President Barack Obama joked on a wide array of targets Saturday night during his speech.
On at least one night a year President Barack Obama and the journalists who cover him try to find something nice — and something funny — to say about each other.
Obama went after all three major cable news networks. He made an "Orange is the New Black" joke about House Speaker John Boehner. He poked fun at the developing rivalry between his Vice President, Joe Biden, and his former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. And he even got in a mention of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.
Obama opened his speech by going after CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.
"I'm a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days," he quipped.
Of MSNBC, he said, ""MSNBC is here. They're overwhelmed. They've never seen an audience this big before."
The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association has become an annual tradition in the nation's capital, promising a black-tie evening of humor and celebrity gazing. The dinner attracts an array of journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities as it raises money for college scholarships.
The correspondents' association, which represents the White House press corps, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Several journalists were honored by the WHCA for their coverage of the presidency and national issues: