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Tom Brokaw says Lindsay Lohan and Donald Trump ruin White House Correspondents' Dinner
Zap2It ^ | 4/26/2013 | Molly Chance

Posted on 04/27/2013 7:56:23 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde

Tom Brokaw sat out the last White House Correspondents Association Dinner, and he plans to do it again in 2013. The veteran newsman says the increasing tabloid level go the invited guests is what ruined it for him. "For me the breaking point was Lindsay Lohan," Brokaw tells Politico. "She became a big star at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Give me a break."

The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor says the annual dinner must leave home viewers wondering, "'That's the Washington press corps?' I mean, there was more dignity at my daughter's junior prom than there is, what I'm seeing on C-SPAN here."

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Brokaw recalls the year he took author and automobile magnate Lee Iacocca as his guest to the dinner, he ended the night embarrassed by all the drunk reporters asking for autographs.

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Not exactly Pulitzer reporting (misspelled Politico), but amusing still. Exhibiting professional jealousy against Lohan because he's not the center of attention?
1 posted on 04/27/2013 7:56:23 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Tom's just now realizing that he's nothing but a tabloid celebrity?
2 posted on 04/27/2013 7:58:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
From the article:
“’That's the Washington press corps?’ I mean, there was more dignity at my daughter's junior prom than there is, what I'm seeing on C-SPAN here.”

What a dad! He chooses to denigrate his daughter in order to illustrate his point.

3 posted on 04/27/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor says the annual dinner must leave home viewers wondering, "'That's the Washington press corps?'

I've been wondering the same thing after watching them operate since 2009.

4 posted on 04/27/2013 8:05:23 AM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
But they had PSY this year. How awesome it that?

#pathetic


5 posted on 04/27/2013 8:05:47 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

This tripe, from another teleprompter reading moron. Hey Tommy, considering the vile POS that currently infests the White House, the guests are appropriate.


6 posted on 04/27/2013 8:06:02 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor says the annual dinner must leave home viewers wondering, "'That's the Washington press corps?' I mean, there was more dignity at my daughter's junior prom than there is, what I'm seeing on C-SPAN here."

No, Tom, the common people aren't wondering about Lohan and whatever dignity she exhibited. They are actually wondering why in the hell your polluted, biased, destructive news personna, the tripe and lies you reported all those years, the hatred and division you sowed, all that condemnation of decency, and all that exaltation for perversion by you and your putrid ilk actually got as far as it did.

You can take your screwed up pronunciation and stick it up your coddled, undeserving ass, you traitor. Go take some speech classes O'tard.

7 posted on 04/27/2013 8:06:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Exactly.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 8:06:38 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Badabing Badablonde


9 posted on 04/27/2013 8:06:50 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bramps

Isn’t Brokaw pushing eighty? Junior prom...did he have a daughter in his seventies? How dignified is that?


10 posted on 04/27/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I say it’s the media that ruins the dinner.


11 posted on 04/27/2013 8:07:16 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Save the phony outrage for the biased reporting and blatant politicing of your own network, Brokaw - nobody cares what they do at some dopey dinner that raises money for charity. In fact, invite more celebs and raise even more money, there is no journalistic professionalism on the air so why should there be any at a dopey dinner?


12 posted on 04/27/2013 8:12:41 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Sure, Tom,

Dignity?


13 posted on 04/27/2013 8:13:16 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

The Press Corpse has dignity?


14 posted on 04/27/2013 8:14:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Get over yourself Tom
15 posted on 04/27/2013 8:16:44 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Tom, of course, a ‘real’ journalist and above it all.


16 posted on 04/27/2013 8:17:26 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Brokaw recalls the year he took author and automobile magnate Lee Iacocca as his guest to the dinner, he ended the night embarrassed by all the drunk reporters asking for autographs.

Drunk reporters. There's the problem.

17 posted on 04/27/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I wish we could get a conservative president who who do away with this stupid dinner. I am sure a ton of money is wasted just trying to stroke each other.


18 posted on 04/27/2013 8:23:30 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Chode

19 posted on 04/27/2013 8:23:40 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Gaffer
Please.....oh please.... Forward that lil rant to Tom himself!....

Its just too good to waste preaching to the choir here!

20 posted on 04/27/2013 8:24:47 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Gee Tom, cry us a river, why don’t ya?


21 posted on 04/27/2013 8:28:51 AM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: ErnBatavia
prolly more tommy's speed...
22 posted on 04/27/2013 8:29:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Tom is finding out he is not as sophisticated as he thought. He’s a talking head, someone that reads other people’s lines on TV.


23 posted on 04/27/2013 8:31:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Tom upstaged by LiLo — gotta luv it.


24 posted on 04/27/2013 8:31:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Well, Tom, so would you.

You are no more serious a person than they are.


25 posted on 04/27/2013 8:34:22 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
I'd take dinner with Lindsay Lohan or Donald Trump over Tom Brokaw any day.
26 posted on 04/27/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Badabing Badablonde
I'd take dinner with Lindsay Lohan or Donald Trump over Tom Brokaw any day.
27 posted on 04/27/2013 8:43:53 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Badabing Badablonde

It is no the attendees that ruin the white house correspondents dinner, it is the host. I doubt Lindsay Lohan would show up for a Republican president. I must think part of this outrage is all directed at the new media conservative outlets like Breibart and Drudge. It’s not the good old boys club any more. That lady who’s name will will not be mentioned less someone post her picture seemed to fit in with the good old boys for some reason.


28 posted on 04/27/2013 8:47:22 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: utahagen

I’d be willing to trust the underlying honesty of Lindsay Lohan or Donald Trump over Tom any day. They might be screwed up in the noggin, but they would probably be honest about what they thought they knew. And if they did lie, it would be for personal reasons, rather than to gain political influence.


29 posted on 04/27/2013 8:48:24 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

What did he expect? The current office holder is like Jerry Springer without the class and decorum.


30 posted on 04/27/2013 8:50:10 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Could it be that Greta is trying to recruit Lindsay to join Scientology?


31 posted on 04/27/2013 8:55:06 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Why is this libtard bitching? They’re mostly obama ass-lickers in the entire room. He should be happy.


32 posted on 04/27/2013 9:11:06 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Gaffer

Or join wally concrete who’s brilliant summation of our “failure” in VN did nobody any good. Lyin’ asshat. The most trusted man in America my ass. Wonder how they would like being spit at/on and made to feel lower than whale shhht. Maybe it wasn’t the actual war that screwed people up. Maybe it was being denigrated and made to feel like a loser when we were in uniform.


33 posted on 04/27/2013 9:26:12 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Badabing Badablonde
The veteran newsman says the increasing tabloid level go the invited guests is what ruined it for him

Help an English speaker out: What does this mean?

34 posted on 04/27/2013 3:15:28 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Yeah, I know.....tabloid journalists lack funds for proof-readers or spell-checkers? I suspect “go” was supposed to be “of”.


35 posted on 04/27/2013 4:57:31 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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