Skip to comments.Brokaw: White House Correspondents' dinner hurting the press
Posted on 05/07/2012 8:39:29 AM PDT by Pharmboy
Former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw said Sunday that the glitzy annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner is damaging the perception of the press among the American public.
"It's time to rethink that," the longtime newsman said Sunday in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."
He said the annual black-tie affair, which features Washington reporters and editors drinking, joking and partying with Hollywood stars and the city's top lawmakers -- including the president -- is contributing to the public's mistrust of the media.
"Thats another separation between what were supposed to be doing and what the people expect us to be doing, and I think that the Washington press corps has to look at that, and by the way Im a charter member of the White House Correspondents Association, I was there early on and often enjoyed it, but its gone beyond what it needs to be.
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Translation: it's become too popular with the late-night hosts and it's too visible to too many people. Scale it back: we cannot let the great unwashed see behind the curtain.
How can a “reporter” be fair & objective? Fraternizing should not be allowed. No gifts, no perks, no dinners, just do your job.
Seems like his concern is over appearances, rather than over reality.
How will it APPEAR to the public, not how is it really, and what should be done about THAT?
Gee, ya think?
I am wondering if the soviet-era propagandists were as gleefully willing as our libtard whorenalists
The press are not going to be too happy when they start being TOLD what to write.
Too late for the MSM to avoid being grouped with Zer0.
Not anymore. Even a committed leftist like Brokaw has become a little ill over it.
I heard one correspondent comment, on the radio, that this president used the dinner to attack his political opponents, when the standard in the past was for the president to make himself the focus of his jokes. i.e. to joke about his gaffes and mistakes in office, not to take on those who politically oppose him. And he went on to critize BHO for doing that.
This from the self-important, condescending, no-talent, who thinks the media’s job is to determine “what is important” when it come to “reporting the news”.
In other words, an admitted and brazen, propagandist.
Not so Tom..your kiss ass ways to Barack Obama and any of the democrat communist criminals is what we do not trust or like about you or the other idiots in the press...you morons have caused ever bit of what you are getting..
As if public mistrust of the media is something BRAND NEW!! For a very long time, the American public has regarded the ‘media’ as a shameless, unprincipled crowd of prostitutes, themselves only ‘one-step-up-from-the-curb!
Yep...he gave himself away with that last sentence.
Sorry Tom lost his credibility the weekend before the 2008 elections when he and Charlie Rose admitted ON AIR that they ‘didn’t really know much about Obama, his beliefs, etc.’
Brokaw who criticized other venues (like FR and similar Internet commentary websites) and claimed that they — the main stream media — were the ones responsible for vetting national candidates, basically admitted their own failure to vet Obama in that Rose interview.
Brokaw and Rose Admit They Don’t Know Much About Obama - youtube video
Brokaw, because of that interview, sank to about the same credibility level as Dan Rather.
didn’t Wolf Blitzer have a squirt gun fight with Biden?
Tom is our Captain Obvious Award Winner for May...
Well knock me over with a feather, Brokaw is actually speaking out loud on this? Sure, he couched it in talking about “perceptions” but still, it is a glimpse of light peeking through the blackout curtains.
Tom Brokaw? Is he still alive?
With Brokaw it’s always a Duh moment
Sorry Tom. The legacy media’s covering up and downright lying for all the leftists in Washington is what has done you in. Not the once-a-year smarmy lovefest called the White House Correspondents’ dinner.
Tom, Listen up and listen good. It ain’t the correspondents dinner hurting the press’s popularity with the american people. It’s because all you pompus asses are radical left wing brainwashed sissy socialist democrats who IGNORE THE TRUTH and PRINT THE IDEALOGICAL LIES. The doctoring of the Zimmerman audio tapes is just one example.
Always a day late and a dollar short Tommy. Just like you and Charlie Rose a week before the 2008 elections.
“I don’t know who Barak Obama is”
But let’s vote for him, and it will wash away all sin. We will never have to hear from Sharpton or Jackson and it will be the end of the race baiting business. Sickness and death will end. And of course war, that’s over. And I’ll throw in the Sydney Opera House for good measure.
Dan Rather... The guy who said (paraphrased), "just because we faked the evidence doesn't mean our story isn't true!"