Why is she doing this? From the Hollywood Reporter...
Bee said she and her producer Jo Miller began thinking about an alternative to the annual dinner — known in Beltway circles as the "nerd prom" — the day after Trump's stunning Election Day upset.
Given the Trump administration’s open hostility toward the media — Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who joined the campaign after running the right-wing website Brietbart.com, has characterized the media as the "opposition party" — Bee’s dinner may be the only event in town that night.
In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Bee acknowledged the skepticism: "As to the whether the real one is going to happen? It will either get called off or it will be the most sinister, awkward thing you’ve ever seen."