CNN’s cueball of concern, Brian Stelter, slammed Donald Trump for skipping this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Stelter said: “In the past presidents have always shown up – even if they were angry at the press at any given time. And importantly, it’s useful for White House aides to schmooze with reporters. It’s helpful for us to get to know our sources. There’s some value in these sorts of festive events. … Look, it’s yet another example of what we’re seeing – this administration’s attack against the media. It takes many forms.”
So now skipping a dinner is an attack on the media?
Brian’s really taking this “attack on the press” schtick to crazy heights. And no offense – but maybe skipping a meal now and then might not be a bad thing for some in the press. I include myself.
And as for schmoozing being useful? No. For us this dinner is just an orgy of self- congratulation, with sweaty lemmings complimenting their shared opinions, while peering over their shoulders to see what third-tier celebrity might stumble into the stinky overcrowded mess hall. Trust me: the halitosis is so thick you could cut it with a cake knife.
Of course, some will say Trump’s a coward for avoiding this clown show. That’s not cowardice. It’s common sense.
Why go to a place where the entire theme will be “orange man bad,” featuring the same moronic platitudes expressed by the same lunatics who’ve never offered a thought that might offend their own tight circle?
Here’s a thought: why not hire a host who doesn’t parrot the predictable jokes?
Imagine a Jordan Peterson. Joe Rogan. Dave Rubin. That’s the real cowardice: being afraid to challenge the media mob orthodoxy.
But Greg, it’s for charity! True.
But by skipping the dinner, Trump has stripped away the novelty that turned the original charity event into a thirst-fest for spotlight-chasing lollipops. He made it great again. It’s about journalism. No wonder they’re miserable.
Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on April 24, 2019.