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Guest post written by Joyanna Adams
If you actually tortured yourself (as I did ) and watched the White House Correspondents Dinner on TV last Saturday night…maybe, like me, you felt sorry for Conan O’Brien. He bombed so bad that I wanted to hand him a Cherry Slurpie, some Kleenex, and give him lifetime tickets to a Lakers game.
Conan had the misfortune of following Obama, who had much better joke writers who cleverly wrote jokes where Obama could be nasty to just about everyone who annoys him, which is, besides Congress and the GOP, practically the whole media and internet class.
Since nobody is watching the liberal networks anymore, it’s obvious,—Obama feels betrayed.
Obama is making changes. Clearly, the boys he has picked to get his message out and make him into the perfect image he prefers, is Hollywood. He is so done with the press. So — much to the irritation of Tom Brokaw, he invited more of Hollywood to the party.
Steven Spielberg made a rather lame short clip to promote Obama as a sweet and lovable guy.
Kevin Spacey made a clip that… you got me.
It’s filled with insider jokes only Washington would understand. You tell me what he was saying here, besides Congressmen are arrogant:
Tom Brokaw makes a good point: Is it right that the likes of Lindsey Lohan, Barbara Streisand, and Spielberg, should be coming to a press dinner… once traditionally held for the elite of the newsprint?
For Obama it’s a no-brainer: the liberals need Hollywood much more than CNN or MSNBC, because FOX is beating them all. Obama needs to transform America, and all his liberal networks are not getting the job done to his liking, so in some very painful jokes, he reminded them how bad they really are doing. Obama didn’t stop with FOX, he insulted MSNBC, CNN, NBC, and Conan O’Brian.
Which is probably why Conan couldn’t function when he got up to the mic. Conan immediately started rushing his jokes, and picking up a gavel like a little kid trying to please his mom… he was still reeling emotionally from Obama’s sharp putdowns. You could see it on his face.
From Deadline Hollywood:
Obama got in the nastiest media dig. Noting that CNN has “taken some knocks” – because of errors during reporting on the Boston Marathon bombings - he said, “Fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story – just in case one of them happens to be accurate.” Obama even stabbed his liberal media cronies. He said saying seeing David Axelrod going to work for MSNBC was “a nice change of pace since MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod”.
If you watched C-Span, you watched Michelle Obama give the journalist scholarships out to all women. And uh… two or three Chinese guys. And they all were inspired by Rachael Maddow.
Nothing like stacking the deck for future liberal media bias. The real Duck Dynasty was being hatched before my unbelieving eyes, and it seems the conservatives were the only ones donating to their own downfall.
What was brilliant about Obama’s speech is that he made fun of all the things the conservatives have been on him about: Having forged his birth certificate; History channel portraying him as the devil; The fact that he was a big dope smoker in college (which he bragged about)…. yes, he was ridiculing all reports that any of these were actually true.
It’s an old trick all politicians use to deny and hide their crimes: “What, you think I would actually do that? Ha!”
“I know Republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012,” the president began. “But one thing they all agree on is that they need to do a better job of reaching out to minorities. Look, call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they can start with — hello.”
Once again insinuating they don’t like him because he’s black. And my personal favorite:
“I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be,” the president remarked.
He got that right, he is the much older Muslim Socialist now.
On C-SPAN, as I watched the audience leave, I was amazed. It was mostly very white and very, VERY rich people whose faces all adored the black man they had put into office. Every face was glued to the man on the podium as if they were watching a hippo climb up a rainbow with roller skates on.
It was depressingly clear that they were so proud of themselves for picking a black man who, in Biden’s words…
I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” — Joe Biden on Barack Obama
To them, – a rare black man that actually talks. That’s a story book, baby.
That’s Hollywood. Just wait ’til you see the movie.
Guest post written by Joyanna Adams