On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” NBC’s Tom Brokaw said it’s “time to rethink” the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, stating the star-studded event “separates the press from the people they’re supposed to serve.” Now Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren, who hosted Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian at last month’s dinner, is responding to Brokaw’s idea:
I am game to give Tom Brokaw’s idea a try next year – no more celebrities for our one big social night in Washington (WHCD) – but here is my request: in exchange, how do we get our colleagues in the media’s attention to such issues as genocide in Sudan? does he have ideas? and could he help?
Van Susteren traveled to Sudan last month and has been writing of the region’s devastation on Gretawire since she returned.
“I thought it odd that the media had lots of interest in my guest list at the WHCD — but not any interest in the my video and pics showing genocide in Sudan,” she wrote. “Imagine if we could get someone with the star power of Tom Brokaw to be more interested in the genocide going on in the Sudan than the guest list at a social event! I would love that!”