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and we will start in a bit. ♪ ♪ dinner, and he will be doing it -- [laughter] ♪ [applause]
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>> high-end no there was some talk about my coming this year, and i admit, the thought did cross my mind. [laughter] ♪ >> george always said he is delighted to come to these press dinners. baloney. [laughter] >> it is great to be here at the washington hilton, something a prostitute might say to a congressman. [laughter] >> isn't that with the confirmation process is all about here in washington, weeding out the truly qualified to get to the truly available. [laughter] >> here in one room we have media, politicians, corporate executives, advertisers,
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lobbyists, celebrities and everything that is wrong with america is here in this room tonight. [laughter] >> without, i have two more words to say. obama out. [laughter] ♪ >> we are back from washington, it is the white house correspondents dinner with gayle king, cecelia vega, the president of the united states, and the knights headliner, trevor noah, but first from the white house, the host of the late late show, james corden. ♪ james: hello members of the white house press corps, i am a british talkshow host who lives in los angeles, so who better to come here and see if i can get a job. ♪
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pres. biden: come in. james: mr. president. i want to be a servant. i'm wondering if you think there is any department that could use my help? pres. biden: the press room. james: you want me to tell the truth to america? i hear that. i would be right back. where would i find that? pres. biden: left, right, left, then right. don't come back. james: message received. i'm looking for jen psaki. how are you? >> i'm good. james: are you well? >> i'm good. james: we figured people in the white house worked long hours and maybe i would take over the press briefing today. does that sound like a good idea? >> that sounds good.
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are you ready? james: my hunch is this is a walk in the park. >> war with russia, bad. james: keep it light. >> cdc good. james: really? >> economy, strong. james: is it? >> diplomacy good. james: what if i get asked about it -- >> we love her. that is a safe place. james: has he watched it on hulu? >> he has probably not seen it. james: that's a problem. >> is that what you're going to wear? james: yeah. >> it is more brunch than press briefing to me. james: you want me to change? i will change. everybody loves brunch. ♪ ok. i am ready.
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is this a good look? all right. really quick? >> oh. >> if you are watching down on us, give us the strength to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, unless we need to lie. ok. ♪ good morning, everybody. how are you? jen is taking a well-earned break. any questions? ok. yes. >> what does the president planned to do to prevent a recession. james: i don't think it's my place to speak for him on those issues. >> isn't that what it really your job? james: next? >> why does the president spend every weekend away from the white house? james: wouldn't you want to get away? come on.
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what's the point of having a camp david? >> he goes to delaware. >> the president has used the strategic petroleum reserve. will he do it again? james: i don't think it is for me or you to to talk about who or what the president is tapping , ok? [laughter] >> was the president says one thing and white house statuses something else, who do we listen to? james: you know what, david. >> that is not my name. james: i say your name is david. [laughter] i'm up here. you are there. unless you want to sit in the back. yes? >> could you give us an update on the agreement? james: could you sing the question? i would like to hear you sing the question? >> ♪ could you give us an update
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on the agreement ♪ james: ♪ no i can't ♪ >> what is the president's plan? james: before we start, can you explain that? anybody else? you know what? >> deficit reduction. james: they warned me about you. >> deficit reduction. james: what is your name? >> jeff. james: jeff is a whiny little bitch. >> this is not for you. you have to go. james: in that case, i hand you over to the host, stephen portman. [applause] stephen: thank you, ladies in german. thank you. welcome to the country's biggest annual celebration of the first amendment of journalism,
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scholarship, and self-effacing humor. we are grateful for the vaccines, therapies, and tests that make it possible to be here tonight. [applause] we are pleased to have the president in attendance with us. [applause] the tradition dates back to calvin coolidge in 1924. here is a picture of our 1923 dinner. sir, you are on the newcastle county council at the time. [laughter] what i'm about to tell you is real. not a joke. we looked this up. will the folks at table 82 identify themselves? 82? there you are. that is where you set up, mr. president, the first time you attended this dinner in 1974. you are a guest that night of the philadelphia bulletin evening newspaper. table 82. [applause]
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now, tonight, you don't look a day over table 79. [laughter] 48 years ago in the midst of watergate was high times and misdemeanors, and the entertainer was roy clark, the host of hee-haw. [laughter] we are grateful you are here. comedy has not always been part of the history. a serious address for len d-lease was made. and then there was the time where you watched the take of osama bin laden. but there was that table right down there. were the folks at that table raise your right hand and solemnly swear no matter what jokes are made about you tonight, you would just laugh? [laughter]
