In 2011, the New York Times announced that it would no longer attend the White House Correspondence Dinner. Their reasoning, according to Dean Baquet, NYT Washington bureau chief, was the following:
“[W]e came to the conclusion that it had evolved into a very odd, celebrity-driven event that made it look like the press and government all shuck their adversarial roles for one night of the year, sing together (literally, by the way) and have a grand old time cracking jokes. It just feels like it sends the wrong signal to our readers and viewers like we are all in it together and it is all a game. It feels uncomfortable.”
Of course, we know that the NYT is every bit as corrupt and partisan as any other mainstream news outlet. But at least they had enough decency to excuse themselves from what had become a big celebrity-driven circle jerk.
While it might be a tradition for presidents to show up to the dinner and take all the abuse hurled at them while pretending not to mind — Trump has every reason not to show up that the NYT has. But he also has two more.
Reason number one is the press is full of liars, and watching them self-congratulate is insufferable. But Trump’s other reason not to attend is probably even better than the first, it is that he’s cleverer and funnier than any of them and he would soak up all the spotlight.
In truth, they should be thanking him.
Here’s Mark Dice with more.
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