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Anderson Cooper vs Rachel Maddow

Filed By Ed Team | December 30, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Anderson Cooper, CNN, gay journalists, MSNBC, news anchors, Rachel Maddow

"Rachel Maddow is an incredible talent -- she's funny, and smart, obviously well researched on subjects. I'm just not interested as a viewer in listening to anchors' opinions. It seems like there's an awful lot of yelling, and this year yelling's been replaced by sarcasm and snarkiness."

-- CNN anchor (and closeted gay man) Anderson Cooper on MSNBC anchor (and out lesbian) Rachel Maddow. Bitter? Party of one? Your table is right this way... (Oops - was that too snarky?) Hat tip to Joe.My.God.

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Are we sure Anderson said that. Cuz it sounds a lot like Mz Frum

Why is everyone trying to make this out to be some sort of a slam? Anderson was asked again if he was going to get into editorializing like most of the big cable news hosts. He said no again and explained it's not his bag as a viewer or professionally. The interviewer brought up Maddow and CNN colleague Campbell Brown. Anderson didn't throw even a bone to Brown (probably to the chagrin of CNN) but got gushy about Maddow as he never has about an editorializing cable news commentator before.

What mike said: It wasn't a slam; Anderson Cooper was simply answering the interviewer's question and drawing a distinction between programming that is about information and programming that is about information. For me personally, I'm more interested in getting information. I can form my own opinions, thank you. The sphere of what used to be "news" has been increasingly replaced by arguing heads and celebrity-driven blather-of-the-moment.

Duh. What I meant to type was "rawing a distinction between programming that is about information and programming that is about opinion." I need a vacation...

I'm sure Anderson Cooper is a pleasant fellow despite the fact he's gay, refuses to come out and is a Republican.

But at a purely journalistic level, it remains one of life's great mysteries that he was elevated to media darling by CNN.

Does his mommy, Gloria Vanderbilt, own a controlling share of CNN stock?