Tom Brokaw isn't mincing words.
The former anchor now special correspondent for NBC News criticized the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner last year after he saw that the guest list included Lindsay Lohan, E! News reports.
"The breaking point for me was Lindsay Lohan," he said in an interview with Politico. "She became a big star at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Give me a break."
Ms. Lohan attended last year's dinner as a guest of Fox News' Greta Van Susteren and made major headlines around Washington, D.C.
Mr. Brokaw chose to opt out of the 2012 dinner last May and cited Ms. Lohan as only one of the few reasons he stayed home.
The veteran journalist also said that the event "separates the press from the people that they're supposed to serve, symbolically."
To see all the White House Correspondents' Dinner arrivals, watch E! Online's red carpet livestream, today at 6 p.m.