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  • Anderson Cooper Argues with Kellyanne Conway On Melania Trump Cyberbullying Speech - 11/3/16 (video)

    11/04/2016 10:37:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 3, 2016 | Uploaded by Ben King from Mediaite
    11/3/16 - Anderson Cooper Argues with Kellyanne Conway On Melania Trump Cyberbullying Speech
  • Melania Trump Defends Donald, Says He Was 'Egged On' by Billy Bush

    10/18/2016 5:45:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Melania Trump defended her husband in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that aired Monday night. Melania said she was “surprised” by the language her husband used because she had never heard him speak like that before. She also said she believed he was “egged on” by Billy Bush to say “dirty and bad stuff.” And when Cooper brought up the allegations of unwanted sexual advances, Melania replied, “He’s not the man, he’s not the man that would do that.” She said during the interview that she believes him in part because of all the times she’s seen him reject...
  • ANDERSON COOPER INTERVIEWS MELANIA TRUMP (10/17/2016)

    ANDERSON COOPER INTERVIEWS MELANIA TRUMP (10/17/2016)
  • After Bashing Trump For Objectifying Women, A. Cooper & Megyn Kelly’s Scandalous Skeletons Crawl Out

    10/15/2016 6:32:33 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://www.fury.news ^ | October 12, 2016 | Lady Liberty
    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper tried his damnedest to railroad Trump the other night during the debates over the recent 2005 tape where Trump made inappropriate comments towards women. Cooper has been rather vocal in his disgust, blasting Trump for objectifying women. Yet in an ironic twist, every single person that has come out to smear Trump has some video audio, or photographic skeleton hidden in their not so-private-closet. And unfortunately for Cooper, he has quite a little scandal of his own, and in the video below you’ll see his startling hypocrisy unfold.
  • It's Not an Election. It's a War.

    10/15/2016 5:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Debbie Hallberg
    There are an awful lot of people out there who still think this is a conventional election, that we are choosing between two candidates on the basis of experience, policies, and character. This is not a conventional election. This is, as the late, great Andrew Breitbart put it, "war!" An all-out culture war. It's not a war that conservatives started or have ever wanted. It is a war that has been thrust on us. But if we don't treat it as a war, if we don't take it seriously as a war, we will lose and lose miserably. We will...
  • Here's How Many Times the Moderators Interrupted Trump vs. Clinton

    10/10/2016 9:17:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Donald Trump repeatedly went after Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz for cutting him off during Sunday night’s debate. He also claimed that they were not interrupting Hillary Clinton as frequently as they were him. Now that the RNC has tallied the total number of moderator interruptions it looks like Trump was right. Moderator InterruptionsOf Clinton: 12Of Trump: 26 
  • Madonna pulls Anderson Cooper on stage, spanks him, gives him a banana

    10/09/2016 4:39:11 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 21, 2015 | Stupid Famous People
    Madonna spanks CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and gives him a banana as a prize during Unapologetic Betch Tour in Brooklyn, New York.
  • CPD Announces 2016 Debate Moderators

    09/02/2016 6:16:30 AM PDT · by zeebee · 88 replies
    CPD ^ | 9/2/16 | CPD
    First presidential debate: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News Monday, September 26, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Vice presidential debate: Elaine Quijano, Anchor, CBSN and Correspondent, CBS News Tuesday, October 4, Longwood University, Farmville, VA Second presidential debate (town meeting): Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of "This Week," ABC Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN Sunday, October 9, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO Third presidential debate: Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday Wednesday, October 19, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV The CPD also announced that Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer, White House and Political...
  • Trump rules out legal status for undocumented immigrants

    08/25/2016 5:16:12 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 86 replies
    Donald Trump on Thursday ruled out supporting a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants, but declined to say if he still supports deporting everyone in the U.S. illegally. "There's no path to legalization unless they leave the country," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper following an event in Manchester, N.H.
  • Clinton on Foundation Accusations: "I Know There's A Lot Of Smoke And There Is No Fire"

