Perhaps the most disgusting aspect of the dismal state of the mainstream media and it’s sucking up to power is the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner. The event provides the opportunity for the sitting US President to play comedian. He struts to the podium and delivers one-liners and perorms silly gimmicks to the delight of a gaggle of adoring, self-important media hacks whose invitation to the party is one of the key perks of being a government conduit for misinformation. Scoring an invite is the crown jewel for those covering the D.C. circle jerk and serves as a pat on the back from a corrupt regime for a job well done .
It is a garish and sickening celebration of Washington's own pompous self-worship and a pox upon what was once a democracy where power was checked by a diligent and critical press carrying out their duties as set forth in the First Amendment. Now it is only a festival of scumbaggery for political con artists and those that can only be described as presstitutes for their selling out of journalistic responsibilities in order to suckle power for the sake of career advancement.
The giant sucking sound from the royal city is reported on by The Guardian in the story entitled “Barack Obama lands the zingers at White House correspondents' dinner” from which I excerpt:
The president, Barack Obama, says he’s bringing a new attitude to the final quarter of his presidency: bucket!
“After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, ‘Mr President, do you have a bucket list?’” he told those attending the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “And I said, well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list ...”
“Take executive action on immigration? Bucket! New regulations? Bucket!”
The correspondents’ association dinner is the night the president does standup comedy to raise money for scholarships for young journalists – and provides tongue-in-cheek payback for those already on the job as well as political opponents. A few of the presidential zingers tossed out Saturday night:
“Just this week Michele Bachmann actually predicted that I would bring about the biblical end of days. Now, that’s a legacy.”
“I have one friend ... just a few weeks ago she was making millions of dollars a year, and she’s now living out of a van in Iowa.” That was a crack about Hillary Rodham Clinton, who campaigned in Iowa in a van nicknamed Scooby.
Noting that Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong impersonates CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, Obama said that’s surprising. “Usually the only people impersonating journalists on CNN are journalists on CNN.”
On the TV series “Black-ish,” Obama said he had to give ABC fair warning. “Being black-ish only makes you popular for so long. Trust me, there’s a shelf life to that thing.”
“The polar vortex caused so many record lows they renamed it MSNBC.”
“Donald Trump is here – still.”
And they all roared with laughter, swilled champagne and marveled at themselves in all of their orgasmic resplendence. As for El Presidente, it was beneath the dignity of the office but so has everything else that Mr. Obama has touched since he took up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW to live high off of the hog on the taxpayer dole. I'll give Obama credit for his jabs at CNN and MSNBC but the rest of it was bad enough to have anyone with any sense decency scrambling for a vomit bag.
When the carcass of this once proud and free country is eventually hauled upon the autopsy table by future historians, the cause of death will be found to have been in large part due to the abject failure by the media to speak the truth. There is a reason why the federal government and those who hold the levers of power despise the internet and that is because the truth can be found and that truth shows that our “leaders” in the political elite are nothing more than gangsters who operate their rackets with the media having their backs.
The fawning ass-kissers present at Saturday night’s soiree will wake up from their hangovers on Sunday morning and bask in the glorious narcissism of the entitled for they will have earned their keep as professional liars who disseminate government propaganda. They wouldn’t dare stray from their official roles as lapdogs lest they not be invited back to the party next year.