“You couldn’t get [Anderson Cooper] out of the closet for ten years . . . . He wanted a mainstream career . . . . And now [that he’s out], he’s the sheriff, and he’s running around giving everyone a ticket.” Alec Baldwin to Howard Stern, on Anderson Cooper’s claims that Baldwin is homophobic.
I’m happy Anderson Cooper publicly came out of the closet, but I’m sad that the declaration is still necessary. If straight people don’t have to announce their sexuality, then neither should gay people. I’m also sad that my Anderson Cooper sex fantasy will never be executed, but that’s not really relevant, is it?
Last I checked, Anderson Cooper was a real journalist. If you’re looking for a definition of “journalist,” I’m sure you’ll find it does not include discussions of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. These two people are no longer relevant in the media, given that they don’t currently have a show on the air. Furthermore, CNN is not ‘The View,” which means all celebrity content should be judiciously chosen. If you’re going to complain about people who are “famous for nothing,” perhaps you should change your gripe to people who “famous for being discussed by Anderson Cooper.”