    08/25/2016 11:15:22 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/24/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton phones in to CNN's Anderson Cooper to address questions about the Clinton Foundation, her time at the State Department, her private server and more. "Look, Anderson, I know there is a lot of smoke and there is no fire," Clinton said Wednesday night in a telephone interview with Cooper. "This AP report put in it context. This excludes nearly 2,000 meetings I had with world leaders. And countless other meetings with U.S. government officials when I was secretary of state. It looks at a small portion of my time." Clinton cited a meeting with noted...
  • CNN's Liberal Meltdown: Brexit Means ‘Xenophobia,’ ‘White Identity’ Win

    06/24/2016 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    newsbuters.org ^ | 6/24/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged, “This marks a victory...
  • Pam Bondi responds to confrontation with Anderson Cooper

    06/16/2016 7:41:42 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-16-2016 | Fox and Friends
    Jun. 16, 2016 - 4:08 - Florida attorney general goes on 'Fox & Friends' after CNN anchor criticized her record regarding LGBT rights
  • CNN host Anderson Cooper slams Florida's Attorney General for being a 'hypocrite

    06/14/2016 4:49:07 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2016 | Wills Robinson
    CNN host Anderson Cooper has slammed Florida's Attorney General for her LGBT views in the wake of the Orlando massacre. The journalist accused Pam Bondi of hypocrisy during an interview outside the hospital where people caught up in Omar Mateen's deadly rampage are being treated. He reminded her of when she said allowing same-sex marriage would bring 'significant public harm' to the state. A few days ago, shortly after horrific terrorist attack that left 49 people dead, she said anyone who went against the LGBT community will be met by the full extent of the law. But Cooper, who is...
  • CNN's Toobin Defends Hillary Laughing About Defending Child Rapist

    05/30/2016 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 44 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 26, 2016
    Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 saw one of the rare instances in which the dominant media have aired audio of Hillary Clinton laughing about successfully helping a child rapist evade justice when she was a young defense attorney in the 1970s. But, even after a full CNN report recalling the "aggressive" lengths Clinton undertook for her client, and her later being caught on audio tape laughing about her success while acknowledging she knew he was guilty, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came to her defense. After recalling that impugning the integrity of a rape victim was common practice in the legal...
  • MUST WATCH! Ted Cruz, his wife and his two daughters answer questions on CNN with Anderson Cooper

    04/14/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/13/2016
    This is just a great clip of Ted and Heidi Cruz and their two lovely daughters answering question on CNN. Caroline, the oldest, was very impressive as she was so comfortable on stage talking about her coming birthday tomorrow and her favorite singer, Taylor Swift.
  • FULL Interview: Donald Trump & Family at CNN Town Hall, Anderson Cooper, April 12, 2016

    04/12/2016 11:47:40 PM PDT · by dynoman · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | CNN
    Cooper Confronts Trump Over Colorado: Rules Are Rules, 'Didn't You Just Get Outplayed?' Anderson Cooper started tonight’s Trump family town hall by going one-on-one with Donald Trump himself and grilling him over his complaints about the “rigged” system in Colorado.
  • Anderson Cooper tells Donald Trump he argues like 'a five-year-old'

    03/30/2016 5:59:02 AM PDT · by detective · 182 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 30, 2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Moderator Anderson Cooper had no time for schoolyard excuses Tuesday night during the CNN Republican Town Hall, telling Donald Trump that "I didn't start it" isn't an argument that should be used by a presidential candidate.
  • Ex-Mexican President Fox: Donald Trump reminds me of Hitler

    02/26/2016 9:43:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 26, 2016 | Ashley Young
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday kept up his withering criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner reminds him of Adolf Hitler. "Today, he's going to take that nation (U.S.) back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That's the way he started speaking," Fox told CNN's Anderson Cooper in a phone interview on "Anderson Cooper 360." "He has offended Mexico, Mexicans, (and) immigrants. He has offended the Pope. He has offended the Chinese. He's offended everybody." Fox's comments come one day after he delivered a scathing response on...
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...
  • CNN Busted Attempting “Pre-Scripted Ambush” of Donald Trump During Live Town Hall Event

