Larry Wilmore Drops A Truth Bomb On Fox News Racism At White House Correspondents Dinner

Larry Wilmore Drops A Truth Bomb On Fox News Racism At White House Correspondents Dinner

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Larry Wilmore hit a home run by drilling Fox News for fanning flames of racism at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Wilmore took the podium and delivered the a fantastic joke, “Welcome to Negro night here at Washington, or as Fox News would report two thugs disrupt elegant dinner in DC. That’s how they do it.”

Wilmore’s joke was awesome because, like all good humor, it contained an element of truth. In the case of this joke, it was the total truth. Fox News has been fanning the flames of racism since before President Obama became the Democratic nominee in 2008. Fox has been a willing partner in the Republican plot to win elections by dividing the country along racial lines.

The joke was met with some uncomfortable mumbles and squirms in the press audience because most people who won’t work in the mainstream press won’t admit the ugly bias of Fox News.

The hosting gig at the White House Correspondents Dinner is one of the toughest rooms that any comedian will ever work in. The audience is difficult, and they have to follow the President Of The United States.

Larry Wilmore set the tone with his Fox News joke while dropping a truth bomb on the corporate press about the ugly racial tones that have been a constant undertone of Fox News’ coverage during the Obama years.

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Helen Mirren’s Prince Tattoo Just Stole the Show At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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The red carpet for the White House Correspondents Dinner was a star-studded affair, but Dame Helen Mirren stole the show with a touching tribute to Prince.

Helen Mirren's Prince Tattoo Just Stole the Show At the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Source: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

The 70-year old actress wore a long purple gown, which she accented with a temporary tattoo of the late pop icon’s infamous unpronounceable symbol. A contract dispute forced the singer to change his name to the symbol in 1993, leaving the media to refer to him as “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” until 2000.

Mirren, along with countless other Hollywood and political elites, attended the annual dinner Saturday night. She strolled the red carpet alongside her husband, Taylor Hackford.

Helen Mirren's Prince Tattoo Just Stole the Show At the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Source: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Prince passed away on April 21 at age 57, and has been mourned worldwide by fans and fellow artists.

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Week in one-liners: FLOTUS, Flake, Palin

Michelle Obama, Jeff Flake and Sarah Palin are shown. | AP Photos
Michelle Obama, Jeff Flake and Sarah Palin are shown. | AP Photos

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The top quotes in politics…

“… I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.” — PresidentBarack Obama joking around at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“Fox is the jocks, MSNBC is the nerds…NPR is the table for kids with peanut allergies.” —Conan O’Brien jabbing the media during his routine.

“That #WHCD was pathetic.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin bashing the dinner.

“We’ve got your back!” — First lady Michelle Obama tweeting her support to NBA center Jason Collins.

“I’m looking forward to personally congratulating America’s great sex pioneer.” — Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt endorsing Mark Sanford.

“She went there.” — A debate moderator noting Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s reference to Sanford’s affair.

“That probably puts me somewhere just below pond scum.” — Sen. Jeff Flake commenting ona poll of his political popularity.

 

Watch: White House Correspondents Dinner Awesome Spoof Of ‘House of Cards’

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The White House Correspondents Dinner featured an awesome spoof of the Netflix series, “House of Cards,” which features Kevin Spacey as the House Majority Whip, but also, cameos of John McCain, Valerie Jarrett, BuzzFeed’s editor Ben Smith, Steny Hoyer, Kevin McCarthy, New York City’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.

Rush Limbaugh Smears President Obama by Suggesting He is Cheating on His Wife

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Rush Limbaugh smeared President Obama [yesterday] by suggesting that the president was cheating on his wife while playing golf with Tiger Woods.

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Posted 2-18-2013

Transcript via Rush Limbaugh:

By the way, there are some in the Drive-Bys (and we have the evidence coming up) who are not happy that Obama invited Tiger while Moochelle is half a continent away with the children. It’s a guy’s weekend, and there’s Tiger in there, and there are no cameras. So there are some people in the media, particularly over at CNN, who are very, very worried about this.

Not us here at the EIB Network. It never crossed our minds. I saw a busload of women when I was out yesterday on 95. I was up as far as Jupiter, and I did see a busload of women heading north on 95. Now, I had no idea where it was going. It was the afternoon. It was after, like, three o’clock. (interruption) No, no, no, Snerdley! I’m not leveling any accusations, but I did see a busload of women. (interruption) No, Clinton’s not there. Well, that’s a good question. I don’t think Clinton’s in town. Anyway, hee-hee, we have the evidence coming up.

