Conan O’Brien, the keynote speaker at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, joined the president in ribbing the news media.
He categorized them, for instance, by high-school social categories — NPR employees, he explained, are “the kids with peanut allergies.”
The print media came in for particularly withering treatment: O’Brien noted that those journalists were present at the dinner for two good reasons, “food and shelter.”
He had a solid off-color joke about PBS, too, and another joke at NPR’s expense:
And no journalist was too small for Conan’s mockery: