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  • Politico: You Know, This Obama Guy Has A Tough Time Making Fun Of Himself

    05/04/2014 10:08:50 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 4 2014 | William Teach
    SO, apparently, it’s not just late night and other comedians that have trouble goofing on Obama: Obama himself has an issue Barack Obama laughs at but not with President Barack Obama is very smart (as he could tell you). He is also very funny (and the first to laugh at his own jokes). He is a master of comic timing, has an appealing sense of the absurdities of his chosen profession and an unerring ear for the withering one-liner. As long as the subject is someone else. When it comes to the sine qua non of political humor — devastating...
  • White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2014: We Do Hot Messes Right

    05/04/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-2-2014 | MOTUS
    Okay, let me just get this out of the way: Another Correspondent’s Dinner, another “off-the-shoulder perfection” for Lady M. Enough said.How do I know why she always looks like such a hot mess at the Correspondents’ Dinner? I guess she’s always had a thing for writers.For his part of the party, Big Guy hired the best comedy writers in the country and all he got in return was polite laughter. Not exactly a great return on investment; butt then, that can be said about everything else America has “invested in” the past five and a half years too.Here’s what People reported...
  • Control, alt, delete: Obama, Sebelius make fun of health care website failures at WHCD

    05/04/2014 3:04:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2014 | Merdith Somers
    The botched health care site, Malaysian Airlines and midterm elections were all fair game Saturday at the 100th annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner..... .....“Just a tip for you,” Mr. Obama said in reference to Mr. Bundy’s comments about “the negro.” “Don’t start your sentence that way.” He also pointed out that Republicans were even beginning to care more about other politicians. “The House of Representatives is giving John Boehner a harder time than they’re giving me,” he said, the joke getting one of the loudest laughs. “Which means orange really is the new black.”...
  • 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............
  • PALIN SLAMS DC 'ASSCLOWNS' FOR THROWING 'PATHETIC' '#NERDPROM

    04/27/2013 10:27:48 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 331 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Sunday April 28, 2013
    Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who has fiercely fought crony capitalism and the permanent political class, absolutely blistered the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, tweeting that the dinner was "pathetic" and that "DC assclowns" were throwing "themselves a #nerdprom" while "the rest of America is out there working our assess off." @SarahPalinUSA: That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom In recent years, Washington veterans have expressed similar concerns. Tom Brokaw has compared Washington to "Versailles," Ron Fournier has said...
  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Chris Matthews faces his critics at WHCD [DC Chapter of Free Republic]

    04/29/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | By Kerry Picket
    The White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night brought out not only media celebrities but also their critics. The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic gathered outside of the Washington Hilton and heckled (H/T Marooned in Marin blog) attendees who walked past them or drove by. The group is known to do this every year for the past 13 WHCD's.
  • President Obama Addresses The 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner (video)

    04/28/2012 7:31:34 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 29 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 28, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama addresses the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington, DC Hilton hotel.
  • The White House correspondents' dinner: an unseemly schmoozefest

    05/02/2011 8:08:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | May 3, 2011 | Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
    The White House correspondents' dinner is known for being a glitzy, over-the-top affair, and Saturday's event lived up to its reputation. Starstruck reporters schmoozed with celebrities; the president made jokes at the expense of a red-faced and huffy Donald Trump; bloggers continued to Tweet madly, unimpeded by their black-tie attire, pausing only to gawk at the likes of Bristol Palin and Paul Rudd. Sponsored by the White House Correspondents' Association with a little help from the lobbyists next door, the stated goal of the event is to raise funds for awards and scholarships (of which I was a recipient) and...
  • (Video) Gov Palin At West Hills College Lamoore, CA & White House Correspondents Dinner

    05/02/2011 2:12:53 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 3 replies
    News Channel Reporting From Gov Palin At West Hills College Lamoore, CA Palin Talks To Reporter at The White House Correspondents Dinner After Party
  • Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents' Dinner: Another donation to Obama

