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White House Correspondents Dinner’s “House of Nerds” (Video)

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The annual White House Correspondents Dinner saw not one, but two mock videos, including a spoof of the popular Netflix online series, “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey.

Or, in this case, “House of Nerds,” with cameos by Sen. John McCain, top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Lincoln” director Steven Spielberg appeared in the other, with a new presidential biopic.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald