Anyone ever wonder why nobody likes the press.
Helena Andrews, who writes the Reliable Source gossip column for The Washington Post, was caught on video using her cell phone as the “Star Spangled Banner” played Saturday at the 2015 White House Correspondents dinner. Andrews appeared to be typing with her head down, glued to her smartphone’s screen, while other attendees stood solemnly with their hands over their hearts until the patriotic song finished.
“Disrespectful & incredibly stupid to play on cell during anthem in front of president #WHCD,” one Twitter user complained.
“Lady you had one job and that was be respectful to the national anthem and you couldn’t handle that #WHCD,” another tweeted.
“National Anthem etiquette is quite simple. Stand up, remove your hat, put your hand over your heart, shut your mouth, & face the flag,” a third person wrote.
Andrews later confirmed it was her, but insisted she was taking notes for her job and not texting. She also claimed it happened at dinnertime, not during the National Anthem.
If it’s during dinner, are we supposed to believe everyone else’s hand is on their heart because they all love their dinner so much? First, she disrespects the country and then everyone in it by lying about it.
Note: This is what the media thinks of you.