Seth Meyers on MSNBC's White House Dinner After Party: 'Obama Makes the Kool-Aid and Everyone Drinks It'

"Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers headlined Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner, and somewhat surprisingly went after media outlets on both sides of the aisle.

Apart from jibes at Fox News, the New York Times, and NPR, Meyers said of MSNBC's event after party, "President Obama makes the Kool-Aid, and everyone there drinks it" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

SETH MEYERS: I of course am contractually obligated to attend the MSNBC party tonight. Everyone knows how the MSNBC party works. President Obama makes the Kool-Aid, and everyone there drinks it. Too close to my home?

There actually are some unscheduled parties happening tonight, and I’ve been asked to give everyone a rundown. Fox News is having a party. Security is tough, so make sure you bring your driver’s license and your long-form driver’s license. But if you’re blonde don’t worry about it. Just bring that dynamite smile.

The New York Times party used to be free, but tonight apparently there’s a cover. So like everyone else, I’ll probably just go to the Huffington Post party. And the Huffington Post’s party is asking people to go to other parties first and just steal food and drinks and bring it from there. Don’t get me wrong, I love Arianna Huffington, especially her voice. She sounds like a woman who would be sitting up in bed with a sheet wrapped around her as James Bond was walking out the door. “Will I see you again, James?”

Andrew Breitbart’s after party’s going to be crazy. I mean, it won’t be good but it’ll be crazy.

Side note, I actually met James O’Keefe last night. At least I think it was James O’Keefe. It may have just been a regular pimp who hated organized labor.

NPR is having a party, but I’m sure it’ll be pretty sedate. How wild can a party get when it’s held in accordance with Sharia law? It’s what I was told. 

Funny stuff, and somewhat gutsy given the audience.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.