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  • Donald Sterling tells Anderson Cooper: I was 'baited' into 'a terrible mistake'

    05/11/2014 6:23:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/11/2014 | By Ismael Estrada and Catherine E. Shoichet
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he's sorry but feels he was "baited" to make racists comments, nearly two weeks after the NBA fined him and banned him for life for his remarks in a recorded conversation. "When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how I can say words like that. ... I don't know why the girl had me say those things," he told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview set to air on Monday. "You're saying you were set up?" Cooper asked. "Well yes, I was baited," Sterling said. "I mean, that's not...
  • Alec Baldwin Still Toying With Vaguely Anti-Gay Insults

    04/09/2014 2:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/9 | Joe Coscarelli
    He can't help himself, or he doesn't want to. Notoriously hot-tempered Twitter-fight addict Alec Baldwin, who has sworn off the service, the city, and public life multiple times, got into it again over basically nothing today, quickly resorting to his default tactic: questioning his opponent's manliness in a way that could be construed as homophobic."You're on your knees in that photo," Baldwin tweeted at former Mitt Romney aide Garrett Jackson, after a derisive mention of working in fashion. "What's up with that, Garrett?" It all started with a tweet by Baldwin endorsing a documentary about the Keystone pipeline and a...
  • Anderson Cooper Will Not Receive an Inheritance From Mom Gloria Vanderbilt

    04/02/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 04/02/2014 | Esther Lee
    No inheritance for Anderson! CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who comes from the Vanderbilts, one of the wealthiest families in American history, said Monday, March 31, that he will not be receiving any fortune from his mother Gloria Vanderbilt. "My mom's made clear to me that there's no trust fund," Cooper told Howard Stern on his radio show. "There's none of that." Cooper's mom is the great-great-granddaughter of railroad and shipping mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt. Still stunning at 90 years old, the Manhattan socialite and former denim designer is reportedly worth a whopping $200 million. Gloria's equally-successful son, however, told Stern he...
  • Anderson Cooper Gently Explains to Alec Baldwin Why a Certain Slur Is Anti-Gay

    03/31/2014 5:41:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/31/2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    To hear Alec Baldwin tell it (in this very magazine), he was "labeled a homophobic bigot" by Anderson Cooper, "the self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture," after his use of terms "toxic little queen" and [Deleted} But on the radio with Howard Stern today, Cooper insisted, "I didn't really speak out against him. I sent maybe two tweets." After stressing that he has "nothing against the guy," the CNN host then carefully, somewhat nervously explained where he was coming from. And yes, he said the word. "When he called the person a ... a ... [Deleted]," Anderson stammered, "and...
  • Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life

    02/23/2014 8:43:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | 2/23/2014 | Alec Baldwin
    As told to Joe Hagan. I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice. I wanted to speak with a gay-rights group that I had researched and admired, so I called its local Honolulu branch. The office number turned out to be some guy’s cell phone. I left him a message—I said, “I’m from out of town, I’m visiting Hawaii on business, I’d like to get some information on your group.” After two or three more calls,...
  • 9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves

    01/17/2014 5:23:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    Anderson Cooper A rule of thumb is: where there is old money, you will find some connection to slavery. So of course it wasn’t hard to determine that Anderson Cooper was connected, in a familial way, to slavery.  His bloodline is tied to the Vanderbilts, one of the richest families in American history. Cooper’s great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – who was also Cooper’s cousin through inbreeding – was a tycoon who built his wealth from shipping and railroads. He also owned plantations: one in particular was in Georgetown, S.C., where Michelle Robinson Obama’s ancestor Jim Robinson, who was born a slave...
  • Anderson Cooper Discusses His Mother and ‘Cunnilingus’

    12/27/2013 6:30:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/26/13 | Josh Feldman
    ... normally I introduce these posts with either a brief summary of the reason you clicked the link in the first place or give some kind of context-building set-up, but Anderson Cooper talked about cunnilingus on CNN Thursday night and I really just… I mean, really… just a loss for words here. CNN was doing one of those year in review segments, and Cooper asked Dan Savage for what he thought was a really good scandal story this year. Savage had to go with the amazing saga of Rob Ford, and said, “I love a good cunnilingus joke on the...
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reveals Team Obama Threatens Insurance Providers

