Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Comic Riffs Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michael Cavna by Michael Cavna Email the author May 2 at 10:03 AM Email the author by Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News / CagleCartoons.com 2018 IN 2006, from the belly of the Washington Hilton, I found myself immensely enjoying the brilliant routine by that night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner talent, rookie “Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert. We chatted briefly afterward, and he seemed to grasp what a great career … [Read more...] about How cartoonists took on the Michelle Wolf correspondents’ dinner ‘controversy’
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If there has been one constant in Trump's public life, it's his fondness for celebrity (witness how quickly he has embraced Kanye West's praise on social media this week). And while his 2011 roast didn't entirely draw from the comic A-list — in addition to Sorrentino, there's the network ringer Jeffrey Ross, Snoop Dogg, Larry King, Lisa Lampanelli and future executive producer of the Trump-sympathizing "Roseanne" revival, Whitney Cummings — a spotlight is a spotlight, and Trump weathers every insult. At one point, he even briefly puckers his face into a play on the then-common impression of him on "SNL" after it's referenced. … [Read more...] about White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the ‘Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump’: What a difference seven years make
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Paul Farhi by Paul Farhi Email the author April 29 at 12:05 AM Email the author There were no sitcom actors. No Olympians or supermodels or Real Housewives, either. Even some of the usual high-profile media names were missing, too. And for the second consecutive year, so was the president. The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday attracted about 3,000 journalists, random plus-ones and curious hangers on, but the usual buzz around the event was reduced to something more like a snore. The annual social rite of spring in Washington was less the government-meets-Hollywood-meets-the-press … [Read more...] about At the White House correspondents’ dinner, the buzz was reduced to a snore — until Michelle Wolf showed up
WASHINGTON — If President Donald Trump isn’t comfortable being the target of jokes, comedian Michelle Wolf gave him and others plenty of reasons to squirm Saturday night. “It’s 2018 and I’m a woman, so you cannot shut me up,” Wolf cracked, “unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000.” No, Trump’s personal attorney wasn’t there. And, for the second year, Trump himself skipped the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association, preferring to criticize journalists and others during a campaign-style rally near Detroit. Wolf, the after-dinner entertainment for the White House press corps and their guests, was surprisingly racy for the venue and seemed more at home on HBO than C-SPAN. After one crass joke drew groans in the Washington Hilton ballroom, she laughed and said, “Yeah, shoulda done more research before you got me to do this.” As he did last year, Trump flew to a Republican-friendly … [Read more...] about Michelle Wolf draws laughs, gasps at correspondents’ dinner
Lally Weymouth, Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. (Clint Spaulding/Sipa Press via AP) If some media and political pundits are to be believed, President Trump sits in the White House today as the result of several hours one warm April evening about seven years ago: the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. That year, at the invitation of none other than The Washington Post, Trump — then best known for being the host of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” — attended the event, an annual gathering of journalists that typically has been headlined by the sitting president. But Trump announced over the weekend that he won’t attend this year’s version of the dinner. Trump was no ordinary celebrity guest in 2011, however. In addition to being a reality TV fixture, he was then one of the most vocal opponents of President Obama, leading the “birther” movement that had … [Read more...] about Trump was mocked at the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. He insists it’s not why he ran.