When the rest of the world steps out, you always want someone to step in.
The White House Correspondents Insider, a website whose Editor-in-Chief is none other than Publicist WHCD Garden Brunch hostess Tammy Haddad, has doled out first-ever award to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale for their uncanny ability to secure the best guests to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner each year.
While many in Washington media and beyond are lambasting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for becoming a celebrity clusterf&%kfest, Hadded has bestowed upon them the White House Correspondents’ Insider Hall of Fame Award for 10 years of best bookings.
As we learned this week, NBC newsman Tom Brokaw couldn’t care less about all the celebs they’ve brought to Washington, which have included Ozzy Osbourne, Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan, this year’s starlet. He came out this week against the celebrity onslaught he says the dinner has become. In response, Van Susteren made him a deal. She declared that she’d forgo celebs next year for more attention paid to the Sudan.
Even a post on Haddad’s blog double dog dares others to try and secure better guests than Van Susteren and Coale have to help raise awareness for diseases such as Epilepsy.
An excerpt from Haddad’s blog on the matter:
“If Van Susteren is considering getting out of the celebrity booking game, we don’t want to miss the opportunity to acknowledge her savvy, along with her husband John Coale, in introducing the Washington press corps to people they perhaps would never have otherwise met.”
…With the presentation of the WHC Insider Hall of Fame Award we dare others to try to compete! Congratulations Greta and John, and thank you for bringing in the big names, supporting the causes, and demonstrating that people in Washington do care about the nation – and some actually have a sense of humor.”
Read the full post and see the entertaining pictures here. There’s a ridiculous worth seeing glamour shot of Kim Kardashian with a personal fan.