Last night, filmmaker Michael Moore was a guest on CNN’s Larry King Live. At one point, King checked in with Anderson Cooper, who previewed the topic on his show that night: Britney Spears. Moore then cut in, asking why Cooper and CNN are so obsessed with Spears: “Why don’t we just leave her alone and let her go on with her life?” Cooper responded that he hasn’t “covered her for a long time“:
COOPER: I don’t know. This is the first time we’ve covered her for a long time. Clearly, people are just fascinated. There was a story in the LA papers today about the money which is generated by a lot of these paparazzi news agencies and these magazines which seem to follow her every move. It’s out of control.
Evidently, in Anderson Cooper’s world, five days without Britney is “a long time.” In fact, his show did a segment about her as recently as last Friday. Watch it:
In June, Moore was also supposed to be King’s guest. But at that time, the show canceled his appearance in favor of another of the network’s celebrity fascinations: Paris Hilton.