Friday, April 20, 2007


The White House Correspondents Association holds its annual gala dinner tomorrow night in Wash. D.C. The president usually attends, as well as all his attendants, such as Karl Rove. The "correspondents," such as David Gregory, Pete Williams, Katie Couric, Tim Russert, and the like, all normally show up. Everyone has a great time, good food, plentiful drinks, nice desserts. Usually there is a comedian or satirist to entertain. Last year, it was Stephen Colbert. This year, it is Rich Little.

Paul Fahri in the Washington Post last January writes about the "safe" choice of Rich Little, as one who will not embarrass Bush or bring up Bush's war in Iraq.

The choice of Rich Little brings up the gross inappropriateness of news correspondents rubbing shoulders with administration big shots at such a "happy" get-together. I don't believe there should be a White House Correspondents dinner. It is incestuous and corrupting. How can a correspondent report objectively on Bush and his gang the morning after the reporter engages in social bantering with those very same people at the White House Correspondents Dinner? No wonder that we the public suspect the objective reporting of these correspondents/reporters, such as when they write stories that overlook the public opposition to the War in Iraq and Bush's disastrous policies to privacy, torture and world hegemony.

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