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Media Moguls Well Represented at White House State Dinner

Last night the White House hosted a state dinner for Chinese Premier Hu Jintao. Only one TV news anchor was in attendance as a guest, but plenty of media moguls made the list.

ABC News “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour attended with her husband James Rubin. Amanpour’s boss, Disney CEO Bob Iger, also attended, with his wife Willow Bay.

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, having closed the deal to sell a majority stake in NBC Universal to Comcast, was in attendance, as was Wendi Deng Murdoch, the wife of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch. Rupert, however, was not there.

Some other media types, after the jump.

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SNL’s ‘Obama’: ‘Let me be clear. Glenn Beck has no idea what he’s talking about.’

At the beginning of last night’s “Saturday Night Live,” Chinese president Hu Jintao, (Bill Hader) accused President Barack Obama (Fred Armisen) of spending $200 million a day on his trip through Asia. “Jintao” told “Obama” that he heard it from Glenn Beck, prompting “Obama” to say: ”Again, let me be clear. Glenn Beck has no idea what he’s talking about.”