Monday, April 29, 2013

White House Correspondents' Dinner and the Breakdown of Responsibily

The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner has now moved well beyond the simple little "let your hair down" event that was its genesis.  It has now ballooned to a narcissistic celebrity self-love fest.  It's entitled, elitist, and repugnant.

The folks attending have responsibilities.  The media needs to get up the hind end of whoever is in power, and keep them in check.  With the rise of the Obama administration, that responsibility has been completely abdicated.

And our elected officials have a responsibility to do the jobs in which they were elected.  Not to cut a Spielberg short:

This country is fighting two wars (still), has record numbers on food stamps and on disability, has record numbers that have dropped out of the economy altogether, and has just been attacked by terrorists that killed three and injured hundreds.  I don't want a comedian, even if it is self-deprecating.  I want someone that is going to do their freaking job.

But that's the problem nowadays, isn't it?  Nobody wants to do their job...

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