Did you catch this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and President Obama’s 20-minute on-site monologue?
You can be forgiven for not watching C-SPAN on a Saturday night, the main spot to catch the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner as it airs — however, in a social media age, the best bits as well as the whole enchilada are available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube and other streaming services. (Enchiladas not likely to have been on the menu at the fancy “nerd prom,” as Beltway types call it.)
This year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2014 saw Joel McHale of Community hosting, but as is customary, the President took to the podium to take some shots at people in the media, his fellow politicians, and of course, himself.
Via The White House’s site, some of President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Association quips are available to read over if you’re at the office and can’t watch.
Highlights include some edgy humor regarding CNN’s wall-to-wall MH370 report, and Obama quipped:
“I am happy to be here, even though I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to get CNN coverage these days… I think they’re still searching for their table.”
Obama also took a pot shot at Fox News, showing a still of Fox And Friends after making this joke:
“I got a lot of grief on cable news for promoting Obamacare to young people on Between Two Ferns. But that’s what young people like to watch. And to be fair, I am not the first person on television between two potted plants.”
The Commander-in-Chief then ragged on Rand Paul:
“… haven’t seen somebody pull a ‘180’ that fast since Rand Paul disinvited that Nevada rancher from this dinner. As a general rule, things don’t like end well if the sentence starts, ‘Let me tell you something I know about the negro.’ You don’t really need to hear the rest of it.”
And back to Fox:
“And speaking of conservative heroes, the Koch brothers bought a table here tonight. But as usual, they used a shadowy right-wing organization as a front. Hello, Fox News… I’m just kidding. Let’s face it, Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.”
Above, watch President Obama’s full remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2014 — which part did you find funniest?