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  • Obama Skips Self-Deprecation, Lashes Out at Republicans in Vicious WHCA Dinner Monologue

    05/04/2014 9:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 4, 2014 | Rip Curl
    It takes a big man to make fun of himself, to take his failures, hold them up for everyone to see, and say, as Chandler Bing might: "Could I BE any more ridiculous?" So when the president of the United States -- the most powerful man in the world, used to always getting his way, always being the smartest guy in the room, and always the one who gets the last word -- does it, we take note. It's a lesson in self-deprecation all Americans can learn from; Hey, the president mocks himself, so maybe I should just lighten up...
  • Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble (but responsibility? what’s that?)

    05/03/2014 11:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2014 12:29 AM EDT
    Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night—not even his own health care plan. “We rolled out healthcare.gov. That could have gone better,” Obama said in remarks at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. “In 2008 my slogan was ‘Yes we can.’ In 2013 my slogan was ‘Control-alt-delete.’” On the plus side, the president said, “they did turn the launch of healthcare.gov into one of the year’s biggest movies.” On a screen flashed the poster for “Frozen.” …
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • White House Communications Agency Under Investigation in Colombia Prostitution Scandal

    04/23/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    NextGov ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Bob Brewin
    The investigation into the Colombia prostitution scandal has broadened to include the White House Communications Agency, Nextgov has learned. Laura Williams, a spokeswoman for the Defense Information Systems Agency, which manages the White House office that provides the president with secure communications, confirmed that one individual from WHCA is under investigation, but could not provide any more details at this time.
  • Breitbart is Here: D.C. Chapter's 13th Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 4/28/12

    03/30/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    Friday, March 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com invites you to join us at our 13th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Association dinner this April 28.Our theme this year, in tribute to our late fellow FReeper, andrew, is Breitbart is Here.We are asking participants to wear Breitbart is Here t-shirts and/or carry Breitbart is Here posters for the demonstration.We will have a limited supply of t-shirts and posters based on the I Own the World design, but you can get your own at Anthem Studios. Proceeds go to a fund for Breitbart's family.This freep is the most fun one that we...
  • Helen Thomas Won't Have Her Own Table at White House Correspondents Dinner

    03/27/2012 3:42:27 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 27 Mar 2012 | Eddie Scarry
    Journalist Helen Thomas put in a request in February that she have her own table at this year‘s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Unfortunately for her, she was denied by the White House Correspondents’ Association, which Thomas once presided over. “I would appreciate — particularly this year as we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of women being admitted to the WHCA dinner — to share this celebration with my family and close friends one last time,” she wrote in a letter to the WHCA board.
  • 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (CSPAN TV&online) Replay now! *Live Thread*

    04/30/2011 5:24:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 291 replies · 1+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 4-30-11
    Obama and Seth Meyers headline Politics and Hollywood collide again at tonight's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The event has evolved into a star-studded affair as celebrities descend upon Washington, joining journalists and President Obama. This year's comedian headliner, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, is charged with the task of poking fun at the President and Washington politics. Each year, the President uses the occasion to show a more humorous side as well, making fun of himself and the people who cover him. The purpose of the annual dinner is “to raise money for WHCA scholarships and honor the...
  • Obama mocks Trump's presidential ambitions

    04/30/2011 8:12:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is mixing mixed comedy with some early campaigning at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, focusing mainly on Donald Trump. With Trump in attendance, Obama said the billionaire businessman has shown the acumen of a future president, from firing Gary Busey on a recent episode of "Celebrity Apprentice" to focusing so much time on conspiracy theories about Obama's birthplace.
  • Fox News to move to front-row briefing room seat

    08/01/2010 2:38:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies · 17+ views
    <p>The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.</p> <p>The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.</p> <p>According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.</p>
  • INVITATION: 12th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner Freep -- May 1, 2010 -- Be There!