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please. there are more than 2600 people in this room tonight, vaccinated and tested today, all of you. most of you are not white house correspondents, but since alice's, sources, sponsors, or just very wealthy. i want that noted for the record. i claim all the laughter and applause in advance. a special word of thanks to our members to service to the profession and the free people of the world. i will have more to say about that later. [applause] and we do have some serious business to get to tonight, along with some comedy. first, abc news chief white house correspondent cecelia vega . ♪ cecelia vega: good evening, everybody. thank you to the board for putting this together and
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getting us in the same room. it is wonderful to see everybody . thank you all for being here tonight. the bylaws of our association say the promotion of excellent sin journalism is core to the mission. each year, a panel of independent judges reviews dozens of entries for the five major awards. tonight, it is my honor to announce the winners. the award for overall excellent and white house coverage is for a former association president, aldo beckman. that award goes to jonathan swan of axios this year. [applause] the judges said his or riveting series off the rails and its accompanying podcast describes the final days of donald trump's presidency with speed in detail,
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laying out the former president's last ditch efforts to overturn the election. >> the series is my best attempt to reconstruct trump's final days. while sources and memories are still fresh in people are willing to talk. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to give the aldo beckman award to jonathan swan. we give out two awards for reporting under deadline pressure. one for print, another for broadcast. this year's print winners are from the associated press. [applause] the judges said the pair drew on
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their sources to get the scoop about the administration's changing mask guidance which resulted in tight, informative news stories throughout the day. everybody welcome the winners of the deadline award for print. [applause] cecelia vega: this one hits close to home, the broadcast award, going to my dear friend and colleague, jonathan carl of abc news. [applause] this is for his work on january 6. the judges said as the riot was ongoing, he and his team
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delivered reporting ahead of the curve that does not hit one false note even with one year of perspective. >> chaos and lawlessness at the heart of american democracy, breaking out after the president the united states urged an angry mob of his own supporters to confront members of congress and even his own vice president, who were preparing to certify the election. cecelia: we are pleased to honor the deadline reporting of abc's, my friend, jonathan carl. [applause] jonathan carl: there is a whole team it abc news that made this possible. thank you for all of them, and if i may? i want to say there was great
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reporting on january 6, reporting that showed this was not just a riot, not just an attack on the u.s. capitol but an assault on american democracy. thank you. [applause] cecelia: that is why we love him. this is a relatively new award, the next one, for visual journalism, and it goes to -- you can see it here, this photo of president biden sitting with vladimir putin captured the underlying drama of the summit. look closely, the judges wrote, the body language and game face tells a story. [laughter] please join me in congratulating the afp photographer.
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[applause] we partner with the university of florida to present the prize for state government accountability. this year's winners are the miami herald and pro-public that further series exposing the failures of a florida program that compensates parents want the baby suffer brain-damaged during delivery. >> i kept her, and she live 27 years because of that, not because of anybody else. cecelia: accepting the prize, please welcome carol marvin miller of the miami herald.
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[applause] and now, a name we all know, the catherine graham award for courage and accountability, named in honor of the legendary washington post publisher goes this year to the newspaper she helmed in the international consortium of investigative journalists and media partners around the world. this team of more than 600 journalists and 106 he was countries exposes secrets of the pandora papers. >> the pandora papers show how the ultrarich and powerful move their money around the globe, the largest collaboration of journalists ever organized. >> we had emails, passport copies, bank statements that show presidents, kings and princes in the billionaires, how
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they hide and move money. cecelia: please welcome the winner of the catherine graham award. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much. [applause] >> and now with the special presentation, a correspondent of a different sort, billy -- billy: good evening. for years, the white house correspondents dinner has honored our bravest reporters and journalists, but far too long, i think the dinner has been ignoring the most important journalists of all, entertainment journalists.
