Up for Debate: White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:03pm

Has the White House Correspondents' Dinner become a problem of too much socializing between politicians, press and Hollywood stars, or it an acceptable relaxation of the norm?


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40 Comments on this post:

By: pswindle on 4/28/13 at 9:49

Funny, I enjoyed it.

By: pswindle on 4/28/13 at 9:49

Funny, I enjoyed it.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/29/13 at 2:45

I think it is away to break tensions between the White House and the media. However there will be some that would consider this is just the White House to controlling media and over looking that both Bush administration and other administrations had done the same in the past.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/29/13 at 2:49

Good morning


By: Ask01 on 4/29/13 at 2:59

Good morning, Captain Nemo.

I agree. At least those involved aren't at each other's throats for a change. It is a refreshing change.

By: yogiman on 4/29/13 at 5:23

It's apparent the news media isn't at Obama's throat from the day he went in office.

They are either hard core supporters or firm fans. They're acting as both.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/29/13 at 5:32

AGood morning Ask01. How was your weekend? I had a sleepy weekend off. ;-)

By: Loner on 4/29/13 at 6:25

Good morning, Nashville.

Has the White House Correspondents' Dinner become a problem of too much socializing between politicians, press and Hollywood stars, or (is) it an acceptable relaxation of the norm?

Since American politics is primarily theater, schmoozing between the government and the media is to be expected.

Helen Thomas explained the nature of the major US media and she articulated their master plan.....the blowback from her honest comment cost her her job, her reputation, and her alma mater even stripped her of a scholarship awarded in her name.

Take everything that you read, hear or see in the US media with a large grain of Kosher salt..

The media, sometimes called the "fourth estate", is actually composed of fifth columnists whose loyalty and devotion is to the Jewish state in Palestine.

Holy Wars Suck.

By: govskeptic on 4/29/13 at 6:52

Since the attending Press, Hollywood's Directors and a few "Stars" along with
the Administration Leaders are all on the same page, I suppose you could
call these gatherings a Club Meeting. A good ole fashion back slapping.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 7:12

Sarah Palin called it a "nerd prom". Had that been true, she would have been envited & she wasn't. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 4/29/13 at 8:14

The White House Correspondence dinner began in the 1925. I suspect if McCain had won it would be a different story for Palin.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 8:48

Nemo - So glad McCain & the she clown aren't in office!

By: budlight on 4/29/13 at 8:59

bfra, and I bet you are thrilled that obama is in office. He's such a great president; I mean it's like, well, you know, like, uh, like, uh having Einstein and Ghandi all rolled into one. NOT! Obama is the biggest clown and crook we've ever had. He sticks his nose into everything from his professor buddy being arrested to Trayvon Martin to . . . . well you all know, the list goes on and on.

He's not a leader. We need leadership, ethical leaders and people who are sane. Recently he said that if his kids get a tattoo, he and Michele would get one in the same spot and call it a "family tattoo". I wish to heaven that one of his daughters crosses that line. I'd laugh my butt off if he had to follow through on one of his family threats. I bet his kids are scared to death of him. I can just imagine him behind closed doors threatening them. I hope one (or both) of them get a tattoo. He'd have to eat his words or get a tattoo! LOL He mades the stupidest statements. But oh well, he's from Chicago and only the president of the united states.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 9:03

bud - Reading your comment, makes me even more glad we have Obama instead of McCain & she clown, or Romney. Ones like you being for the teapubs, really boost our importance.

By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 9:25


By: pswindle on 4/29/13 at 9:33

And Bud is going to get a government job. You say that President Obama is the biggest crook. HOW! Let's talk about crooks: Haslams and poor ole dry-drunk Bush. Did you see him at his Library opening? I would cry too if I had done to this great country what he did. He almost brought this great nation to its knees.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 9:39

I was disappointed that Obama & Clinton even showed up at the IMO faux bush library, but then guess they have to follow protocol. Bet that library doesn't have a lot of FACTS the bush wanted left out.