    04/16/2010 12:14:33 PM PDT · by Angelwood · 13 replies · 675+ views
    D.C. Chapter of Free Republic | April 16, 2010 | Angelwood
    All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic at our 12th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, May 1, 2010 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, met FRiends such as Matt Drudge and Ann Coulter, and FReeped the liberal media...
  • White House Correspondents (Teabaggers) Association Dinner AAR, 9 May 2009

    05/17/2009 7:07:42 PM PDT · by BufordP · 21 replies · 918+ views
    DC Chapter | 17 May 2009 | Sauropod
    Honor Roll: Hellinahandcart, sauropod, bufordp, gunsareok, fraxinus, Cindy True Supporter , Buford’s friend Vijay, Rod Bemo, [Mrs] Trooprally, Angelwood People seen: Frank Luntz, David Schuster, Carl Cameron, Norah O’Donnell, Michael Barone, Al Sharpton, Kiran Chetry, Michael Hayden, Rep. Ed Markey, David Axelrod, George Stepanopolous, Cindy McCain, John Fund, Steve Moore, Ricky Schroeder, Matthew Modine, Bob Corker, Mort Kondracke, Claire Shipman? Code pinkos, Ben Nelson, Mort Zuckerman, Steve Centanni We arrived at 5 pm at the Washington Hilton (Connecticut and T Street) and several FReepers were already set up. Cindy-True-Supporter had a great sign that compared Abraham Lincoln’s America to...
  • 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner [LIVE THREAD]

    05/09/2009 5:27:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 425 replies · 26,773+ views
    # Houston Chronicle: Alberto Gonzales # Fox News: Chace Crawford, Todd Palin, Matthew Modine, Greta Van Susteren, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. # National Music Publishers’ Assn.: Kara DioGuardi # Wall Street Journal: Jason Wu # BBC: Sir Howard Stringer, Kristi Yamaguchi, Ellen Burstyn, Phil Gordon # CNN: Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Val Kilmer, Kyra Sedgwick, Brad Cooper, Tyra Banks, Janet Napolitano # ABC News: David and Susan Axelrod; Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff; Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget; Valerie Jarrett, senior presidential advisor; Jackie Norris, First Lady’s Chief of Staff;...
  • Jokes That Won't Be Told at Tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner

    05/09/2009 11:28:27 AM PDT · by WrightOnTarget · 32 replies · 1,626+ views
    The Powers That Be ^ | 5-9-09 | Doug Powers
    The White House Correspondents Dinner traditionally features a headlining comedian who oftens makes jokes at the expense of the president and/or his staff who are looking on helplessly like sitting ducks. The most cutting of these in recent memory were Stephen Colbert in 2006, and Don Imus ripping apart the Clintons back in 1996. But since Obama has been president, there's been a distinct lack of any comedian brave enough to directly mock Hope. Sure, they poke fun of some innocent ancillary stuff (Biden's hair, teleprompters, etc.) but The One himself is rarely directly the butt of the joke. Tonight,...
  • Sykes to entertain at Correspondents Association Dinner

    Wanda Sykes will headline the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner this spring, Yeas & Nays has learned. Sykes, who was born in Virginia and raised in Maryland, did her first-ever stand-up show in D.C. She's known for her roles on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers," HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine," in addition to her solo work. Sykes follows in the footsteps of Craig Ferguson, Rich Little and Stephen Colbert, who have headlined the star-studded dinner in recent years.
  • Tenth Annual Freep of the 2008 White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner

    04/23/2008 3:45:38 PM PDT · by staytrue · 30 replies · 256+ views
    dcchapter of freerepublic | 4-23-2008 | self
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us in our nation’s capital for the Tenth Annual Freep of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner next Saturday. When: Saturday, April 26, 4 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. What: The D.C. Chapter’s Tenth Annual Freep of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Location: Outside the Washington Hilton, Connecticut Avenue and T Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Our most fun protest every year. This is your chance to tell the mainstream media to their faces what you think about their biased reporting. You’ll also...
  • After Action Report: 2008 White House Correspondents Dinner

    05/01/2008 9:57:24 AM PDT · by staytrue · 45 replies · 283+ views
    cameras | 5-1-2008 | self
    The D.C. Chapter's Tenth Annual FReep of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner took place on Saturday afternoon and evening on April 26, 2008. In attendance were Kristinn, Staytrue, gunsareok, Doctor Raoul, Jimmy Valentine’s Brother, Angelwood, Mrs. Trooprally, BufordP, bmwcycle, Rongkirby, Discodave, Dinosour. Our theme was "An Inconvenient Truth" where we pointed out many truths the media may find inconvenient. I think pictures and videos do a better job of reporting than a narrative so here they are. (all photos are courtesy of Mrs. Trooprally). First up is Doctor Raoul and JVB manning their customary position on the Northeast...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush..04-26-08 (photos and Live Thread at 8 PM EST of WHCA Dinner)

