D.C. The New Hollywood?
Full disclosure: This article isn’t really about Washington D.C. being the new hot spot for celebrities, but don’t you hate when articles/posts have headlines/titles that are sensationalized, plucked and exaggerates the point of the whole article/post?
Since “Rock Star” Barack Obama won the presidency, there has been some whispers (and shouts) that Washington D.C. has jumped into a whole new field, glamorizing the town with his air of cool and his gorgeous wife, Michelle, becoming immersed in the local scene. But what I am referring to today is the newfound (or my growing adoration) for journalists. More specifically, news anchors. They have fast surpassed actors for my attention. Maybe it’s the old time good looks, maybe it’s the implied intelligence to get up every day and recite the news, or the opinion on the news, maybe it’s that they seem much more civilized, rational, and altogether more interesting than regular celebrities.
There are dozens upon dozens of wonderful people in the field that have their own following, but my favorite is probably Brian Williams. You might recognize him from his presence as the lead anchor to NBC Nightly News. He has also garnered some attention for his music vlog, BriTunes. Although he recently turned 50, he still stays up on the latest music, especially the indie scene. I wonder what his kids must think. He also gets excited that the president asks him for his burger order when they went for the Inside the Obama White House special extras.
He has all the qualities I enjoy in my favorite news correspondents and figures. Intelligence (or at least the appearance of such), a sense of humor (if you’ve ever seen him on any late night shows or The Daily Show, you will especially know what I mean), he has passions outside his work, but he obviously enjoys working and sharing the news too (you wouldn’t work that many hours - he also is the managing editor for Nightly News - without also enjoying at least part of it).
Maybe I’m fooling myself into thinking it’s better than going gaga over a Hollywood actor, but what journalists do is important for the security of a democratic system. Call me a news junkie who likes her news rational (which is why I prefer newspapers and radio) and journalists. It would take the time to write a novel to say everything I want to say on this topic.
For everyone at the Funcooker, this is webravebees signing out.
And just for my friend, here’s a picture of Anderson Cooper. I don’t care for him too much, but she loves the ground he walks on.
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