It's "royal." It's of "historic proportions." It's Chelsea Clinton's wedding, and CBS apologizes for letting actual news get in the way of its breathless coverage.
Anchoring the coverage in Rhinebeck, Early Show weekend co-host Erica Hill, after referring to the event as "America's royal wedding," threw it back to a remorseful Chris Wragge in the studio, who promised to get back to Erica in "just a couple of minutes" after a couple of news items "we have to address." When she got the ball back, Hill described the wedding as being of "historic proportions."
ERICA HILL: A Chelsea Morning. Just a couple of hours away from America's royal wedding . . . All of the preparations, the security, you name it, we've got it covered in Rhinebeck this morning, but I know you're also very busy back in New York this morning.
CHRIS WRAGGE: Exactly that. A couple of news items we have to address here in New York and we'll get back to you in just a couple of minutes.
HILL: Here in Rhinebeck, you really can feel the excitement brewing. Plenty of excitement, it's in the store windows, it's all over the town as it prepares for a wedding of historic proportions.
Does anyone recall this kind of breathless coverage for the wedding of Jenna Bush, arguably more "historic" given she was the daughter of a sitting president? Anyone remember the MSM referring to the wedding as "royal"?