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  • Thanks, POTUS, For Breaking-Up The Annual Correspondents’ ...

    05/08/2017 6:22:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 5/6/2017 | Ilana Mercer
    <p>As a newly elected president, Donald Trump was quick to take one of Washington's institutional pillars down a peg. By snubbing the 2017 annual White House Correspondents' Dinner (WHCD), the president deflated what should have been more appropriately called the Sycophants’ Supper. Would that it was the last such supper. For now, the POTUS's bitchslap to this gathering of sycophants this past weekend will have to do.</p>
  • Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom [WHCD was Whining Epic Fail]

    05/01/2017 4:57:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    wsvn ^ | 4/29/17
    Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. With President Donald Trump sending his regrets, the attention was no longer focused on an in-person roasting of the commander in chief and his humorous remarks about politics and the press. The red carpet that once featured Oscar winners, TV stars and a few major-league athletes barely turned heads. Instead, speakers at the dinner promoted press freedom and responsibility and challenged Trump’s...
  • Woodward: 'Mr. President, the media is not fake news'

    04/30/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/30/17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward sent a message directed to President Trump late Saturday: "The media is not fake news." "The effort today to get this best obtainable version of the truth is largely made in good faith," Woodward said during remarks at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "Mr. President, the media is not fake news." Woodward said during his speech that any president and his administration is "clearly entitled to the most serious reporting efforts possible." "We need to understand, to listen, to dig — obviously our reporting needs to get both facts and tone right," he said. "The...
  • WHCD Host Hasan Minhaj Blasts ‘Liar-in-Chief’ Trump: ‘The Orange Man Behind the Muslim Ban’

    04/30/2017 9:18:28 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Comedian Hasan Minhaj slammed President Donald Trump and members of his administration Saturday night during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner (WHCA) in Washington, D.C. The Daily Show correspondent called Trump the “liar-in-chief,” ripped the president’s immigration policy, and fired off several personal insults at Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Minhaj’s politically-charged monologue began. “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow,” Minhaj said to applause from the crowd of celebrities, politicians, and journalists, many of them from...
  • Snowflakes got nothing on mainstream media hyenas in desperate search of their victim card

    04/30/2017 7:17:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/17 | Judi McLeod
    These tyrants in tuxedos outdo the cowardice of the snowflakes in their search for safe spaces “Hardy-Har-Ha!”. The sound of canned laughter when the heroes of the mainstream media convened for their ongoing Donald Trump-hate-fest at last night’s Dinner with No Dignity White House Correspondents’ annual get together. They tossed a morale boost to their disgruntled heroes, 2016 election losers Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton; a pathetic stab at bravado while their industry heads deeper into irrelevancy and financial failure.
  • Trump Excoriates Media, Cites MRC Study in Rally Marking First 100 Days in Office

    04/29/2017 10:31:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 10 replies ^ | April 29, 2017
    During a Saturday night rally packed with devoted supporters at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, President Donald Trump spent extensive portions of his first 100 days speech torching the news media for their liberal tilt, using facts like the blockbuster April 19 Media Research Center study. Trump launched into a lengthy disassembling of liberal media outlets on the same night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) by suggesting that “before we talk about my first 100 days which has been very exciting and very if, let's rate the media's 100 days.” Knocking the media as “a...
  • Vanity - WHCD......simply a major Flop!!! Trump Rally...Rip Roaring Success!!!

    04/30/2017 12:10:45 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 37 replies
    To the point. Boring, all loser, WHCD "Dead On Arrival" one watched, listened, or cared!!! Massive Trump Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania...success, success, success!!! End of story!!! Trump buries Media & Democrats!!! Millions of Trump supporters tune in on TV or live stream!!! MAGA...DJT!!!
  • White House Correspondents' Chief: 'We Are Not Fake News'

    04/30/2017 4:46:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies ^ | 04/29/17
    The president of the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) on Saturday pushed back against President Trump's claims that news outlets covering his administration critically are reporting "fake news." "We are not fake news, we are not failing news organizations and we are not the enemy of the American people," WHCA president and Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason said at the organization's annual dinner. Trump and his chief strategist Steven Bannon have repeatedly referred to members of the media as the "enemy of the American people," while Trump himself has long maintained an antagonistic relationship with the press. Mason's speech received a...
  • Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump [Trump Wins Again!]

    04/30/2017 4:08:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2017 | Staff
    The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years. Without Trump, who scheduled a rally instead to mark his 100th day in office, the usually celebrity-filled soiree hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association took a more sober turn, even as it pulled in top journalists and Washington insiders.
  • Hasan Minhaj Blasts POTUS at White House Correspondents' Dinner: "Trump is Liar-in-Chief"

    04/30/2017 4:10:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 30, 2017 | Farnoush Amiri
    The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj took the stage at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night and addressed President Donald Trump's absence almost immediately.  "Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents' Dinner," he began. "My name is Hasan Minhaj, or as I'll be known in a few weeks, number 830287."
  • Correspondents’ dinner organizers ask host not to make fun of Trump

    04/29/2017 8:52:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies ^ | 4/28/17 | Mara Siegler
    “The Daily Show’s” Hasan Minhaj, who is hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in DC, was asked by organizers not to make fun of President Donald Trump, who will not be in attendance, says a source who saw the comic at the Village Underground on Thursday. “It was a polite request because Trump is so thin-skinned,” the source said. Reuters’ Jeff Mason, who is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, insists he never said Trump was “thin-skinned,” but added that he wanted a balanced event.
  • Trump Ruins Media Dinner. How We Laughed

    04/26/2017 5:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | April 26, 2017 | Andrew Bolt
    Donald Trump declined an invitation to be jeered by people who hate him at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Even better, he staged a rally of his own on the same day. Journalists are now furious that some may have to skip dinner to attend his rally instead. Worse, without Trump, their dinner looks an even more pathetic Left-fest. Trump wins again by refusing to play by the media's rules: But with President Trump declining to attend this year’s 103rd installment, the star power largely MIA and several news outlets nixing their usual bashes, regulars say the “weirdness” factor...
  • Trump schedules 'big' Pennsylvania rally on same night as White House reporter gala

    04/24/2017 4:59:26 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 22 2017 | Javier David
    President Donald Trump announced his intention to hold a "big rally" in Pennsylvania next Saturday, a date which marks his 100th day in office, and coincides with the White House Correspondent's Dinner—an event he previously declined to attend.... ...Interestingly, however, the rally will be held on the same night as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, and threatens to overshadow the gala known derisively as "Nerd Prom." Amid a spat with the press in February, Trump declared he wouldn't attend, departing with a long-held tradition where sitting presidents rub shoulders with the very reporters who cover the White House and Congress.
  • Trump to hold 'BIG rally' in Pennsylvania (Same night as White House Correspondent's Dinner)

    04/22/2017 10:30:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | April 22, 2017 | Daniel Craig
    President Donald Trump plans to hold a "BIG rally" in Pennsylvania next weekend — although the exact time, place and reason for the event are not known. Trump, tweeted from his personal account Saturday afternoon that the rally would be held Saturday, April 29, without immediately providing further details. (TWEET-AT-LINK) As Politico notes, the rally will mark Trump's 100th day in office. The event also falls on the same night as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, which Trump has decided to skip, breaking years of precedent. The president spent much time campaigning in Pennsylvania, and taking the state proved a...
  • Donald Trump to Hold Rally Same Night as White House Correspondents Dinner

    04/22/2017 1:29:37 PM PDT · by BAW · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | April 22, 2017 | Variety Staff
    In a counter-programming twist, president Donald Trump has scheduled a Pennsylvania rally the same night as the White House Correspondents Dinner. “Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” he tweeted on Saturday. Trump had previously announced that he would skip the annual event in Washington D.C., breaking a long tradition of the president dining with, and often getting roasted by, the media. The White House staff also will forgo the event. The dinner, hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association, is set for April 29 at the Washington Hilton. Hasan Minhaj,...
  • 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 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 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 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...