    02/19/2016 8:23:10 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 89 replies
    Conservativetreehouse ^ | Feb. 19, 2016
    CNN advertised their two night candidate Town Hall event series as an informal opportunity for ordinary South Carolinians to ask the republican presidential candidates’ questions. However, when it came to the frontrunner, Donald Trump’s segment, there was nothing ordinary about at least one of the questioners, and absolutely nothing “random” about the combined intent. [all research citations below] By all impressions and appearances, CNN intentionally staged a confrontation with Donald Trump – evidenced by Mr. Cooper having an exact quote pre-arranged, and ready for use, at a very specific moment. Watch as Anderson Cooper calls upon Dr. Oran Smith, President...
  • Hillary Clinton says right-wing conspiracy still exists

    02/04/2016 2:24:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Hillary Clinton agrees there is still a "vast right-wing conspiracy" and if anything it has only become more richly financed. During the New Hampshire town hall debate on Wednesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Clinton if she still believes there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" as she said there was during the late 90s to initially explain the Monica Lewinksy scandal. "Don't you?" Clinton replied, as the audience laughed. "Yeah. It's gotten even better funded." "They brought in some new multibillionaires to pump the money in. Look, these guys play for keeps. "They want to control our country." "I've...
  • Donald Trump: I have a great relationship with God and great poll numbers, too (VIDEO)

    Today on CNN's State of the Nation, Jake Tapper revisited an old question with Donald Trump. He asked him about his faith and specifically about if he had ever asked forgiveness. By my count this is the third time that Trump has been asked the question. At he Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, back in June: Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'TWA Flight 800 Was Shot Down'

    07/22/2014 5:16:41 AM PDT · by libstripper · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jul. 22, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    Some truths CNN reveals only accidentally. One such truth Anderson Cooper shared on the night of July 17. In speaking about the shoot down of Malaysian airliner MH 17 earlier that day, Cooper referred back to “July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 was shot down off the coast of Long Island in New York.”
  • On CNN, WashPost's Parker Mangles Ted Cruz's Remarks, Christianity

    01/12/2016 12:27:17 PM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 12, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    On CNN's AC360 on Monday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker revealed her own ignorance of Christian teachings, as she targeted Senator Ted Cruz for something "astonishing" he recently said at a campaign stop: "I don't think there's any chance Ted Cruz can win a general — and here's why....He said...'It's time for the Body of Christ to rise up and support me.' I don't know anyone who takes their religion seriously who would think that Jesus should rise from the grave and resurrect himself to serve Ted Cruz. I know so many people who are offended by that comment." [video...
  • Chinese Immigrant Turned Citizen Defies Obama Gun Grab: “I Will Never Be A Slave Again”

    01/08/2016 7:29:59 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    SHFT Plan ^ | 1/8/16 | Mac Slavo
    President Obama knows that the American people have not embraced his radical, leftist gun control agenda. That’s why he took to the stage at a town hall spectacle hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper in attempt to defend his unconstitutional executive actions for stealth gun control, and try to convince Americans once and for all that he is not enacting some kind of gun grabbing conspiracy. But his “common sense” policies – made law under the force of executive order – and his crocodile tears for exploited victims of gun violence are not going to shift pubic opinion. There is clearly...
  • CNN Town Hall Didn't Go Well for Obama (Very long Article)

    01/08/2016 4:22:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, folks, did you see that CNN/Obama whatever it was on gun control last night? It was kind of surprising. It was shocking, in fact. Anderson Cooper did not roll over for Obama. They had Chris Kyle's wife in there. She made mincemeat out of Obama on this. And Obama even addressed this "silly conspiracy" he talks about that people think that he wants to get guns out of everybody's hands so he could declare martial law. But if you watched that thing last night, how in the world can you conclude anything but Obama wants to...
  • Drunkblogging CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debat

    10/14/2015 7:40:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/14/2015 | Stephen Green
    The debate was everything we expected — and less. Nobody was willing to take on Clinton’s biggest weaknesses, and so Hillary didn’t have to get down in the dirt with the plebes — where she would have lost. Anderson Cooper had his thumb on the scale for Clinton like Candy Crowley with her entire self on the scale for Obama in 2012. The pundits can claim “X had a good night because of Y,” but none of that matters because nobody drew blood on Clinton. She’ll take a hit in Iowa, get creamed in New Hampshire — then come back...
  • Willie Geist: 'Many of My Conservative Friends' Thought Cooper Would Go Easy on Dems

    10/14/2015 5:12:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow: an MSMer who not only has many conservative friends, but is willing to admit it on live national TV? On today's Morning Joe, in the course of praising Anderson Cooper's performance as debate moderator, Geist let drop that prior to the debate "many of my conservative friends" thought CNN would go easy on the Dems, but that five minutes in, they told him "oh, I guess he's not going to go easy." View the video here.
  • Democrat Debate [Live thread]

    10/13/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 1,557 replies
    Self | 10/15/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Might as well open a thread on this. This is going to be good.
  • Watch Madonna Spank and Hump Anderson Cooper on Stage in Brooklyn (This is CNN)

    09/22/2015 7:38:05 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    ET Online ^ | 9/20/2015 | Sophie Schillaci
    The Queen of Pop invited Cooper on stage to dance with her during Saturday's Rebel Heart tour stop at Brooklyn's Barclays Center -- and then gave him a bit more than he bargained for. See Madge spank and hump the CNN anchor as she sings "Unapologetic Bitch," and then gift him with a banana, in the video below.
  • FACT CHECK: WAPO blasts CNN for lying about Trump and Muslims

    09/19/2015 1:41:06 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 53 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 9/19/2015 | John Nolte
    The left-wing CNN was taken to task Saturday by no less than the left-wing Washington Post after CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was caught red-handed lying about Donald Trump. On his show Friday night, the increasingly shrill Cooper claimed that Trump said, “[W]e’re going to be looking at that, we’re going to be looking at the Muslims in America.” That’s a lie. Trump said no such thing. Not even close. And Anderson Cooper know this because the video of the exchange between Trump and a questioner who was obviously misled by Hillary Clinton’s lies about Obama’s faith has already been played...
  • Anderson Cooper Flips out on (Trump) Guest: I’ve Been Overseas More Than You in Your Little Life

    09/17/2015 10:12:41 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 65 replies
    Anderson Cooper snapped at a pro-Donald Trump guest tonight and apologized by the end of the segment. Cooper was particularly worked up about Trump’s answer to a rallygoer who was ranting about all the Muslims in the United States. When Dean said he was taking things out of context and brought up how Muslim training camps are a real concern, Cooper said, “I’ve spent more time overseas than you ever have in your little life.”
  • CNN's Anderson Cooper to Moderate First Democratic Debate in October

    09/17/2015 8:17:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 09/17/2015 | BY TAYLOR WOFFORD
    Anderson Cooper, host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°, will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate on October 13 in Las Vegas, the network confimed Wednesday night. So far, six Democrats have announced their candidacies for the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, former U.S. Senator Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee. The Democratic candidates will have six presidential debates, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, has said.
  • CNN Staffers Complain to Jeff Zucker About Obsessive Trump Coverage, Bumping Anderson Cooper's

    09/10/2015 10:15:41 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    the Wrap ^ | September 10, 2015 @ 11:38 am | Jordan Chariton
    [Full Title] CNN Staffers Complain to Jeff Zucker About Obsessive Trump Coverage, Bumping Anderson Cooper's Katrina Special (Exclusive) “We are not perfect,” network president says about coverage of GOP frontrunner at Thursday town hall, a network insider tells TheWrap Jeff Zucker has guided his producers and talent to cover Donald Trump until the eyeballs start turning away. Apparently, his producers already want to. At a network town hall on Thursday, producers complained about the obsessive coverage the network has given the GOP frontrunner, including airing full campaign rallies and an endless amount of segments dedicated to Trump. One producer expressed...
  • Questioning Trump like wrestling an eel

    08/27/2015 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Chicago Sun Times Press Reader ^ | 8/26/2015 | Roger Simon
    On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos, an excellent interviewer, tried to break through the Trump persona and get some answers on something - anything! Stephanopoulos chose the sole plan listed under "Positions" on the official Trump website. It is Trump's plan for making Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border, deporting "criminal aliens" from the United States, and ending "birthright citizenship" among other complex, controversial and expensive programs. Stephanopoulos attempted to find out how Trump would carry out his plan. Specifically. Did I say it was like wrestling an eel? It is more like punching a pillow. "You have...
  • Michael Gerson: Trump, Supporters ‘Xenophobic’ ‘European Right Wing’

