(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The White House had a perfect excuse to avoid the White House Correspondent’s Dinner this year – not that President Joe Biden really needed to worry about left-wing comedians and commentators attacking him anyway.
On Wednesday, the White House Correspondent’s Association said that it would cancel the annual dinner for the second year in a row, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have worked through any number of scenarios over the last several months, but to put it plainly: while improving rapidly, the COVID-19 landscape is just not at a place where we could make the necessary decisions to go ahead with such a large indoor event,” Steven Thomma, the executive director of the White House Correspondent’s Association said on Wednesday.
It’s not only convenient for the White House, and for President Joe Biden who can’t seem to do anything in public without falling over or forgetting where he is – but it’s convenient for left-wing commentators and comics who don’t want to say anything bad about the new president at all.
The decision to cancel the event is a controversial one. The United States is plowing ahead with vaccinations, meaning that anybody who attends the White House Correspondents Dinner who doesn’t want to be put at risk of contracting the virus could simply get vaccinated.
The dinner is usually held every April, and is meant to celebrate journalism by handing out awards. During the Trump administration, the antagonistic and vitriolic nature of the press meant that the president simply didn’t turn up for the things – but left-wing comedians still used the platform to tear into the president and smear him as a racist.
And, if the event were still going ahead this year, they would have almost certainly used it as an opportunity to continue their tirade against former President Trump.
Thomma said that his organization maintains its top priority of “ensuring that journalists can continue to safely work from the White House and fulfil their vital role in keeping the public informed.” He said that even though the event was canceled, the organization will continue to celebrate the First Amendment.
They love freedom of speech until it’s a Republican president saying something uncomfortable, right?
“And last but surely not least, we will do all this in person next year, with the WHCA annual dinner on April 30, 2022,” he added.
So Joe Biden is only off the hook for one year of his presidency…if he doesn’t pass the torch for Vice President Kamala Harris by then.