    10/31/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | Joe Calandra Jr.
    Today, Team Obama isn’t getting any support from its normally active cheering section at CNN. Bob Laszewski, an executive who provides consulting services to many major American insurance companies, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet.” Here’s what’s Bob is talking about: Insurers who expose Obamacare’s most sinister effects are told they can’t become authorized Obamacare insurance providers – that means they’d be denied access to the largest market in the country just for telling the truth about how many people are being forced off their...
  • 'Are You High?!' Anderson Cooper Mocks GOP Strategist Who Said Ted Cruz Is 'Having Bunny Sex'

    10/16/2013 5:16:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/16/13 | Breaking News 24x7
    Published on Oct 16, 2013 During late-night Capitol lawn coverage of the debt ceiling, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper mocked GOP strategist Alex Castellanos for being "high" after the commentator likened Ted Cruz's shutdown strategy to the rabbit mating rituals. Castellanos agreed with his Democratic counterpart Paul Begala that Cruz is behaving in a short-sighted manner by shutting down the government to expand the conservative base. As such, the GOP strategist recalled a bizarre analogy. "A friend explained to me today, finally, what Ted Cruz is doing," he said. "And I finally understand: He's having bunny sex." While Begala let out...
  • Rep Randy Neugebauer confronts park ranger at the WW II Memorial

    10/05/2013 10:13:03 AM PDT · by magellan · 40 replies
    Rep Randy Neugebauer confronted a park ranger at the WW II Memorial. Anderson takes a look at the video.
  • Amanpour Explodes at CNN Syria Panel: Stop Spewing ‘False Moral Equivalence!’ (supports Al Qaeda)

    09/13/2013 3:05:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Mediaiate ^ | 9/12/2013
    CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour flipped out on the AC360 Later Syria panel Thursday night, calling out the “false moral equivalence” of anti-interventionists. She clashed with blogger Andrew Sullivan over the emotion in the case, shouting down her fellow panelists to get a word in edgewise.After Anderson Cooper and Sullivan brought up the need to separate the emotion from the policy, Amanpour sighed and said, “I can barely contain myself at this point.” She proceeded to go on a rant about the “false moral equivalence” in arguing against going in. “How many more times do we have to say...
  • Stalker terrorizes CNN's Anderson Cooper

    07/28/2013 7:28:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2013 | LAURA ITALIANO and DANA SAUCHELLI
    CNN’s Anderson Cooper has a stalker — a gaunt, scraggly-haired, 40-year-old Queens man who has the steely-eyed anchor stud fearing for his life. Since 2008, Alex Hausner — described as a gay, Jewish white supremacist — has allegedly made unwelcome phone calls plus four attempts to see Cooper, last month trying to kick down the red, lacquered door to the posh, four-story West Village converted firehouse that Cooper shares with his hunky, bar-owner boyfriend.
  • Juror B-37 on CNN Anderson Cooper Now (8:00 p.m. EDT)

    07/15/2013 5:12:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 465 replies
    Monday, July 15, 2013 | Kristinn
    On now. O'Mara, West coming up.
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Suffers Worst Quarter Since 2007, Piers Morgan Drops on CNN

    07/02/2013 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07-02-2013 | Michael O'Connell
    A surge of breaking news -- the Boston Marathon bombing, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Jodi Arias trial -- brings a new (distant) runner-up to Fox News Channel, but the cable networks end the first half of 2013 with a lackluster June.
  • Anderson Cooper: 'Why Does Alec Baldwin Get a Pass Using Gay Slurs?'

    06/30/2013 11:34:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    News Busters ^ | 6/30/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Conservatives 'Would Be Vilified' As NewsBusters previously reported, Alec Baldwin had another major meltdown on Twitter Thursday which included a homophobic attack on a British reporter. CNN's Anderson Cooper struck back Friday posting on Twitter, "Why does #AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a 'queen' they would be vilified": Well Anderson, it's simple: liberals are allowed to say and do whatever they want no matter how offensive and hypocrites in the media will always give them a pass. It's like how feminist groups such as the National Organization for Women...
  • AP: Gosnell’s co-defendants really needed jobs, you know

    04/13/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/13/13 | Ed Morrissey
    The Associated Press has been one of the few national media outlets providing at least some coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, presumably from their local partners, so they certainly deserve some credit for going where their competitors wouldn’t — at least not until recently.  As with most news outlets following an ongoing story, the AP started looking for fresh angles to frame their stories.  Last night, though, the AP sent out a wire story headlined “Philly abortion workers saw few options,” in which Maryclaire Dale focuses on the employment woes of Gosnell’s co-defendants to explain why they followed Gosnell’s orders...
  • Tonight on AC360: Doctor’s 'House of Horrors'

