There are statements of purposes, promises of healthier food for constituents and plenty of glad-handing. The “little guy,” a reporter for The Hill, is smoking cigarettes outside, wondering who is looking out for his interests. This is the stuff of election season in Washington, and the election for seats on the White House correspondents’ board is Read More
The media in Washington has reached “a tipping point of self-celebration,” according to Mark Leibovich, so he’s decided to address the issue in a book. If that seems far-fetched, look here.
Mr. Leibovich, the Times writer behind the recent profile of Mike Allen, will take a look at the Washington “media-industrial complex” Read More
At the end of April members of the White House press corps began to speak out against a perceived lack of access to the president. Now White House correspondents are facing a whole new type of access issue: Their travel budgets have fallen off, making it harder for them to keep up with the Read More
“I’ve never seen Obama in the flesh, but I’ve watched everything he’s ever done,” said Dominic West, who played Jimmy McNulty on The Wire-”and I’m even more in worship of him than I was before.”
It was after 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, in the foyer of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Read More
President Obama may have gotten some help with his jokes for the White House Correspondents Dinner, but at least he had good, fresh material. It would be generous to say Jay Leno had one of those things Saturday night. Not only did his jokes fall flat, but a lot of them Appear to Read More
Filmmaker Alex Gibney has a post on his Atlantic page about what should have been a very awkward encounter with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld–who he accused of sanctioning torture in his documentary Taxi to the Dark Side–at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
But Mr. Rumsfeld was in a good mood, so he smiled Read More
At the MSNBC after-party on Saturday night–after Rachel Maddow and Andrew Breitbart had an awkward exchange at the bar Ms. Maddow was tending–Mr. Breitbart complained that the MSNBC host hadn’t accepted his offer to come on her show and debate the merits of those ACORN videos.
So, we wondered, when might Mr. Breitbart be Read More
“I feel about Washington the way my mother used to feel about me. She used to tell me: ‘I love you, I just hate the things you do,’” said David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s senior advisor.
It was Friday night on the rooftop at the W Hotel, at The New Yorker‘s first-ever party on the White Read More
If President Obama seemed to blow Jay Leno out of the water at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it’s because he received a little presidential aid.
The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove notes that Obama received help with his jokes from Daily Show writers.
“The only person whose ratings fell more than mine Read More
Media Mobsters John Koblin and Felix Gillette are on the road with Observer.com blogger Reid Pillifant to cover the White House Correspondents’ dinner in Washington this weekend. Koblin writes from the road:
Dispatch! We are currently at the Maryland House. Reid had to go! He got the large soda at Roy Rogers. Also, why Read More