Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:42 PM
brooklynite (37,436 posts)
Time, People pull out of White House Correspondents' Dinner party
Time and People magazine will not hold their glitzy, celebrity-filled party the night before the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the magazines confirmed.
The move follows several other high profile parties being canceled for the annual event, during which the Washington media, politicians, and often celebrities gather to celebrate journalism awards, scholarships and normally to toast the president. President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend the dinner, the first time a sitting president has skipped the dinner in decades. There are still many other unknowns about the dinner, including whether any administration officials will attend and who the entertainer, typically a comedian, will be.
Vanity Fair and The New Yorker have also announced they are canceling their annual events, which like the Time and People magazine party were normally the most celebrity-filled events of the weekend. Other parties, such as MSNBC's after-party, have not yet been announced. Typically a Republican president attracts fewer Hollywood-types to the weekend, but Hollywood has been particularly anti-Trump, and thus far it seems as though this year's dinner will be a much more subdued affair, which may have led to several of the parties to be canceled.
Time will still attend the dinner, while People will be making a donation to the White House Correspondents' Association in lieu of tables at the dinner, a spokesperson said.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/03/time-people-no-white-house-correspondents-dinner-party-236267
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Time, People pull out of White House Correspondents' Dinner party (Original post)
Response to brooklynite (Original post)
Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:01 AM
hibbing (4,764 posts)
1. Never forget them all laughing at the looking for WMDs
Disgusting, the little video the White House produced about Georgie looking for WMDs. They all laughed. It was apparently hilarious if you are so insulated from the realities of life outside the bubble and that god awful war of choice that we will be paying decades for let alone all of the veterans physically and emotionally damaged for life.
Response to hibbing (Reply #1)
Tue Mar 21, 2017, 07:34 AM
bitterross (86 posts)
10. That really pissed me off
That video was the most disrespectful thing to our troops I've seen. If a D had done that the right would have lost their minds. But IOKIYAR.
Response to msongs (Reply #2)
Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:08 AM
Merlot (5,079 posts)
5. trumpty had been testing the waters for a few years prior
to the WHC event. He was spreading the birther stuff and putting himself into the political arena before that event. He's been saying for years, back into the late 80's that he wanted to run. IMO he or one of his family/staff started that idea, I don't believe for a minute that was the start of his run.