But the way the sports media treats these guys is that they’re gods, in essence. Of course that veil was lifted on Tiger. Before we get to that, I had a bunch of people e-mail me during the break here. “Rush, come on! Obama’s a very loyal and devoted husband. He doesn’t care about women.” Maybe not, but who else was up there? That’s what the media’s concerned about at CNN, which you will hear in mere moments.

RUSH ARCHIVE: [T]he parallels between Barack Obama and Tiger Woods are stunning. We don’t know if there’s rampant sex romps going on with Obama. We doubt that. But everything else, they created for us a puff piece image of Obama, starting with his speech at the 2004 Democrat convention. We don’t know who he is. We don’t know anything about the man other than his years agitating the community in Chicago, the things he’s written about in his books. But there’s this image of “we’ve never had someone like this before, there’s never been a man like this. He transcends normal people.” Remember all these people gushing over him. Mark my words. At some point the same unmasking that has happened to Tiger Woods will happen to Barack Obama.

RUSH: Well, it hasn’t happened yet. I predicted that, at some point, the veil would be lifted on Obama. I still say this. I thought it would happen by now, but it hasn’t yet. But it has been on Tiger. You know, Tiger created this image, along with his sports-marketing people and his corporate partners. They created this image of Mr. Perfect: Perfect husband, perfect golfer, perfect workout guy, more disciplined than you, devoted, committed — and that was all done in the media. Of course, then it all blew up. When the media makes you, the media can break you — and that is going to be true of Obama at some point. It may be too late to matter when it does, but it will.

George W. and Laura Bush took a separate vacation in each year of his presidency. Was the media concerned about the impression that this sent then? Was Rush Limbaugh speculating that Bush was cheating on his wife? Of course, he wasn’t. This was a non-story when the previous president did it, but the Obamas take one separate vacation and right wing turns it into a big Obama secret. To be fair, when some liberal message boards noticed that the Bushs took separate vacations in 2006, they speculated too, but the story wasn’t on CNN.

Besides Limbaugh’s daily agenda of Obama hate, the media is making an issue out of this because the president wouldn’t let them tag along while he golfed with Tiger Woods.  Ed Henry of Fox News and president of the White House Correspondents Association, filed a complaint about the the White House’s lack of golf outing transparency.  Henry wrote, “Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend. There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”

Of all the transparency issues to be concerned about, Henry is most outraged because he didn’t to cover Obama playing golf. When things like this happen, it is easy to see why the mainstream media is held in such low regard.

The media is grumpy because that they didn’t get to play TMZ.  Rush Limbaugh, who has cheated on a few of his wives, is perpetuating the stereotype that the nation’s first African-American president is cheating on his wife, and nobody gave a damn when George W. and Laura Bush took separate vacations every year.

 

Fox News and Matt Drudge turn ‘pirate’ gag into international incident

"Fox & Friends" attempts to turn a Twitter prank into an international incident. Photo: Screenshot via FoxNews.com.

 

Anything Fox News or Drudge Report can find to negatively portray President Obama, they will jump on it and repeat it over and over again.

However, there’s just one problem…

The Raw Story

If you were watching Fox News or reading The Drudge Report on Thursday morning, you might mistakenly believe that President Barack Obama blew off the prime minister of Israel this week to chat up a colorfully costumed man who looks more like “Captain Morgan” than any government leader.

“TOO BUSY FOR ISRAEL,” a “Fox & Friends” kicker headline read in all-caps, stamped below a photo of Obama sitting next to man dressed like a pirate. “PRESIDENT FINDS TIME FOR PIRATE, LETTERMAN.” Hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy piled on, attributing the photo to “International Talk Like A Pirate Day,” an unofficial holiday marked every year on Sept. 19.

Co-host Gretchen Carlson added: “I’m going to have to see more on that story because it doesn’t totally seem to gel.” Still, the show went on, with the “Fox & Friends” production team repeatedly displaying the pirate photo and even cuing up pirate music. Doocy later said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “getting the Clint Eastwood treatment” from Obama, and showed a photo of the Israeli president cross-cut with an image of an empty chair.

Matt Drudge, the conservative media aggregator behind The Drudge Report, took the bait. “BUT NO TIME FOR NETANYAHU…” a headline on his popular conservative website declared, according to a record of the post captured by liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America.

It didn’t take long for savvy web users to point out that the pirate photo not is new. It turns out the image was taken as part of a Twitter joke for the White House Correspondents Association dinner, which typically features a night of political comedy and a satirical speech by the president. It has been available online since May 2009.

Reacting to the obvious blunder, a Twitter account for “Fox & Friends” corrected the repeat error. “The picture we aired this morning of the President & the pirate was from 2009,” they explained. Drudge, however, did not offer a correction.

This video is from “Fox & Friends,” broadcast Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, as snipped by Talking Points Memo.

