I watched about 30 minutes of the Washington Correspondents Dinner Saturday night. I have always enjoyed it and, this time, it was dull as dirt. As you all know, no president came (not sure if another president other than Trump had stood them up if they’d shown), so no celebrities were there, just news people. Part of the fun, in the past, of the televised proceedings, was seeing the celebs and seeing what female newscasters were wearing, who I could see talking to whom, etc., I have to admit! Fun to see them ‘gussied up’! Not this time. There was no ‘red carpet coverage’ going into the dinner and the whole dinner looked like a business meeting.
The speakers were duller than usual, too. Woodward and Bernstein. Here’s why I mention this:
THEIR HYPOCRISY WAS REVOLTING.
That’s it…revolting. Because they hammered, in each of their individual, dead boring, speeches, on FREEDOM OF THE PRESS and how THE PRESS’ CURIOSITY and COVERAGE OF IMPORTANT ISSUES SHOULD NOT BE SQUELCHED.
I was sitting there saying “What about the IRS, Lois Lerner situation? You covered THAT in depth?” “What about the fact that Obama got the Nobel Prize? Anybody ask what THAT was about with any seriousness?” “Did you ever hammer Obama about NOT fulfilling his promise to close Gitmo in 8 years like you’ve hammered Trump for not doing all he said he’d do in the first 100 days?” “How about the Michelle Obama school food fiasco? Anybody but the Conservative media cover the trash cans all over American schools loaded with the broccoli and carrot sticks she recommended but the kids wouldn’t eat?” “How about how you handle Chelsea versus how you handle Ivanka?” “How about the new interviews asking Dan Rather about journalistic integrity after all HE did for integrity!!? WHAT?”
I could (We could) ALL go on and on and ON and on and ON………..
And these liberal writers have the GALL to say TRUMP IS HOLDING BACK A FREE PRESS?
“THE MEDIA IS NOT FAKE,” pouted both Bernstein and Woodward. That’s what the media’s saying yesterday about THE MESSAGE THEY HAD FOR TRUMP.
No, it might not be FAKE but it is a HUGE LIE, A PARTNER IN OBFUSCATION, A CARRIER OF MISINFORMATION, MISCHARACTERIZATION AND THE WORST BIAS AND LEAST RESPECTFUL TO ANY SITTING PRESIDENT EVER.
Can you tell I WAS SO TICKED OFF? I’m VERY glad I watched because it was nice to hear the lukewarm reception the fat old reporters of yesteryear deserved.
The Correspondents Dinner was a DEAD BORE for the first time in the probably 30 years I’ve watched it.
HURRAH. Oh, I won’t go into the ‘comedian’s’ act….it was too low to bother with here. I will leave you with this, however : At the end of the night, he said, “Only in America can a first-generation Indian Muslim kid get on this stage and make fun of the president.”
Ya, that’s a big problem….In America, we used to do it with humor AND class and dignity for the position. Maybe you don’t do that in India.
You might be happy to know that MSNBC Live anchor Thomas Roberts and his husband Patrick Abner were there.