April 29, 2006 | E&P Staff
    WASHINGTON A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close. Earlier, the president had delivered his talk to the 2700 attendees, including many celebrities and top officials, with the help of a Bush impersonator. Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, “and reality has a well-known liberal bias.” He attacked those...
  • You're Invited: D.C. Chapter's 8th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner Freep, Sat. 4/29/06

    04/21/2006 5:39:01 AM PDT · by kristinn · 69 replies · 5,512+ views
    Friday, April 21, 2006 | Kristinn
    All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic at our 8th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2006 in Washington, D.C.This is our most fun freep of the year. You never know who in the media and political world you'll meet there. Over the years, we've met and debated the likes of Al Franken, razzed Paul Begala and James Carville, been filmed by Drew Barrymore, cheered on Fox News reporters and freeped the liberal media with humor and serious barbs.Afterward, we retire to the hotel...
  • Valerie Plame To Attend White House Correspondents Dinner

    04/19/2006 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Zeppo · 35 replies · 4,110+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | April 19, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Will Valerie Plame be the talk of this year's White House Correspondents Dinner? E&P has confirmed that she is slated to attend this year's gala, along with her husband Joseph Wilson and several other notable non-journalist guests, such as Alex Trebek and Ben Rothlisberger, according to organizers. As in the past, attendees at the annual black-tie affair, to be held on April 29 this year, often look for a controversial visitor who might spark extended gossip around the open bar. When outsiders such as Donna Rice, Michael Moore, Fawn Hall or Ozzie Osborne were escorted to the gathering,...
  • First lady treats husband to rib and roast

    05/01/2005 3:52:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 159 replies · 3,297+ views
    CNN & AP ^ | 5-1-2005
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Laura Bush stole the show with a surprise comedy routine that ripped President Bush and brought an audience that included much of official Washington and a dash of Hollywood to a standing ovation at a dinner honoring award-winning journalists.</p>
  • The President’s Funny Factor

    03/31/2004 4:49:09 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 114+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/31/2004 | Jacob Laksin
    For a guy who famously does not read the papers, George W. Bush sure knows how the fourth estate gets its kicks. So when the president appeared last week at the 60th annual dinner of the Radio and Television News Correspondents Association to roast himself for the benefit of people whose contempt for him comes with a dental plan, he brought his best stuff. While screening a slide show of photographs of himself in various amusing positions, the president put up a picture of himself searching for something under Oval Office furniture. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to...
  • The Good Humor Man What do America's fighting men think of President Bush's WMD joke?

    03/29/2004 12:04:16 PM PST · by Jewels1091 · 22 replies · 281+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2004 | Editor
    (Editor's note: In response to our invitation in Friday's Best of the Web Today, we've thus far received e-mails from 101 readers who identified themselves as members of the U.S. armed forces, service members' relatives, veterans or military trainees. This is a selection of those e-mails. Of those who wrote, three expressed disapproval of President Bush's jokes at last Wednesday's Radio and Television Correspondents dinner; the other 98 approved. We've printed all three of the disapproving letters first so that they don't get lost amid all the others; the approving ones start here. In deference to the tradition that military...
  • Soldiers' familes, Dems 'appalled' by Bush jokes ( Media-selected "Victim" alert)

    03/27/2004 10:08:57 AM PST · by anonymous_user · 69 replies · 372+ views
    HoustonChronicle.com ^ | 3/27/04 | Frank Jones
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic critics and some family members of soldiers serving in Iraq are taking President Bush to task for his jokes at a black-tie dinner about the fruitless search for weapons of mass destruction.</p> <p>The jokes came at Wednesday night's annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner. In a 10-minute, mostly puckish, self-deprecating speech, the president presented a slide show he called "an election-year, White House photo album."</p>
  • Eleanor Clift - Mr. Newsom Goes to Washington

    03/27/2004 3:40:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies · 299+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 3-26-04 | Eleanor Clift
    What happens when the San Francisco mayor who pushed gay marriage onto the national agenda visits the nation’s capital? March 26 - It's hard to be both a rising star and a pariah, but that's what San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is in the Democratic Party. His approval rating is 67 percent, but many Democrats believe he hurt his party's chances in November by forcing the issue of gay marriage. Newsom was in Washington this week, but he wasn't conferring with John Kerry or anybody else outside of the California delegation. "Politicians aren't lining up to see me or meet...
  • The Party Party: Republicans have more fun

    03/26/2004 8:10:42 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 16 replies · 946+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/26/2004 | Michael Graham
    Believe it or not, once upon a time, the Democratic party knew how to party. We conservatives were the staid, humorless, easily offended sticks-in-the-mud, while our liberal counterparts spent tax dollars on irreverent performance art and told us to lighten up. The Left had Lenny Bruce and the Smothers Brothers, while the Right had the comedic stylings of Richard Milhous Nixon. Wanna guess who was having more fun? The current brouhaha surrounding President Bush's performance at the Radio and Television Correspondent's Dinner shows just how completely things have changed. Liberals, who urge taxpayers to be tolerant of portraits of the...
  • Bush's Joke About WMD Draws Criticism

    03/26/2004 10:17:49 AM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 128 replies · 466+ views
    aol news ^ | 3/26/04
    WASHINGTON (March 26) - President Bush's humorous references to the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have drawn criticism from Democrats as inappropriate for wartime. The White House and Republicans contend the president was just poking fun at himself. President Bush acknowledges a crowd of supporters. ''This is a very serious issue,'' Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said Friday on ''Good Morning America'' on ABC. ''We've lost hundreds of troops, as you know, over there. Let's not be laughing about not being able to find weapons of mass destruction.'' Bush provided amusing descriptions of photographs Wednesday night...
  • Kerry whacks Bush on WMD comment

    03/25/2004 10:38:56 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 174+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 26, 2004
    ELECTION 2004Kerry whacks Bush on WMD commentResponds to president's joke delivered at dinner, asks 'He thinks that's funny?' Posted: March 25, 20045:42 p.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry hammered President Bush today for making a joke about the lack of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction at a media correspondents' dinner in Washington, D.C. last night During Bush's light-hearted presentation, which included several slides of him and White House staff, he said, "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere," while showing a photo of himself looking under furniture in the Oval Office. Shortly thereafter another image...
  • Radio & TV Correspondent's Dinner; CSPAN Video Available Now...

    03/25/2004 5:15:57 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies · 431+ views
    The Radio & TV Correspondent's dinner, with President Bush's slide show is now available on CSPAN. The President is in the middle of the program. Some guy named A.J. Jamal followed the President, and tried to do a regular standup routine on this high-falutin' liberal crowd. I'm not finished watching it yet, but he is really bombing...the President was much funnier.Anyway, you can watch it now if you want.
  • FLASHBACK: KERRY JOKES ABOUT 'ASSASSINATIONS'

    03/25/2004 3:51:47 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 26 replies · 249+ views
    drudgereport ^ | 25, march | Matt Drudge
    Dem presidential candidate John Kerry lashed out at President Bush over self-deprecating jokes made at this year's Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner. But Kerry himself has had trouble with pushing the humor envelope. "Somebody told me the other day that the Secret Service has orders that if George Bush is shot, they're to shoot Quayle," Kerry joked in 1988. The Massachusetts Democrat then said, "There isn't any press here, is there?" END
  • Kerry Knocks Bush Over WMD Jokes

    03/25/2004 2:10:51 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 185 replies · 331+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | 3/25/04
    Kerry Knocks Bush Over WMD Jokes Thu Mar 25 2004 17:04:23 ET The Following was issued by the Kerry For President campaign this evening: How Out of Touch Can This President Be? "George Bush insulted me as a veteran and as a friend to many still serving in Iraq. This act lowers the dialogue about weapons of mass destruction. War is the single most serious event that a President or government can carry its people into. No weapons of mass destruction have been found and that is no joke - this is for real. This cheapens the sacrifice that American...
  • Bush Jokes About Election During Media Dinner

    03/25/2004 11:23:04 AM PST · by EllaMinnow · 19 replies · 165+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2004 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Bush poked fun at his staff, his Democratic challenger and himself Wednesday night at a black-tie dinner where he hobnobbed with the news media.</p> <p>Bush put on a slide show, calling it the "White House Election-Year Album" at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association 60th annual dinner, showing himself and his staff in some decidedly unflattering poses.</p>
  • Bush Laughs At Himself, Staff

    03/24/2004 11:47:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 38 replies · 450+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 3/25/04 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush poked fun at his staff, his Democratic challenger and himself Wednesday night at a black-tie dinner where he hobnobbed with the news media. Bush put on a slide show, calling it the "White House Election-Year Album" at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association 60th annual dinner, showing himself and his staff in some decidedly unflattering poses. There was Bush looking under furniture in a fruitless, frustrating search. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere," he said. There was Vice President Dick Cheney, a frequent butt of gentle Bush ribbing, holding his...
  • President Bush Live at Correspondents Dinner (MSNBC)

    03/24/2004 6:57:14 PM PST · by jern · 127 replies · 240+ views
    President Bush Live at Correspondents Dinner (MSNBC)