    04/12/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Anderson Cooper
    We’re Keeping Them Honest tonight with a report on an abortion doctor on trial in Philadelphia on eight counts of murder. That’s for the deaths of seven babies and one 41-year-old woman seeking an abortion, who allegedly died after receiving too much anesthesia. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is accused of performing illegal abortions past the 24-week limit allowed by law. According to the grand jury report, Gosnell “regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns.” In January 2011, shortly after Gosnell was charged, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams told...
  • Video: Reporter tells CNN: Gosnell “served the community,” gave free medical care (BARF ALERT)

    04/12/2013 3:45:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists on new media have forced the hand of the mainstream media, as CNN has agreed to cover the Kermit Gosnell trial on at least two of its news programs. CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper devoted one segment – the program's last before the weekend – on the trial, beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m. Eastern time. The coverage lasted less than five minutes. Tapper's only guest, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Joseph Slobodzian, has attended the daily testimony for the newspaper. Tapper referred to the Gosnell trial as “a buried lede,” before telling...
  • NBC Has Reportedly Offered Matt Lauer's Job To Anderson Cooper

    03/27/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/27/13 | Aly Weisman
    Matt Lauer has been the subject of much scrutiny recently as reports of what really transpired in the Ann Curry ousting come to light and ratings continue to decline. And it appears the brass at NBC are now looking to possibly replace Lauer. Deadline's Nellie Andreeva reports exclusively: I hear NBC toppers recently reached out to CNN’s Anderson Cooper to replace Lauer on the show before the end of the year. After their initial approach to Cooper, I hear NBC reached out to Lauer to get his blessing about the changeover. But I heard they got pushback from the Today...
  • CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper to speak at Smith College

    CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, whose newscast “Anderson Cooper 360°” is devoted to reporting in-depth stories from multiple points of view, will speak at Smith College on April 14 at 8 p.m. at John M. Greene Hall. A college release bills the event as "Anderson Cooper: A 360-Degree Look at World Events." Tickets are required and must be purchased prior to the event. Cooper covers major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he played a pivotal role in CNN’s 2012 political coverage, anchoring election night, presidential debates and conventions and moderating the CNN Republican presidential...
  • Chris Dorner: A Mass Shooter Leftists Can Love

    02/10/2013 11:18:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 11, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    In the past several days, we’ve learned about how you too can gain a degree of public sympathy if you plan to embark on a killing spree and then go into hiding as you bide your time waiting to kill again: Write a “manifesto” dominated by anti-police rants, a “progressive” outlook towards Second Amendment freedoms and support for leftist politicians. That’s what former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, who is accused of killing Monica Quan, Keith Lawrence, and an as yet unnamed LAPD officer while wounding two others, has done. His sympathy-by-manifesto strategy has been alarmingly successful. Dorner’s...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper's 10pm show to be axed

    02/04/2013 1:28:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed. The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between. However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.
  • CNN video of police charge at Sandy Hook is not Sandy Hook

    + At the words "they arrived to carnage," the CNN Anderson Cooper report cuts to helicopter footage of seven police officers charging across a parking lot and toward a school. It is breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook shooting just hours earlier. The three-minute report posted on the day of the shootings at the official CNN website is entitled "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School." But the school is almost certainly not Sandy Hook. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/341776#ixzz2IeFku7BJ
  • Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television [Video at link]

    01/01/2013 5:42:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/13 | Noel Sheppard
    No matter what vulgar things Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcasts, the folks at the supposedly most trusted name in news continue to invite her back. On Monday night's program, after first telling co-host Anderson Cooper "I'm going to tickle your sack," she shortly after midnight actually kissed his crotch...
  • Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television

    01/01/2013 9:22:17 AM PST · by mandaladon · 82 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1 Jan 2013
    No matter what vulgar things Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcasts, the folks at the supposedly most trusted name in news continue to invite her back. On Monday night's program, after first telling co-host Anderson Cooper "I'm going to tickle your sack," she shortly after midnight actually kissed his crotch (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Roughly eleven minutes into the program which began at 10 PM, Cooper commented about how on Twitter folks were suggesting that there should be a game that whenever he giggles nervously during the show, contestants have to take a...
  • Anderson Cooper Temporarily Blinded During Trip To Portugal

    12/04/2012 1:35:35 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 72 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Dev 4, 2012 | Alex Werpin
    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was in Portugal last week shooting a story for CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” and he ended up being temporarily blinded for 36 hours. He recounts the harrowing experience on his daytime talk show “Anderson Live.” In a nutshell, he was shooting out at sea, and sunlight reflecting off of the water burned his retina: “I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire, my eyeballs and I think oh maybe I have sand in my eyes or something. I douse my eyes with water. Anyway, it turns...
  • Anderson Cooper's Daytime Talk Show Canceled After 2 Seasons

    10/29/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT · by null and void · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/29/12 | Michael O'Connell
    UPDATED: Telepictures said Monday that the current season of the recently retooled series will be its last. Telepictures, the syndicated arm of Warner Bros. studio, announced Monday that it will not be renewing Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson Live, for a third season. A result of continued soft ratings, despite a rebrand at its recent sophomore launch, the decision was first reported by The New York Times. The series will continue to air through summer 2013. "We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced," read a statement The Hollywood...
  • Anderson Cooper: Bristol Palin Needs To Get Off TV & Get Job(keeps survivng all-star elimination)

    10/10/2012 3:51:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Wet Paint ^ | about 5 hours ago | by Gina Carbone
    Anderson Cooper is on TV, but he thinks some people don’t belong there — like Dancing With the Stars All-Stars contestant Bristol Palin. In fact, Anderson and his Anderson Live guest co-host Deborah Norville had a blast ripping apart Bristol, especially her Week 3 fight with Mark Ballas. "You cannot tell that anybody's having a meltdown, because her face is completely frozen!" Anderson said on his show, E! reports. He and Deborah thought it was weird that Bristol showed no expression and her brow didn't wrinkle during the argument, even though she's only "17," (She's actually 21, turning 22 on...
  • CNN obtains journal of slain ambassador....

    09/22/2012 7:31:09 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | Wendy Carpenter
    A personal journal belonging to U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was obtained by CNN, and The Wall Street Journal is reporting that it "broadcast reports based on its contents against the wishes of the Stevens family, according to relatives and State Department officials who were asked to intervene by the family."...... On Wednesday, CNN talk show host Anderson Cooper told Sen. John McCain on "Anderson Cooper 360," that "a source familiar with Ambassador Stevens's thinking told us that in the months before his death he talked about being worried about the never-ending security threats that he was facing in...
  • Anderson Cooper admits CNN found slain ambassador's journal, 'secretly' used it in reporting

    09/22/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 22, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    Anderson Cooper admits that CNN found slain American ambassador's journal inside U.S. consulate in Libya and 'secretly' used it in reporting (full Title).•CNN found Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal on the floor at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi •Journal consisted of seven handwritten pages in a hard-bound book •Network says it notified Stevens' family at once and handed over the journal CNN host Anderson Cooper admitted on Friday that the network had come across the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal and used parts of it in its reporting without disclosing the source. On Wednesday on his show Anderson Cooper...
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper takes on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    08/24/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | August 24, 2012 | Katie Glueck
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper engaged in a heated exchange Thursday night when Cooper charged that the Florida congresswoman “misquoted” the Los Angeles Times in a letter that the anchor also said misrepresented Mitt Romney’s stance on the Republican Party’s abortion platform plank. The segment, which has gone viral in the conservative blogosphere, features Cooper, on his CNN show “Anderson Cooper 360,” pointing to a fundraising email Wasserman Schultz signed. He said that a quote she used from the Los Angeles Times in the appeal was taken “completely out of context.”“The DNC chairwoman calls out Mitt Romney and...
  • Look away now Anderson! Cooper's boyfriend spotted kissing another man in New York park

    08/13/2012 7:22:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    Anderson Cooper's next set of tough questions could be reserved for his long-term boyfriend Ben Maisani after pictures of him surfaced kissing another man. Maisani, 39, was spotted in a close embrace with a dark-haired, muscle-bound man in a New York park. The images may come as a surprise to the CNN news anchor after it was reported last month that he wanted to marry his partner as soon as Labor Day... Photos At Link
  • Has Homosexuality Become the New Normal?

    07/03/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 58 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 3, 2012 | JP
    One needn’t have had “gaydar” to know that Anderson Cooper was homosexual. That’s why the significance of the CNN anchor’s declaration yesterday – “I’m gay always have been, always will be” – is not that he made it, but that he felt so empowered to do so. In an email to Andrew Sullivan, a fellow homosexual who authors a blog for the Daily Beast, Cooper explained that he was reminded recently “that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.” That’s...
  • Anderson Cooper: "The Fact Is, I'm Gay."

