Generally speaking, there are dual kinds of people in this world: those who get invited to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner–the annual entertainment of celebrities, politicians and media in Washington–and those who do not.
Those who get invited to supposed “nerd prom” get drunk, get starstruck, and get on Twitter to post photos of George Clooney–without seeing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a same frame.
The people who do not get drunk, get insane and get on Twitter to slice a people who do. Happens any year.
But a outsiders–perhaps mirroring the tinge set by a normal roasts delivered by President Obama and horde Jimmy Kimmel during Saturday’s 98th annual dinner–seemed a tad some-more infamous this time.
“It is a singular many sickening annual entertainment of pseudojournalistic **suckery in all a land,” Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan wrote. “The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner is a ashamed arrangement of whoredom that creates a ‘average American’ puke in disgust.” Nolan was not invited.
“I ask one doubt any year,” CBS News’ Mark Knoller (who was invited) wrote. “Who are all these people? Didn’t see any of them covering [the president] during Ft. Stewart yesterday.”
“The White House Correspondents’ Dinner underlines all that’s systemically wrong with American journalism,” Milo Yiannopoulos, editor of Kernal magazine, wrote. “The purpose of a giveaway press is to reason a absolute to account. You can’t do that if you’re sucking up, anticipating for swanky cooking invitations.”
“This has turn such a happening, such an event, a nerds can’t get in anymore,” a Washington Post’s “Reliable Source” columnist Amy Argetsinger observed.
It wasn’t always that way: a White House Correspondents’ Dinner used to be a possibility for a “nerdy” reporters to sup with their domestic sources. It’s now turn D.C.’s schmooze-y answer to a Oscars, and inspires scarcely as most hate.
“Is a fawning, fawning ceremony use to wealth, energy and luminary over?” Politico’s Ben White pondered early Sunday. “Or is there some-more crap today?”
“Celebrities and red carpets have busted #NerdProm,” a Stuff Journalists Like Twitter feed noted. “The genuine nerds are during home, tweeting about a #WHCD.”
“With Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian attending a White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” @JournalistsLike added, “I’m flattering certain we can stop job it a #NerdProm.” Lohan and Kardashian were invited by Fox News.
“The WHCD is uncelebrated in tinge from a Oscars,” Yiannopoulos wrote. “That should frighten a American people.”
Perhaps all a vitriol was justified.
“You know it’s been a good celebration when George Clooney bearhugs we farewell during 3 a.m.,” CNN’s Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter. “Thanks @goldiehawn–you were a fanciful date!”
“Loved meeting @Diane_Keaton during #WHCA cooking final night,” Wolf Blitzer–who brought singer Mila Kunis as his “nerd prom” date final year–tweeted. “She watches @CNNSitRoom.”
“After a cooking we met for a initial time NBC’s Ann Curry and Al Roker,” Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, who invited Lindsay Lohan to a event, wrote in between tweets about Kardashian and Lohan. “Both were intensely nice–just as they are on TV. we had been told that Ann Curry was circuitously and went looking for her. we wanted to speak to her since she had been to a Nuba Mountains in Sudan about a month before we was there.”
“Reese Witherspoon during my table, utterly pregnant,” Howard Kurtz, horde of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” reported. (Earlier, Kurtz boasted about a present bag from one of a WHCD pre-parties: “Swag bag from People celebration already legendary: hundreds of dollars of lotions, candies, books and assorted goodies.”)
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