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zero. learn to adjust to a very dangerous world. risk is real. that does it for us. we'll see you back here next saturday night. >> fox news alert welcome to cross krnlgt thank you so much for joining us this inc. right now you're looking at the white house correspondent dinner at our nation's capitol next built of the program is about to get underway and then you'll hear from the president himself, joe biden, we've got a panel here to react and break it all down for you on the other side. i want to get you guys initial comment. you've got all of these people coming to this they look down on average day americans. but none of them have masks on. i mean, and some of them are putting them on taking them off.
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and we know that it is safer in the planes and these are people saying have your mask on. >> i also heard that the -- only people who don't have to follow this there's a vaccine check you have to be haven'ted and they did testing. but the people who are the wait ears and waitresses don't go by vaccine mandate because they have a union and so all of the waiters and waitresses are in masks. that's the way they like to do it these days. people who do serving have to wear their masks. but yeah, you know this is part and parcel of the thing that goes among the elite rules for not for me that's the ways it works. >> no one gave me rule thes coming here by the way. lawrence: going to take you back to the white house correspondent dinner. >> we're a privilege uniquely to those who hold or seek power. there's no perfect way to do this work.
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it is as it ever was -- but it is now at all times an increasingly for profit subject to derision and suspicion of bad faith for political motivation working journalist in united states have come under assault while covering street demonstrations taunted at political rallies harassed on social media, their equipment gleefully destroyed at capitol on january 6th. in dangerous places all over the world journalist are subject to jailing and intimidation for the use of pen, camera and keyboard. they've been tortured, murdered, kidnapped. and we must never forget -- mr. president a cable 48 tonight is a woman named deborah ties would you please stand. [applause] >> is a colleague 6 ours at the
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washington post in cbs he should be here with us tonight but held captive in syria since 2012. as we take note of trevor reeds return our thoughts tonight are with austin ties and our collective hopes that after nearly ten years in captivity he will soon return home safely to his mother, his father, his colleagues and his friends. [applause] we're thinking tonight of our colleagues in unsafe places everywhere of northern virginia resident and washington post contributor vladimir arrested this month in russia for the high crime of speaking the truth about vladimir putin war atrocity in speech to american lawmakers charge that affront to free people everywhere. and brave journalist you're to be see have been killed in the past two months covering russia's war in ukraine.
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♪ ♪ [applause] >> needless to say or 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 allow american to see and reject demagoguery he read to cbs aid owe audience from his contract he noted he agreed in
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writing that his broadcast would contain facts. reported, quote, as fairly as possible to enable listener to weigh and judge for himself. we who enjoy protections of a free press know and should always remember those protections were established for the people. it is the people's rights to know it is the people's right to decide this country's future course. to gird our democracy we reporters believe that in the united states no man or woman who holds or seeks power is above being questioned. our democracy depends on journalist shining light upon truth and lies and bringing accountability to officials at every level of our government. we gather here tonight to honor that work and to celebrate american freedoms of speech, press, religion, petition, and peaceable assembly without which are republican would not survive.
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and in that respect, we proudly continue our tradition of raising a glass in a toast to the first amendment and to the president of the united states. ladies and gentlemen, president joe biden. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. thank you steve for that introduction and a special thanks to the 42% of you who actually applauded. [laughter] i'm really excited to be here tonight and only group of americans with a lower approval rating than i have. [laughter] that's hard to say after what we
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just saw. this is first time the president attended this dinner in six years. [applause] it is understandable. we have a horrible plague, followed by two years of covid. [applause] just imagine if they predecessor came to this dinner this year, now that would really have been a real cue if that occurred. [inaudible conversations] but i'm honored to be here at such an event with so much history. already referenced, very first president to attend white house correspondents dinner was calvin coolidge in 1924 i was elected
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to the united states senate i remember telling them, cal just be yourself. get up there and speak from the heart. you're going to be great kid, you're going to do well. of course jill is with me tonight jillly how are you, kid? i think doing an incredible job as first lady. the first lady to continue working full-time and she does as a professor she doesn't pay attention to polls but she did say other day instead of intriewzing myself as jill biden's husband introduce myself as her roommate. [laughter] i have many times this is my first time as president of the organizers had -- it hard made pretty hard for me tonight. although the good news is if all goes well, i have a real shout at replacing james corden --
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[laughter] great having him over at the white house other day as he announced he's leaving the show. great performers going out on top after eight years on the job. sound just about right to mess. me. and it's tough to follow billy where are you again -- where is he? billy. you're famous at your interviewing skills. billy, you should know what you're doing pal you know it well. and you should i think you should hold press at least will watch it again. i've never had -- never had -- [laughter] i've never had open and i'll never -- be invited to "meet the press" again, anyway. never have to open before trevor noah he's great when i was elected he called me america's
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new dad. let me tell you something, pal i'm flattered anybody could call me a new anything -- you're my guy. and folks it has been a tough few years for the country. it is one reason why it is great to be here, again. everyone at the white house is so excited. i told my grandkids and pete buttigieg they can watch and stay up to watch this show tonight. tonight we come here to answer a very important question everybody's mind. why in the hill are we still doing this? [laughter] i know another question about whether we should gather here tonight because of covid, well, we're here to show the country that we're getting through this pandemic. plus, everyone had to prove they're fully vaccinated and boosted. so if you're at home watching this -- and wondering how to do that
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just contact your favorite fox news reporter. they're all here. vaccinated and boosted. all of them! look -- [applause] fox news i'm -- i'm really sorry. your preferred candidate lost the last lex to make it up to you i'm happy to give my chief of staff to you all so we can tell sean hannity what to say every day. [laughter] , in fact, ron clinton is here cbs table which hired mick mulvaney on cbs, i was stunned. i figured he would end up on mask singer with rudy. [laughter] quite amazing look i know this is a tough town. i came and i expected it to face
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stiff opposition in the senate. i just hope it would be from republicans. [laughter] but i'm not worried about master's degree termings. i'm not worried about them we will have more partisan gridlock and i'm confident we can work it out during my remaining six years of the presidency. folks i'm not here to roast the gop that's not my style besides i can't say something that kevin mccarthy hasn't put on tape. if and you know, at the same time -- at the same time a lot of people say the republican party is too extreme. too device divisive too controlled by one person they say it is not your father's republican party ronald reagan said tear this wall down today republicans say tear down mickey mouse's house and pretty soon they'll be storms cinderella's
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castle you can be sure of it. republicans -- seem to support one fella. some guy named brandon he's having a good year and i'm kind of happy for him. [applause] [laughter] with a serious word -- we live in serious times. we're coming through a devastating pandemic and we have to stay vigilant i know kamala wanted to be here for example thankfully she's doing well you should all know she sengdz sends her best. [applause] we're in a time when what we -- so long take for granted facing gravest of threats and i'm being deadly earnest overseas for global peace and building prosperity since world war ii is
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genuinely under assault and at home a poison is running through our democracy. of all, all of this taking place with this information massively on the rise, but the truth is buried by lies and lies live on as truth. what is clear and, i mean, this in the bottom of my heart that you -- free press matter more than you ever did in the last century. and i really mean it. i've always believed that good journalism holds up a mirror to ourselves to reflect on the good, the bad and the true. tonight i want to congratulate the award and scholarship winners who win on that sacred tradition and all seen courage of ukrainian people and colleagues across the world and on the ground taking their lives in their own hands.
