Apparently CNN is ditching celebrities for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in favor of journalism students. Here’s the announcement:
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 28, 2017
“Weird.” So the future of journalism wasn’t at stake last year?
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 28, 2017
Or the year before that when CNN invited Huma Abedin?
In 2015, CNN brought Huma Abedin to the WHCA dinner https://t.co/Gex5YwyBwX
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 28, 2017
Here’s Jim Acosta from CNN bragging about it:
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 25, 2015
So inviting one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides to curry favor in 2015 was okay, but now because Trump is president CNN is worried about the future of journalism?
The "health and longevity" of the press like the truth is suddenly super important you guys. https://t.co/32pIc3t16j
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) February 28, 2017
So forgive us if we’re not 100% on board with CNN’s spin, because this seems like the real reason to us:
"Now observe, students, how we cover a President we hate versus one most of us wished to work for." https://t.co/Eft0MAwGDT
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) February 28, 2017