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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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"It was deliberate he singled Lindsay out, he obviously knew it would get him attention."

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You're right Susan, Blohan is just SO above Brokaw. Now, according to you, we can add FAME WHORE to all those prestigious honors.

515 days ago

Black Dirt Goodness    

Ree gina ( that's with a long i, folks) is so easy to set off. I love it. Cracks me up!

515 days ago

Suzy Q     

Tom called Lindsay "down market". Just hysterical!

515 days ago


Tom- go sit your rust ass down

515 days ago

Black Dirt Goodness    

Do they even have Internet in Australia ? Those dam aborigines are way too advanced.

515 days ago


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515 days ago


This is the greatest ever! Hahahahahahahahahahaha

515 days ago


Hey Sphicter Boy, see the fist <<<<<<<< it is coming for ya! right in the kisser!!!! If you are really lucky it will be coming right up your arse as well.

515 days ago

help this young woman    

something is wrong with Tom Brokaw. With all the prestigious things he has done in the past, he made these ridiculous statements. The statements he made are really low class and petty, something that he would not have done in the past. In Sept he was on MSNBC slurring his words and feeling light headed because he "accidently" took Ambien. Time will tell but I bet something medical is going on with him.

515 days ago


Chef Fruity Gallbladder doesn’t care what Brokaw says cuz he gets his news from the soft and smooth voice of Elmo.

515 days ago

In Depth News    

State run media anchor Tom Brokaw is wrong and Lindsay Lohan is not even going to the dinner this year , so what is the problem ?

Bias media outlet , Mother Jones , ruined one of the White House correspondents' dinners by bringing dictator lover Sean Penn to that dinner.

In the brutal dictator ruled countries that Sean Penn supports , there is basically no freedom of press and that dinner is suppose to represent freedom of press.

515 days ago

Grandma Cracker    

Lindsay locking herself in the ladies room at this event and smoking in the bathroom while she had a 45 minute meltdown was the hit of the show. Her "bodyguard" stood outside the door and would not let other women in because of her. She got an afternoon of side eyes. Pathetic and stupid of Greta.

515 days ago


Nicole, why did you post a link to Crossroads in Antigua in your comment a few pages back? Did the judge/prosecutor OK her to go there? And more importantly, who's payin . . . ?

515 days ago


Below is the link to the entire interview. It's 9 minutes long. TMZ made no attempt to hide that they cut it down and it should not surprise anyone that they tried to make the comments more salacious then they actually are.
Susan and especially Nicole, before you begin boo-hooing about how mean he's being to Lindsay, maybe you should listen to the whole thing. I promise that you will like the Claire Danes reference. Turns out these days Lindsay is only good for stunt casting and stunt invites.

515 days ago


Lohan should be embarrassed by being around fake reporters to include Brokaw. They have lost the ability to report the truth. It is now all about the politics and no longer the news. If Obama stopped many of these so called reporters would break their noses.

515 days ago
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