By: dargent7 on 4/29/13 at 9:42

Bud @9:59am....Are you on drugs?
Obama has presided over a half dozen school/ city shootings.
He gives support to the families that grieve. From the heart. His tears are real.
He forced ObamaCare down the Repubs throats that if they take the W.H. in 2016, will overturn. Like they will Roe v. Wade. Any social program that helps the less fortunate.
Repubs don't care about the middle-class, ie., like a Romney, Bush.
Obama is from Chicago as a grass-roots organizer. Didn't inherit baseball teams, oil rigs, Yale Skull & Bones memberships, and his dad wasn't President of a car co. or a Govenor.
Obama is self-made....100%, against major racial discrimination.
He's always the smartest guy in any room. Whereas Bush, Jr. was the dumbest/ clueless one.
Morons still say, "GW Bush KEPT US SAFE" as if 9/11 happened on Clinton's or Obama's watch Add in the idiot invaded the wrong country responsible for 9/11 and has alienated the entire Mid-East against us. Janitor Obama is/ has been, stuck with cleaning it up.

By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 9:43

pswindle: In case you are too stupid or blind, this nation is crumbling economically and morally with Hussein leading the charge.

I hope you perish when working people say enough is enough and a civil war erupts. You can get together with all your gun control friends and try to talk to me.

Liberals are mentally ill. You are no exception.

By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 9:45

Obama is a clueless Marxist who was in the right place at the right time. He is a laughing stock internationally because real leaders know he is an absolute dolt.

You watch---as soon as Obama is gone, the country will ramp up economically. Business ain't doin nothing while this loose-cannon Marxist remains in office.

And, you idiots voted for the creep. Morons, and freeloaders.

By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 9:47

I miss George Bush. He wasn't great, but---Christ---he is friggin Winston Churchill compared to the blundering moron in the White House now. ]

And, he wasn't a flaming racist. Obama hates white folks who work, and so do the freeloaders on this forum who voted for him.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 9:47

jug - Stop & look! Teapubs are bring this Country down. They are against anything that is good for the people, if Obama is for it. They had rather destroy this Country than admit when they are wrong. They have even stated & advertised this! Romney the loudest!

By: Rasputin72 on 4/29/13 at 9:55

There is no doubt that this web-site is crowded with underclass class uneducated class envy
shut ins and welfare recipients. These people represent 47% of the population and elected Barack Hussein Obama.

Food Shelter and Clothing along with a doobie is probably all they can expect.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 10:01

Raspy - Your glass ball is cracked! You might find a used one at the Goodwill store. That is your favorite shopping place, right?

By: dargent7 on 4/29/13 at 10:03

Would the following morons, "jugg", Rasp72, furnish this board with your college transcripts? Just cut 'n paste like Yogi does.
What college, if any, did you attend?
Did any of your children or grandchildren, brothers or sisters, aunts or uncles, fathers or mothers attend college? How about a 2 year college?
How about Occidental, Columbia, Princeton, or Harvard?
Any of your clan teach at the college level, much less kindergarden or 1-6?
Any of you fools a lawyer?
I'm sure Obama fooled Columbia, then Harvard into getting his J.D. degree, teach Constitutional law, and be the Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He sure fooled 'em all, including America...TWICE.

By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 10:20

Obama is destroying every principle that made this country great---responsibility and industry. He has divided the U.S. people (purposefully) by taking from working folks and giving to the unproductive.

He hates Christians and whites, and giggles that he has convinced people to go along with his destructive ride. The economy is in SHAMBLES because of him, and it won't change until he is gone.

I know you liberals like your free stuff. But--remember--this country arose because of freeloaders like you. It will happen again, so enjoy your free oxycontin, baby-mama birthins, and welfare while you can.

By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 10:21

Obama fool ed LOT of people. Not even a US citizen, cheated on his school transcripts, and was a TERRIBLE lawyer.

A total racist dolt, and you libtards love him---so you can get free stuff. Pukes.

