“I don’t fault any one host for throwing a party or any journalist for attending. Many of them are friends. There’s nothing inherently wrong with savoring Johnnie Walker Blue with the politicians we cover.
But the cumulative effect is icky. With the proliferation of A-list parties and the infusion of corporate and lobbyist cash, Washington journalists give Americans the impression we have shed our professional detachment and are aspiring to be like the celebrities and power players we cover.”
— Dana Milbank, “How the journalist prom got out of control”
With that said, I enjoyed both President Obama’s and Seth Meyers’s remarks this year very, very much. Our President has an excellent sense of comic timing.