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[applause] although it is not ukraine but russia i would like to meet your mom and dad to talk about your son. we just -- saw a heartbreaking video, nine men killed reporting from kyiv. vuk by drone strike after a shopping mall attack shot in the neck, while the documenting ukrainian slain killed when russian missiles hit television tower in a residential neighborhood one journalist from radio liberty just killed days ago. so many of you telling the story and taking the photos and recording the videos of what's happening there. the unvarnished truth shown, showing -- this destruction and devastation and yes the war crimes. tonight, we also honor the legacy of two historic
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reporters. and that is i'm glad you saw that tonight i didn't know you were doing that. first black women to be white house reporters who shattered convention to cover segregation nations we honor journalist killed missing and imprisoned and tortured covering war exposing corruption, and holding leaders accountable we honor members of the press. both national and local, covering the once in the century pandemic when we lost a million americans. a generation reckoning on race, threat, climate change, prefest is not the enemy to people far from it. at your best, regarding the truth. president kennedy said and i quote without debate, criticism, no administration, no country can succeed and no republican
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can survive. but first amendment, grants a free press extraordinary protection. with it comes as many of you know a very heavy obligation. to seek the truth as best you can, not to imflame or entertain but to illuminate and educate. i know it is tough and it not being -- there's a pressure on you all to deliver heat instead of shed light. it is a technology changes so much. the system is changing. but it matters. no kidding, it matters, the truth matters. american democracy is not a reality show. it is not a reality show -- [applause] it's reality itself. and a reality is that we are a
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great country. our future is bright. it is not guaranteed because democracy is never guaranteed. it has to be earned it has to be defended. it has to be protected. ever heard me say many times -- there's not a damn thing this country can't do when we stand united and do it together and i know we can do anything we want to do. it's right. i've been around a long time and been pointed out many times tonight. [laughter] but i give you word as biden i've never been more optimistic about america than i have today enormous opportunities but despite all of the crisis partisanship and showmanship and i know this too we are a great nation because we're basically a good people. and here in america, good
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journalism, good satire, about our leaders, about our society is quintessentially an american thing. it demonstrates the power of our example. and i honest to god believe it reveals our soul, the soul of our nation. and that's what i like to toast tonight. if i may -- to the journalists and their families. to the people and elected representatives, to the united states of america! [cheering] by the way -- madeleine albright was right. we are the indispensable nation. ladies and gentlemen, turn this over to trevor now. strap myself into my seat. [laughter] trevor the really good news is -- now you get to roast the president of the united states
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and unlike many moscow you won't go to jail -- [inaudible conversations] [applause] >> wow. that was pretty fantastic one more time for president biden, please. [applause] that was really great i got a promise i will not be going to jail. [laughter] i'll switch things up now. [applause] let's see how we do this. how's everybody doing tonight everyone good? [applause] first of all thank you so much steve, good evening mr. president. first lady, members of the
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media, and all of the men relieved that ron isn't here tonight it is my great honor to be speaking at the nation most distinguished superspreader event. no for real people what are we doing here. let's be honest what are we doing did none of you learn nothing from the gridiron dinner do you read any of your own newspapers like i expect this from sean hannity but the rest of you. what are you doing here? you've guys spent last two years telling importance of wear mask and avoiding large indoor gathering and then the second someone offers you a free dinner you're turning into joe rogen. huh dr. fauci dropped out. that should have been a pretty big sign. fauci thought it was too dangerous to come tonight. pete davidson thinks it is okay. and we all live with pete, okay. all right then. enough of those who don't know me name is trevor noah and i'm really honored to be here
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honestly because you could have picked my comedian but you went with the south african variant very on theme. i appreciate that. and covid risk aside can i just say how happy i am that this event is happening again for the first time in three years, yeah. and -- the truth is i want us all to have a good time tonight so please everyone relax i know everybody is who catches you laughing at what just chel we're out. get comfortable not too comfortable jeffrey toobin. you know what, no don't ohh him so what you made a mistake you whipped on coworkers that's a first step to winning comedy of the year you're half way there. we all come back from mistakes. you might have noticed i'll be telling some jokes tonight. but i want you to understand i'm
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not here to tear anybody down. okay? yeah i might roast you gently but i'm not kirsten sinema who ever thought we would see the day in american politics when a senator could be openly bisexual but closet republican? that's progress. that's progress. and yes i know a lot of you are worried and yes it is risky making jokes these days. you know we all saw what happened at the oscars. i've actually been a little bit worried like what if i make a really mean joke. you know -- about like kellyanne conway and then her husband rushes up on the stage and thanks me. just what we all stay calm. because this is exciting to be
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here even though some don't think this dinner should exist as you said mr. president because some think this show that media is cozy with politicians but what those people don't suns that you guys have integrity you would never allow personal connection it is to affect your ability to be good journalists. isn't that right chris cuomo where is he by the way, is he here? couldn't make it. by the way before we really get going a few quick announcements -- anyone here who is a democrat in a swing district? i've been asked to remind you not to hand your resumé to the cable at cable until after the event thank you very much. also a quick note before people order their über home tonight greg abbott is providing free buss for the tellmundo table very class kri. very classy from that what a room this is -- huh look at this room everybody is here tonight we have
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politicians -- we've got the media we've got celebrities basically anyone who is being jeffrey epstein island this is exclusionive event coming in i heard meghan mccain telling bouncer do know who my father was and they're like you have a tingt you can come in but she insisted telling them ho her father was anyway. i'll tell you somebody coming from africa. i mean, i have to say this is so exciting to be at the swanky party full of washington most powerful people. you know it is not as exciting as made it sound but still very sexy. very, very sexy many big name heres tonight one of my favorite ron is here. i'm surprised that he found the time so busy trying to outmaneuver trump i see you man i've seen what you ever doing blaming trump for lockdown and vaccines that trump created with his own two hands. nobody knew how to make vaccines.
