Obama tells a roomful of journalists what he really thinks of them [video]

Every president takes plenty of heat from the press. Unfulfilled campaign promises, accusations of missteps, controversial decisions — it’s all fair game for journalists covering the White House. But one night a year, at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, the president gets to give some back.

In his last correspondents’ dinner on April 30, President Obama concluded the traditionally humorous speech on a serious note, telling the audience of journalists that their “responsibility to dig and to question and to counter distortions and untruths is more important than ever.”