White House Correspondents’ Dinner

A brief article in Sunday’s Washington Post described the previous evening’s social event of the season, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Something like “Trump wasn’t there and nothing happened.”

This is called filing your story before the event actually takes place.

Or at least before Twitter has a chance to respond.

In case you haven’t heard, there has been some pointed debate about this event, on Twitter and off, centering mostly around who’s being mean to whom and other acts of elementary school name-calling.

The Post article mentions none of this. It was Twitter and the “new media” that made the event a storm.

So this really is the new media, example number one million that people get their news from their phones and not newspapers. (And the fact that I, who had the paper sitting at my house, didn’t even bother to read it until Monday evening should tell you everything you need to know.)

I’d write a letter to the editor but honestly, who would read the thing?

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 35 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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