    04/26/2008 3:26:28 PM PDT · by daisyscarlett · 170 replies · 159+ views
    Yahoo News Photos; Whitehouse.gov; various | Daisyscarlett
    The President's Radio Address today focused on education and the economy. President Bush will be the guest of honor for the eighth and final time at tonight's White House Corespondents Association dinner. Vice President Cheney will also attend. These are the clowns hosting the dinner:
  • 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...
  • White House Correspondents Dinner (C-SPAN)

    04/21/2007 6:37:27 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 263 replies · 6,933+ views
    09:35 PM EDT 1:25 (est.) LIVE Statement White House Correspondents Dinner White House Correspondents' Association Rich Little George W. Bush , United States At the annual dinner, White House Correspondents' Association president Steve Scully served as master of ceremonies. President Bush made a humorous after-dinner presentation and impressionist Rich Little performed.
  • You're Invited: D.C. Chapter's 9th Annual Freep of the White House Correspondents Dinner 4/21/07

    03/25/2007 9:33:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies · 1,478+ views
    D.C. Chapter ^ | Sunday, March 25, 2007 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com invites all Freepers and lurkers in good standing to join us at our 9th annual media bias freep at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. This is always the D.C. Chapter's most fun freep of the year. Those who participate get to freep in person news anchors, reporters and media executives for their biased reporting. We also get to meet and cheer the unbiased reporters, anchors and executives in attendance, as well as our conservative friends in politics and political commentary.When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2007.Where: Connecticut Avenue and T Street,...
  • 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...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (4/30/06): photos of correspondents dinner

    04/30/2006 11:40:12 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 315 replies · 8,546+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush attended St. John's Church this morning, as is their custom when spending the weekend at the White House. Last night they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, where the President and his "alter ego," comedian Steve Bridges, stole the show. The best review I found is on USA Today's website. Since I'm not sure how much of their material we can excerpt, I'll just provide a link. The article includes a nearly complete transcript of the President's and Mrs. Bridges routine. LINK TO USA TODAY CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER REVIEW
  • AAR: Boston Glob Reporter Forgot American Hero, but Knew Who Cindy Sheehan Was (WHCA FReep, 4/29/06)

    04/30/2006 4:24:44 AM PDT · by sauropod · 155 replies · 19,279+ views
    Self, exposetheleft.com ^ | 4/30/2006 | Sauropod
    Honor roll for tonight's FReep include: Jimmy Valentine's Brother, Mr/Mrs Mason-Dixon, bstein80, Doctor Raoul, staytrue, kristinn, tgsltakoma, angelwood, billf, sauropod, exit148, DollyCali, Wheelbarrow, bert, albion wilde, christopher lincoln, bufordp; dinasour, hellinahandcart and gunsareok. Compared with other years, this year's WHCA FReep was no disappointment. The theme of our counterprotest this year was "Pulitzer Prizes for Treason" given that Dana Priest and others are receiving Pulitzer Prizes for reporting illegally leaked information. There were several signs that alluded to what is going on (only in America), including this brilliant one by BufordP: This point was further reinforced by our very own...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (4/29/06): photos & live thread for WH Correspondents' Dinner)

    04/29/2006 3:20:36 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 1,325 replies · 27,975+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President and First Lady have spent a quiet day in the White House today prior to attending the annual correspondents dinner this evening. President Bush joins the reporters who cover him tonight at their annual Washington banquet, the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Bush has attended every correspondents' dinner since he took office, and he says he's looking forward to this one. The White House isn't saying what the Bushes are planning for this year in the way of Washington humor. Last year, the first lady interrupted the president's after-dinner speech with one of...
  • Celebs Join Bush for Reporters' Dinner (LIVE Thread)

    04/29/2006 5:11:04 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 280 replies · 13,716+ views
    AP and C-SPAN ^ | 29 April 06 | ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The political and celebrity worlds were joining forces to honor journalists for their coverage of the White House and the downfall of a corrupt congressman. Continuing a tradition begun by Calvin Coolidge, President Bush planned to attend the annual dinner Saturday that is hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association. "I will see you all tomorrow night, I guess," Bush told reporters at the White House on Friday. "Looking forward to it. I hope you are, as well." Booked as the featured entertainer was Stephen Colbert, whose Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" often lampoons the Washington establishment....
  • 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...
  • GANNONGATE (Vanity Fair To Debunk Leftist's Favorite "Scandal")

