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By Lauren Egan
Comedian Samantha Bee tried to change that on Friday night.
TBS's "Full Frontal" host of the late night visited Washington the second year to fry President Donald Trump "Not the White House of Correspondents," Bee's Alternative to the Black House Correspondent's Annual Gala's Association.
Speaking to a room full of reporters and celebrities drinking cocktails such as "The Yellow Russian," Bee thanked reporters for calling the President and us all Accounted for. and applaud hundreds of stories that journalists have reported to the president since Trump's election.
The event will be broadcast on TBS at 10pm. Saturday night, at the same time as the actual gala of the correspondents. The proceeds from Bee's event should benefit the Committee for the Protection of Journalists.
First, Bee did not intend to hold another dinner against programming after 2018. However, when the WHCA decided to break the long-standing tradition of inviting a comedian to host and instead handing the coveted seat to the historian Ron Chernow, she felt compelled to bring her event back.
Bee said she believed that the WHCA needed criticism, that comedian Michelle Wolf from 2018 would make fun of the administrators too much, especially about White Sarah Sanders, secretary of the house press. Bee himself faced the setback of White House officials over her comedy. Last year, she apologized for a gross joke in her show about Ivanka Trump.
"I really believe that once a year the current president has to face someone who calls him …" Bee said on Friday dinner. "So Donald, I'll fry you like you're here tonight."
"You're the most powerful person in the world and you can not listen to any comedians for five minutes?" Bee Before listing the names of people who belong to them More courageous than Trump, more immigrants became undocumented immigrants, and Christine Blasey Ford – the California professor who testified that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers.
Trump, along with other White House officials, will not attend the actual WHCA dinner on Saturday night for the third consecutive year. He's the first president since Ronald Reagan to skip the gala (Reagan missed the event because he recovered from a gunshot wound).
At Bees Braten, journalists were not spared.
Her set contained a sketch of professors and critics such as Jay Rosen of New York University, who blamed the media for their obsession with fair and balanced demeanor and the need to always show two sides, even when it comes to climate change , She also presented a segment in which she ridiculed the excessive use of terms such as "racially charged" and "racially insensitive" by reporters to describe acts that, according to Bee, should only be labeled as "racist."
"Racially beleaguered, nothing is outrageous Bee.
The Full Frontal show team awarded awards to journalists on Friday night with the help of Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lyman in" The West Wing. "
Mika Brzezinski and Joe of MSNBC Scarborough, recently married, received the Best on Screen Romance award and FOX News Shep Smith won The Loneliest Boy at FOX News Gayle King of CBS was named The Robert Word Robert "Most, a reference to King's interview with Robert Kelly, commonly known as the musician R. Kelly." The Full Frontal "team also recognized Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer for their investigative coverage of #MeToo.
The biggest applause of the night, however, came during a surprise guest appearance by actor Robert De Niro, a critic of the president.
"It turns out you are not enemies of Mensc They are heroes, "De Niro told reporters in the room.