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until i made them -- beautiful, beautiful, beautiful vaccines nobody knows how not even fauci -- [laughter] but ron -- ron is playing is coy, man he won't tell people if he got the booster or say in florida don't ask don't tell am i right? i see you, ron. you see what i like about ron desantis if trump was originally terminator desantis is 2 one thousand slicker an you can walk down ramps. yeah. because you see no -- trump said he won the election. but everyone was able to look at numbers and see that he was wrong. that's why ron desantis is one step ahead first you ban tect book then nobody knows know how to count the votes. who, my man -- [laughter] what a room. are you kidding me? the great chef jose is joining
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us for him tonight. give it up for him people my good friend in the room. whenever there's a disaster anywhere in the world chef jose is there and i guess why he's sitting at cnn table tonight. [laughter] now, of course, the real reason that it is such an honor to be here tonight is we all get to be in the same room as most powerful man in the united states so let's give it up for joe manchin everybody. where is he good to see you sir, good to see you no for real mr. president -- thank you, for being here. thank you for having me here. and i was a little confused about why me, but then i was told that you get your highs proofl ratings when a biracial african guy standing next to you so -- [laughter] oh what did i say -- joe i'm glad that i could do my part and hopefully this will work.
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i'm not actually him i just did the voice. >> more importantly, first lady doctor jill biden is here, everybody give it up for her. [applause] you know interesting fact, even as first lady, doctor biden continued her teaching career yeah first time presidential spouse has ever done so. ever -- congratulations. now, you might think it is because she loves teaching so much but it is actually because she's still paying off her student debt sorry about that, jill. yeah -- guess you should have voted for bernie. [laughter] you know can i just say i think everyone will agree that it is nice to once again have a president who is not afraid to come to the white house correspondents 'dinner and hear jokes about himself i'll be honest if you didn't come i would have totally unked because people have been so hard on you
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which i don't get. i really don't. i think ever since you come into office things are looking up. gas is up, rent is up, food is up. everything. no it really has been -- a tough first year for you mr. president and surely you must be a little worried about 2024. you know a lot of passion on the republican side there really is. you know -- going to be an interesting time. and -- as you all know, president biden's lack of assault gets him into water of hot water sometimes. last night he caused a huge international distinct saying that vladimir putin should be removed from power. it was very -- very upsetting to russia. yeah. someone explain to them that none of the stuff biden wants actually gets done. [inaudible conversations] but -- despite some hiccups president biden has led the country through some really dark times
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sings he took office. the covid pandemic, the war in ukraine launch of cnn plus. and don't forget. don't forget, don't forget he's also had some major legislative success you know first year in office i might add he got a bipartisan infrastructure past that would do everything from fixing america's roads and bridges to modernizing school buses which matt gaetz friend is very excited about don't boo love. not to mention no president in my memory has given more marginalized group opportunities and i'm talking about community elect community the list goes on and on and i know mr. president that the left is superupset at you, you know, that i think they should be happy to know that you just recently announced that you prpgzing a new 20% minimum tax on the superwealthy and i will say president biden you're a big
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man here a really big man could have targeted donald trump but you chose to raise tax only on billionaires that was big of you. really nice. prove me wrong show me the taxes. so personally, i think that's president biden can do a better job at taking credit at things going right unemployment is up 3.6.. 2% if you don't count the cuomo family and i will say -- president biden came into office and he's done welling and he's done badly in this room i know there's a lot of mix review and talk about how president really respect the press but what has he really done for you guys? think of all of the journalist whose careers have been hurt by the biden presidency people like daniel dale used to be cnn star checker on tv every day but now -- there's barely anything to check. of the washington post -- on the way here i saw him on the street offering four pinocchio
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mr. president that's on you. and maggie for four years it was exclues exclusive on russia investigation the president doesn't read his daily briefings on and on -- now look at her. she spengdz all day fighting with random people on twitter like common political reporterrer. you have ruined her mr. president. now, of course, of course, president biden doesn't have to deal with the media direct press secretary jen psaki, yes. glad you could make it tonight. really glad you could make it tonight nice you're willing to risk getting covid for like the 10*9 time now -- maybe how do you keep getting covid, jen? like your boss took this all up with trees -- the word on street is actually that jen psaki is going to msnbc
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next month apparently just being on c-span ratings were too high and wanted a challenge and can't laugh at that don't put the cram on her. camera. if it is true congratulations to jen and your big career change. but you know moving to msnbc will be a big switchup you're to make biden administration look good at all costs and now msnbc no you'll be fine. no sorry -- i don't know why i -- went, i apologize. by the way msnbc can i say you guys are doing great work i love watching your shows when trump was in office your show is about how bad he was and now that biden is consistency is important we preernght appreciate that most adorable hr in town. i love it. all adorable. what?
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that's why we're here people to honor the media. yeah. so first and foremost let's give it up for the white house press. let's give it up. you guys -- [applause] you guys are relentless every day you show up and every day you demanding answers on the pressing issues of the day and fox news asked about hunter biden i'll be honest i think that's a good thing i do. i think people need to be held accountable if they're using their dad's name to get ahead in their life and anyone better to scb that than peter doocy. yeah. wherever he is chris wallace laughed at that joke. but you see the real purpose of tonight is to honor best political jowrnlgist like abby phillip, amish and mick
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mulvaney. actually i get why cbs hired him he's more than a guy who assured that donald trump would concede gracefully and also access to other people who are showed you that donald trump would concede gracefully so shoutout to construction my corporate cousin you can find us on paramount plus between sponge bob square pants and entertainment but i don't to dwell on that but mick mulvaney when we have other great jowrnlgist here and anderson cooper in the houseman and rachel and shepard smith and talents who can no longer be mentioned in florida public schools hey ron desantis what's going on, baby. oh, man -- a lot of big media names in the room tonight chuck is here. chuck are you here -- how are you doing? i'll ask a follow-up but i know you don't know what those are. don't boo him. he's trying.
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man these people are mean, chuck. actually is greek or political playbook without the birthdays. yeah. and you know, a star photo with fewer black people in it than cpac but kudos they didn't release anymore star photos and -- jonathon swan man i'm a fan personal fan you've been crushing with those interviews congrats on the award. people are asking how does jonathon swan get politicals the australia accent. too aggress eve what did you do with the money? and interview with jonathon swan is like interrogated by a koala bear and sarah mcconnell isn't it strange that you and devil have never been seen in the same place at the same time.
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don't you think that's strange? i want to go to hell you'll find out for yourself. awe -- npr is here tonight one of my favorites congratulations to all of the work you do. i love concert i wish you guys didn't always have to beg for money and maybe spending too much on the tote bags who designs those house of gucci and ivanka and kiss -- kids make her stuff and "new york times" i did not realize how much you guys like to party yeah i've seen so many of you sneaking off in the bathroom to do things you're not supposed to tonight. some of the most precise reporting in news you never fail to write down exactly what police have asked you to say like me or "new york times" quick blame on crimes that have nothing to do with bail reform?
