By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Sunday May 1, 2016
During Saturday night’s annual White House Correspondents Dinner, Pres. Barack Obama and comic Larry Wilmore enjoyed mocking CNN, specifically targeting Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper and former Atlanta-based correspondent and anchor Don Lemon.
Obama mentioned folks who had left the Washington correspondents job:
“Savannah Guthrie left the White House press corps to host the Today show. Norah O’Donnell left the briefing room to host CBS This Morning. Jake Tapper left journalism to join CNN.”
Tapper appeared to laugh along.
Wilmore’s take on Blitzer:
“Speaking of drones, how is Wolf Blitzer still on television? Hey Wolf, I’m willing to project tonight’s winner: anyone that isn’t watching ‘The Situation Room.’”
Blitzer seemed a bit stone faced.
And then he opted to pick on Lemon:
“Some of America’s finest black journalists are here tonight. Don Lemon is here, too. Alleged journalist Don Lemon, everybody.”
Lemon, from the audience, gave Wilmore the middle-finger salute.
But later on Twitter, he posted this: