ABC’s Martha Raddatz says, “It’s a fun night.” Tom Brokaw says its become a narcissistic event.
White House correspondents, like Cindi Lauper, just want to have fun. That’s all they really want, Some fun, When the working day is done, […] – they want to have fun.
Tom Brokaw says, “What kind of image do we present to the rest of the country?” Are we doing their business, or are we just a group of narcissists who are mostly interested in elevating our own profiles? And what comes through the screen on C-SPAN that night is the latter, and not the former.”
Ryan Williams says, “Tom’s obviously entitled to his opinion….”
Brokaw says, “It’s always a fun gathering, but work could be done.”
Gayle King says, “…it’s a great time for Hollywood and Washington to sort of come together.”
Brokaw says, “Somewhere along the line it [the White House Correspondent Dinner] began to spin out of control.”
David Remick says, “If one party can corrupt you,” he said. “You probably shouldn’t be in the game.”
Brokaw says, “It became more a tabloid kind of dinner.”
Kathleen Sebelius disagrees, she says, “…there are lots of dinners in Washington, there’s lots of events but this is always a best of it, fun weekend because people don’t take themselves very seriously. That’s always a good time.”
Brokaw says, “I was kind of embarrased [when I used to go] because there was sophomoric humor, and a lot of people were drinking way too much!”
Brokaw says, “Lindsay Lohan was the breaking point.”
An unnamed editorialist at the Washington Post says, “Lohan was the breaking point . . . and not Ozzy Osbourne, Paula Jones, Larry Flynt or Donald Trump?”