American President Obama sharing a light moment at the White house Correspondents Dinner with the press and members of the media.
The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) is an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States. It was founded in 1914, and the Correspondents dinner is held annually to honour the contributions of free media and the contributions of journalists in its importance of expressing democracy.
President Obama spread its jokes across the common talking points and issues found in America today, leaving no one aside, poking fun at his political colleagues, the integrity of American media, his political career, and even Jersey Shore.
The Correspondents dinner has always similarly been a light and humorous affair, taking the weight of critical issues facing America through comedy. However, taking a joke can go too far, and the dinner is far from controversy, when in 2006 Stephen Colbert took hosting the event and let his two cents off at former President George Bush: