ABCs Martha Raddatz says it is a fun night.
Tom Brokaw says it has 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 is 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 are 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 embarrassed [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?