WASHINGTON DIARY: THEY'RE SHOCKED, SHOCKED!

The Washington press corps feigned surprise that radio host Don Imus offended the President, the First Lady, Speaker Newt Gingrich and others at the Radio & TV Correspondents' Dinner last Thursday night. There were some funny moments, and intermittent silences, as Imus, the evening's emcee, took jabs at the Speaker's gay half-sister, Clinton's alleged extramarital activities, Senator Bob Kerrey's artificial leg, and offered X-rated details of a TV journalist's marital difficulties. Imus went easier on people who visit his show (Tim Russert, Bob Dole, Cokie Roberts) than on those who don't, such as Bernard Shaw (an anchor desk away from going...

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