Monday, March 14, 2011

Your former Gannett Foundation dollars at work

[Gridiron: What's black and white and dreaded all over?]

That's Freedom Forum CEO Charles Overby (left) and Founder Al Neuharth, 86, at Saturday's Gridiron Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, in this screenshot from a series of photos on The Washington Post's website.

They were among an expected 650 journalists and public figures who came together "for a night of skits that lampoon the capital's personalities and issues of the day,'' the Post says. Also seen in this other photo: Freedom Forum Trustee Judy Woodruff, the PBS correspondent.

USA Today correspondent Susan Page is president of the Gridiron Club and Foundation.

Earlier: What happened to the Gannett Foundation's $650 million under Overby and Neuharth? Plus: Your healthcare dollars at work.

12 comments:

  1. Laughing all the way to the bank, eh?

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  2. Ugh. What a revolting spectre to find on my computer first thing in a new week. The computer has been acting up ever since this appeared on its screen.

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  3. The Gridiron, the White House Correspondents Dinner and their ilk are shameful. Makes everyone cynical to see "journalists" and politicos with huge egos yuk it up. The Gridiron is childish and super-secret. While Rome burns to the ground. Morons.

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  4. Nice to see the swells eating cake.

    Neuharth bears a striking resembalance to Dracula. Bela Lugosi returns!

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  5. How convenient. Newseum and Freedom Forum boards are meeting today in D.C.

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  6. Man, does Overby ever ever take a picture without that shit-eating grin? I hope when I am his age I have so much fuck you money I can smile like that.

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  7. Al looks great. Good for him!

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  8. These robber barons should be ashamed of themselves. However, they have no shame.

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  9. Nothing nicer than growing fat and rich off money meant help out local charities.

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  10. If you added McCorkindale to that photo, we'd have the Three Stooges.

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  11. Did someone say that Al and Charles had "Newseum" signs on their backs so they could write off the cost of the banquet tickets? Handed out Newseum passes as tips at the cash bar? Hey, things are tight in the penthouse these days.

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  12. Possible caption: "Dammit, Charles, I thought you said this was a going away party for Hunke."

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