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  • The Hill to end attendance at WHCA dinner without 'major reforms'

    05/01/2018 5:52:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2018 | Joe Concha
    The Hill said Tuesday it is pulling out of future White House Correspondents' dinners without “major reforms” to the event following the controversy that erupted over comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at this year’s dinner on Saturday. “The Hill, which has participated in the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner for many years, does not plan at this time to participate in the event moving forward,” James Finkelstein, The Hill’s chairman, wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to Steven Thomma, executive director of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “In short, there's simply no reason for us to participate in something that...
  • 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.
  • Washington Post Media Columnist: Cancel WHCA Dinner Now that Trump Is President

    02/06/2017 1:36:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 2/6/17 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember Margaret Sullivan? She is The Washington Post media columnist who wanted to retire the term "fake news" when it boomeranged on liberals after it had been embraced by the mainstream media. Now Sullivan has another crusade in which she wants to cancel something. The White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Although Sullivan supported The New York Times withdrawing from the dinner several years ago when she was their Public Editor, she did not call for its outright cancellation. It is way more than obvious that her real reason for her sudden urge to cancel the dinner outright is that Donald...
  • You're Invited! D.C. Chapter's White House Correspondents Dinner Freep April 25, 2015

    04/13/2015 9:45:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    Monday, April 13, 2015 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us for our annual protest of media bias to be held outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 25. The D.C. Chapter has freeped this dinner every year following the first freep organized by Free Republic in 1999. This protest is always the most fun one of the year as it puts us in direct contact with reporters, columnists, editors, politicians, activists, government officials, Hollywood-types and curious tourists. Our protest location has been moved this year for the first...
  • Breitbart Fans Protest Outside White House Correspondents Dinner (Free Republic)

    04/28/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 86 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Paul Bond
    A dozen conservative activists interacted with dinner attendees including Woody Harrelson and Chris Matthews. As the nation’s elite journalists arrived at the Washington Hilton to hobnob with President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, many were met by a small group of protesters shouting "don't believe the liberal press" and holding signs adorned with photos of deceased conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. A few notable attendees politely mixed it up a bit with the protesters, who also shouted accusations of hypocrisy at the well-dressed journalists and Hollywood celebrities. Protester Kevin Martin asked MSNBC host Chris Matthews why he wasn't driven...
  • 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 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...
  • Trump Pushes Back at Prez Jokes

    05/01/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 228 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at President Barack Obama for making him the "focus of the evening" in his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech, and laced into Saturday Night Live comedian Seth Meyers as a "stutterer" whose delivery was lacking. Trump's comments came in a quick phone-in to "Fox and Friends," a day after he sat almost stone-faced while the president and Meyers ripped him repeatedly, to belly laughs from the crowd. People at tables around him gaped at him watching for a reaction, and some of his tablemates wrote on Twitter that it was uncomfortable. "Well, I really understood...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-10-06 ("An Open Letter to Richard Cohen"---Pied Piper Pitt)

    05/10/2006 8:33:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 108 replies · 1,326+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 10, 2006 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    On April 29, Pied Piper Pitt bid FAREWELL to DUmmieland and in TYPICAL form returned less than a week later. One would think that Pitt would at least keep a low profile for awhile due to his embarrassing backtrack but NO, he is back with his typical unintentionally comedic bloated grandstanding style. Pitt apparently decided to jump onto the Colbert bandwagon and attempt to ride on his popularity with the DUmmies by posting this melodramatic hyperbole-laden THREAD titled, "An Open Letter to Richard Cohen." And what was Richard Cohen's great "crime" that he is now on the receiving end...
  • Digital Lynch Mob (Richard Cohen gets angry feedback for his "Colbert wasn't funny" column)

    05/09/2006 7:51:18 AM PDT · by tlb · 111 replies · 2,525+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2006; | Richard Cohen
    Kapow! Within a day, I got more than 2,000 e-mails. A day later, I got 1,000 more. By the fourth day, the number had reached 3,499 -- a figure that does not include the usual offers of nubile Russian women or loot from African dictators. The Colbert messages began with Patrick Manley ("You wouldn't know funny if it slapped you in the face") and ended with Ron ("Colbert ROCKS, you MURDER") who was so proud of his thought that he copied countless others. Ron, you're a genius. The e-mails pulse in my queue, emanating raw hatred. This spells trouble --...
  • C-Span Asks Web Sites to Pull Colbert Clip

    05/08/2006 9:15:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,982+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | Natasha T. Metzler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Political comedy often is intended to stir controversy, but this doesn't usually involve broadcasting rights and the public affairs network C-SPAN. The cable network asked two Internet video providers, YouTube and IFILM, to pull clips of Stephen Colbert's April 29 performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner from their Web sites. C-SPAN said it contacted the companies because the copyrighted material was posted online without its permission. Both YouTube and IFILM complied with the request. Colbert hosts a satirical current events show on Comedy Central and performed his comedy routine at the correspondent's dinner. YouTube posted the...
  • Did media miss real Colbert story? (????? ALERT)

