Two journalists got into an actual brawl last night at a White House correspondents dinner party, the first and last time coverage of the event will ever involve a discussion of any reporter’s physical prowess.
According to reports, Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and Fox News’ dedicated ambush guy Jesse Watters were both guests at the MSNBC afterparty when they started fighting like a pair of idiots.
Watters, incredibly, was minding his own business when Grim approached him, camera phone in hand, to demand Watters explain an on-camera ambush of Amanda Terkel. (Terkel describes the confrontation in a 2009 article, “I Was Followed, Harassed and Ambushed By Bill O’Reilly’s Producer.”)
Grim set out to retrieve it, and a scuffle ensued. No cinematic sparring or broken beer bottles, witnesses said, but the two flailed around a bit, upending a table and bumping into several people.
“Punches were definitely thrown,” said one witness.
There were no winners.