Can Marcus Samuelsson Please Get Some Media Coverage?!

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Why won't people cover Marcus Samuelsson's fund-raiser? Photo: Patrick McMullan

According to the Post, the Marcus Samuelssonhosted Hamptons gala fund-raiser Dan's Taste of Two Forks has been "blackballed" by the local media. But can't everyone just grow up and come drink bubbly in rental flutes and eat tasting portions of fluke crudo? So where's the media love? Well, the event, to be held this Saturday in Bridgehampton, is named for Dan Rattiner, the founder, editor and publisher of Dan's Papers, the long-running local newspaper that recently sold to publisher Manhattan Media. The Post tells us, via "Page Six": "Sources close to the event say rival magazines and newspapers won't give the food fest an inch of coverage because they regard Manhattan Media as a competitor." Oh boo-hoo. Of course, the Post, in reporting this story, is covering the event. But in doing so, the tabloid fails to mention that it's also a "media sponsor" of the event. (scroll down to the bottom here). [Page Six/NYP]