Babs Agrees with FTVLive


FTVLive told you about how we turned down and invitation to the White House Correspondents Dinner that was held this past Weekend in Washington.

We wrote "Anyone that has read FTVLive over the years has known how I feel about the WH Correspondents Dinner. It used to be great.... when you know it was for correspondents.

But as I have written, it has become about which organization can bring the biggest celebrities."

Well, it looks like that the Grand Dame herself agrees with little old us.

Barbara Walters criticized the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Monday's "The View," saying that the tradition "has changed" with the invitation of celebrity guests.

Celebrities, politicians and journalists gathered in D.C. for the annual dinner on Saturday. Celebrities — including Fred Armisen, Paul Rudd, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd and Claire Danes Walters — showed up in full force as guests of media organizations (The Huffington Post invited Scarlett Johansson and Bon Jovi).

Walters said Monday that she used to go to the WHCD every year, but did not attend this time around. "The White House Correspondents' Dinner has changed," she said. "It's why some of us didn't go this year, because it's got movie stars... you used to see other members of the administration, other politicians, but it's become more and more about the movie stars at the table."

"But isnt it about mixing the two?" asked guest co-host Jenny McCarthy.

"But there was more administration, and senators and congressmen. I mean, it's the White House Correspondents' Dinner," Walters stressed.

"It used to be a wonderful opportunity to meet all different people in Washington, but when it gets to be about movie stars, not that it's not fun, but it's a little different," she added.

H/T HuffPo