    08/12/2015 8:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a swipe at supporters of Trump and accused them of being ultra-right wing, nationalist individuals. Gerson, who has been a harsh critic of Trump, argued that the Republican presidential candidate and his supporters have a “resentment of outside, of Mexico, of China, and immigrants. That's more like a European right wing part, a UKIP, or a National Front in France.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Washington Post columnist maintained that Trump’s candidacy was a “serious issue here” and “not all fun and games for the Republican Party” and...
  • Donald Trump to Anderson Cooper: 'The people don't trust you'

    07/23/2015 8:26:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/23/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump had another combative interview on Wednesday. At one point in his wide-ranging discussion with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Trump interrupted him to castigate Cooper and the political media in general for being unfair. "Let me tell you, the people don't trust you, and the people don't trust the media. And I understand why," he said. "Some of the political media is great and really honest. Even if they don't want to be, they're really honest. But I find that 60%, 70% of the political media is really, really dishonest." Trump was reacting to Cooper asking questions...
  • Trump to Anderson Cooper During Interview: "The People Don't Trust You And The Media"

    07/22/2015 8:27:14 PM PDT · by GilGil · 155 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/22/2015 | staff
    In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that was broadcasted tonight Republican candidate for president Donald Trump berated the reporter for continuing to address polls that shed him in a negative light instead of polls showing his upper-tier status. "I am leading across the board," Trump said in the interview. "And then you hit me with this poll that I didn't see before, where oh, gee, it's not even that kind of a poll. All i know is I have a very big group of support. And I think one of the reasons." "Let me tell you. The people don't...
  • Fox News’ Latest Ratings Show Just How Effective is the Campaign to Kick O’Reilly Off the Air

    06/10/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by bigbob · 44 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 6-10-15 | Kyle Becker
    No matter how many times it’s attacked by its detractors, Fox News proves time and time again the Nietzchean dictum, “What does not kill me, makes me stronger.” Unfortunately for its competition, that means yet another month for the “O’Reilly Factor” on top of its prime-time cable news slot, and as Newser points out – that makes 174 consecutive months and running. O’Reilly has been so “wounded” by a widespread, concerted campaign to portray him as Brian Williams’ doppelganger and to get him kicked off the air that he is up 41 percent from the same month of May last...
  • ‘Let Me Finish’: Things Get Tense As CNN’s Anderson Cooper Grills ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest Organizer

    05/28/2015 9:06:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/28/15 | Oliver Darcy
    CNN’s Anderson Cooper repeatedly pressed on Thursday the organizer of another controversial “draw Muhammad” cartoon contest set to take place in Phoenix Friday. “You yourself have said this is a provocation … so what are you really trying to achieve?” Cooper asked former U.S. Marine Jon Ritzheimer, who is seen on Facebook wearing a “F*** Islam” t-shirt. “Well, I’m really trying to achieve exposing Islam and the truth about what’s written in the Koran. … Some would even probably argue that the signers that signed the Declaration of Independence was a bad idea, back in their day,” Ritzheimer replied. “So...
  • Trayvon Martin's mom: Whites don't get it

    12/13/2014 5:08:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel's TV Guy Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, says whites do not understand the protests about the deaths of young black men. CNN's Anderson Cooper cited polls that reveal white people do not view the issue the same way as black people. "It's not happening to them, so they don't quite get it," Fulton told Cooper in an interview that aired Friday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "They don't quite understand. They think that it's a small group of African-Americans that's complaining: 'Oh, what are they complaining about now?'" Cooper asked: "You hear that from people?" "Oh yeah," Fulton said. "The...
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as “a...
  • Anderson Cooper Accidentally Tweets Mindset Of Ferguson Community Protestors – Why Won’t

    08/18/2014 11:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/1/8/14 | Sundance
    Every once in a while serendipity strikes the background. Check out the cardboard sign carried by a group of protestors being interviewed by Anderson Cooper: (Photo) “You’ve Killed Our Kind 4 Years But Won’t Sacrifice 1 Cop For Justice & To Save A Community & These Businesses” Somebody tell me exactly how you open dialogue with that mindset ?
  • 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...