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sadoldgirl

(3,431 posts)
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:23 PM Apr 2016

I just watched the Correspondents' Dinner.

May be I am living on a weird planet,
because CNN put down Larry Gilmore,
while I found most of his talk right
on target.
The Cruz item was waring out, but otherwise
he hit the right people by mainly hitting on
the media as being totally biased.

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I just watched the Correspondents' Dinner. (Original Post) sadoldgirl Apr 2016 OP
He Zinged CNN pmorlan1 Apr 2016 #1
C-span often has transcripts of their programs. The one you want is here, but it appears to be... agracie Apr 2016 #8
Thank you so much pmorlan1 Apr 2016 #12
CNN didn't like hearing the truth about themselves. agracie Apr 2016 #2
Hey, Wolf...ask a follow-up question. Funtatlaguy Apr 2016 #3
I liked him a lot. TDale313 Apr 2016 #4
I think President and Larry like Bernie. I thought President opened with a One Two punch Hiraeth Apr 2016 #6
Also, the her trying to appeal to young people TDale313 Apr 2016 #7
yes, he was spot on. sly and subtle but, punchy whereas with Bernie it seemed like Hiraeth Apr 2016 #9
Nope. Thought the same. TDale313 Apr 2016 #10
yes, better said. respect. ~Hail fellow well met~ type of thing. Hiraeth Apr 2016 #11
I think so too. Ino May 2016 #24
yes, Biden seems can hardly contain himself for wanting to actually ENDORSE Bernie. Hiraeth May 2016 #25
Loved that. 840high Apr 2016 #14
It was fabulous, wasn't it. Cut her no slack. Hiraeth May 2016 #18
Just an FYI NV Whino May 2016 #15
I thought he said tuppence, too. But, in GDP seems they think he said Tubmans. Main thing Hiraeth May 2016 #17
And thank you for spelling tuppence correctly NV Whino May 2016 #21
Naw. It was 'Tubmans.' immoderate May 2016 #27
It was Tubmans. Riffing on the news that Harriett Tubman TDale313 May 2016 #30
I just finished watching the clip, and you're so right, the press WAS SQUIRMING. 2banon May 2016 #29
It was funny, not meant for those in the room. Kittycat Apr 2016 #5
Loved his final remarks to President Obama and Obama's gracious reaction to them. Stardust Apr 2016 #13
President Obama on CNN Treleana May 2016 #16
It always has been a tough crowd when they bbgrunt May 2016 #19
I thought his comments about msnbc being run by boko haram were hilarious. And tweety's expression jillan May 2016 #20
I just watched both Obama's and Gilmore's talks .......... they were hilarious. polly7 May 2016 #22
I watched it CountAllVotes May 2016 #23
The talk on CNN right after the dinner was interesting - girl "journalist" or whatever was all djean111 May 2016 #26
Full Transcript of Obama's WHCD speech here Lodestar May 2016 #28
I don't care much for the Correspondents' Dinner, but ... JustABozoOnThisBus May 2016 #31

TDale313

(7,820 posts)
4. I liked him a lot.
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:28 PM
Apr 2016

Was laughing like crazy, but also knew as he was doing it that it was gonna have a lot of people- including a lot of those in the room and those in the msm- squirming.

Interestingly I thought Bernie was treated fairly well by both President Obama and Larry.

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
6. I think President and Larry like Bernie. I thought President opened with a One Two punch
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:32 PM
Apr 2016

right to Hillary's jaw.

1. CPT = joke white people shouldn't tell

followed with the

2. Goldman Sacks speaking for Tubmans when he leaves the White House.

BAM.

Loved it.

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
9. yes, he was spot on. sly and subtle but, punchy whereas with Bernie it seemed like
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:37 PM
Apr 2016

all in good fun.

Honestly, it is like they are endorsing Bernie without actually saying it.

Is it just me?

TDale313

(7,820 posts)
10. Nope. Thought the same.
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:39 PM
Apr 2016

Maybe not so far as endorsing, but I think there seemed to be a level of respect.

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
25. yes, Biden seems can hardly contain himself for wanting to actually ENDORSE Bernie.
Sun May 1, 2016, 12:16 PM
May 2016

Hold him back, TPTB.

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
17. I thought he said tuppence, too. But, in GDP seems they think he said Tubmans. Main thing
Sun May 1, 2016, 12:48 AM
May 2016

is he made reference to how money was made when Clintons left the White House and distanced him and Michelle from such activity.

NV Whino

(20,886 posts)
21. And thank you for spelling tuppence correctly
Sun May 1, 2016, 09:01 AM
May 2016

I couldn't for the life of me remember how it was spelled.

 

immoderate

(20,885 posts)
27. Naw. It was 'Tubmans.'
Sun May 1, 2016, 12:30 PM
May 2016

I verified it on a replay. He milks 'Tubman' for applause. Tuppence wouldn't provoke that.

--imm

 

2banon

(7,321 posts)
29. I just finished watching the clip, and you're so right, the press WAS SQUIRMING.
Sun May 1, 2016, 01:26 PM
May 2016

on the few occasions the camera panned over to the audience, you could see the press squirming, pouting or otherwise signalling their disapproval.

Bet they can't wait until trump takes the white house,

Kittycat

(10,493 posts)
5. It was funny, not meant for those in the room.
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:31 PM
Apr 2016

I heard the first person after it ended, and agreed. It was meant for those listening vs those in the room. They were fairly well skewered. It had some boring parts that were overplayed, but I thought it was funny.

