Ted Johnson from Variety and their DC web site WilshireandWashington, got the first interview with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel assessing his performance at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner. Kimmel called the practice of journalists inviting stars like Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashians to the dinner and then making negative comments about them attending “cannibalism.” He went on to say the room was difficult, like being “20,000 leagues under the sea.”
The assessment of Kimmel from attendees was that his jokes were too many and that he was just reading them. Kimmel tells Variety that the president and first lady told him he did well. Read the rest of Ted Johnson’s interview here.