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like half expecting to see a headline let's blow four run lead due to changes and state bail laws. and you know what is crazy that you've been attacked from everything from investigations into trump taxes to reporting on the pandemic yet biggest death threat use served there was on the way. and kevin mccarthy tapes that was amazing give it up for them, incredible. you knew how those are so why you waited until your book was for sale to tell people about them. bravo and you know what i like about takes one piece of good news is that now we know whether nancy pelosi or kevin mccarthy is speaker the house that position will be believe that trump was resigned that's bipartisan i like. i'm really excited because kings of cable are here fox news in the house. yeah top rated news network for the past what 300 years chilling and i know fox has a bad
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reputation when i talk about them they really do crush it. you know i think they get a bad rep it's a mix bag they have really good journalist it depends on when you watch. all right fox news sort of like a waffle house. yeah. relatively normal in afternoon but as soon as sun goes down -- there's a drunk lady named jeanine threatening every mexican in, you can throw me out i know the real president. how about that fox prime time lineup carlson sean hannity laura coverage of covid was really impactful and moved viewers into the icu and congrats to sean hannity on becoming the longest run host in cable news history by the way give up for him really longest running host the player. fun fact. sean hannity and ainsley earhart
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actually are dating now. yeah. and i think it is beautiful to see an office romance that won't end at a settlement i'm sure roger is looking up and smiling. oh -- laura i engram what can you say that hasn't been said by the antidefamation league. powerful. i'm shocked tucker carlson is not here. are you kidding me? oh, that man is a beast who can fool a show asking questions that google could easily answer? do vaccines work? who really won the election who is the president right now is this america? gripping stuff. asking so much happening in world sometimes become overwhelming, and you just want to tune it all out that's why i love watching cnn. by the way couldn't make it what's happening over there -- apparently jeff got fired after
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he tried to keep work space relationship a secret because if you don't want anyone to know about it could have made a show about it on cnn plus. gone, but forgotten you know why i blame, why i blame cnn i blame john king your magic wall can predict how everyone in the county will vote but not a heads up that nobody wanted more cnn? they spent 300 million dollarings on cnn plus. 300 million dollars can i be honest cnn he was playing you guys no i think that dude and you exactly where it was. and he was going to keep searching as long as you were paying. 300 million dollars, you understand how much money that is? i mean i do get it streaming is the future. is old saying goes you have to spends money to make sure that chris cuomo doesn't get in wrongful termination lawsuits. that's not the only big change at cnn they brought chris my man
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over there. chris. at the new head of news. oh -- first photo of business hire a guys who knows how to turn off the breaking news banner. yeah. what happened with that put it on during o.j. chase and never figured out how to get rid of it news is not always breaking. this is an interesting time for the world with the industry and pandemic but i think it helped humanize you honestly millions of americans watched tv anchors reporting from inside their own homes. meanwhile reporters in precinct media like we gets it you have homes way to show off. [applause] and we have to face the facts the media is in are a tough position you did say that mr. president informing american public is harder than ever before you're battling experience theories that election was stoalgen by george soros that j.f.k. your is alive and everyone in this room is a secret pedophile that's --
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thinks and steal win the election and left believes joe biden can win the 2024 election. thank you mr. president. and so as we sit in this room people, i really hope you all remember what the real purpose of this evening is yes it is fun yes we dress nice and people eat, drink and have fun. but the reason we're here -- is to honor and celebrate the fourth estates and what you stand for. what you stand for and additional check and balance that holds to account and give voice to those who otherwise wouldn't have one and -- [applause] like i'm not talking about cnn or fox or major organizations but everyone. you know young journalist we saw
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today. you know journalist who are not in this or daring reporter in des moines register every single one of you whether you like it or not is of democracy and if you ever begin to doubt your responsibilities, if you ever begin to doubt ow meaningful it is no look no further than what's happening in ukraine look at what's happening there. journalist are risking and even losing their lives to show the world what is really happening. you realize how amazing it is like in america you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth. even if it makes people in power uncomfortable and makes your viewers or your readers uncomfortable. let us understand how amazing that is. i stood here and i made fun of the president of the united states and i'm going to be fine. i am going to be fine, right?
