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Hey Anderson Cooper! Did Anything Happen on Monday? You Know About the Presidential Election Or Anything?
Written By mista sense on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 12:29 PM
On Monday, April 28, most people in the news biz--certainly everyone in The Cable Game--thought that the big story of the day was Jeremiah Wright taking his antic act to the National Press Club.
But apparently, Anderson Cooper had another engagement.
Yes, Wright was the big news for most Americans, and certainly all politics junkies--and doesn't CNN have, at least in its mind, "the best political team on television"?
That's one view. But if you live in New York City, in the high style of La Anderson, then perhaps you see things differently. In his case, the big event of Monday was the chance to hang with Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, and Andre Leon Talley at a big bash thrown by the Parsons School of Design at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.
Here's an excerpt from the press release:
A highlight of the benefit is a fashion show featuring the best of the graduating student collections, including the Designers of the Year in womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear. “The fashion show is an opportunity for the students to put their talents on display for some of the most influential people in the fashion design industry,” said Parsons Dean Tim Marshall. “It gives students a platform to promote their creative visions while showcasing the unparalleled design education that Parsons offers.”
Sounds fab to me! Right AC?
Personally, The Cable Gamer doesn't really blame Cooper. I, too, would probably prefer to spend time with Diane, Anna, and Andre--as well as such venerated stars as Oscar de la Renta, and such new stars as Narciso Rodriguez--than the likes of Reverend Wright, and the decidedly scruffy and out-of-shape DC press corps. But still, even I understand that the news comes first.
So how come Anderson doesn't understand that, even after CNN pays him $7 million a year?