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we can all agree it is more important than ever to be entertained, but without entertainment journalists, how would we know who is entertaining us? i have a movie coming out in september, the first gay round come made by a major studio and i will be depending on entertainment journalists to spread the word. tonight, we honor them for the first time. here are your honorees. for the fearless work in reporting that harry styles and olivia wilde "could not be happier," we present the award for relationship news to our entertainment correspondent or his courageous work interviewing the jonas brothers while they found a new commercial for tostitos and we present the freedom of press junket award to justin sylvester. and finally, for his galvanizing , no holds barred look at what is happening on the bachelor, we present the award for telling us
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what's been happening on the bachelor to the today show contributor, jason kennedy. congrats to all, and may god bless entertainment. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, billy -- [laughter] now among the things we are proudest of our the mentorships our association provides. to tell you about that in and shoot -- introduce you to this year's group is our next speaker. ♪ >> thank you so much. good evening, mr. president,
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first lady biden, trevor. i am excited to be here. [laughter] sorry, trevor. [laughter] i love you too. each year, the white house correspondents' association funds dozens of scholarships for people in partnership with colleges and universities, and organizations. it is overseen this year by two board members, great friends. [applause] the program also paired scholars with real working white house journalists as mentors. in july 2020, i had the great honor of being here with a scholarship winner. she was a student then at arizona state. we have forged a deeper relationship and i have gotten to have a front row seat to
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seeing her blossom from an intern to associate producer at cnn. we will bring her into the peacock gang soon. hold on a minute. she is right now at cnn. [laughter] i am grateful to white house correspondents' association the first so much in the deep friendships formed in the professional and personal support during so many challenging times, and for allowing me to connect with the next generation of young journalists, who are blazing a path ahead. now, ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2022 white house correspondents' association scholarship winners. ♪ >> i am from columbus, ohio. >> i'm from utah. >> i'm from chicago. >> i'm from new york. >> west chester, pennsylvania. >> iowa. >> dallas, texas. >> arizona. >> washington, d.c. >> wisconsin.
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beaverton, oregon. >> olympia, washington. >> ohio. >> maryland. >> deighton, ohio. >> missouri. >> shaker heights, ohio. >> nepal. >> missouri. >> missouri. >> cairo, egypt. >> richmond, california. >> hong kong. >> new orleans, louisiana. >> north carolina. >> montgomery village, maryland. >> silver spring, maryland. >> tennessee. >> arkansas. >> new york at dartmouth college. >> ohio university. >> american university. >> uc berkeley school of journalism. >> the university of maryland. >> kent university. >> columbia graduate school of
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journalism. >> university of missouri. ♪ [applause] >> ok. they are an amazing group?, aren't they they are here with us tonight, so please stand and be recognized. [applause] once again, thank you all for your support of this important and growing program. it is funded directly by your donations and your ticket purchases tonight. thank you again and have a great time. [applause] >> and now, what is a true
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highlight of this evening. this association has within its history legacies that we have an opportunity to lift up. here to do that is my colleague, gayle king. ♪ gayle: i am so glad to be here. don't roll the teleprompter yet. i will go off script. don't be scared. we've been talking for the past couple of days. i have lost my voice. i will power through. i am happy to be here. a note to self, drew barrymore and i were minding our own business at the reception and somebody said would you take a picture? we go downstairs and are about to step on the red carpet, they go gayle, move, move, move, kim
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kardashian and pete davidson are here. they say come back, do you think we went back? yes, we wanted a picture. [laughter] thank you, drew barrymore. as excited as i am to be here, the most exciting person in the world would have to be steve's mom. steve goes, oh boy. when i came in today to do the covid test, thank you very much. thank you, mr. president. thank you dr. jill, george trevor, everybody. they rarely are testing and checking, so i was gratified when i took my test. thank you, jesus. i am praying all the time. you take the test and you go please, please, please, don't let it be today. [laughter] please. allison might assistant and i got the lay of the land and we happen to see stephen's parents. his mother says to me, and i quote, "i am so proud of my son
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because he is sitting next to the president of the united states tonight." [applause] and that was a really big deal. [applause] she went on to say that from the time stephen was five years old, he was writing scripts, doing fake newscasts, saying good morning my name is stephen portnoy from abc news. well right now, you work at cbs. [applause] i ask what are you wearing? she said i'm going to go 1950's kim novak style, because did i mention, my son is sitting next to the president of the united states. [applause] and then she went on to say to me, "you guys should do a story about him. he is amazing." [applause] i will send that over to you, our big boss at cbs. ok, let's go on script.
