CNN is considering skipping White House correspondents' dinner

CNN is considering sitting out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the annual star-studded affair takes on renewed scrutiny from media outlets irked by the White House’s demonization of the press.

CNN is still actively discussing internally whether it will ultimately send staffers to the event, which is scheduled for April 29, according to one of these people.

“We haven’t made a decision on it yet,” a CNN spokesperson said.

In recent years, the dinner traditionally involves presidents trying to rib the press after an A-list comedian — like Larry Wilmore, Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes, or Stephen Colbert — takes his or her own shots at bigwigs in the room.

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