    05/03/2005 12:51:47 PM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 17 replies · 865+ views
    The Corner at National Review ^ | May 3, 2005 | Byron York
    In its upcoming issue, Vanity Fair has done an investigation into the current cause of the kooky left, the case of disgraced White House reporter Jeff Gannon/James Guckert. And reporters David Margolick and Richard Gooding have uncovered...nothing. No White House wrongdoing. No secret plotting or illicit Gannon affairs with White House staffers. No Karl-Rove-master-plan-to-undermine-democracy hijinks. Nothing. "As time passed, Gannon came to seem, to at least some of the [left-wing] bloggers, as more like a freelance zealot than the linchpin of some much larger conspiracy," Margolick and Gooding write. "They now admit that for them Gannon emerged as less a...
  • VOTING THREAD: Free Republic's Faux News Awards

    04/29/2005 3:41:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 100 replies · 4,317+ views
    Nomination Thread ^ | Friday, April 29, 2005 | Kristinn
    Your votes are requested for Free Republic's Faux News Awards. The voting is open until 2 p.m. EDT, Saturday, April 30. The winners will be announced outside the White House Correspondents dinner tomorrow evening. The nominating criteria was as follows: "A news reporter, editor, commentator, producer, executive or organization who has lied, fabricated, tried to dupe the public or stretched the truth so far that the truth is unrecognizable and called it news." There will be ten winners announced. Please vote for up to ten nominees. The nine also-rans will be awarded a framed Sixty Minutes faux Bush National Guard...
  • D.C. Chapter to freep Liberal Media

    04/29/2005 3:15:18 PM PDT · by staytrue · 14 replies · 861+ views
    4-29-2005 | self
    Just a reminder for DCchapter Saturday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. we will gather at the southeast corner of Connecticut Avenue and T Street, NW, across from the Washington Hilton for our seventh annual freep against liberal media bias outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner. We always have a great time at this event as we Protest Against Liberal Media Bias. For a great after action report of last year's event, go here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1128306/posts Plus, CSPAN may show some footage of us.
  • D.C. Chapter v. Code Pink and Liberal Media, Three Game Series, 4/29 - 5/01/05

    04/28/2005 8:23:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies · 1,766+ views
    D.C. Chapter ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2005 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us in our nation's capital this weekend as we play a three game series against the liberals and leftists working to undermine America from within.Friday, April 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. we will gather at the northeast corner of Georgia Avenue and Elder Street, NW to counter Code Pink's so-called antiwar demonstration at the gates of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.Saturday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. we will gather at the southeast corner of Connecticut Avenue and T Street,...
  • D.C. Chapter's 7th Annual Freep of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner 4/30/05

    04/17/2005 10:19:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies · 3,023+ views
    Sunday, April 17, 2005 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us at our 7th annual freep against liberal bias in the media outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, April 30.This is your chance to take your complaints and encouragement directly to the media bigwigs (and politicos) in person. Over the years, we've engaged in discussions outside the dinner with the likes of Al Franken, Christopher Hitchens, Matt Drudge, Peggy Noonan, Ann Coulter, Chip Reid, James Carville, Joe Scarborough and many others.Last year, actress Drew Barrymore filmed us...
  • Democrats ask White House for documents on conservative blogger

    03/08/2005 8:11:15 AM PST · by Peach · 38 replies · 1,117+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | March 8, 2005 | Elana Schor
    Democrats ask White House for documents on conservative blogger BY ELANA SCHOR Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - (KRT) - U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the House's top Democrat for homeland security, has found an unlikely place in need of his protection: the White House press room. Thompson and four colleagues, all senior congressional Democrats, have petitioned Bush administration officials to release classified documents about James D. Guckert, a conservative activist who was a daily fixture at White House press briefings. Calling himself Jeff Gannon, Guckert asked President Bush questions at televised news conferences as a representative of Talon News Service,...
  • D.C. Chapter to FReep the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on May 1

    04/24/2004 9:29:12 AM PDT · by BillF · 153 replies · 277+ views
    April 24, 2004 | me
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us in our nation's capital for the Sixth Annual Freep of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner next Saturday. When: Saturday, May 1, 4 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. What: The D.C. Chapter's Sixth Annual Freep of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Location: Outside the Washington Hilton, Connecticut Avenue and T Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Our most fun protest every year. This is your chance to tell the mainstream media to their faces what you think about their biased reporting. You'll also...