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Date: 07/02/12 08:37 AM

53 Responses to Anderson Cooper Comes Out Of The Closet [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:34 am
    Link: Anderson Cooper Comes Out Of The Closet - Here`s his public proclamation.
  2. Profile photo of Kegomatix
    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Ok... Why would he need a "public proclamation," as if anyone gives a damn?
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2012 at 8:47 am
    he`s gay!! i am shocked... ok I am really not shocked and it makes no difference to me...
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:54 am
    I think EVERYONE was already aware of that fact. Why is this news
  5. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:00 am
    And nobody was surprised.
  6. Profile photo of SydneyBarb
    SydneyBarb Female 18-29
    36 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Sure, everyone knew.. But I`m a big Coop fan and I`m glad he did it. This is happy news to me :)
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:19 am
    Who?
  8. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Congratulations, you got the courage to say what everybody frickin` knew already.
    The fashion fai,l poorly dressed, alien overlords are pleased.


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    nicodemus Male 40-49
    81 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:40 am
    Am I a bad dude for thinking that tank gun in the background is symbolic of his gay erect penis? I`m so confused.
  10. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Old news. But then, I just learned that Patrick Neil Harris is "openly gay".
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 10:24 am
    A WUUHH?!?
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    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 10:39 am
    Wow he waits until he`s been outed a hundred times to make his "brave" move.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Didnt we all already know this? I thought he came out a long time ago. Wonder where the people heard it that I learned it from. I mean, Ive known this for years!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 11:15 am
    "Congrats on telling everyone what we already know Anderson!"

    OR

    "Whatever dude. You`re just saying you`re gay, because you look a little metro, and CNN is tanking in the ratings. You think if you "come out", your station might get a few more viewers, and you might be able to pass MSNBC and get out of last place. Hope that works out for you."

    I`m gonna throw those out there and see which one sticks. ;)
  15. Profile photo of ChrisP12
    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 11:24 am
    OMFG! I CAN"T BELIEVE IT. I`M SOOO HAPPY FOR HIM, FOR ME, FOR ALL OF US!!!!!!! THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!

    OK I`m over it, BFD.
  16. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 11:44 am
    I just googled the phrase "in other news the sky is blue" and a picture of anderson cooper pops right up on the first page.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Bet he takes it in the hind quarters.
  18. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    does anybody really care one way or another?
  19. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    Anderson Cooper never pretended to be straight, and everyone already knew he was gay. He never denied it. He didn`t feel the need to say anything one way or the other until now.

    After all, I wear contact lenses, I`ve never denied wearing contact lenses, but why would I need to publicly announce it? Unless I saw people with poor eyesight facing public discrimination over their legal rights. Then I`d come out and say it. Good on you, Anderson!
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3930 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    I think this is wonderful news. Gay kids have one more gay roll model to look up to. Plus the movement towards equality has another everyman face to counter the bigots false stereotypes and lies. Now if Tom Cruise and John Travolta would just come out.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    Better looking than me? Check.
    More successful than me? Check.

    Yup, he`s gay.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    People still need to come out these days?
  23. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    "Gay kids have one more gay roll model to look up to."

    If they think Anderson Cooper is a role model, then they are fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked up.

    He`s a pooty journalist, and an non-nice individual most of the time.
  24. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    @AJ: Why do you say you think Anderson Cooper is a poor role model? I don`t have a strong opinion on the subject, aside from having admired him when he called one politician on her spin regarding the response to the flooding in New Orleans.

    So I`m asking the question pretty much neutrally: What has he done that makes you feel he`s not a good reporter?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3930 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    Don`t even bother @Squrlz4Sale. Only the journalists who tell AJ exactly what he wants to hear are legitimate in his eyes. Someone like Anderson Cooper who still follows the standards of journalism just frightens and confuses him.

    For the record I haven`t watched cable news for a few years. So Anderson may have changed but I really doubt it.
  26. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    @Markust: Well, I`m kind of out of the loop myself since I haven`t had a TV in several years. Pretty much the only time I see AC nowadays is when there`s a clip of him online.

    I thought AJ may know something I don`t. We`ll see what AJ says when (if?) he checks back in.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3930 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    "I`m kind of out of the loop myself since I haven`t had a TV in several years."

    I imagine it is quite difficult to get a TV into a tree. From what I remember of cable news you are not missing anything.
  28. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    @Markust: LOL! You just made a squirrel smile. =^.^=
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    I`m with you, i don`t think he`s a good reporter at all. It`s been a few years since i even watched him.. first impressions are lasting ones.. he always seemed biased, looking to get others to accept his bias. Some people buy into it, but others can see right through him.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    big suprise
  31. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    He`s just gotten very sensationalist recently.