Your day will come.

By: dargent7 on 4/29/13 at 11:04

"A total racist dolt..." Look who's talkin'.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 11:26

d7 - Yeah! I found that comment hilariously funny from Jughead.

By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 12:47

You guys are easily amused. Get a life, losers.

BTW--your racist hero Hussein spent next to ZERO time addressing the economy during his presidency. ZERO. Now, that's a leader, doncha know......


By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 12:55

FINALLY!! A liberal who is honest about the real purpose of "gay rights":


By: BenDover on 4/29/13 at 1:31

"How about Occidental, Columbia, Princeton, or Harvard?
Any of your clan teach at the college level, much less kindergarden or 1-6?
Any of you fools a lawyer?
I'm sure Obama fooled Columbia, then Harvard into getting his J.D. degree, teach Constitutional law, and be the Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He sure fooled 'em all, including America...TWICE."

Evidently it was all Affirmative Action and social promotions until he reached the liberal darling stage, D'arge. Dope Boy certainly doesn't have the chops for earning anything he has; which sure helps explain the contempt he has for those who do.

By: BenDover on 4/29/13 at 1:36


By: Jughead on 4/29/13 at 2:06

"Affirmative Action" is a race-based failure that only trained minorities that they are entitled to things without earning them.

I know you guys LOVE free stuff, paid for by white working folks. But---I hope I live long enough to participate---there will be a day when productive peple tell you freeloading creeps to take a hike.

Let's hope it is soon. Then, there will be justice--work, reward. Not freeload, vote.

By: budlight on 4/29/13 at 2:57

Yes, dopeheads I am taking a gov-ment job. The optimal word - JOB. I will be WORKING for the money I get - not standing around with my thumb stuck up my - well you know what. I will be working for the money, therefore, doing a great service to my country. Working. Working and earning back some of the tax dollars I PAID IN. Unlike the Boston Bombers who took and took and took free stuff from our tax dollars and thanked us by blowing up our citizens including children. I be you all think they are great.

Obama is not a self made man. He has made money on his race. He has played the race card at every angle. If he had declared himself WHITE cause his mommie and grammie are white, I doubt he'd have been as successful. And after all he spent 9 months in the womb of a WHITE woman so he's more white to me than he is black.

Like I said: I hope his two lovelies call him on the tattoo so he has to put his money where his big mouth is. He also asked God to bless Planned Parenthood. Yep. Like God will bless baby murderers. Scarey.

By: pswindle on 4/29/13 at 3:57

What kind of childhood did you have? I have never seen a more angry person as your writings indicate. I just want to set the record straight, I have never received anything free in my life, even college was paid for by my family. You need help, mental health. I have never read of such anger, and it is a dangerous state of mind. With you attitude, you will be fired. How awful to have to work side by side with your rants.

By: bfra on 4/29/13 at 4:05

pswindle - So True! Jug is a bitter human being, plus doesn't even know what he/she is ranting about.

By: dargent7 on 4/29/13 at 4:43

bud @ 3:57pm....Still on psychotropics?
Ben-D compliments your insanity with Obama got thru with heavy affirmative action.
You're forgetting he was born in 1961 and missed the curve for the onset of aff. action.
Even still, he had to pull the grades.
Listen to him speak, once you get past the racism. He's articulate as they come. You cannot fake that.
He never passed himself off as "white". He, from age 5 thru teens looks 100% "black".

By: yogiman on 4/29/13 at 5:11


How can you be sure of something you don't know? Can you swear Barry went to the schools he says he went to? What of his papers have you seen?

By: yogiman on 4/29/13 at 5:25


How do you know Barry when Barry was born? Why is the number on the birth certificate he finally offered a higher number than the numbers on the birth certificates of twins born the day after him in the hospital he claimed to have been born in?

Why won't the hospital acknowledge he was born there for the free advertisement?

And can you explain why he and Michelle voluntarily gave up their law licenses? Could it be because Barry lied when he applied for it and it was either put up or shut up?