Sullivan: For the Sake of Journalism, Stop the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The 2018 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner should be the last.

It never has been a particularly good idea for journalists to don their fanciest clothes and cozy up to the people they cover, alongside Hollywood celebrities who have ventured to wonky Washington to join the fun.

But in the current era, it’s become close to suicidal for the press’s credibility.

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3 thoughts on “Sullivan: For the Sake of Journalism, Stop the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

  • April 30, 2018 at 9:33 am
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    Just a little more like that and everyone one will gravitate elsewhere. These are professionals?

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  • April 30, 2018 at 10:13 am
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    Politics aside for a moment this gala was gut-wrenching to watch. This was a filthy, deplorable and crass demonstration of hatred disguised as comedy. I feel bad for the numerous media professionals and journalists who attended this gala expecting something entirely different than what they got.

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  • April 30, 2018 at 7:40 pm
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    OK, Ok, so she was a bad comedian, big deal. Sarah H. Sanders is a big girl who obviously can take it and expected to get it and certainly does not want to be pinned as the victim. If we let this break the backs of journalistic traditions, it can be the beginning of the end. Why do they even need the comedy….just to get a little air time on TV?

    The point is, gathering together in a room of your peers is a great motivator for any industry. There has been such great journalism this past year, celebrate it, leave the comedy where it belongs….in the oval office. Opps….there I did it too….

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