Was there ever a time when people took what CNN’s Brian Stelter said seriously? I’m still wondering how someone so consistently wrong about pretty much everything gets to the upper echelon of a major media organization. It boggles my mind, but I digress.
Stelter joined another CNN blowhard, Brooke Baldwin, on Tuesday to talk about the revelation that no one from the President Donald Trump’s administration will be attending this Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD). Stelter called the move an “attack against the media,” since the dinner takes place under the guise of claiming it’s about the First Amendment and free speech.
“Look, it’s yet another example of what we’re seeing - this administration’s attack against the media,” Stelter told Baldwin. “It takes many forms.”
In reality, the WHCD is an opportunity for politicians to break bread with the media, whose two entities used to be always be kept separate in the interest of reporting actual journalism until 1921 when the dinner became an annual event.
Even Stelter acknowledged the ulterior motive for holding the annual event.
“Importantly, it’s useful for White House aides to to schmooze with reporters,” Stelter said before revealing so-called journalists actual motive. “It’s helpful for us to get to know our sources. There’s some value in these sorts of festive events.”
And now we know what that value is to people like Stelter, thanks to his own words.
Here's video of Stelter's comments:
CNN’s Brian Stelter says Trump administration officials skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an “attack against the media” pic.twitter.com/hrXwRy0Nx7— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 23, 2019
Call me naive, but I don’t think politicians should be “schmoozing” with people who’d like to think they’re journalists. The truth of the matter is in today’s society that the politicians are where a lot of these “journalists” want to be. It’s the elite schmoozing with other elitists, laughing about how good their lives are while ignoring anything outside of their Washington D.C./New York bubble. Why do you think so many politicians become regulars in the media even after they’re out of office?
In any case, can you really blame Trump for not attending an event where a lot of the people inside that room seemingly have taken an active stance of getting him removed from office? Why would you want to associate with people like that? People that will laugh with you to your face, while attempting to stab you in the back when you’re not looking.
All is well for the president though, as he will be holding a rally in Green Bay, Wisc. this Saturday in place of attending the WHCD.
H/T: Fox News