“Did none of you learn anything from the Gridiron Dinner?”


Pete Marovich/NYTimesTrevor Noah asks…

On Saturday, the comedian Trevor Noah stood before a ballroom of 2,600 journalists, celebrities and political figures at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and asked: What are we doing here?

“Did none of you learn anything from the Gridiron Dinner? Nothing,” Mr. Noah said, referring to another elite Washington gathering in April, after which dozens of attendees tested positive for the coronavirus. “Do you read any of your own newspapers?”

By Wednesday, Mr. Noah’s chiding remarks at what he called “the nation’s most distinguished superspreader event” were beginning to appear prophetic as a growing number of attendees, including a string of journalists and Antony J. Blinken, the secretary of state, said they had tested positive for the virus…

The growing number of cases presented another sign of an official Washington that has largely returned to prepandemic routines, even as officials still urge Americans to take precautions, and has decided to live with the result.

Stupid is as stupid does. Might be repetitive…even trite. Still happens to be the truth too often to ignore.

One thought on ““Did none of you learn anything from the Gridiron Dinner?”

  1. p/s says:

    “Ask yourselves this question, if Russian journalists, who are losing their livelihoods and their freedom for daring to report on what their own government is doing, if they had the freedom to write any words, to show any stories or to ask any questions, if they had, basically, what you have, would they be using it in the same way that you do?” The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, White House Correspondents’ Dinner (April 30, 2022) https://www.newsweek.com/trevor-noahs-powerful-close-media-ukraine-earns-praise-online-1702486

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