Treleana

(15 posts)
16. President Obama on CNN
Sun May 1, 2016, 12:06 AM
May 2016

Went something like this "Jake Tapper left journalism to work at CNN" Then camera pans to Jake Tapper's face. People were much more generous with the president's jokes/criticism than Larry's. I even remember hearing an audience member yell at Larry after one of his many CNN jokes. Also, there was Don Lemon giving the C-SPAN camera the finger after Larry said he wasn't a real journalist. Whew, it was a tough crowd!

bbgrunt

(5,281 posts)
19. It always has been a tough crowd when they
Sun May 1, 2016, 02:17 AM
May 2016

are told the truth. Colbert's hosting was epic and the crowd was cold as ice. I felt Larry was treated the same.

jillan

(39,451 posts)
20. I thought his comments about msnbc being run by boko haram were hilarious. And tweety's expression
Sun May 1, 2016, 03:19 AM
May 2016

of disgust made it even better.

The media is so full of itself - except for C-Span! They were retweeting that they were the station watched by people that died and no one knew they were dead.

He stuck it to the media tonite and they deserved it.
Too bad if they can't laugh at themselves.

He cracked me up several times.

polly7

(20,582 posts)
22. I just watched both Obama's and Gilmore's talks .......... they were hilarious.
Sun May 1, 2016, 10:11 AM
May 2016


I loved seeing some or the angry faces then it would pan to people laughing their asses off.

Both very good and on target, imo.

CountAllVotes

(20,839 posts)
23. I watched it
Sun May 1, 2016, 10:47 AM
May 2016

Was eating a bowl of macaroni and cheese for dinner as that is all I have around here right now (the 3rd is in a few days and that is when my >$1K disability payment comes in).

It made me feel like a less than as that is how I always feel around a bunch of rich people.

As for the jokes, etc., none of them were terrifically funny.

I appreciated that Bernie Sanders was there being he tends to not go to such events as is his norm.



 

djean111

(14,255 posts)
26. The talk on CNN right after the dinner was interesting - girl "journalist" or whatever was all
Sun May 1, 2016, 12:23 PM
May 2016

yappy about how unfunny Wilmore was - and how mean.

There was another woman there who had been a writer on The Daily Show. She said - correctly - that Wilmore did just what he was supposed to do, he was funny, and the media deserved every shot. Something along those lines.

My 21 YO grandson watched Obama and Wilmore with me - he thought they were both hilarious, and he understood pretty muchevery shot that Wilmore took, except for some individual journalist shots.

I think that Larry Wilmore is more in the tradition of Jon Stewart in that he has the anger about what is happening in the US these days. Trevor Noah is very funny, and I like to watch him, but he has no anger, just observations. Maybe he will develop the anger after he lives here for a while.

Lodestar

(2,388 posts)
28. Full Transcript of Obama's WHCD speech here
Sun May 1, 2016, 12:41 PM
May 2016

President Obama fired off jokes at the expense of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, CNN and other Washington establishment figures Saturday night, at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Below is the full transcript of his remarks, as provided by the White House:

(Entrance music: “When I’m Gone” by Anna Kendrick.)

THE PRESIDENT: You can’t say it, but you know it’s true. (Laughter.)

Good evening, everybody. It is an honor to be here at my last — and perhaps the last — White House Correspondents’ Dinner. (Laughter and applause.)

You all look great. The end of the Republic has never looked better. (Laughter and applause.)

I do apologize — I know I was a little late tonight. I was running on C.P.T. — (laughter) — which stands for “jokes that white people should not make.” (Laughter and applause.) It’s a tip for you, Jeff. (Laughter.)

Anyway, here we are. My eighth and final appearance at this unique event. (Laughter.) And I am excited. If this material works well, I’m going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year. (Laughter and applause.) Earn me some serious Tubmans. That’s right. (Laughter and applause.)

My brilliant and beautiful wife, Michelle, is here tonight. (Applause.) She looks so happy to be here. (Laughter.) That’s called practice — it’s like learning to do three-minute planks. (Laughter.) She makes it look easy now. (Laughter.)

Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it’s anyone’s guess who she will be. (Laughter and applause.) But standing here, I can’t help but be reflective, a little sentimental. Eight years ago, I said it was time to change the tone of our politics. In hindsight, I clearly should have been more specific. (Laughter.)

Eight years ago, I was a young man, full of idealism and vigor, and look at me now. (Laughter.) I am gray and grizzled, just counting down the days ’til my death panel. (Laughter and applause.) Hillary once questioned whether I’d be ready for a 3 a.m. phone call — now I’m awake anyway because I’ve got to go to the bathroom. (Laughter and applause.) I’m up.

In fact, somebody recently said to me, Mr. President, you are so yesterday; Justin Trudeau has completely replaced you — he’s so handsome, he’s so charming, he’s the future. And I said, Justin, just give it a rest. (Laughter and applause.) I resented that. (Laughter.)


cont'd

http://time.com/4313618/white-house-correspondents-dinner-2016-president-obama-jokes-transcript-full/

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,238 posts)
31. I don't care much for the Correspondents' Dinner, but ...
Sun May 1, 2016, 03:53 PM
May 2016

... I found myself wondering which current candidate would deliver better jokes for the next 4 or 8 years.

No contest.

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