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thank you, ladies and gentlemen. for seven decades, the black women who cover the white house -- [applause] [applause] we have been on the shoulders of two pioneers. april, i want to be you when i grow up. i am embarrassed to say until this week when i was doing the research on this and cutting the track, i did not know their names before, and i am sure that is happened many of you. i hope after you see this type, you will not forget. roll tape, please. ♪ >> in the middle of the 20th
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century, america was a segregated nation. schools and transportation in the south were separated based on race, and so was the nation's press. alice dunnigan, a kentucky-born granddaughter of slaves was determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist. >> i am alicia dunnigan. ♪ >> by the time she reached her 30's, she had a regular column for a local paper, but she wanted more. >> she said the two strikes against her were that she was black and female. >> she landed a job in washington, d.c. with the association for niekro press. 1947, she became the first female black reporter credentialed to cover the white house. >> i am james johnson junior, and she was my account.
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-- my amped up. >> she was denied admission to law school because of her skin. quick she could not control your opportunities so you had to be prepared for whatever opportunity came along. writing for her was a natural, something she liked to do. >> 1951, she was hired as a reporter for the chicago defender, one of the country's leading black newspapers of the time. >> i don't give a hoot if you are a democrat or republican in this country. >> they attended president eisenhower's news conferences. ♪ in 1954, just two months after the brown v. board of education ruling, she demanded know whether eisenhower would support a ban on segregation in interstate travel. he did not like that question. >> i don't know why you say you
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have to have administration support. the administration is trying to do what it believes is decent and just in this country. >> the moment sparked headlines. >> the white house stated frankly -- >> she later went on to become the first black female commentator at cbs news. >> blacks are not different from other groups of voters. ♪ >> they were as dedicated to family as they were to their work. >> she was a very good cook. i can think of one thing. everything she touched was good. >> she never too much talked about what she did, if you ask her she would tell you. i remember talking to her one time. we had finished dinner. she said, my doctor said i
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should stop smoking cigarettes, so now i smoke a pipe. >> there legacies live on in the work done by journalists of color today. >> i have great love and feeding on how she inspired the next generation. all that she fought for. >> tonight, the white house correspondents association is used to celebrate a lifetime career achievement as i white house correspondent. [applause] this is the first time this award has been granted.
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she was elegant and eloquent. she's a bright star in bright times. can she please stand? [applause] thank you. thank you and bravo. [applause] >> what you have seen is what this evening is all about, and we are grateful to honor their legacies.
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one more round of applause, please. dr. biden. we journalists are inheritors of a public trust. we are the questioners, the contrarians, posing provocative queries some government officials may be made to explain their views and defend their actions. as in the case of the women we have honored, we are privileged to bring public concerns or equity to those to those who seek power. there is no perfect way to do this work, it is now increasingly for-profit. working journalists have been
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taunted at political rallies, harassed on social media. journalists are subject to jailing and intimidation. they have been tortured, murdered, kidnapped, and we must never forget. mr. president, there is a woman named deborah. would you please stand. [applause] she has been a colleague of ours . as we take note of trevor reed's return, our thoughts are with austin tice and our hopes after nearly 10 years in captivity, he
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will return home safely to his mother, father, colleague and friends. [applause] we are thinking tonight with our colleagues in unsafe places everywhere. we journalists arrested in russia for speaking the truth about war atrocities. a charge that's an affront to free people everywhere. the brave journalists you are about to see have been killed in the past two months covering russia's war in ukraine. ♪
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needless to say our prayers are with their families and with benjamin hall of fox news who continues his recovery tonight. [applause] 75 years ago, before he demonstrated the power of television to highlight hypocrisy, edward r. murrow noted that he agreed in writing that his broadcasts would contain facts. reported quote. as fairly as possible to enable the listener to weigh and judge for himself. we who enjoy the protections of a free press no man should always remember those
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protections were established for the people. it's the people's's right to know, to decide. we reporters believe in the united states no man or woman is above being question. our journalism depends on shining light and truth and bring accountability to officials at every level of our government. in that respect, we probably continue the tradition of raising a glass and roast -- toast to the first amendment and president of the united states. ladies and gentlemen. president joe biden.
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[applause] pres. biden: thank you. thank you for that introduction. a special thanks to the 42% of you who applauded. i'm excited to be here tonight, the only group of americans that have a local -- lower approval rating that i have. [laughter] that is hard to say after we just saw. the first time a president attended this dinner in six years. [applause] that's understandable. we had a horrible plague followed by two years of covid.
