Obama’s Joke: Fox News ‘Shadowy Right-Wing’ Front for Koch Brothers

May 4, 2014 - 3:27 PM

(CNSNews.com) - In his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night, President Barack Obama joked about MSNBC’s small audience, CNN’s coverage of the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner, and Fox News operating as a front for the Koch Brothers.

“And speaking of conservative heroes, the Koch brothers bought a table here tonight,” Obama said. “But as usual, they used a shadowy right-wing organization as a front.  Hello, Fox News.

“I’m just kidding,” Obama continued. “Let’s face it, Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone.  It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.”

“I want to thank the White House Correspondents Association for hosting us here tonight,” said Obama. “I am happy to be here, even though I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia.  The lengths we have to go to get CNN coverage these days. I think they’re still searching for their table.”

“MSNBC is here,” Obama said. “They’re a little overwhelmed. They’ve never seen an audience this big before.”

Inspired by Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks, Obama also referred to himself as the “best president”—and said he liked to start his correpondents’ dinner talk with self-deprecating jokes.

“Sometimes I do feel disrespected by you reporters," said Obama. "But that’s okay. Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman is here tonight. And he gave me some great tips on how to handle it. Jake Tapper, don’t you ever talk about me like that! I’m the best President in the game!”

“What a year, huh?” said Obama. “I usually start these dinners with a few self-deprecating jokes.  After my stellar 2013, what could I possibly talk about."