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April 30, 2017

Who would watch an industry banquet — giving out awards to itself — on TV?

I'd be bored if I were in the industry and forced to attend and sit at one of the stodgy tables, so why would I watch such a thing on TV?

Because it's on television? Because at some point — they're promising — a comedian will appear behind the lectern and tell jokes? Because the jokes will be about the President? But all the comedians have for years been telling all the Trump they can think of. What could possibly be new? There was the possible newness of Trump having to sit there on the dais while the jokes were being made, but that depended on the participation of Donald Trump. Althouse: Trump did his Harrisburg rally, and the White House Correspondents Dinner stumbled on without him.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 30, 2017 9:02 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It was on TV? While watching Colorado Territory on TCM, clicked through the cable listings now and then, but never saw any reference to the WHCA dinner.

Posted by: billH at April 30, 2017 9:44 AM

Watching insurance agents get their Charter Life Underwriter Awards would be more thrilling.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at April 30, 2017 10:27 AM

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