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[laughter] like do you really understand what a blessing it is maybe it is happened for so long that it might slip your mentioned it is a blessing ask yourself this question -- honestly ask yourself this question. [applause] if russian journalist who are losing their livelihoods as you were talking about -- and their freedom or daring to report on what they own government is doing, if they have the freedom to write any words to show any stories or to ask any questions if they had basically what you have, would they be using it in the same way that you do? ask yourself that question every day. because you have one of the most important role it is in the world. thank you so much for having me. [applause] i appreciate you. please be careful leaving tonight we all know this administration doesn't handle
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evacuations well. good evening everybody. thank you so much. [applause] so that was tonight main event white house correspondent dinner also known as nerd prom welcome to this special edition of cross country. thank you so much for joining us tonight trevor noah wrapping up a long night in washington, d.c. and president biden took the stage we have an awesome panel with us tonight. to speak on all of that, jimmy joining us live from the red carpet in washington and here on set with me in new york is abby and tom thank you so much for join me tom ill go to you first topline thought. i thought it was kind of funny. there was some moments where he got pretty political but i would give him a c. >> he's a good performer punny guy. some of his jokes were good i like opening joke the best when he takes -- he makes fun of the press. he says that they were -- only people that had a lower
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rating than the president was the press he's right about that. but the thing is he didn't do enough interspection of the press "new york times" isn't liberal enough that's his complaint about "new york times"? that you know, they don't do enough follow-up questions? how about the fact that they toasted first amendment to someone who just created an ministry of truth. they didn't mention that "the new york post" had a story censored about the president's son and he used president's son to make a joke about peter doocy i think peter doocy should have said keep my dad's name out of your mouth. [laughter] >> my favorite part also is the president, i mean, he just kept do we have pictures of him by the way he kept fixing that tie and every time he fixed the tie it got worse and worgs. abby. >> i couldn't even pay attention to what president biden was saying because i was focused on your reaction about darn bowtie. >> he could not and then hi tried to fix it and made it worse and then you can tell we were trying to figure out is someone telling him to fix it or
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someone in the audience going hey fix your tie -- and i think it was someone in the audience i don't know -- if he would have been able to continue to talk if someone was saying fix your tie. fix your tie. >> it was like a clock it kept going all the the way around. >> is this why you didn't wear a bowtie. >> you don't because i don't want to deal with that. our friend jimmy is live on the red carpet are you there, brother. >> hey, hey, hey hello from nerd prom lawrence jones. now i want you guys to know it might be nerd prom but partying like 199 the because that's what year joe biden thinks it was. man i was sitting close he actually did a great job of delivering his jokes i enjoyed a lot of what biden said although i have to tell you those age jokes they're real. dude i have seen younger faces on money oh, my goodness gracious lawrence jones. lawrence: y'all getting reaction
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from jimmy put it on his own show he talked about age but he talked about he said republicans in 2020, but he said there's a lot of democrats that think that joe is going run in 2024 jimmy. >> no, stop it. i mean night have been the best joke of the night is him suggesting six more years in the tank could you stop it lawrence jones i like joe biden he's a decent man but only person we know who quits talking in the middle of a sentence because he's done. he's sending in punt team on second down and all things considered a good vibe in the room until they went after doocy because we're big doocy supporters at fox news and want to congratulate myself for spending three hours in open bar and still able to go on the air. thank you for this opportunity lawrence. lawrence: you're doing it brother. i wanted to play this joke about disney let's play this and i'll get your reaction. >> yep. >> a lot of people say the
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republican party is too extreme, too divisive to controlled by one person. they say that's not your father's republican party. rongd reagan said mr. tear this wall down and now tear down mickey mouses house and soon they'll be storming cinderella's castle you'll be sure of it. >> didn't remember the line right his deliveries so bad. >> dude, it is such a dumb culture war issue for them to be picking first of all. nobody wants to go to disney to go on a ride called snow white and the seven genders waiting two hours in line -- two lines in white to go on peter pan sexual and idea they want to really focus on that dumb disney culture war speaks to where their head is at here playing one side of the room aggressively. like they told cnn and chris quo
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mow jokes and banning gay people and everything in between and own the whole biden deserves like b plus there were good jokes he didn't forget his name or start telling us he was batman but it was too cheap and partisan did a pretty good job all thins considered. lawrence: i want to bring abby back into the conversation. abby so one of the things that i noticed is that trevor, he did make some jokes against the progressive but he still a progressive so he couldn't give all cards out and wants to be invited to next party. >> there's a difference of making a joke and going deep you have in and make jokes as he want but different what they go about conservatives they hit lower but yeah i do appreciate that he kind of spread the wealth there. something i and here i don't mean to change subject but i hear jamie is there this started in 1921 and only time we see a