    He takes the news, and reports it with an editorial spin.

    Kinda like Shepard Smith, or Chris Matthews.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    "aside from having admired him when he called one politician on her spin regarding the response to the flooding in New Orleans."

    See. This is not a journalist. This is an editorialist.

    Fox News has a ton of them.

    I expect though, that since he is left, he`s a "Quality Journalist".
  33. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    @AJ: I respect your opinion on his recent reportage, but I`ve got to disagree with you regarding his calling out of the politician who was putting a happy spin on the New Orleans situation.

    Cooper *wasn`t* editorializing; he was reporting the reality on the scene, and I respect him a lot for speaking truth to power at that moment. One of the biggest problems I have with mass media today is most reporters don`t have the backbone to risk offending people in power. I wish more people would demonstrate the courage Cooper did that day when he said (I`m paraphrasing), "With all due respect, Ms. Elected Official, I`m here in middle of the situation and what you`re saying is utter nonsense."
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    Crap. I wasted my 7,000th post on Anderson Cooper. ;)
  35. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    Reporters are there to report the news.

    There are opinion shows, and it`s fine in that format.

    It just irks me when reporters get all opinionated during the course of the regular news.

    It should be more "Here`s the news. You decide." rather than "Here`s the news, and here`s how you should feel about it."
  36. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    @AJ: LOL re: 7000th post.

    Point taken. I do think, nonetheless, that AC did a good job in that New Orleans instance. All too often, out of laziness or out of a fear of offending an important source, reporters seem to just be passing along the press releases of elected officials.
  37. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    auburnjunky, "Reporters are there to report the news"
    What are you, living in the 70s?
    Reporters are there to get ratings. It`s all show business now.
    They cover a very few topics from a slanted point of view and are very carefull to tell you how to feel about it.

    Ratings.
  38. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    Agreed Gerry. I`m just being hopeful.
  39. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    @AJ et al: I just watched that segment AC did in New Orleans on YouTube (link below), and I`ve got to say, AJ, you`re right: He *was* editorializing.

    Here`s how it went down: In the midst of the post-Katrina chaos, Sen. Mary Landrieu (a Democrat, AJ, if that helps!) was going on in Full Politician Mode, congratulating other politicians for their response to the crisis. It was a highly scripted, business-as-usual--even patronizing--response. Cooper, who`d spent three days looking at corpses in the streets, interrupted her mid-sentence to say, in essence, that her response was self-serving and out of touch.

    Indeed it was. Opinions may differ, but to me, that was a *great* moment of editorializing. He didn`t have to say what he said, but I`m sure as heck glad he did.

    LINK
  40. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
    3930 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    AJ, I agree with everything you have said about journalists but you have conveniently ignored what Squirz has to say. I was watching the same news coverage of the New Orleans flooding and Anderson Cooper did a hell of a good job. He didn`t just report from the edge he was in the middle of everything. You don`t really strike me as someone who would even watch Anderson Cooper. So really, where are you getting your information?
  41. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    I saw him a few times back when he was a regular reporter on the news show part of CNN. I don`t really much know anymore. The only time I ever see him, he basically just telling us how he feels.

    I don`t have Cable, so I don`t have access to Cable news. Maybe I should just keep my mouth shut next time hahaha.
  42. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    @AJ: Naaaah, it`s OK. Good to have your opinion; it keeps things interesting. And I haven`t seen AC on TV in a long time myself.
  43. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
    3930 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    Thank you for coming clean AJ. That is really refreshing to read on IAB.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3930 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    So has anyone watched Anderson Cooper`s news show lately? I`m curious if he is still sticking to the standards of journalism. He was one of a tiny tiny list of journalists I still had respect for. It would be sad if he has sold out to sensationalism.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2591 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    Nooo!! Not you too!
  46. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Anyone surprised? In today`s world, why would he not?

    Are his ratings down? Not that I am a cynic.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    I always knew it and didn`t care. He is not my favorite news caster no matter who he sleeps with. I wish him success but I go elsewhere for my news.
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
    500 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    YAY
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:27 am
    I could`ve sworn that he came out a while ago. This was not any big surprise to me.
  50. Profile photo of Shelworth
    Shelworth Male 50-59
    389 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 5:10 am
    uh, "coming out of the closet" implies that somebody somewhere DIDN`T know he was gay.
  51. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 6:45 am
    Anyone surprised?
    Nope.
  52. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    Saw it coming.
    Doesn`t really matter.
  53. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 12:05 am
    Let us all watch as NEWS ANCHOR becomes boat anchor.

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