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Tonight is the biggest annual event of the year in Washington: the White House Correspondents Dinner!

All sorts of celebrities turn out and reporters and politicians gawk at them. And, armed only with an iPhone and our wits, the Fix will be doing some twittering from tonight's dinner -- trying to give Fixistas the sights, sounds and smells (you never know!) from an event the incomparable Ana Marie Cox has dubbed "Nerd Prom."

Want to follow our tweets? Sign up for "TheFix" twitter feed or check in on the ten latest tweets below. The cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. with the dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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By Paul Volpe  |  May 9, 2009; 4:40 PM ET
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Exposure of the media role in the Obama phenomenon is what the Left fears most because, at some level, they understand that if the press were ever to report honestly on what the Democrats are doing, the game would change. So the Obama cultists, accustomed to only fawning coverage of their Leader, react with fury when the fawning coverage is demonstrated to be dishonest.

Obama's high level of public support is largely a product of his positive image the media have crafted. "DijonGate" exposed how this image-making role is played. And therefore William Jacobson is denounced as a "wing-nut" pushing "right-wing talking points."

Of course, there are no "left-wing talking points," and if you dare suggest that Media Matters and Huffington Post are participating in an orchestrated propaganda effort -- perhaps organized by Astroturf king David Axelrod -- this only proves you are a "wing nut."

Posted by: leapin | May 11, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"Colbert has been on fire re: Biden. He has been pulling punches on Obama. Did you see the last one re: Biden?"

Probably since I almost never miss his show. I'm not remembering what you're referring to, though.

And Obama is a pretty difficult person to make fun of. He doesn't really have any personality quirks and he doesn't have a buffoon aspect about him the way that Clinton, Bush, and Biden have. (I'm not saying they are buffoons, but just that a buffoon portrayal works for them)

Posted by: DDAWD | May 11, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Wanda Sykes was, as always, very funny. Her take on the fat, drug-addled draft dodger Limbaugh [President of the Republicna party] was especially apt.

Posted by: drindl | May 10, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Here's the video of Wanda Sykes' speech for anyone who missed it:

Posted by: mjwilstein | May 10, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I feel better.. 10K people with even less of a life than myself.. kewl..

Posted by: newbeeboy | May 10, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse


My first post was to Paul Volpe.

Posted by: JakeD | May 10, 2009 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Jake. Not sure if that's headed my way (I'm a Paulled). Obama's speech was fun, even if he has the Harvey Cormenesque (I'll take credit for inventing that) habit of losing it while he's delivering the joke.


Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | May 9, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Thank you for "working" while you were supposed to be enjoying the dinner and rubbing elbows with famous and infamous. Enjoyed getting a glimpse of the party.

Posted by: momlogan | May 9, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse


Colbert has been on fire re: Biden. He has been pulling punches on Obama. Did you see the last one re: Biden?

Posted by: JakeD | May 9, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Funny, when I read the title of this blog entry, I didn't think you were sending tweets from the WHCD, I thought the joke was that it is a prom for twittering nerds. Present company NOT excepted.

Posted by: tailwagger | May 9, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DDAWD | May 9, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Fix, Is that the same Tammy Haddad who used to produce Jack Bogut's show on KDKA-AM decades ago?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | May 9, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine anything with both a less clear direction and a greater potential for going very wrong. I'm in.

Posted by: blasmaic | May 9, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse


Isn't the State of the Union address just a little bigger? Too bad Colbert wasn't invited this year to make fun of Acting President Biden.

Posted by: JakeD | May 9, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

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