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[laughter] just imagine as my predecessor came to this dinner this year, now that we really have been -- would have been a real coup. [laughter] i'm honored to be here at such an event with so much history. be yourself, speak from the heart.
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jill is with me tonight. the first lady -- maybe i should introduce myself as her roommate. i've attended this dinner many times. the organizers made it pretty hard for me. although the good news is, i have a real shot of replacing james corden. it was great having him over to the white house as he announced he is leaving the show. great performers going out on top, sounds right to me.
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pros like billy agnew. where is he? billy, you should know when you are doing. you do it well. i will never be invited to meet the press. trevor noah is great. when i was elected, he called me america's new dad. let me tell you something. i am flattered anyone would call me a new anything.
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everyone at the white house is so excited. i told my grandkids, pete houthi judge that he could watch tonight. questions over whether we should gather with covid. we are telling the country we are ready to get through the pandemic. plus, everyone had to prove they were fully vaccinated and boosted. if you are at home watching this, and you're wondering how to do that, just contact your favorite fox news reporter. they're all here, vaccinated and boosted, all of them. [laughter]
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fox news, i am really sorry your preferred candidate lost the last election. to make it up to you, i am happy to give my chief of staff to you also he could tell sean hannity what to say everyday. ron klain is here. mick mulvaney. next, on cbs, i was tom. -- stunned. i know this is a tough town. i expected it, i just hoped it would be from republicans. i am not worried about the midterms. i'm confident we can work it out during my remaining six years in
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the presidency. folks, i am not here to roast the gop, that's not my style, besides there's nothing i can say about the gop that kevin mccarthy hasn't already put on tape. [laughter] [applause] at the same time, a lot of people say the republican party is too extreme, too divisive. today's republicans say tear down mickey mouse's house. pretty soon there will be storming cinderella's castle. republicans seem to support one fellow, some guy named brandon. he's having a really good year. i am happy.
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let me conclude with a serious word. we have to stay vigilant. , low wanted to be here, thankfully she is doing well and sends her best. [applause] we are in a time where we so long take for granted, i'm being honest. oversees the liberal world order that laid the foundation for global peace since world war ii is generally under assault. at home, a poison is running through our democracy. all of taking place with this information massively on the rise, but the truth is buried by laws.
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what is clear, and i mean this from the bottom of my heart, that you, the free press matter more than you ever did in the last century. [applause] i have always believed good journalism holds up a mirror to reflect on the good, the bad entry. tonight, i want to congratulate the awardees and scholarship winners to carry on that sacred tradition. the courage of the ukrainian people. we just saw a heartbreaking
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video. , cozzi drone strikes. shot in the neck. russian missiles hit the television tower. one journalist from radio liberty killed days ago. the unvarnished truth showing the destruction and devastation, and war crimes. tonight, we honor the legacy of two historic reporters, alice donegan and ethel payne. i'm glad you saw that tonight. i do not know you were doing that. reporters who shattered convention to cover a segregated
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nation. covering war, exposing corruption, holding leaders accountable. without debate, without criticism, no country can succeed and no country can survive. the first amendment grants extraordinary protection and with it comes is a heavy obligation. to seek the truth the best you
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can, not to inflame but eliminate and educate. i know it's tough. the industry is changing significantly. there is incredible pressure. it matters. the truth matters. american democracy is not a reality show. [applause] reality itself. the reality is, we are a great country. the future is bright. it's not guaranteed. it has to be earned. it has to be defended, protected. you have heard me say many times
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there is not a dam thing this country can't do and we do it together. we can do everything we want to do. i have been around a long time. it's been pointed out many times tonight. i've never been more optimistic about america that i am today. i mean it. enormous change presents enormous opportunities. we are good people. good journalism. good satire. is quintessentially american thing. it demonstrates the power of our example. it believes.
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the soul of our nation. that's what i would like to toast tonight. to the journalists and their families. to the people and elected representatives. to the united states of america. we are an indispensable nation. strap myself into my seat. [applause]
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>> one more time. i will switch things up. let's see how we do this. how is everyone doing tonight. thank you so much. good evening, mr. president. everyone who is relieved roman farrow isn't here tonight. it is my honor to be speaking tonight. for real, what are we doing here? did none of you learn anything? do you read any of your own
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newspapers? i expect this from sean hannity. what are you doing here? he spent the last two years about the importance. dr. fauci dropped out. pete davidson thinks it's ok.