    05/01/2011 8:52:06 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 6 replies
    Orlando Examiner ^ | May 1, 2011 | Robert Elliott
    The establishment media's reportage of the event has been utterly predictable and virtually identical, regardless of the outlet: Seth Meyers was hilarious, President Obama was even more hilarious, the buffoonish Donald Trump was rightfully skewered by both, and the audience loved every minute of it. One small factoid was left out of the media's coverage of the event. A minor detail that I had to research myself, because literally no media outlets reported it. It turns out Seth Meyers is a major Obama supporter and donor. Meyers donated to the Obama campaign on four seperate occasions in 2008, giving a...
  • Trump booed by media members at Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner

    05/01/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 118 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 1 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/05/01/trump-booed-media-members-white-house-correspondents-dinner
  • Palin Skips WHCD For Anti-Abortion Fundraiser

    05/01/2011 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    US Election News ^ | 5/1/11 | Brandon Miller
    Former Alaska Governor and recently reinvigorated potential Presidential candidate Sarah Palin appeared Saturday evening not at the “nerd prom” known as the White House Correspondence dinner, but instead “chose life” and keynoted a fundraiser in Bethesda, Maryland for Heroic Media, a anti-abortion advertising group. According to reports from Politico, whose personnel attended the closed event, Palin, a long time enemy of the main stream media, boasted that although she had the opportunity to attend the dinner, she was not tempted by the “influence out there”, referring to the often liberal circles that attend the event. Palin may have also chosen...
  • Sarah Palin is surprise guest at White House Correspondents’ weekend parties

    04/30/2011 5:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Reliable Source ^ | April 30, 2011 | Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
    And you thought this weekend was going to be all about Donald Trump! Probably only one other lightening-rod VIP could have stolen the mogul’s buzz in the pro-am zeitgeist tournament known as the White House Correspondents’ weekend, and darned if she didn’t pull a surprise appearance. You betcha, she did. Sarah Palin walked into the Georgetown home of Mark Ein shortly before noon Saturday to dazzle a brunch crowd of Washington insiders and visiting luminaries. Black bell-sleeved summer dress, shiny hair. She and a clean-shaven Todd Palin posed for a few photos with hosts Wendi Murdoch and Susan Axelrod, then...
  • Sarah Palin Boasts Choosing Anti-Abortion Fundraiser Over White House Correspondents' Dinner

    04/30/2011 9:26:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Saturday, April 30, 2011 | Jedd Rosche
    BETHESDA, Md. — Sarah Palin boasted to a group of anti-abortion advocates Saturday that she had a chance to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner — but chose to spend her time with them instead. "The pro-life cause or White House Correspondents' Dinner? I choose life," Palin told a crowd of about 200 at a fundraiser for the anti-abortion advertising group Heroic Media. Palin said journalism's nerd prom didn't have the same appeal for her as presidential hopefuls who attended, like Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman. "You really see evidence of that influence out there of — you...
  • Myers At WH Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Makes Kool-Aid For MSNBC (video)

    04/30/2011 7:56:05 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 30, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers doing the comedy routine at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
  • 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...
  • INVITATION: 13th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner FReep -- April 30, 2011 -- Be There!

    04/17/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT · by Angelwood · 24 replies
    D.C. Chapter of Free Republic | April 17, 2011 | Angelwood
    All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic at our 13th annual FReep of the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Hilton Towers, Connecticut Avenue, N.W., and T Street, N.W.). 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...
  • Obama WHCD Funny Explained: Daily Show Writers Penned Jokes

    05/03/2010 8:31:57 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 838+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 05/03/10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Well this explains it. Turns out President Obama went outside the usual circle of speechwriters for his comedic address at this weekend’s WHCD. Instead he enlisted some Daily Show writers to assist in the penning of the one zingers that stole the show Saturday night (right out from under Jay Leno’s feet). This from The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove: Obama—aided (as presidential political guru David Axelrod acknowledged to me when the show was over) by the razor-sharp jokesters from The Daily Show—came armed with fresh and funny material that prompted some of the biggest laughs I’ve witnessed the Leader of...
  • White House Correspondents' Dinner LIVE THREAD

    05/01/2010 5:46:04 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 450 replies · 18,576+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 1, 2010 | FOX News
    Look for Washington types such as Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Party crashers were not welcome. After Tareq and Michaele Salahi got through White House gates without invitations to a state dinner, guests had to bring a dinner ticket or printed invitation to attend dinner pre-parties at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Organizers said they were trying to cut down on crowds.
  • No Laughing Matter: A bad D.C. (White House Correspondents') dinner.

