May 5, 2014

At White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Obama’s Jokes About, Republicans, 2016.

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was covered late in both network newscasts for a total of 2.5 minutes and also in a national newspaper which also carried videos and photo galleries on its website.
ABC World News (5/3, story 10, 0:30, Muir) called it “a big night,” adding that “We will have all the laughs tomorrow night right here.”
The Washington Post (5/4, Heil) reports on President Obama’s appearance in which he used the “glitchy rollout of and a contentious relationship with Congress” for “comedic fodder.” He also made use of expected 2016 presidential candidates, saying that “Fox News will miss him…because ‘it will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.’” Also noted in the story was the fact that the members of the casts of TV shows about Washington were there so that “at least two faux first ladies — Robin Wright from “House of Cards” and Bellamy Young from “Scandal” — looked on as Michelle Obama awarded scholarships to aspiring journalists.”
The New York Times (5/5, Shear, Subscription Publication) reports, “Thank goodness for,” noting that President Obama began his annual remarks “with the recognition that the rollout of his health care website could have gone better, admitting that ‘in 2008, my slogan was ‘Yes, we can!’ In 2013, my slogan was ‘Control-Alt-Delete.’’” He added, “On the plus side, they did turn the launch of into one of the year’s biggest movies’ (video screens on either side of the president showed the title of the hit Disney film ‘Frozen’).”
CNN (5/5, Stewart) reports the President “playing the role of comedian-in-chief, took some jabs” noting his jokes about “his own administration’s botched rollout last year of,” saying, “That could have gone better.” It also described the brief appearance of former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius towards the end of the president’s remarks to fix a technical glitch in the video.
Original Posting from Bulletin Healthcare.