Christine Pelosi, daughter of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, tweeted something earlier this week on the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner that we — agree with? Can that be possible? This shouldn’t be an unpopular opinion, like, at all:

“A ‘NerdProm Week’ of corporate media feting the politicos they cover with celebrities and booze rather than a simple @whca awards dinner celebrating the first amendment is a bigger threat to our Democracy than Elon Musk buying Twitter.”

Most people probably aren’t aware of what actually goes on this week. For example, here’s what happened after the dinner. From Axios:

Event: Paramount White House Correspondents’ Dinner after party

Host: CBS’ George Cheeks, Showtime’s David Nevins, MTV Entertainment Group’s Chris McCarthy, and Paramount+’s Tom Ryan
Location: French ambassador’s residence: 2221 Kalorama Road N.W.
Time: 11:00pm – 1:00am
Event: The After Party

Host: MSNBC and NBC News
Location: REACH at the Kennedy Center 2700 F Street NW
Time: 11:30pm – 2:00am
Event: Break The News

Host: VICE
Location: Eaten Hotel
Time: 9pm-1am

Maybe that’s why her mom skipped the dinner and went to Ukraine instead?

She was joined in Ukraine by Reps. Adam Schiff and Gregory Meeks:

She did miss President Biden, like her daughter, also speaking the truth. Imagine if the bad orange man had said this? It’s would be a five-alarm fire for the defenders of democracy:

“I’m really excited to be here with the only group of Americans with a lower approval rating than I have.”

Trevor Noah did end his bit with a nod to the brave journos in Ukraine risking their lives to bring us coverage:

And then everyone in the room went to the after parties and got hammered. Boy, was Christine Pelosi right.

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