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  • The president skipping Nerd Prom is a big deal… for the media

    02/26/2017 12:28:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot ^ | February 26, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    To hear the amount of consternation coming from the cable news community you’d think that the United States was about to invade Canada. Shock waves are roiling the press over President Trump’s Twitter announcement saying that he would not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner. Could this be the end of Nerd Prom? (The Hill) President Trump announced Saturday he will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, which is usually attended by the president.“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great...
  • Is anybody going to Freep the White House Correspondents Dinner?

    02/04/2017 12:22:01 PM PST · by Excellence · 40 replies
    Self | February 4, 2016 | self
    Is anybody planning to Freep the White House Correspondents Dinner? Lots of journos promising to boycott because of Trump. I have a friend in D.C. who would like to meet up with you.
  • (video) The argument against the correspondents dinner (NPR and CNN media critics bash Obama!)

    06/04/2016 3:13:43 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2016 | CNN Reliable Sources
    Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC's "On the Media," says the annual mingling of reporters, celebrities and sources at the White House Correspondents Association dinner is "repulsive." Source: CNN
  • Byron York: At correspondents dinner, Obama lets second-term anger out

    04/29/2015 10:05:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 26, 2015 | Byron York
    Depending on your perspective, President Obama's performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night was either funny or filled with rage. Or perhaps it was funny about being filled with rage. Either way, there's no doubt that Obama, by incorporating comedian Keegan-Michael Key into his act, went public with the anger — specifically, the black anger — that has become part of the general conversation about Obama's time in office. Key and partner Jordan Peele do a Comedy Central routine in which Peele, playing Obama, delivers a calm, measured speech while Key, playing Obama's "anger translator," named Luther, acts...
  • As usual, ribbing is the main entree at correspondents' dinner

    04/26/2015 3:36:29 AM PDT · by equaviator · 25 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took a few humorous shots at the 2016 presidential field and at the news media — and a few at his own image — in his annual comic turn at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.</p>
  • Wolf Blitzer And Marie Harf Gush Over Jane Fonda At Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]

    04/26/2015 9:00:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2015 | Heather Smith
    CNN host Wolf Blitzer praised actress Jane Fonda and acting U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “Nothing better than Jane Fonda,” the CNN host said of his guests. “Can you believe I’m here with Jane Fonda and Marie Harf, acting spokeswoman of the State Department?! How cool is that?” Harf joined in to gush about Fonda. “I was looking forward to meeting Jane Fonda, so this was a dream come true,” Harf said. “We’ve already done selfies in the car.”
  • White House Correspondent's Dinner 2015 (Live thread)

    04/25/2015 4:05:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 274 replies ^ | April 25, 2015 | C-SPAN
    A Red-carpet of liberals arriving with their correspondent escort.
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 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...