Humor at WH Dinner in Question

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Over the weekend President Obama hosted his first White House Correspondents Dinner. The event is held annually in honor of journalists who cover the White House.

Obama showcased some of his own humor, setting politics aside for a night and trying his hand at stand-up comedy.

But now some are questioning the content of the evening's comedy, whether it was all appropriate, good fun, or if it went over the edge.

Obama took some jabs at conservatives.

"The Republican Party does not qualify for a bailout. Rush Limbaugh does not count as a troubled asset, I'm sorry," he said. 

And the President got some big applause for this comment about journalists in the room.

"I am Barack Obama. Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me," he said.

But perhaps the most controversial comedy came from Saturday night's head liner, Wanda Sykes, and her comments about Rush Limbaugh.

"Rush Limbaugh is one of your big critics," she said to Obama. "Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails. So you're saying, 'I hope America fails. I don't care about people losing their homes or jobs or soldiers in Iraq. He just wants the country to fail.'"

"To me, that's treason," she continued.  "He's not saying anything different than Osama bin Laden's saying. You might want to look into this guy. I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin that he missed his flight."

Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute says comments like this go too far and do nothing but show the negativity liberals can display towards conservatives.

Click play for his comments.

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