"I don’t fault any one host for throwing a party, or any journalist for attending... 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."
-- The Washington Post's Dana Milbank on the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner being held this weekend
Donald Trump is just one of the celebrities who've been invited and who will be in attendance.
And that's just one of the problems with this now grotesque tradition.
It used to be known self-deprecatingly as "the nerd prom"; these days it's anything but.