How the journalist prom got out of control

The correspondents’ association dinner was a minor annoyance for years, when it was a “nerd prom” for journalists and a few minor celebrities. But, as with so much else in this town, the event has spun out of control. Now, awash in lobbyist and corporate money, it is another display of Washington’s excesses. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Apr 29, 2011 - 6:29 AM PDT
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the writer here criticizes the current, often on-going socialization among elected officials and members of the news media whose job is to give the public information about the jobs of those officials/politicians. his point of view is that it is inappropriate to become too friendly

washington journalists give americans the impression we have shed our professional detachment … More »

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