At Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Association gala in Washington, special guest Trevor Noah delivered a much-needed dose of reality to the assembled journalists and their guests. Truth to power. Use it or lose it.

This closing from The Daily Show host was particularly powerful.

“Ask yourself this question: If Russian journalists, who are losing their livelihoods and freedom for daring to report what their own government is doing, if they had the freedom to write any words, To show any stories, or to ask any questions— if they had basically what you have—Would they be using it in the same way you do? Ask yourself that question everyday, because you have one of the most important roles in the world.

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