A New Highbrow Club and Presidential Dinner for Bloggers?

When Obama snubbed the Gridiron Dinner, it got some bloggers talking.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

President Obama's snub of the annual spring Gridiron Dinner hosted by big-deal old-school reporters has inspired new-media bloggers. Steve Clemons, Washington Note blogger and director of the New America Foundation, is pushing for the creation of a highbrow blogger club and a rival annual presidential dinner for his ilk. Our own opinion editor and blogger Robert Schlesinger tagged it Blog-Iron. At a dinner where Clemons raised the possibility, Gridiron members feigned outrage. But likely Blog-Iron members said they felt confident that Obama, who chatted online himself this week, would attend.

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