    05/11/2009 10:08:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 1,937+ views
    National Review ^ | May 11, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    You may remember the evening of Sept. 29, 2001. On that evening, Rudy Giuliani appeared on Saturday Night Live. It was 18 days after the September 11 attacks. This appearance of the mayor of New York — who had spent almost three weeks comforting a shaken nation, mourning with families of the murdered, and leading — was widely considered a signal: We could laugh again. We needed to laugh. Heaven knows, Giuliani must have needed it as much as anyone. Laughter can be a beautiful thing, a great gift in difficult times. A way to reach those who might not...
  • Not funny: Barack Obama laughs at Wanda Sykes "joke" about wanting Rush Limbaugh dead

    05/10/2009 11:58:37 AM PDT · by fiodora · 92 replies · 3,361+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 10, 2009 at 17:51:55 | Toby Harnden
    What was Wanda Sykes thinking? Perhaps more to the point, what was President Barack Obama thinking when he laughed and smiled as the comedienne wished Rush Limbaugh dead? Although the Left is reporting her White House Correspondents' Dinner speech as "taking shots" at Limbaugh and mocking everyone, that's a gross misrepresentation of what turned into a hateful and disgusting diatribe. She then concluded: "Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that's what he needs." Obama seemed to think this bit was pretty hilarious, grinning and chuckling and...
  • Obama pokes fun of Republicans, Clinton, self at annual dinner

    05/09/2009 10:10:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 2,093+ views
    cnn. ^ | 38 minutes ago
    President Obama drew big laughs at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday, taking jabs at his administration, his Republican rivals and even himself. President Obama delivers some one-liners at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. President Obama delivers some one-liners at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. "I would like to talk about what my administration plans to achieve in the next 100 days," Obama said. "During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days." He added later, "I believe that my next 100...
  • VIDEO: Full Hour and 45 Minutes of the White House Correspondents Dinner

    Watch full hour and 45 minutes of the WHCD: http://www.butasforme.com/2009/05/09/watch-c-span-live-2009-white-house-correspondents-dinner-with-bAlmost 3000 journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered at the Washington Hilton for the White House Correspondents’ Association Annual Dinner. The black-tie event included remarks by President Obama and comedian Wanda Sykes. At the annual dinner, current White House Correspondents’ Association president Jennifer Loven served as master of ceremonies. Michelle Obama presented youth scholarships and Brian Williams presented the White House Correspodents’ Association Awards.
  • 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,...
  • Chace Crawford Has a Date with Sarah Palin (White House Correspondents Dinner)

    05/07/2009 1:58:10 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 9 replies · 866+ views
    Celeb Buzz ^ | 5/6/09
    Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford is going to Washington, and the results could make his TV show seem tame in comparison. Us Magazine reports that Crawford will be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C. on Saturday, as a guest of the Fox News Channel. Odd as that is in itself, the most interesting aspect is that Crawford will be joined by fellow Fox News guest and former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Crawford devotees will remember that Palin, 44, has long served as a lust object for the 23-year-old, Texas born heartthrob. Back during the 2008 Presidential campaign, he...
  • Invitation: D.C. Chapter's 11th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner Freep, Sat. 5/9/09

    05/03/2009 1:19:46 PM PDT · by Angelwood · 19 replies · 1,459+ views
    D.C. Chapter of Free Republic | May 3, 2009 | Angelwood
    All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic at our 11th annual freep of the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, May 9, 2009 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...
  • Craig Ferguson at Correspondents Dinner

    04/28/2008 9:53:53 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 10 replies · 109+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | April 26, 2008 | Craig Ferguson
    Three video clips of Craig Ferguson at the 2008 Correspondents Dinner.
  • White House Correspondents' Dinner -On FOX Live

    04/26/2008 7:22:43 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 7 replies · 104+ views
    Fox News Channel | 4/26/08
    Tonight is the 94th annual WH Correspondents' Dinner. Great stuff. Tune if if you can and enjoy!