As a decadent Beltway establishment RINO in good standing, I have to say: I don’t really have a problem with the White House Correspondents Dinner as a concept. People who unironically call it “Nerd Prom” should be killed, but the event itself … is kind of fun! Yes, it’s gotten out of hand in recent years, as Hollywood has flooded the zone and news orgs try to one up each other by leveraging their synergy with their corporate parents and their advertisers to bring A- or B-Plus-List celebs to hobnob with ad-buyers and high-level editors who haven’t actually performed an interview in years. Still. The parties beforehand, the parties after, mingling with people you would otherwise never get a chance to mingle with, hearing the president tell a few jokes. Good times!
However. Treating this evening as if it’s something the rest of the country should care about is, at best, tone deaf. Does anyone really care if the president tells a joke to a room filled with journalists who wish they were pretty enough to be celebrities and celebrities who wish they were smart enough to hold forth on the political issues of the day? Of course not. D.C. resembles Panem no more than it does on this weekend.
Comcast made a valiant effort to purchase Democratic support for its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner. Alas, the cable giant failed, but not before the firm dropped millions upon millions of dollars on fees to lawyers, lobbyists, and investment bankers.
#Protip: When you get called out for being a misogynist or a racist or any other kind of -ist, do yourself a favor and offer up an actual apology and not a non-apology.
Hillary Clinton is a terrible candidate, a new Quinnipiac poll has found.
I made a G today
But you made it in a sleazy way
A lot of new information has come to light since our last explanatory report on scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation. It’s time for an update. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Clinton Foundation scandals, but were too afraid to ask.
The third season of FX’s The Americans will be discussed below. So, you know, spoilers and such.
Today is Earth Day, an environmentalist “holiday” cofounded by a murderer. Liberals and other science fetishists are marking the occasion by showing how much they care:
The Hillary Clinton campaign has confirmed the accuracy of a Washington Free Beacon analysis that showed that women working in Clinton’s Senate office were paid just 72 cents for each dollar paid to men.
Hillary Clinton will never be president. She might not even win the Democratic nomination. This, week she got her first legitimate challenger in hip-hop icon Waka Flocka Flame, who is making good on his 2012 promise to run for president.