Watchdogs in Tuxedos

Friday, May 09, 2014


Bob ends his DC journey on the red carpet of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, where journalists rub elbows with the very people they cover. Oh, and a bunch of celebrities show up too.

Song: Washington D.C. by The Magnetic Fields

And watch what happens when Bob tries to host a media ethics colloquy at the same time as the White House Correspondents Dinner:


Patricia Aufderheide, Jeffrey Goldberg, Mark Leibovich and Steve Thomma

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Alan Thomas from Kirksville, Missouri

How does it feel up there on your high horse with Jon Stewart? I for one get tired of all the tut-tutting. I see nothing wrong with having an event once per year where we get to see the president tell jokes and where everyone can just hang out and have a good time.

(And no: I am not a member of the Washington establishment in any way/shape/form. I have not even been to the DC metro since going sightseeing in grade school 30 years ago. Nor do I know anyone there--unless you count Sen. McCaskill, whom I have met twice.)

May. 15 2014 02:18 PM
Douglas from El Paso

I watched most of MSNBC's pre-event coverage of the White House Correspondent's Dinner (WHCD). Although I like and respect Craig Melvin's reporting on the network, I saw too much emphasis on the celebrities (and that's probably what MSNBC wanted). The WHCD, I believe, should be revamped as an event to honor the reporters who cover The White House.

May. 10 2014 10:56 AM

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