Kathleen Parker has an interesting column on this page about the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, which includes the president, of course. People around here could care less about the event. But it is additional evidence of the changing times.
It used to be the correspondents and the president, politicians and a few others at the dinner. It was light-hearted, allowing journalists and politicians to mingle, as Parker put it. Now it has gone Hollywood. It’s becoming almost like Oscar Awards night. The stars show up with their fancy dresses and it’s glamour night.
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