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Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:23 PM

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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Reply I just watched the Correspondents' Dinner. (Original post)
sadoldgirl Apr 2016 OP
pmorlan1 Apr 2016 #1
agracie Apr 2016 #8
pmorlan1 May 2016 #12
agracie Apr 2016 #2
Funtatlaguy Apr 2016 #3
TDale313 Apr 2016 #4
Hiraeth Apr 2016 #6
TDale313 Apr 2016 #7
Hiraeth Apr 2016 #9
TDale313 Apr 2016 #10
Hiraeth Apr 2016 #11
Ino May 2016 #24
Hiraeth May 2016 #25
840high May 2016 #14
Hiraeth May 2016 #18
NV Whino May 2016 #15
Hiraeth May 2016 #17
NV Whino May 2016 #21
immoderate May 2016 #27
TDale313 May 2016 #30
2banon May 2016 #29
Kittycat Apr 2016 #5
Stardust May 2016 #13
Treleana May 2016 #16
bbgrunt May 2016 #19
jillan May 2016 #20
polly7 May 2016 #22
CountAllVotes May 2016 #23
djean111 May 2016 #26
Lodestar May 2016 #28
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2016 #31

Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:25 PM

1. He Zinged CNN

& Wolf Blitzer. It was great. I'd love to see a transcript.

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Response to pmorlan1 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:36 PM

8. C-span often has transcripts of their programs. The one you want is here, but it appears to be...

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Response to agracie (Reply #8)

Sun May 1, 2016, 12:04 AM

12. Thank you so much

I will read this in the morning.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:27 PM

2. CNN didn't like hearing the truth about themselves.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:27 PM

3. Hey, Wolf...ask a follow-up question.

Classic.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:28 PM

4. I liked him a lot.

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.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:32 PM

6. I think President and Larry like Bernie. I thought President opened with a One Two punch

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.

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:34 PM

7. Also, the her trying to appeal to young people

Being like your Aunt who just joined Facebook

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:37 PM

9. yes, he was spot on. sly and subtle but, punchy whereas with Bernie it seemed like

all in good fun.

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

Is it just me?

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:39 PM

10. Nope. Thought the same.

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

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:47 PM

11. yes, better said. respect. ~Hail fellow well met~ type of thing.

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #9)

Sun May 1, 2016, 12:20 PM

24. I think so too.

Biden has said great things about Sanders lately too.

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Response to Ino (Reply #24)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:16 PM

25. yes, Biden seems can hardly contain himself for wanting to actually ENDORSE Bernie.

Hold him back, TPTB.

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #6)

Sun May 1, 2016, 12:23 AM

14. Loved that.

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #14)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:50 AM

18. It was fabulous, wasn't it. Cut her no slack.

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #6)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:03 AM

15. Just an FYI

I believe it was tupence. British slang for two pence, or just his two cents worth.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #15)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:48 AM

17. I thought he said tuppence, too. But, in GDP seems they think he said Tubmans. Main thing

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

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #17)

Sun May 1, 2016, 10:01 AM

21. And thank you for spelling tuppence correctly

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

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #15)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:30 PM

27. Naw. It was 'Tubmans.'

 

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

--imm

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #15)

Sun May 1, 2016, 03:19 PM

30. It was Tubmans. Riffing on the news that Harriett Tubman

Is going to be placed on the $20 bill.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #4)

Sun May 1, 2016, 02:26 PM

29. I just finished watching the clip, and you're so right, the press WAS SQUIRMING.

 

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,

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:31 PM

5. It was funny, not meant for those in the room.

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.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 12:13 AM

13. Loved his final remarks to President Obama and Obama's gracious reaction to them.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:06 AM

16. President Obama on CNN

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!

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 03:17 AM

19. It always has been a tough crowd when they

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

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 04:19 AM

20. I thought his comments about msnbc being run by boko haram were hilarious. And tweety's expression

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.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 11:11 AM

22. I just watched both Obama's and Gilmore's talks .......... they were hilarious.



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.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 11:47 AM

23. I watched it

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.



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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:23 PM

26. The talk on CNN right after the dinner was interesting - girl "journalist" or whatever was all

 

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.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 01:41 PM

28. Full Transcript of Obama's WHCD speech here


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 Correspondentsí Dinner.

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

(Entrance music: ďWhen Iím GoneĒ by Anna Kendrick.)

THE PRESIDENT: You canít say it, but you know itís true. (Laughter.)

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

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

I do apologize ó I know I was a little late tonight. I was running on C.P.T. ó (laughter) ó which stands for ďjokes that white people should not make.Ē (Laughter and applause.) Itís 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, Iím going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year. (Laughter and applause.) Earn me some serious Tubmans. Thatís right. (Laughter and applause.)

My brilliant and beautiful wife, Michelle, is here tonight. (Applause.) She looks so happy to be here. (Laughter.) Thatís called practice ó itís 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 itís anyoneís guess who she will be. (Laughter and applause.) But standing here, I canít 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 ítil my death panel. (Laughter and applause.) Hillary once questioned whether Iíd be ready for a 3 a.m. phone call ó now Iím awake anyway because Iíve got to go to the bathroom. (Laughter and applause.) Iím up.

In fact, somebody recently said to me, Mr. President, you are so yesterday; Justin Trudeau has completely replaced you ó heís so handsome, heís so charming, heís 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/

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Response to sadoldgirl (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 04:53 PM

31. I don't care much for the Correspondents' Dinner, but ...

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

No contest.

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