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White House correspondentsdinner critic wants to be the group’s executive director

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? […]

Frontline Doc Examines the Night President Obama Utterly Humiliated Donald Trump: WATCH

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new Frontline documentary airing next week examines the night that President Obama utterly humiliated Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner and, Trump advocates say, drove him to run for president. The documentary features Roger...Show More Summary

Watch Obama mock Trump’s birtherism during the 2011 White House Correspondents' dinner

On Friday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admitted that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. But back in 2011, Obama had some fun mocking the Manhattan billionaire at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. For the record, so did comedian Seth Meyers. Follow BI Video: On Twitter   Join the conversation about this story »

Things We Saw Today: Larry Wilmore & Stephen Colbert Reminisce On How Politicians Can’t Take a Joke

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Both Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert have had the dubious honor of hosting a White House Correspondents' Dinner, and they both had a tough time of it. Or did they? I mean, I thought they both did pretty well. Really tough crowd to please there, though.

Why Trump Can Win

When Donald Trump first burst into the political arena in 2010 with his claims that President Obama was not born in this country, many people did not take him seriously. One comedian at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011 stated, "I heard Donald Trump is running for President as a Republican. Show More Summary

How The White House Correspondents' Dinner Gave Us The Trump Campaign

McKay Coppins has a long, enlightening and depressing read in BuzzFeed arguing with a lot of anecdotes that Donald Trump decided to run for President chiefly out of a combination of spite and a Fredo Corleone-like hunger for respect....Show More Summary

Relax, World. Trump Isn't Going To Be President. But He'll Rinse Some Cash From His Run...

During his throat clearing at the 2011 White House Correspondents dinner in Washington, D.C., comedian Seth Meyers delivered a prophetic critique of the political ambitions of Donald J. Trump. The mogul, touting a run in the 2012 race,...Show More Summary

Ciara and Russell Wilson: from White House dinner to wedding bells

Well, that didn’t take long at all. Little more than a year after accidentally confirming their relationship via the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner guest list and later putting their coupledom on full display at the state dinner in honor of Japan, singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have tied the knot. The pair […]

Seth Meyers bans Trump from his NBC show, but the two had already exchanged barbs

After Seth Meyers made Donald Trump a target of scathing jokes in his monologue at the 2011 White House Correspondentsdinner (sample: “Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican — which is surprising because I just assumed he was running as a joke.”), the real estate mogul had no […]

Well Played: The Best Accessories of May

We had a jam-packed May — the White House Correspondentsdinner, the Met Gala, and Cannes, all crammed into the first 20 days or so — and so this look back is, like Herbie before it, fully loaded. Read More...

THE CONSPIRACY CANDIDATE? 13 outlandish theories Donald Trump has floated on the campaign trail

In May 2011, reporters swarmed Donald Trump as he exited the Hyatt in Washington, DC, after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Many wanted a response from Trump, who had just watched President Barack Obama deliver jokes that night...Show More Summary

Oprah Gave Paul McCartney a Stern Talking-to for Letting Kanye Say the N-Word in ‘All Day’

How and when black people use the N-word has been a point of contention forever, as we saw most recently with Larry Wilmore at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Oprah is notoriously not a fan, to the point where she doesn't allow anyone to use the word in her ... More »

Larry Wilmore Was Invited on CNN Post-White House Correspondents' Dinner—and Then Abruptly Banned

The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur has good reason to believe Wilmore has been blacklisted. At the White House CorrespondentsDinner, Larry Wilmore roasted everyone in the press—particularly CNN. “In fact, the room was very uncomfortable because...Show More Summary

CNN punished Larry Wilmore for jokes by canceling ‘Nightly Show’ host’s appearance

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

If you watched the White House Correspondents Dinner this year you saw a constant theme: Poking fun at CNN. There were jokes that caused Don Lemon to give comedian Larry Wilmore the finger and President Barack Obama talking about transitions, like the one Jake Tapper had to make when he “left...

President Obama Is Now His Own Anger Translator

Last year, President Obama delivered his speech at the White House CorrespondentsDinner with his “anger translator,” who interjected punchy insults between the president’s staid remarks. The routine culminated with Obama growing so agitated discussing climate change — “Miami floods on a sunny day, and instead of doing anything about ... More »

"Obama Out" comment by the president teaches these 3 masterful business lessons

The president used his last White House Correspondence dinner to do something that some saw coming but the majority did not. Towards the end of his speech, he pulled a copycat trick out of his "sleeves." In his parting words, he "stole"...Show More Summary

Drones, deaths, and decisions

Larry Wilmore pulled no punches during his monologue at last week's White House Correspondents Dinner. Standing less than 10 ft. away from President Obama, Wilmore compared the shooting ability of Stephan Curry's 'long range bombs' to...Show More Summary

Ironic reconstruction of the N-word for President Obama is not just for the fainting couch

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Last week we saw the final White House Correspondents Dinner—or “Nerd Prom” as some refer to it—for the last year of the Obama presidency. Following that gala event, many couches have been fainted upon (by those who remain irony andShow More Summary

Wilmore Faces Off with Sharpton Over N-Word Remark: ‘I Wanted to Make a Statement’

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

Larry Wilmore faced off with Al Sharpton on MSNBC this morning after the reverend publicly expressed his distaste with Wilmore's n-word remark to President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Radiohead, 'Hamilton's' Tony Nods & More: 5 Things We Loved This Week

5 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

From Radiohead's new single to President Obama's comedy monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, here are five things we loved in Arts & Culture this week:  After mysteriously vanishing from the Internet, Radiohead is back with new music for the first time in five years. Show More Summary

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