jaredsxtn Wrote: A who's who of the politics and entertainment world are set to descend on Washington this Saturday for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. This years host is Joel McHale from 'Community' and 'Talk Soup' on E!. While he's not as well known as some other hosts, he is unquestionably suited for this role and should have no problem lampooning a variety of personalities attending the dinner.<br />
I've always been someone who has questioned the wisdom of a dinner that brings together the media and the various politicians whose feet they are supposed to hold to the fire. It worries me that the wedding of journalism and politics has made the fourth estate a partner instead of an entity that politicians fear. The rise of entertainment entities masquerading as news channels has only perpetuated this sad situation we find ourselves in. <br />
Is anyone planning on watching the dinner this year? What are your thoughts of the annual event? Am I over reacting or do I have a valid point about the wedding of journalist and politicians?