Psychologist Dr. Robyn DeLuca said what was supposed to be a collegial dinner, was not,
The White House Correspondents Dinner used to be called "Nerd Prom" where journalists get to dress up for a night out.
“A roast is supposed to be, alright a little pointed, but nothing that would make the people being roasted feel humiliated or just awful and have to sit there and listen to it,” said DeLuca.
She said culture has roughened common discourse. As well as, the Internet and anonymous communication now allows us to be mean with no repercussions.
“People have been freed up to say obnoxious, mean comments that they otherwise wouldn’t do in person,” said DeLuca.
She says it's the comedians who now use much sharper language criticizing people.