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everyone relax. everyone in this room -- not too comfortable. we'll come back from mistakes. you might have noticed, i'm going to be telling some jokes tonight. i am not here to tear anybody down. i might roast you gently. like a pair of testicles. i'm not doing this just for the attention. i am a comedian. by the way, give it up for
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kyrsten sinema. whoever thought we would see the day when a senator could be openly bisexual but closeted republican. that is progress. i know a lot of you are worried. we also what happened at the oscars. i have been worried about the oscars. what if i make a mean joke. her husband rushes up on the stage and thanks me. [laughter] it's exciting to be here. as you said mr. president, some people think the media to cozy for politicians. but the media doesn't understand .
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where is chris cuomo? could he not make it? before we get going, few quick announcements. anyone here who is a democrat and a swing district, i've been asked to remind you not to hand your resume in until after the event. also, a quick note greg abbott is providing free buses for the telemundo table. what a room this is. everyone is here tonight. politicians, the media, celebrities. anyone who's been to jeffrey epstein's island. this is an exclusive event. i heard megan mccain tell the bouncer, do you know who my father was?
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she insisted on telling them who her father was. a somebody coming from africa, i have got to say this is so exciting. not as exciting as nothing -- madison cawthorn made it sound, but it is still very sexy. ron desantis is here. i'm actually surprised he found the time. he has been trying to outmaneuver trump. i see what you have been doing. blaming trump for the lockdowns, distancing from the vaccines trump created with his own two hands. nobody knew how to make vaccines until i made them. beautiful vaccines. nobody knew how. not even thought she. -- how cheap. -- fauci. ron is playing it coy. he won't even tell people if he
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got the booster. or as they say in florida, don't ask don't tell. what i like is, if trump was the original terminator, to censuses like the t 1000. you are smarter, slicker. trump said he won the election. what a ruse. are you kidding me? this great chef is joining us tonight. give it up for him. whenever there is a disaster anywhere in the world, of
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course, the real reason it is such an honor to be here as we all get to be in the same room as the most powerful man in the united states. let's give it up for joe manchin. thank you for being here, thank you for having me. i was confused and then i was confused you get your highest approval ratings when a biracial african guy is standing next to you. [laughter] i'm glad i can do my part. i just did the voice. more importantly, dr. jill biden is here. give it up for her. interesting fact, even as first lady, dr. biden continued her
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teaching career. first, presidential spouse has ever done so. you might think it's because she boasts teaching so much, but it's actually because she is still paying off her student debts. guess you should have voted for bernie. everyone would agree that it's good you are not afraid to come to the white house correspondents dinner. i will be honest, if you did not come i would have understood. these people are so hard on you, which i do not get. two came into office, things are really looking up. everything. it has been a tough first year. you should be worried about
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2024. it's going to be an interesting time. despite some pickups president biden has led the country through some dark times. the covid pandemic. the war in ukraine. the launch of cnn plus. don't forget, he has had some major legislative success.
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he got a bipartisan infrastructure that will fix roads, bridges, roads. no president in my memory has given more marginalized groups opportunities. i am talking about women. the lgbtq community. the list goes on and on. i know the left is super upset at you. i think they should be happy to know you announced your proposing a 20% minimum tax on the super wealthy, and i will say, president biden is a big man. you chose to only raise taxes on billionaires. prove me wrong, show me the taxes. personally, i think president biden could do a better job
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taking credit for the things that are going right. unemployment is at 3.6%. 2% if you don't count the cuomo family. i will say, president biden came into office, there was a lot of mixed reviews. what has he done. think of all of the journalists careers that have been hurt. glenn kessler of the washington post. on the way here i saw him on the street offering for pinocchio's for one dollar. mr. president, that is on you. what about maggie haberman? for four years, exclusive. the president doesn't read his daily briefings, on and on. now look at her, she spends all
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day fighting with random people on twitter. of course, president biden doesn't often have to deal with the media directly, your boss hooked us all up. what going on? the word on the street is jen psaki is going to msnbc next month. just being on c-span, the ratings were too high. she wanted more of a challenge. don't put the camera on her. if it's true, congratulations. moving to msnbc is going to be a
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big switch up. when trump was in office, your show was about how bad he was. now that biden is in office, consistency is important. also, shout outs to joe and mika. most adorable hr violation in town. that is why we're here. we are to honor the media. first and foremost, let's give it up for the white house prosper. -- press pool. [applause]
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you guys are relentless. you demand answers on pressing issues of the day. i think it's a good thing. i can't think of anything better. chris wallace left at that joke. you see the real purpose of tonight is to honor political journalists, people like abby philip, mick mulvaney.