    07/02/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07/02/2012 | Andrew Sullivan
    Last week, Entertainment Weekly ran a story on an emerging trend: gay people in public life who come out in a much more restrained and matter-of-fact way than in the past. In many ways, it's a great development: we're evolved enough not to be gob-smacked when we find out someone's gay. But it does matter nonetheless, it seems to me, that this is on the record. We still have pastors calling for the death of gay people, bullying incidents and suicides among gay kids, and one major political party dedicated to ending the basic civil right to marry the...
  • Anderson Cooper: I'm Gay and Proud

    07/02/2012 9:29:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    People Magazine ^ | July 2, 2012 | Stephen M. Silverman
    Anderson Cooper has some news to share. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," the CNN anchor wrote Monday in an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast. The host of Anderson Cooper: 360, 45, also says that he has waited until now to announce the fact because, "As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter." Cooper, who also hosts his own syndicated talk daytime show Anderson, addressed...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Anderson Cooper -- 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

    07/02/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 78 replies
    Anderson Cooper has revealed ... he's gay and he's proud. Cooper made the announcement in a letter to Andrew Sullivan, who was doing a story for TheDailyBeast.com about the social impact of famous people who come out as gay. Sullivan reached out to Cooper for his thoughts, to which Anderson replied with a letter. "There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand," Cooper wrote. "The fact is,...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'The fact is, I'm gay'

    07/02/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT · by Justaham · 101 replies
    Anderson Cooper, who has been reluctant to talk about his personal life in public, revealed that he is gay in an essay posted online on Monday. The CNN journalist said he had kept his sexual orientation private for personal and professional reasons, but came to think that remaining silent had given some people a mistaken impression that he was ashamed. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself and proud," he wrote in a letter to Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast. Cooper, the son of Gloria...
  • On Day Of Dismal Jobs Report, Anderson Cooper Goes After… Mitt Romney?

    06/02/2012 12:20:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 2, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Yesterday, the first day of the month, came with no good news for the Obama campaign– a jobs report showing a slow-down in an economy the President was arguing had been growing, in an election year where the economy was first and foremost in the minds of voters. On last night’s Anderson Cooper 360º, host Anderson Cooper noted that the jobs numbers were, in fact, bad, but spent a much greater time correcting claims by the Romney camp that the President had made certain promises– an editorial choice that seemed to diminish the day’s biggest headline. Cooper played the clip...
  • Anderson Cooper Goes Cory Booker on Obama Campaign Spokesman

    05/22/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One almost has to feel sorry for Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt.  He showed up on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 yesterday probably expecting the type of softball questions that MSNBC hosts would toss at him. Instead, Anderson Cooper took a page from Cory Booker's criticism of  "nauseating" attacks on private equity firms such as Bain Capital and kept asking LaBolt how the Obama campaign can criticize Bain while simultaneously raising funds from the same type of companies. The clearly unprepared LaBolt spent the interview filibustering with a flurry of words that were designed not to answer the questions about the...
  • Anderson Cooper And New Black Panther Leader Clash Over Group Meddling In Trayvon Martin Case

    03/26/2012 8:56:26 PM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies · 454+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 26, 2012 | Frances Martel
    ...Minister Mikhail Muhammad spoke to Anderson Cooper today to try to explain just what his group was doing. In the process, he “indicted” Zimmerman with “1st degree murder” and accused Cooper of not “caring about the Martin family.” “He committed murder, he committed a hate crime,” Muhammad told Cooper, explaining, “we decided to take it upon ourselves and coalition with other groups, with other black people who have had enough.” Cooper tried to explain two key faults in their plan: that Zimmerman hadn’t been charged with anything, and “Trayvon’s parents don’t want you.” Neither seemed to matter. “We are military,...
  • Anderson Cooper distraught after teen falls into coma following instructions to film wild behavior

    01/03/2012 11:58:35 AM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, October 3 2011 | Joyce Chen
    Anderson Cooper's three-week-old daytime talk show "Anderson" is already generating buzz - and this week's show snafu is one for the books. A teenager who was meant to appear on the show as part of a segment on the teenage mind is reportedly in a coma after taking a spill on a skateboard - while filming himself for the show. "As part of our routine process, we ask guests for video footage and photos," a rep for the show said in a statement. "[But] we did not provide the family with a camera." The youngster was reportedly encouraged to "film...
  • 60 Minutes Fails to Note Why Invasive Lionfish Dominate Cuban Coral Reef

    12/19/2011 9:34:34 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 19, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Divers all over South Florida were probably drooling last night while watching the huge lionfish that appeared in the 60 Minutes broadcast about Cuba's Jardines de la Reina coral reef off that island's southern shore. The reason is that the state of Florida has declared open season on the invasive lionfish, introduced from Asia, which is known to devastate marine life on coral reefs. Fortunately lionfish flesh is quite tasty and its population has been kept in check in Florida by hungry divers with spearguns. Not so in Cuba. As you can see in the video at the 15 second mark and...
  • Penn State exempt from public disclosure?

