Saturday, April 30, 2005

The Night The Prez and the Press Bury the Hatchet (In Jonathan Klein's Back)

Of course, I'm talking about the White House Correspondents Dinner, almost always an occasion of high hilarity and good times for all (although Don Imus famously got on Hillary's bad side one year). Two items of note this year: first, I think Laura Bush is the best damn first lady we've ever had, at least in my lifetime; check out her masterful performance in this clip from Trey Jackson's place.

Even better, though, is watching CNN president Jonathan Klein make an ass of himself once again. Said Klein of the event:
�I have a modest proposal for the White House Correspondents� Association,� Klein told the National Association of Broadcasters last week. �Cancel the gala and instead spend that time and energy creating standards�and enforcing them�for those who would call themselves White House correspondents.�
Here's a suggestion for you, Johnny Boy: cancel your own trip to the gala and spend that time and energy trying to salvage a once-great news network - if you would call yourself a 'broadcaster'. Just don't let anything keep you from covering that monumental runaway bride story...

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