Skip to comments.Howie Kurtz accused of interfering with story to protect Anderson Cooper's sexualit
Posted on 01/15/2013 3:36:55 AM PST by autumnraine
CNN media critic Howard Kurtz is being accused of pressuring an editor at the Daily Beast, where he is a columnist, to kill a story that would have outed CNN's Anderson Cooper as gay -- an accusation Kurtz strongly dismisses.
"These suggestions are offensive and absurd," Kurtz told POLITICO Monday night.
In an interview with Capital New York about Jodie Foster's acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, BuzzFeed reporter Kate Aurthur, a former Daily Beast editor, said that in 2011 Kurtz had "interfered with a story" about Cooper in order to protect him from being outed.
"[This] was less than two years ago. I was an editor at The Daily Beast then, and assigned Tricia Romano to write a story about [gay news anchors]. It was tricky, because Anderson Cooper wasn't out yet, and talking about [Fox News host] Shepard Smith means having to deal with Fox News, which can be hard," Aurthur told Capital.
"The story was coming along, and somehow Howard Kurtz, a colleague, got wind of it, and sent an email to a top editor who was nervous about the story, saying 'I hope this isn't about AC.' Like he couldn't even write out his name," Aurthur continued. "Howard Kurtz, media reporter, CNN employee: He interfered with a story about a then-closeted anchor at the network that pays him at the other place that pays him! There should be a 'Reliable Sources' segment about it. Eventually, the story became such a pain in the ass, and this particular editor was so nervous about it, that we had to kill it. People just get crazy about the HIDEOUS possibility that you might call a gay person gay."
Anyone that didn’t know Anderson Cooper was GAY don’t want to know.. and probably don’t care..
AC and his boyfriend renovated a Greenwich Village firehouse to live in. 4.3 million dollars. http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2011/08/19/anderson_coopers_firehouse_stripped_bare_on_west_3rd_street.php#anderson-cooper-exposed-at-west-rd-street-6
Who doesn’t know AC is a sodomite?
I refuse to use the PC term “gay”
Dn't need n Weatherman t see which way the wind
"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"
--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances..."
"He [Bill Ayers] also writes about the Weathermen's sexual experimentation as they tried to 'smash monogamy.' The Weathermen were 'an army of lovers,' he says, and describes having had different sexual partners, including his best male friend."
Source: New York Times, September 11, 2001: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."
"What happens next bears watching closely, as does the response of the president, ex-Speaker Pelosi, and others on the left. Encouraged by leftists in the Democratic Party and funded by left-leaning nonprofit organizations and celebrity contributors, Occupy Wall Street may in time morph into something resembling the radical factions of the late 1960s and 1970s."
Anderson Cooper has NEVER enjoyed sexual satisfaction that was not some form of perversion.
Kathy Griffin was doing her level best to reveal that aspect of Anderson Cooper, as she is a little wobbly herself.
...nice - “if and when he wants to talk about it...”
But the rest of us when the news descends on our houses don’t get that respect — two way...the news needs to understand they are no different than the rest of us — I really despise the media -
Anderson was “outed” the moment that he appeared in public.
Gaydar isn’t even required for Cooper.
Anderson is Gloria Vanderbilts son. I would say he came from the lint trap part of that gene pool.
Did anyone ever think that Cooper was straight?
I think the real story suppressed by Howard Kurtz implied that Obama is at least partially black. /s
I believe that if we just considered all liberal news anchors to be Pipe smokers and carpet cleaners we would seldom be wrong.
They all have some sort of sexual deviency for instance some get tingles every time they see their Pipe smoking President telling us another lie.
What is an anderson cooper and who cares if it is gay?
The wave guide on your gaydar could be plugged with lead and AC would still wash out your screen.
Is CNN the Jerry Springer Memorial Channel?
I suppose now that the Piers Morgan non-story and the attempts to invigorate a dying news organization are petering out, the next non-story and facts-for-dopes attempt to kerfuffle some attention is Cooper.
Why don’t they just admit they want to hire Honey Boo Boo and her mom for the daytime news desk?
No one questions the AC gayness, it’s that he was supposed to be outed with SHEP SMITH!