The WHC's annual event's center is a comedian (of any stripe), the press caving long since, with so many bloated, self-congratulating institutions, to some of the worst instincts television induces.
Raising up press freedom, good journalism, efforts to protect reporters, and the scholarships granted to journalism students are diminished and, along with any particular evening's rhetorical victims, uselessly mocked.
So on days after seven journalists were slaughtered at Kabul, we're debating edgy comic shtick.
Idiotic debate, nearly lost import.
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