New York Times Magazine National Correspondent Mark Leibovich, author of "This Town," on Sunday called the White House Correspondents' Dinner an "abomination."
"I think that it’s morphed into this extravaganza of more than two dozen pre-parties and after parties, and we have to ask ourselves, what are we celebrating exactly?" he said on ABC's "This Week."
Leibovich said the release of paperback copies of "This Town" was intentionally planned for the same weekend as the dinner. The book is about disconnect between how Washington views itself and how others view Washington, he said.