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i don't want to dwell. we have so many great journalists here tonight. we have anderson cooper, don lemon. shepherd smith. lot of big media names in the room. chuck. i would ask a follow-up, but i don't think you know what those are. these people are mean. the axios team is in the house. i didn't know this, but axios is greek for political playbook without the birthdays.
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axios got a lot of flak. kudos, they fix the problem by not releasing any more staff photos. i am a fan. you have been crushing it with those interviews. how does jonathan swan -- what to do with the money? an interview with jonathan swan is like being interrogated by a quality air. senator mcconnell, don't you think it is strange you when the devil have never been seen in the same place at the same time? don't you think that is strange? npr is here tonight. one of my favorites. congratulations for all the work
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you do. i wish you did not have to beg for money. maybe you are spending too much on tote bags. who designed those? how about the new york times by the not realize this i love the new york times. you guys are the best. some of most accurate reporting in news. really powerful. does the new york times keep blaming bell reform? reporting on the pandemic, yet, the biggest death threats he received is because there were
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two l's in the world that day. give it up for those who got the kevin mccarthy tapes. you knew how crucial those tapes were which was why you waited until your book was for sale. the one piece of the good news, now we know the position will still be held by someone who believes trump should have resigned and what happened on january 6. that is bipartisanship. i think they get a bad rap. it's a mixed bag. it depends on when you watch.
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as soon as the sun goes down, there is a drunk lady threatening to fight every mexican, you can throw me out, i know the real president. the coverage of covid was impactful. segments about vaccines moved viewers into the icu. congrats to sean hannity on becoming the longest running host. don't hate. fun fact, sean hannity and ainsley ehrhardt are dating. i think it's beautiful to see a romance that one and in a $27 million settlement. laura ingraham, wow. what can you say about her that
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hasn't already been said by the antidefamation league? tucker crossing, are you kidding me? who else could ask questions that google could easily answer? do vaccines work mark -- do vaccines work? is this america? there is so much happening in the world. sometimes it can be overwhelming and you want to tune it all out. that is wild of watching cnn. >> happening over there? apparently jeff got fired after he tried to keep his workplace relationship a secret. cnm plus, gone. but, forgotten. i blame john king.
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your magic board can predict how everyone is going to vote but could not predict that nobody wanted more cnn? they spent $300 million on cnn plus. i think stanley tucci knew exactly where italy was i'm was just going to keep searching. do you understand how much money that is? streaming is the future. there is an old saying, you have to spend money to make sure chris cuomo doesn't get in a defamation lawsuit. the new head of news.
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jfk junior is still alive, thank
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you mr. president. the reason we're here to celebrate what you stand for. an additional check and balance that holds power to account and gives voice to those who otherwise would not have one. [applause] i'm not just talking about cnn or fox or any major organization. i'm talking about everyone. journalists who are not in this room in flint, michigan, the des moines register, el paso, texas. every single one of you, whether you like it or not is a bastion of democracy. and if you ever begin to doubt
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your responsibilities, if you ever begin to doubt, look no further than >> happening in ukraine. journalists are risking and losing their lives to show the world what really happening. you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth. even if it makes your viewers or readers uncomfortable, do you understand how amazing that is? i made fun of the president of the united states and i'm going to be fun. i am going to be fine, right? do you understand what a blessing it is? it might slip your mind, it's a blessing. ask yourself this question.
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if russian journalists are fighting to report on what their own government is doing, if they had the freedom to write any words to ask any question, if they had basically what you had, would they be using it in the same way you do? ask yourself that question every day. you have one of the most important roles in the world. thank you so much for having me. i appreciate you. be careful leaving here tonight. we know this administration does not handle evacuations well. thank you so much. [applause]
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>> thank you, trevor. thanks to our executive producer. thank you washington hilton. best of luck to our friends. have yourselves a good night everyone. good night. >> please remain in your seats until the president and first lady have departed. thank you and good night.
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