This sort of amused me, from today’s WaPo chat:
re: Correspondent’s Dinner: “One should hope that the reporters who cover these people are not swayed by one night of festivities.”
Not only that, but it’s a chance to get insight into the secret depths of our favorite reporters…
Like the fact that Richard Cohen was considered quite the cut-up in junior high; and that Stephen Colbert is just not very funny.
Ed O’Keefe: And in all seriousness, it’s an opportunity for reporters to do work: You can speak with potential sources and other contacts either on the record or on background, you pick up news tips, etc.
I know very little about how journalism works, but this strikes me as a bit absurd.