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room full of people with so many different opinions is at a white house press briefing. but now you add alcohol into it, so jimmy have you found anybody that -- any fights breaking out because when you add alcohol to something -- and it's a bunch of different opinions you never know what's going happen. >> nice thing about people who work in journalism abby is they drink so much no kun can throw a punch they might spike the punch but not throwing it a punch people watching at home you'll never feel better about your own substance use than if you hang around journalism they're drinking like their pledging fraternity called five beta old guy in honor of joe biden. lawrence: it is so true tom i've gone to a couple of these it is so lame by the way i just wear a tux i'll never miss a opportunity to put on tux but this time we have to do lj cross country one thing i noticed that they're trying to outcompete each other there at the events
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everyone thinks they're so important. >> and it is all -- they're all patting each other on the back, obviously, the joke of this whole thing is that the press is in league with the administration. they give a standing ovation to the president and they really mean it. we're supposed to have adversarial press and what we have is a bunch of people who it is all self-referential they think they're the cat's meow not doing their job and biggest story of the year were sensor and no one is mentioning. >> tom you're missing it because the future is bright this is the president explaining that he's going unify the country again -- watch. >> reality is that we are a great country. our future is bright, it's not guaranteed because democracy is never guaranteed that's the earned it has to be defended. it has to be protected. ever heard me say many time
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there's not a damn thing this country can't do when we stangsd united and do it together and i know we can do anything we want to do. it is right. aye i've been around a long time and i'll give you word as biden i've never been more optimistic about america than i am today i promise you that. >> 90 seconds before he said and producers can say my word as a biden he's so predictable he said also that america is great when they spend the entire time this year in the year before bashing the krpght did i fall and hit my head? >> no that's what i was going to say he's like there's not a damn thing we can't do if we don't do it together and oppose you're jim crow on steroids and don't want to get the vaccine the pandemic of the unhaven'ted that was peak biden that was so absurd but again on the whole --
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he held it together -- i'm in a good mood because only three people thought i was a waiter based on what i was wearing so -- grading on a generous scale and i might want to reevaluate my grade. lawrence: curious of the move there. i saw the president of the white house correspondents give that passionate speech that they are the defenders of the democracy that they're the last one standing, i mean, it was like the drunk folks in the press. do you see a hoorah and battle. >> iewm an outsider and never been to one of theetz. i can fit in with my alcohol consumption but in terms of background of what this is these people think they're saving the world and it is so funny because we're here to celebrate the
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first amendment urntiond administration that is literally forming a board to ban speech. that they don't like which is the first amendment -- joe biden is the guy that tells you you're in a no smoking section and then lights cigarette and walks away it is bananas. lawrence: so crazy and tom one of the thing i noticed that he trevor during his comedy scene was talking about cnn and fact when trump was msnbc and in office that's all they talked about was trump now biden is in office all they still talk about is trump at least they're king the. consistent. >> lampooning right and trump but we have a guy next to him that can use it. you know, it is funny talking about unity oh there's nothing we can't do for if we all work together thing is country is together most of the country doesn't like biden but the press is supposed to be adversarial and not supposed to work together that's idea of a press.
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is they're not supposed to work together with the president to get things done. this was to ask tough questions. lawrence: so true. abby -- last thoughts -- do you think that trevor did a good job do you think the president did a good job you're balanced on how you see things. but one of the thingings that i notice there is trevor kind of -- said that everything was going welt in the country i don't think americans are sell like this? >> he made a joke about president biden you know people look at it oh they're increasing the gas prices and the food prices and -- all of that rent that was a funny joke but yeah qhing you're in trevor noah position i do think that the hard position to be in because you have to make sure that you're a little bit even and he leaned a certain way but you can only applaud him for doing that. i'm so confused about this event because it is about democracy and pete davidson is there with kim kardashian -- >> so -- >> we have to talk about the
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wean -- saw them strolling in there how do you go from kanye to weiner guy am i wrong? >> it shows that this is too much of a -- it's a culturally hip event. >> press is not supposed to be part of the, you know, the hollywood crowd. but now they've come together and maybe we can go back to an adversarial press someday. lawrence: i hate that producers stop video because pete was getting ready to stumble. >> going to say be nice to pete davidson he's a hollywood rescue cat people keep dating him like a rescue at the sheet and gets them in the news for a couple weeks but they're about three foot 7. kim kardashian makeses gutfeld look like kareem abdul jabbar i had no idea. >> thanks so much for joining me panel tonight find jimmy at 5 p.m. eastern time on local
11:00 pm or watch him joe biden on gutfeld also abby on park fox nation and available may 23rd thanks so much for watching we'll be live here next saturday 10 p.m. eastern time and lawrence b. jones set your dvr so you never brian: welcome to "one nation." i'm brian kilmeade. it's the rise of the reasonable. some of the most powerful voices in america today are popular not for what they were known for in the past, but for their reasonable takes in my view. and they are labeled reasonable -- labeled radical because they are reasonable. they haven't changed over the years, the


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