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Tom Brokaw Blasts Lindsay


White House Correspondents' Dinner

4/26/2013 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan
DESTROYED any shred of dignity the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner had left ... and now it's nothing more than a joke ... this according to Tom Brokaw.

The legendary newsman blasted the dinner during an interview with Politico -- saying the standards for the once-respected event have fallen so low, his daughter's junior prom has more dignity.

FYI -- Lohan was a guest of Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren at last year's event ... where booze flows freely and Beltway nerds routinely bring show-offy stars as plus-ones.

Brokaw says he's so pissed at the downfall of the event, he won't ever attend again.

However, there was one wild and crazy celebrity appearance that he actually enjoyed -- wait'll ya hear who it is.



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the desert rat    

Lohan shouldn't be in public, thanks to lax judges and loose alcohol laws on the west coast, this sick young lady should be in a psych hosp. If not under constant care, she will be dead w/in a year, not under petty squabbles from Brokaw. Where's the compassion, Tom? If you think she was the ruination of your fancy dinner with the emperor, how about the crass jokes from the red head, mock laughter, from the crowd, insults masked as humor, 90% of the "press(ed)" lauding the guy you kept in power?

509 days ago


Blame the Obama low class dinners for this. Celebrities that are alcoholics, take drugs attend such dinners. Birds of a feather flock together!

509 days ago


LL will not go away.......because she is always in the news

509 days ago


I get what Tom is saying. "This is an event for Positive, Productive People. What the Hell is Lindsay doing there." .....There someone said it.


508 days ago


huh? one single person has destroyed the reputation of a prominent dinner attended by hundreds? huh? please, Tom. this is pure horsehit and you, above all others, should know it. your criticism is totally ludicrous.

500 days ago

mary collins finn    

This headline is so deceptive! So Brokaw may have sounded off about the function being a joke and lacking the dignity of "the old days". That alone makes him sound like an elitist. But nowhere does it state that he mentioned Lohan by name. That would have been exceedingly crass. Yet this interview is billed as if he had singled out Lohan for lowering the tone of the event. In fact, I thought she looked perfectly turned out for that particular event. I'm sure if her behavior on the evening was anything less than exemplary we would have heard about it long ago.
So, headlines about Lohan draw readers. Headlines are in short supply because she is in rehab. Head

498 days ago


looking at this wreck of a human being slumming at the White House dinner ruined MY dinner also.

496 days ago


It starts with Obamadummy, he's a fool in the white house, and inviting his hoodlum friends..THAT IS what is bringing down the white house. Get rid of Obama and put some dignity and respect back in the white house.

484 days ago
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