    05/07/2006 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 81 replies · 3,814+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 7, 2006 | DOUG ELFMAN Television Critic
    A "blogstorm" is thundering across liberal Web sites. Many liberals are furious at the White House press corps for virtually ignoring Stephen Colbert's keynote speech at the press corp's own White House Correspondents' Dinner last Saturday. To non-liberals, this may seem like an isolated complaint. To liberals, it further justifies their belief that the media, particularly TV news, is a big stinking cabal of conservatives. The truth is many in the media wrote about Bush's stand-up routine at the dinner as if they had just watched the coming of a comic genius, but they didn't report much on Colbert's funnier,...
  • Vent With Michelle Malkin (Video): The Colbert cover-up

    05/05/2006 12:57:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 2,864+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Watch the VIDEO.
  • Nominations Needed for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards

    04/28/2006 3:01:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 1,881+ views
    Friday, April 28, 2006 | Kristinn
    Nominations are needed tonight for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards to be presented tomorrow night outside the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.The Culture of Treason Media Awards, aka the Benedict Arnolds, are to be awarded to those reporters and news outlets whose reporting has undermined the efforts by the United States to fight and win the war on terror.Nominations are needed by 11 p.m. tonight. Voting will start shortly after that and will end at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (tomorrow.)Some nominations to kick things off:Mark Knoller of CBS News for failing to report Cindy Sheehan's remarks calling...
  • So Not Funny [Richard Cohen Slams Colbert]

    05/03/2006 8:59:06 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 47 replies · 2,266+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    First, let me state my credentials: I am a funny guy. This is well known in certain circles, which is why, even back in elementary school, I was sometimes asked by the teacher to "say something funny" -- as if the deed could be done on demand. This, anyway, is my standing for stating that Stephen Colbert was not funny at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. All the rest is commentary. The commentary, though, is also what I do, and it will make the point that Colbert was not just a failure as a comedian but rude. Rude is...
  • Hoyer: Bush deserves respect (Colbert)

    05/02/2006 7:13:59 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 16 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2006 | Andrew Barr and Josephine Hearn
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) took on a rare role yesterday as a defender of President Bush. Hoyer came to the defense of the commander in chief after Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, where the president took a drubbing from comedian Stephen Colbert. “I thought some of it was funny, but I think it got a little rough,” Hoyer said. “He is the president of the United States, and he deserves some respect.” “I’m certainly not a defender of the administration,” Hoyer reassured stunned observers, but Colbert “crossed the line” with many jokes that were “in bad taste.”...
  • Thank you Stephen Colbert

    05/02/2006 11:38:41 AM PDT · by JerseyDvl · 45 replies · 3,133+ views
    WordPress ^ | 5/1/06 | Unknown Lib
    A thank you site dedicated to Hero worship and praise for left leaning non-comedian Stephen Colbert. I FReeped it and put in a few sarcastic "Thank you's" of my own and thought others might like to do the same. At the very least it is entertaining to see what the linguini spined Liberals consider a Hero. Is it a Soldier who defends all of our freedoms?...NO Could it be a life saving doctor?...OF course not! How about a geek using his fifteen minutes to act liking an idiot and read Democratic talking points?? BINGO!!
  • Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech

    05/02/2006 11:07:14 AM PDT · by MC Miker G · 89 replies · 4,510+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 2, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK Probably to no one's surprise, Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show," hailed the performance of his stablemate Stephen Colbert at Saturday night's White House Correspondents dinner. Colbert's lampooning of the president and the press has generated a good deal of praise and criticism. "It was balls-alicious," Stewart said. "Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television" -- that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials, and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host. "We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY...
  • Taranto's Best of the Web: Lack of Raves Prompts Rants (On Colbert)

    05/01/2006 3:41:52 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 1,887+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 1, 2006 | JAMES TARANTO
    Lack of Raves Prompts Rants You'll never believe what the Angry Left is angry about now. It seems the biased right-wing media are trying to cover up . . . a comedy routine! Editor & Publisher, the trade magazine for Bush-hating newspapermen, tells the story: 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. . . .[E&P's Joe] Strupp, in the crowd during the Colbert routine, had observed that quite a few sitting near him looked a little uncomfortable at times, perhaps feeling...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... April 30, 2006 [LISTEN LIVE]

    04/30/2006 5:53:30 PM PDT · by TechJunkYard · 318 replies · 3,950+ views
    Drudge On Your Dial ^ | 2006/04/30 | Matt Drudge
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  • WH Correspondants Dinner: Bush Kills, Colbert Bombs

    04/30/2006 6:16:16 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 30 replies · 5,876+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4.30.05 | ap
    Turns out comedy is best left to the amateurs. Tough night for Colbert, who must have regarded this gig as a chance to play the Super Bowl on his home field. In Colbert’s defense, he might not have been playing for laughs. The dissident posture is very important to our friends on the left; if SC had kept things light and wasted his opportunity to speak “truth” to power, they’d have crucified him for it. As it is, the moonbats will be building statues of him tomorrow. To paraphrase another delusional comedian who wasn’t as funny as he thought he...