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Tom Brokaw drop-kicks White House Correspondents' Dinner

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw (Credit: Getty Images)

Tom Brokaw, the elder statesman of TV news (and someone with a conscience and dignity), has said that he won't be turning up at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington. Check out this Politico interview where he notes that it's degenerated -- and I paraphrase -- into a drunken, free-wheeling, junket full of narcissistic star-gazers who place greater stock in Lindsay Lohan's presence than the president's. 

  And by the way, the big stars at this year's dinner? Willie and Korie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty."

  Here's what Brokaw said of the affair, referring to past years...

 "It's who can bring in the most telegenic and outrageous celebrity..."

 "For me the breaking point was Lindsay Lohan [a few years ago]. She became the big star at the dinner. Give me a break."

Good comments in this interview and true ones. Worth checking out.

Tags: tom brokaw , politico , white house correspondents' association dinner , willie robertson , duck dynasty

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