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National Press Club Suspends Journalist For Questioning Saudis

Hey kids, do you want to grow up to be a journalist? Here’s what journalists do: Spread official lies in the “mainstream media,” and also ignore whatever is actually happening around them, and always show the proper decorum when dealing with the Rich & Powerful. What else? Oh yeah, a good journalist also spends his (this is always a “his” part) free time writing schoolmarm-y emails to, say, bloggers, lecturing them on the “approved sources” for news information. This way, a blogger won’t accidentally write something that’s true — like, say, cops smashing the skulls of peaceful protesters in the American streets — but that has been denied by, say, the propaganda officers for the motherfucking police, who lie for a living. And if you don’t behave, as a Professional Journalist, the trade group might take away your membership card! Read more on National Press Club Suspends Journalist For Questioning Saudis…
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Washington Journalists Forced To Answer Terrible Wonkette Question, For Comedy

Did you attend the funny comedy event on Friday at the National Press Club, at which many Washington news media elitists performed “stand-up comedy,” for charity? As part of this embarrassing spectacle, the participating DC journalists were forced to answer a question submitted by your Wonkette. And the answers were fairly entertaining, except for the reply from the middle-aged white fellow who was supposed to be in prison with Judith Miller. Read more on Washington Journalists Forced To Answer Terrible Wonkette Question, For Comedy…
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Variety Show Features JournoList Rejects, Needs Your Help

With the leaders of the free world having group-hugged their economies into financial stability, there’s nothing much left for the journalists to Twitter about. Instead, the Washington media elite will try to be funny, for charity. Tonight, the National Press Club is hosting Commedia dell Media, an “evening of comedy” with “DC’s most respected journalists.” Hahahah, it’s hilarious already. We have preview video … and you can help Wonkette ask these people a hilarious question, tonight, at the event! Read more on Variety Show Features JournoList Rejects, Needs Your Help…
 

National Press Club Gives Slot To Larry Sinclair??

Well. The National Press Club, Washington’s very Esteemed Lunch Club for reporters, has allowed Larry Sinclair to book 2.5 hours worth of prime real estate on June 18. Larry Sinclair is the guy who claimed he had hot gay blowjobs and did coke with Barack Obama in a hilariously fabricated YouTube video, and hasn’t given up his efforts, despite failing a lie detector test. Normally we think petitions are boring, but, well, sign this fucking petition. [Firedoglake] Read more on National Press Club Gives Slot To Larry Sinclair??…
 

Upcoming National Press Club Events: Meet The Proudicans!

In the event that Iranian Space Monsters bomb everything in the entire world and Internet tonight except the National Press Club, you may consider attending its lecture tomorrow from this Presidential Candidate of the “Proudican” party, where he will explain his unique “prolutions,” which are either “progressive solutions” or “masturbatory conspiracy salons.” [National Press Club] Read more on Upcoming National Press Club Events: Meet The Proudicans!…
 

Aww, Jeremiah Wright Isn’t Doing Whatever Barry Asks Him To Do! What a Jerk!

Jeremiah Wright’s press conference before the National Press Club this morning got the blogosphere in a bundle today, because someone decided it has to matter. Here’s the current View Of Wright: Obviously he’s very upset that the Main Stream Media has been SMEARING him, who wouldn’t, and he’s defending his statements pretty strongly (“It is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright — it’s an attack on the black church,” he says.) And he reiterated what he told Bill Moyers in their teevee interview about Barack Obama: “He had to distance himself because he’s a politician,” Wright said. He’s blowing open the racial politics that Obama wants to close and claiming that Obama is insincere when he rejects Wright’s “extreme sermons”; he’s trying to balance a deserved self-defense with the collateral damage that that brings on Obama. He has an ego. Most importantly, he’s just some old preacher and not Obama’s surrogate father. He can say whatever he wants and Barry will just have to deal with it. Individual people have a right to defend themselves, and politicians have a right to disown them. That’s all, goodnight. [AP] Read more on Aww, Jeremiah Wright Isn’t Doing Whatever Barry Asks Him To Do! What a Jerk!…
 

People Talk Loudly Over Emcee Chris Matthews at Press Dinner

Uh oh, it looks like last-minute emcee Chris “Chinese Bus” Matthews had some problems at last night’s Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. He was trying to talk, but everyone kept talking over him. Alas, he now knows what it’s like to be a guest on Hardball. A Wonkette operative tells the story, after the jump! Read more on People Talk Loudly Over Emcee Chris Matthews at Press Dinner…
 

*HE ONLY GOT THIS BECAUSE HIS WIFE MESSED AROUND:* In a last-minute change, Chris “Tweety” Matthews has been enlisted to replace patriot Tony Snow as emcee at tonight’s Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner. Is it too late to ask for some Wonkette tickets? Hopefully Matthews’ Chinese Bus won’t be get in an accident on the way over when Southern-speaking Obama Boners clog up I-395. [Shenanigans] Read more on …
 

