Mark Knoller: White House Correspondents’ Dinner has become DC Golden Globes

The White House’s high-dollar “Sequester Soul Show” (as Matt Drudge put it) was the textbook example of “bad optics” — the first family and an invitation-only crowd schmoozed with Justin Timberlake at a private concert while closing the White House doors to school tours. If the Obamas thought for even a second that such an event wasn’t appropriate amid sequestration cuts, they certainly didn’t show it. With the Washington press corps gearing up for its own star-studded White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend, is it possible the media elite are having second thoughts?

No, not really. CBS News’ Mark Knoller might be an exception, though. “Nerd prom” might be fun, but has it gotten out of hand?

But, celebrities!

It’s all for a good cause, after all. Those J-school indoctrination programs don’t come cheap.

This kind of thinking, Mr. Knoller, has no place in Washington, D.C.


  • Jayve

    Amazing how far we have gotten when people are taken completely off guard by a DC jounalist telling the truth about this regime from hell.

  • nc

    SO GLAD they fixed that pesky furloughed air traffic controller thingy so the beautiful people (and the not so beautiful journalists) could make it on time for this REALLY IMPORTANT event. WHEW!

  • Steve_J

    The WHCD has as much appeal as the Acadamey Awards.

  • anjullyn

    Yes, inviting all those lefty screeching celebs makes me believe the medias continued declaration of how unbiased and fair their reporting.

  • Abiss

    Nothing more impressive than watching a room full of millionaires and billionaires brag about raising a whole $100,000 for some schmucks j-school scholarship. Room full of big tippers…

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    …Because these Celebrities and Media Hacks support HIS Agenda. But normal people who do likewise… ACCESS DENIED! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • lillymckim

    Boring narcissism on parade for a see how rich we are photo op!

  • lillymckim

    Mark Knoller is right on!
    This money can be raised in silence without extravagance but then no photos these people LIVE for their look at me photo ops!

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  • 3seven77

    This money funds journalism scholarships??? I guess most of the curriculum consists of ass-kissing, brown nosing and creative writing.

    • David

      Along with a post graduation course in lying . . .

  • David

    Ah, a gathering of “journalists” and elites to celebrate the One, their Lord and Savior, the all-knowing, omnipotent, King of Kings – Barack Hussein Obama.

  • froggy19510

    narcissists mutial admiration society.