05.08.12 12:08 PM ET
Brokaw: 'The Worst Kind of Symbolism'
Tom Brokaw tells The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz that many Americans feel disconnected from politics and blames the media in part for a 'gotcha' mentality that trivializes the presidential campaign. The longtime NBC anchor reserves his strongest words for the celebrity-packed nature of the WHCD, calling it an event that 'seems to be an exercise simply in hedonism.' Oh, and he now refuses to attend.