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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:42 PM

Time, People pull out of White House Correspondents' Dinner party

Source: Politico

Time and People magazine will not hold their glitzy, celebrity-filled party the night before the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the magazines confirmed.

The move follows several other high profile parties being canceled for the annual event, during which the Washington media, politicians, and often celebrities gather to celebrate journalism awards, scholarships and normally to toast the president. President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend the dinner, the first time a sitting president has skipped the dinner in decades. There are still many other unknowns about the dinner, including whether any administration officials will attend and who the entertainer, typically a comedian, will be.

Vanity Fair and The New Yorker have also announced they are canceling their annual events, which like the Time and People magazine party were normally the most celebrity-filled events of the weekend. Other parties, such as MSNBC's after-party, have not yet been announced. Typically a Republican president attracts fewer Hollywood-types to the weekend, but Hollywood has been particularly anti-Trump, and thus far it seems as though this year's dinner will be a much more subdued affair, which may have led to several of the parties to be canceled.

Time will still attend the dinner, while People will be making a donation to the White House Correspondents' Association in lieu of tables at the dinner, a spokesperson said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/03/time-people-no-white-house-correspondents-dinner-party-236267

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Reply Time, People pull out of White House Correspondents' Dinner party (Original post)
brooklynite Monday OP
hibbing Tuesday #1
LisaM Tuesday #3
GWC58 Tuesday #6
bitterross Tuesday #10
msongs Tuesday #2
Merlot Tuesday #5
LineNew Reply K
Cha Tuesday #4
GWC58 Tuesday #7
Name removed Tuesday #8
democratisphere Tuesday #9
Vinca Tuesday #11
groundloop Tuesday #12
sdfernando Tuesday #13

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:01 AM

1. Never forget them all laughing at the looking for WMDs

Disgusting, the little video the White House produced about Georgie looking for WMDs. They all laughed. It was apparently hilarious if you are so insulated from the realities of life outside the bubble and that god awful war of choice that we will be paying decades for let alone all of the veterans physically and emotionally damaged for life.


Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:52 AM

3. I remember some being uncomfortable with that.

Most of the "laughter" was the kind of forced, polite sort.

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Response to hibbing (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:50 AM

6. Yeah, I'm sure the families of those

lost in Iraq saw the humor in that! It was sickening and disgusting!

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Response to hibbing (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 07:34 AM

10. That really pissed me off

That video was the most disrespectful thing to our troops I've seen. If a D had done that the right would have lost their minds. But IOKIYAR.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:02 AM

2. the event that launched trump's run to follow his tormentor into the white house. Revenge! nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:08 AM

5. trumpty had been testing the waters for a few years prior

to the WHC event. He was spreading the birther stuff and putting himself into the political arena before that event. He's been saying for years, back into the late 80's that he wanted to run. IMO he or one of his family/staff started that idea, I don't believe for a minute that was the start of his run.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:15 AM

4. K

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:52 AM

7. Hey, it might end up

being a RW correspondents affair. Then Trump could attend!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:55 AM

9. Sounds like it is time to scuttle the whole damn thing.

Anything even remotely associated with drumpf is being destroyed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 07:55 AM

11. Since Twitler isn't going to be there, they should attend.

The purpose of the thing is scholarships for journalism students.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:38 AM

12. 45* would love to kill this event because his feelings got hurt there

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Response to groundloop (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:58 AM

13. Orange Monkey doesn't have any feelings...just plain evil /nt

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