Posted by Tina
The annual correspondence Dinner was held in Washington over the weekend. It was like no other in modern history. The President didn’t attend. Instead he held a huge rally in Pennsylvania to a crowd of 10 thousand. Reportedly he wasn’t the only one to skip this years dinner. a number of celebrities and comedians chose to stay away. Those that did attend enjoyed an evening of Trump bashing but responded most vigorously to remarks made by the president of the Correspondents Association, Jeff Mason of Reuters:
“We are not fake news. We are not failing news organizations. And we are not the enemy of the American people.”
When it’s been shown otherwise, again and again, something is wrong. They can repeat this same refrain and cheer it to the skies but it doesn’t change the fact that they have shown themselves to be an arm of the political left. Any organization that receives a mountain of feed back had better be willing to take it seriously and self-evaluate honestly. Currently the media is held as a contemptible body with ratings at the lowest level ever.
As Trump told them he doesn’t expect them to be non-critical but he does expect them to responsibly get the story right and keep their politics out of it. If they want to do commentary from a political point of view they should change jobs, declare their affiliations, and leave the reporting to others.