Apparently CNN is ditching celebrities for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in favor of journalism students. Here’s the announcement:

“Weird.” So the future of journalism wasn’t at stake last year?

Or the year before that when CNN invited Huma Abedin?

Here’s Jim Acosta from CNN bragging about it:

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?

So forgive us if we’re not 100% on board with CNN’s spin, because this seems like the real reason to us: