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Anderson Cooper Comes Out Of The Closet [Pic+]

Hits: 12150 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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r66tramp
Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 12:05:37 AM
Let us all watch as NEWS ANCHOR becomes boat anchor.

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 8:46:39 PM
Saw it coming.
Doesn't really matter.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5717 Posts
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 6:45:03 AM
Anyone surprised?

Nope.

Shelworth
Male, 50-59, Western US
 329 Posts
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 5:10:41 AM
uh, "coming out of the closet" implies that somebody somewhere DIDN'T know he was gay.

honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:27:25 AM
I could've sworn that he came out a while ago. This was not any big surprise to me.

eduardoleon
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 501 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 11:16:06 PM
YAY

photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 10:32:09 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.

OutWest
Male, 50-59, Western US
 548 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 9:04:55 PM
Anyone surprised? In today's world, why would he not?

Are his ratings down? Not that I am a cynic.

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2565 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 8:49:51 PM
Nooo!! Not you too!

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 8:05:39 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.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 8:03:39 PM
Thank you for coming clean AJ. That is really refreshing to read on IAB.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 8:01:02 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.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10126 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:56:48 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.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:48:55 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?

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:48:17 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

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10126 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:38:47 PM
Agreed Gerry. I'm just being hopeful.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:35:35 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.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:32:11 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.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10126 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:22:40 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."

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10126 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:20:37 PM
Crap. I wasted my 7,000th post on Anderson Cooper. ;)

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:15:36 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."

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10126 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:05:00 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".

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10126 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 7:03:24 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.

ledzeppeloyd
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2304 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 6:53:11 PM
big suprise

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 6:52:14 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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