Monday, July 02, 2012
Coop Comes Out
As promised, my brand new piece for the Daily Banter deals with Anderson Cooper's decision to finally come out of the closet.
Here's the opening shot:
"A little background on the subject at hand: Back during the 2004 presidential race, at the Democratic National Convention, Anderson Cooper was doing an interview with hip-hop mogul and political dilettante Diddy at a time when I happened to be in the CNN control room in Atlanta. The live one-on-one was wrapping up, when Diddy offered Anderson one of the ridiculous 'Vote or Die' t-shirts he had been pimping as part of his high-profile but incomprehensibly messaged get-out-the-vote campaign. 'Here, take one for yourself,' Diddy said, throwing a t-shirt in Anderson’s direction. 'No, I really can’t accept it,' Anderson returned, understanding that it wasn’t jounalistically responsible to collect political swag, certainly not while on the job. Diddy’s response: 'No, man, then give it to your girlfriend...'"
Read the Rest Here