The White House Correspondents Dinner went on without President Trump in attendance, and well before the event even started, the White House Correspondents Association had its angle:
— WHCA (@whca) April 28, 2018
It’s a First Amendment celebration! CNN picked up that WHCD re-branding ball and ran with it:
Haha… "Trump skips event Honoring First Amendment" ?
— Beebo Johnson (@BeeboJohnson) April 29, 2018
LOL. Never stop, CNN.
Dear White House Correspondents Dinner:
I know the First Amendment. The First Amendment is a friend of mine. You are no event honoring the First Amendment. pic.twitter.com/BXVcIy9w6g
— FiteMeHat (@Popehat) April 29, 2018
“Event honoring the First Amendment” pic.twitter.com/9uJUaMoCmP
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 29, 2018
The network who blackmailed a person for making a gif has a chyron calling the WHCD a First Amendment Event
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2018
I imagine 70% of the people in that room "celebrating the First Amendment" saw no problem with the Obama Administration trying to force nuns to pay for IUDs. pic.twitter.com/dXXLxWjCG1
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) April 29, 2018
James Rosen and others weren’t immediately available for comment.
On top of that ridiculousness, CNN had a panel discussing the WHCD larger than they might have if the cable net had existed during the Apollo 11 mission:
I just saw #WHCD on @CNN and @michelleisawolf criticized the network for abusive use of 4-person panels with the same correspondents. #WHCD on @CNN was followed by a 9-person panel with unnecessary post-standup analysis
— Leo Cosio (@FIUpresidentBBC) April 29, 2018
— Steve Patterson (@patterballs) April 28, 2018
THIS. Is CNN.