Tom Brokaw went off on the White House Correspondents Dinner during the “Meet the Press” roundtable on Sunday, saying “it is time to rethink” the event.
His problem is that it serves as the major symbol of the public’s distrust of the news media. And he had a pretty damning rant about it. Here he goes:
“If there’s ever an event that separates the press from the people they’re supposed to serve, symbolically, it is that one.”
“I think George Clooney is a great guy,” Brokaw continued. “I’d like to meet Charlize Theron. But I don’t think the big press event in Washington should be that kind of glittering event, where the whole talk is about Cristal champagne, taking over the Italian embassy, who had the best party, who got to meet the most people.
“That’s another separation between what we’re supposed to be doing and what the people expect us to be doing, and I think the Washington press corps has to look at that.”
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