 

Politico’s: Week in one-liners: Kimmel, Christie, Newt

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The top quotes in politics …

“Mr. President, Salaam.” — Comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressing POTUS at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“As my stepfather always told me, ‘It’s a boy-eat-dog world out there.'” — President Barack Obama joking at the dinner.

“There’s a wild and crazy man inside of there just waiting to come out.” — Ann Romneydescribing her husband.

“He might be able to convince me.”  — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the Romney veepstakes.

“America may not forgive you for it, but God will.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on “oops moments.”

“An absolute manic rampage.” — Meghan McCain on how commentator Michelle Malkin reacted after she complimented Sandra Fluke.

“A truly wild ride.” — Former House speaker Newt Gingrich describing his presidential run.

Donald Trump Says Public Scorn Greater Than He Expected

What the heck did Donald Trump think, that his “poll numbers” which he referred to at every opportunity, would stay high after:

1) The POTUS revealed his long form birth certificate?

2) After the smack down that President  Obama and Seth Meyer gave him at the WHCD?

3) After the POTUS’ spectacular announcement about capturing/killing Osama bin Laden?

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NASHUA, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Real estate magnate Donald Trump suggested Wednesday it’s not much fun flirting with the idea of running for president in the face of relentless attacks and ridicule.

“Nobody said it was going to be easy, but I had no idea I would get hammered in the way I’ve been hammered the past few weeks,” Trump said in Nashua, New Hampshire.

The billionaire host of NBC-TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice” has hinted for months that he will run for the 2012 Republican nomination for a chance to take on President Barack Obama.

But Trump has slipped badly in surveys taken since Obama released his birth certificate confirming he was born in the United States.

The so-called “birther” issue had been a major issue of Trump’s nascent campaign.

Public Policy Polling, which in April showed Trump leading the Republican field with 26 percent support, this week showed him with just 8 percent support.

Still, 700 businesspeople turned out for a sold-out Nashua Chamber of Commerce event. Trump delivered a speech heavy on his post-birther themes: high gas prices, Obama’s healthcare reforms, and U.S. dealings with China and OPEC.

“If Obama gets re-elected, I think your taxes are going to go through the roof,” Trump warned.

Still no word on whether a White House bid is for real, especially now that The Donald’s political star is dimming.

“I’m thinking about running,” he said.

Trump referred to the April 30 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, during which Obama and comedian Seth Myers mocked the tycoon mercilessly while Trump sat in the audience, stone-faced.

Even Republicans have been taking shots, he noted.

“I haven’t done anything, in all fairness,” he said. “I haven’t even announced whether or not I’m running.”

Obama’s Incredible Poker Face

If you saw the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last Saturday evening, you may have noticed the president’s demeanor.  He appeared calm and collected and ready to have a great time.  His jokes were well timed and he laughed at himself as well as others.  Yet, underneath the cool, calm demeanor, the President’s day had included giving the go ahead to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. 

Who would have known?

The Daily Beast

The president roasted Donald Trump in Washington, toured tornado devastation in Alabama, and gave a commencement speech in Miami—while directing the secret mission to kill Osama bin Laden. Lloyd Grove on Obama’s uncanny ability to compartmentalize.

Presidents are different from you and me. Certainly Barack Obama is.

On Saturday night, he was joking, laughing, and chitchatting at the head table of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Dapper in his tux, he looked like he didn’t have a care in the world. On Sunday morning he slipped away to Andrews Air Force Base for his regular golf foursome. The round was abbreviated to nine holes by chilly, rainy weather, but that didn’t stop him from practicing drives and spending four hours and 22 minutes outside the White House grounds.

Gallery: Osama Bin Laden’s Death: The World Reacts

When he returned to the West Wing at 2:04 p.m., he and his national-security team put the finishing touches on the secret mission to take out Osama bin Laden. By 3 p.m. the helicopters were in the air. But one would never have suspected, from outward appearances, that Obama was preparing to roll the dice on a risky military operation half a world away that would define—and maybe even destroy—his entire presidency.

On Monday, as the international community was absorbing the news that the planet’s most-wanted terrorist had just been terminated with extreme prejudice, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried to explain Obama’s uncanny, one might say eerie, ability to green-light the most momentous mission of his presidency while touring tornado devastation in Alabama, traveling to Cape Canaveral for an abortive space shuttle launch, delivering a commencement speech at Miami Dade College, skewering Donald Trump at the correspondents’ dinner and playing a friendly golf game with aides. “Compartmentalization,” Carney summed up.

C-SPAN political editor Steven Scully, who (as a member of the WHCA board) schmoozed with the president at cocktails and dinner at the Washington Hilton on the eve of the operation, marveled at Obama’s sang-froid.

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