Media bids goodbye to the waterslide
Joe Biden held his annual picnic for the media and their kids. A lot of people get down on Joe because he tends to blurt out inconvenient remarks. Me I find it refreshingly honest and uncalculated. But in any event, he's at his best when he's with kids. As someone on the twitters said, Joe Biden is like everyone's really cool uncle.
I'm posting about it because the difference between this year's event and the famous year of the waterslide picnic was so striking. No smug tweets from the media this year. And in looking at the Buzzfeed picnic photos one can't help but notice the adults are significantly more reserved. No bare chested reporters romping around with water guns here.
Not that it makes these parties less incestuous, but it does give it at least of veneer of professional detachment. I suppose that counts for something.
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