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Self-involved much? Journalists pitched snit fits when Sarah Palin called out the “DC assclowns” over the “pathetic” White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Some media outlets totally proved Palin’s point.

This is what Politico’s home page currently looks like. All nerd promed out: twitter.com/igorvolsky/sta…

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) April 28, 2013

Very serioius journalism RT @igorvolsky: This is what Politico’s home page currently looks like. All nerd promed out: twitter.com/igorvolsky/sta…

— David Pleasant (@dpleasant) April 28, 2013

.@politico home page becomes living self-parody of self-absorbed media shar.es/lHbkq via @sharethis

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) April 28, 2013

Legal Insurrection noted Politico’s homepage yesterday. And, boy, was it pathetic:

It’s not right versus left, or old media versus new media. It’s the inside the D.C. Beltway crowd, who live there either physically or mentally, or want to.

There were tweets with photos of themselves from a few people I was going to embed, but what’s the point? It’s not an individual problem, it’s systemic.

I will, however, post this screen shot of Politico’s homepage, devoted almost in its entirety to stories about the event (h/t David). Can they possibly be more wrapped up in themselves?

Bingo. Read the rest here.

How on earth can one parody a self-parody? For that alone, Politico must pay.

#fap RT @therickwilson Quick, back-of-the-envelope estimate is that roughly 20% of the stories on @politico‘s front page are #WHCD related.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) April 29, 2013

Still.

The Washington Post got into the self-beclowning act.

The lapdog press just can’t get enough of itself==>MT @eilperin Haven’t gotten enough of the #WHCD?twitter.com/eilperin/statu…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 29, 2013

Haven’t gotten enough of the #WHCD? CHeck out this excellent Post slideshow/tweet extravaganza: wapo.st/11OSAAc

— Juliet Eilperin (@eilperin) April 29, 2013

Sigh. But Politico was perhaps the worst and Twitter users noticed.

Covering the #WHCD #NerdProm, @politico is no better than TMZ or the Nat’l Enquirer – Breathless tweets about B-celebs should embarrass them

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 28, 2013

Seriously. Here is just a small taste of Politico’s breathless and narcissistic tweets:

Kerry Washington on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner red carpet (John Shinkle/@politico): twitter.com/politico/statu…

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

White House correspondents, dinner is served: politi.co/10JAu5Y #WHCD

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

The #WHCD starts in just a few hours, listen to @politico‘s “The Scrum” podcast for a preview of the event: politi.co/11Hwtvo

— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) April 27, 2013

House of Cards’ Kate Mara on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner red carpet (John Shinkle/@politico) twitter.com/politico/statu…

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

FLASHBACK: Conan O’Brien’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 1995: politi.co/ZEONp2

— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) April 27, 2013

PHOTOS: White House Correspondents’ Dinner red carpet politi.co/125nMIN

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

RT @jeddrosche: Latest WHCD red carpet update: Psy, Sharon Stone & Barbra Streisand politico.com/blogs/click/20…

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

PHOTOS: #WHCD red carpet politi.co/125uFcZ | Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Rod Lamkey Jr. for @politico): twitter.com/politico/statu…

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

Best lines from @eonline hosts on the red carpet: politi.co/125uYVl #WHCD

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

PHOTOS: #WHCD red carpet politi.co/125uFcZ | @psy_oppa (by Rod Lamkey Jr. for @politico): twitter.com/politico/statu…

— POLITICO (@politico) April 27, 2013

What’s it like to walk the red carpet at #WHCD? See it from @mikeallen‘s point of view: politi.co/164r061 #MikeyCam

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

Hey, we know them… twitter.com/POLITICOPress/… #WHCD

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

And there was more … a lot more. It did not end when the Nerd Prom ended, either. Politico continued throughout the next day.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner — The after parties: politi.co/12D9iCP (PHOTOS)

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

Check out all our video coverage from #WHCD last night, including Obama’s and Conan’s full remarks: politi.co/Y2e1go

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

How did Obama and Conan do compared to past presidents and comedians at #WHCD? Watch last night and past video here: politico.com

— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) April 28, 2013

Leading @politico this morning, post-#WHCD: Obama slings arrows, jokes at WHCD — politi.co/15RsuAS from @pwgavin

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

Leading.

PHOTOS: @rahmemanuel to be played by Stewie from ‘Family Guy’? Conan O’Brien casts a mini-series at #WHCD politi.co/188dfQu

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

MSNBC #WHCD after party: Drinks, Dancing and ‘Duck Dynasty’ — politi.co/Y6oAzj @politicoclick

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

WATCH: Obama’s best jokes from #WHCD: politi.co/11Mq5Dh. | Obama’s full remarks from last night: politi.co/15RNyXS (VIDEO)

— Politico 44 (@politico44) April 28, 2013

Celebs: Obama funnier than Conan O’Brien: politi.co/11MB93b #WHCD2013

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

Insightful and oh-so-pressing.

Conan’s self-assessment: WHCD went well politi.co/ZbG8HA via @politicoclick

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

Have you seen Mikey cam at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner yet? Must see: politi.co/164r061 #whcd #nerdprom

— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) April 28, 2013

ICYMI: Check out @politico‘s cameo in the #WHCD House of Cards spoof: politi.co/11PQfDX

— POLITICO (@politico) April 28, 2013

See who made it to the Allbritton-POLITICO White House Correspondents’ Brunch politi.co/12Ta7bN

— POLITICO (@politico) April 29, 2013

We have to be subjected to a post-event brunch now, too? Can’t y’all just quietly take the walk of shame home?

“Real journalists,” people. It’s a wonder they can still type what with all the arm-tiring smug self-patting on the back.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/29/whcd-obsessed-politico-beclowns-itself-lapdogs-chase-and-admire-their-own-tails/

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