On the night of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, tux- and gown-clad journos will be packed, as usual, into the ballroom of the Washington Hilton, even as fewer celebs flock to the evening of glitzy-meets-wonky glad-handing. But who will be on the dais? A comedian traditionally acts as the evening’s headliner, delivering a joke-filled […]
As Donald Trump’s first White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner as president slowly creeps up upon us (it’s on April 29, if you’re interested) comedians are beginning to weigh in on the possibility of performing at this big political-press extravaganza. WHCD alum Stephen Colbert has already made it clear that “it ... More »
On Friday, we reported the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was undergoing some changes this year. Specifically, we said that it was going to suck, thanks to the fact that most celebrities and entertainers of all...Show More Summary
UH OH. The Hill has bad news for the Beltway open bar crowd: The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, which host two of the marquee events of White House Correspondents' Association dinner weekend, will not be participating in this year’s events. Vanity...Show More Summary
Calendar note, per the Washington Post: Comedian Samantha Bee on Monday announced a splashy alternative to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the annual schmoozefest that brings together journalists and the people they cover, along with an assortment of advertisers and random Hollywood types. Bee touted her event, which will be held at the Willard […]
Three days after TBS Full Frontal star Samantha Bee announced her Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner the same night the White House Correspondents Association is scheduled to host its annual presidential roast/Hollywood petting...Show More Summary
Samantha Bee, the host of TBS’s Full Frontal, has announced plans to host an alternative event on the same night as the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner. In a statement to media, Bee announced plans for what many are predicting will essentially be a roast of Donald Trump. Show More Summary
Comedian Samantha Bee on Monday announced a splashy alternative to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the annual schmoozefest that brings together journalists and the people they cover, along with an assortment of advertisers and random Hollywood types. Bee touted her event, which will be held at the Willard hotel on April 29 (same as […]
Samantha Bee will try to upstage President Donald Trump on April 29, announcing this morning she will host a Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner the same night the White House Correspondents Association is scheduled to host its...Show More Summary
No one is sure if the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner will go on as planned this year, but Samantha Bee is organizing a counter-event that will take place in Washington on April 29, the same night as the more [...]
As journalists mentally prepare themselves for a night of mingling and small talk with the Trump administration at the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee has something else in mind. According...Show More Summary
The organization also "made clear that the WHCA would object, always, to a reporter being thrown out of a briefing or press conference"
White House Correspondents' Association objects to 'any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps.'
Yesterday, the White House Correspondents Association raised a flag on President-Elect Trump's refusal to allow a so-called 'protective pool' for his visit to DC. A protective pool is a small group, often just one reporter, who goes with the president virtually everywhere they go outside the White House. Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump broke with tradition on Thursday by heading to Washington, D.C., without a “protective pool” of journalists to cover his movements for the larger press corps. The White House Correspondents Association oversees...Show More Summary
If revenge is a dish best served cold then Election Day 2016 was the day the plate hit the table. Five years after President Obama turned Donald Trump into a punchline at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in 2011, the American people turned him into President-elect Donald Trump. “Say what you will about Mr. […]
Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is giving reporters the same kind of access as their predecessors, prompting concern about coverage after Election Day. The White House Correspondents' Association expresses … Click to Contin...
Patrick Gavin, the filmmaker and White House reporter who made a documentary critical of the White House Correspondents’ Association’s glitzy annual dinner, is looking for a new job: He wants to be the WHCA’s new executive director. Which would be something like making the Big Bad Wolf the manager of that new straw-house development, right? […]
“I really do respect the press,” President Barack Obama joked at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2013, shortly after his second successful election campaign. “I recognize that the press and I have different jobs to do. My job is to be president; your job is to keep me...
Jeff Mason of Reuters and Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal are the incoming and outgoing presidents of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), and drew a load of negative attention from liberal media critics for implying...Show More Summary