    11/15/2011 5:28:36 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies
    Anderson Cooper just reported that Penn State is exempt from public disclosure. So the real question is, WTF is really going on in LIBERAL Pennsyvania?
  • NEWT: Does Faith Matter? Absolutely.

    10/19/2011 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 60 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 10/18/2011 | Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich
    At 12 minutes 30 seconds into this video at the Western GOP Debate, Las Vegas, NV, started a question that Newt Gingrich gave the most important and best answer in the whole debate. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR AND DEBATE MODERATOR: And welcome back to the CNN GOP debate live from the Venetian in Las Vegas. Let's continue. We've got an e-mail question that was left at cnnpolitics.com. This is from a Mike Richards who says: "With the controversy surrounding Robert Jeffress, is it acceptable to let the issue of a candidate's faith shape the debate?" Senator Santorum, this is...
  • Washington Times will conduct a live blog before, during and after tonight's debate

    10/18/2011 4:15:25 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 October 2011 | COBOL2Java
    Go to www.washingtontimes.com/campaign-2012/live-blog/ and follow the Washington Times editorial staff post their impressions of the debate. The live blog begins at 7:30pm EST.
  • CNN Republican Debate: Are Republicans Getting Dumber?

    10/18/2011 9:26:05 AM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Conservatie HQ ^ | Oct 17, 2011 | Richard A. Viguerie
    What makes Republican candidates for President agree to a debate moderated by CNN’s notoriously liberal host Anderson Cooper? Beside rank stupidity, it is hard to think of a reason. Imagine a debate among the Democratic presidential candidates in which Sean Hannity, Michael Barone and Laura Ingraham asked the questions; it will never happen because the Democrats don’t feel the need to pander to the conservative media the way Republicans are willing to pander to the establishment press. And here is what Republicans get when they do pander. A debate moderated by the same Anderson Cooper whose vulgar jocularity with David...
  • Anderson Cooper 'distraught' after teen falls into coma

    10/03/2011 8:34:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Joyce Chen
    Anderson Cooper's three-week-old daytime talk show "Anderson" is already generating buzz - and this week's show snafu is one for the books. A teenager who was meant to appear on the show as part of a segment on the teenage mind is reportedly in a coma after taking a spill on a skateboard - while filming himself for the show. "As part of our routine process, we ask guests for video footage and photos," a rep for the show said in a statement. "[But] we did not provide the family with a camera." The youngster was reportedly encouraged to "film...
  • Vanity: Wow! CNN AC 360 Fast and Furious report

    09/28/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN AC 360
    No video yet online. Great reporting, this is a must see. Replays at 10:00p.m. Eastern Time. Will post link to video when available.
  • Bachmann’s Former Chief Of Staff: Her False Statements Are The Result Of Her ‘Impulsive Nature’

    09/15/2011 6:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 1+ views
    MEDIAITE ^ | 09/15/2011 | Alex Alvarez
    On Wednesday night, Anderson Cooper took some time to address how Michele Bachmann‘s recent comment about the danger of the HPV vaccine — relaying a story about a Tampa woman who supposedly shared that her daughter had developed mental retardation following the vaccination — fits in with other misleading and incorrect comments she had made in the recent past.Said Cooper: Now it’s certainly not a new phenomenon for politicians to stretch the truth and manipulate facts. But Bachmann is spreading an all-out falsehood here — a dangerous falsehood at that. It’s not the first time she’s done this by any...
  • Is Anderson Cooper Gay?

    06/09/2011 9:05:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 96 replies
    Vanity | June 9, 2011 | Vanity
    WTF?! I've been watching CNN's Anderson Cooper's Pro-Gay stories over the past couple of nights regarding Gay to Straight, Straight to Gay, yada, yada yada, conservative bad, liberal good, crap.Anderson doesn't "appear" Gay, but WTF?!