Federal Reserve Lowers Rates On SPACE MONSTER INVASION CONCERNS

Washington is buzzing with another kind of immigration nut as hundreds of UFO nerds congregate at the National Press Club to demand, uselessly, that the Government ‘fess up about the space monsters, while more than 70 actual astronomers gathered here to support the Arecibo Radio Telescope Observatory in Puerto Rico, which sent the Nixon-era message to the Extraterrestrials inviting them to invade our world and steal all the oil. Unless Congress keeps up funding for Arecibo, rogue FBI agents and space aliens could easily penetrate its defenses. Oh, and also, something from Outer Space just crashed in Peru and left a gaping hole in the ground and all the people are sick and vomiting from the Death Rays. Read more on Federal Reserve Lowers Rates On SPACE MONSTER INVASION CONCERNS…
 

Metro Section: Young Guns

* Kiefer Sutherland will be in town this weekend to close the DC Independent Film Festival. [life off balance] * Just another Monday night at the National Press Club, talking about Katie Couric’s shoes. [circumlocator] * We’ll pass on the shirts, but how much for the Petworth DC Raggie-Annie? [Petworth DC] * ShamrockFest “urb to suburb” music recommendations. [Thong Speed] Read more on Metro Section: Young Guns…
 

To Do: Pat Buchanan, Meet FEMAPALOOZA

* Alice Walker at Politics & Prose. 7PM. [P&P] * Beaujolais Nouveau Party at Les Halles: “You’ll get free wine (from a French producer to be named), free tripe (mmm .. stomach lining), and dancing, beginning at 9, and the wine flows at midnight. Early arrival is suggested.” [WP] * The Press Club book fair with Pat Buchanan, Sen. Byron Dorgan, Helen Thomas and Ben Barnes, etc. Proceeds benefit the National Press Club’s Friedheim Library. $5 at 6PM. [National Press Club] * G.W. law Feminist Forum hosts the 2nd Annual FEMAPALOOZA at DC9. $8. [DC9] Read more on To Do: Pat Buchanan, Meet FEMAPALOOZA…
 

Wonkette’s Week in Review: You’ve Got To Make A Living With What You Bring Yourself To Sell

Ever wonder what passive-aggressive uptight agriculture administrators do when they boil over? Now you know. Katherine Harris’s senate campaign reminds us of a kitchy 60’s feminist empowerment fantasy but we’re not sure which one. Oh well, there’s not many better ways to spend a weekend then smoking a joint and watching them all. Read more on Wonkette’s Week in Review: You’ve Got To Make A Living With What You Bring Yourself To Sell…
 

Gannon Goes Legit

Ben Widdicombe reports today that Jeff Gannon, beloved Washington male escort/journalist, is heading up to New York to chat with the Log Cabin Republicans on Thursday. Widdicombe asks Gannon about his, uh, “biases,” and Gannon invokes “the Anderson Cooper rule,” which is fantastic on so, so many levels. Read more on Gannon Goes Legit…
 

This Is (Almost) Too Sad To Poke Fun At

After we blogged about the demise of “Commander in Chief” yesterday, a tipster emailed us: “Geena Davis will be at the National Press Club tomorrow (Thurs) along with Marie Wilson from the White House Project to discuss the cancellation of ‘Commander in Chief.'” Read more on This Is (Almost) Too Sad To Poke Fun At…
 

EMERGENCY WONK’D: CLOONEY AT THE PRESS CLUB

An exclusive report on George Clooney’s National Press Club visit from our embedded operative: From somewhere on the National Press Club’s 13th floor: So Sen. Sam Brownback and Fox’s Shep Smith drew this electrifying, overflow crowd today for a discussion of Darfur. The sexual energy was palpable as…. Oh, wait…. At least 16 television cameras were in the National Press Club’s Conference Room for the Clooney appearance. Reporters signed in from everywhere: Japan, Norway, Hollywood…because only press club members and credentialed reporters were being admitted, there were some long faces among young, attractively dressed women who showed up hoping for entry. A few tried the old “I’m with so and so” routine. Shep made it in without being carded. Sen. Barack Obama arrived for the holding room, and it was like: who’s that, and who cares, where the hell is my George? Nick Clooney, the father, leaned up against a wall in the back and was introduced by George, who was wearing a conservative gray suit. “In the tradition of Hollywood, you all will be getting gift baskets,” Clooney told the standing room only crowd of roughly 120. Then he added, “I’m the last person in the world who should be telling you what to do. That’s what the senators are for.” Read more on EMERGENCY WONK’D: CLOONEY AT THE PRESS CLUB…
 

We Stalk George Clooney, So You Don’t Have To

George Clooney — who has such love in his heart for our Gotham-based sibling and its Gawker Stalker feature — is coming to Washington. His visit to D.C. is wreaking havoc with the National Press Club’s schedule. Inside Higher Ed reports: Read more on We Stalk George Clooney, So You Don’t Have To…