CNN at the DNC: delicious!

Categories: Pundit Watch
Belly up to the bar.

After getting through the security line outside the Pepsi Center on Wednesday afternoon with much more ease than had been the case the day before, I decided to try out the pass I'd obtained for the CNN Grill, located in the Brooklyn's restaurant space. At first, my laminate seemed far less than magic; the guy at the door told me the main space was at capacity, but I could feel free to hang out on the patio -- which was a lot like lingering on the sidewalk, only with catering. Fortunately, the guard's supervisor gave me the nod when I told him I only wanted to look around for a few minutes, as opposed to sitting down and ordering a nine-course meal. And what did I discover? No broadcasts underway and no CNN celebrities (although I did spot Anderson Cooper on the way out). Instead, the place was a lot like going to Brooklyn's. Sometimes it's better to settle for your imagination... -- Michael Roberts

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