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  • President gets last laugh for stiffing soiree

    04/30/2017 6:19:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 30, 2017 | Adriana Cohen
    When given the choice between attending the White House Correspondents dinner — a swampy D.C. event brimming with uber-rich, out-of-touch media elites — or headlining a rally jam-packed with the kind of real working-class Americans who elected him to the White House, our new president chose the latter. President Trump’s bold decision proved once again that he’s not just a brilliant businessman — he also has excellent political instincts. Why should the president attend a high-profile media event aimed at giving gravitas and ratings to a hyper-partisan industry that has covered his campaign, transition and first 100 days with an...
  • 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."
  • White House Correspondents' Chief: 'We Are Not Fake News'

    04/30/2017 4:46:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • Hasan Minhaj Makes Brutal, Biting Swipes at Trump During White House Correspondents Speech

    04/30/2017 8:27:53 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    Variety ^ | Senior Editor Ted Johnson Senior Editor @tedstew April 29, 2017 | Ted Johnson
    Hasan Minhaj delivered a brutal and biting monologue about President Trump at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, in an appearance that was as much a statement as it was a bit of satire.
  • 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"...no 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!!!
  • Tonight’s Correspondents’ Dinner One With Neither Guest of Honor Nor Audience

    04/29/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/29/17 | Judi McLeod
    Problem with that is that their listeners, viewers and readers do not want to be entertained. They want to be truthfully informed. With the bulk of the mainstream media having long ago thrown totally in with the progressive left, should anybody have to guess who won’t be coming to tonight’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner? President Donald Trump stuck to his boycott of the event, and it took less than a nanosecond for a highly offended media to come across like the aggrieved party.
  • 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.
  • Vanity - "The White House Correspondents Dinner", Saturday, April 29th.

    04/23/2017 5:10:32 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    POTUS, Donald J. Trump announces yesterday afternoon, that he will host a "Trump" rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, next Saturday evening, at the same time frame as the WHCD will be taking place!!! I suspect the POTUS, Trump rally will be attended by thousands and viewed by many thousands of good folks across the entire nation and the world!! Sad to say the "paltry" WHCD has no headliners worthy of note...so in response to the POTUS, Trump rally...I have an enticing suggestion for them. Extend the kindest and warmest invitations to the failed, "Fugitive", Muslim, Black Racist, Kenyan, ex-POTUS Barack Hussein...
  • 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...
  • White House staff to skip correspondents' dinner

    03/28/2017 7:07:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/17 08:03 PM EDT | Mark Hensch
    White House staff plan on skipping this year's White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in "solidarity" with President Trump, who has announced he won't attend the annual event this year, the organization announced Tuesday evening. WHCA President Jeff Mason said the organization's board "regrets this decision very much." “We have worked hard to build a constructive relationship with the Trump White House and believe strongly that this goal is possible even with the natural tension between the press and the administration that is a hallmark of a healthy republic," Mason said in a statement. Trump announced last month he would...
  • This is why Trump is skipping the Correspondents’ Dinner

    02/27/2017 6:29:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 27, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – President Trump won’t attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner because he wasn’t elected to “pretend” to like reporters, a Trump aide said Sunday. “I think it’s kind of naive of us to think that we can all walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn’t there,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC’s “This Week.” Sanders compared Trump’s open hostility with the press to getting egged. “One of the things we say in the South [is] if a Girl Scout egged your house, would you buy cookies from her?...
  • 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 Air.com ^ | 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...
  • Trump won’t go to White House Correspondents Association Dinner this year

    02/25/2017 4:55:28 PM PST · by davikkm · 58 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | S.A. Miller
    President Trump announced Saturday that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in April, punctuating his combative relationship with the news media. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” tweeted Mr. Trump. The annual dinner is a light-hearted affair that traditionally featuring comedians and the president giving roast-style speeches. But Mr. Trump has been battling the press throughout the presidential campaign and has had repeated run-ins with reporters since taking office. He’s railed against what he calls “fake news” and recently...
  • I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year.

    02/25/2017 1:57:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 101 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 25, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
  • Donald Trump Says He Will Not Attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner

    02/25/2017 2:29:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    The President tweeted his announcement on Saturday. Donald Trump will not be attending the White House Correspondent's Dinner on April 29. The President tweeted the news on Saturday. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" Trump tweeted. Trump's decision comes after CNN, The New York Times, Politico and several other major media outlets were blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing.
  • CNN Is Considering Skipping White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    02/24/2017 9:13:39 AM PST · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 2/23/17 | Steven Perlberg
    CNN is considering sitting out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the annual star-studded affair takes on renewed scrutiny from media outlets irked by the White House’s demonization of the press. CNN is still actively discussing internally whether it will ultimately send staffers to the event, which is scheduled for April 29, according to one of these people. “We haven’t made a decision on it yet,” a CNN spokesperson said. In recent years, the dinner traditionally involves presidents trying to rib the press after an A-list comedian — like Larry Wilmore,...
  • CBS's Major Garrett: Skipping WH Correspondents Dinner Now Would Prove Anti-Trump Media Bias

    02/12/2017 12:20:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2017 | Tim Graham
    CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett wrote an op-ed for Sunday’s Washington Post imploring journalists not to skip the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The headline was "Skipping 'nerd prom' now would prove Trump right" -- that journalists hate him too strongly to sit through a dinner with him. Garrett also pushed back against the Post’s own Margaret Sullivan, who argued that it would be appropriate to cancel the event altogether because the press should not be Mr. Trump’s “prom date.” "But no self-respecting White House reporter has ever been a president’s prom date, and the dinner isn’t a date at...
  • 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.