CNN’s Anderson Cooper was once a relatively respected newsman, but those days are long gone. In an interview with political commentator Jeffrey Lord on Friday, Cooper set an all new low for his network, throwing out all pretense of professionalism, as many of his peers in “journalism” are doing in the Era of Trump.
Here’s the statement Cooper made on-air on what used to be “The Most Trusted Name In News”:
“I don’t care what he says to the Russians,” said Lord, a statement met with one of Cooper’s signature eye-rolls. “He’s the President of the United States. If he wants to say that, if Barack Obama wants to say whatever, if George Bush says I looked in his eyes…”
“If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it,” said Cooper.
Yikes. This is why Americans have come to view CNN as the least credible of the cable news sites.
In response to Cooper’s toilet humor, one of the lone conservative voices left in Hollywood, James Woods, issued a series of tweets. First, Woods asked the most relevant question, “This is a journalist?” Then he offered Cooper a more appropriate professional description: “scatologist.”
After the clip of Cooper’s potty mouth comment unsurprisingly went viral, the CNN host apologized for the “crude” and “unprofessional” remark, tweeting, “I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air. It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry.”
As for Woods, in case you missed it, the unapologetically conservative actor is responsible for one of the year’s most devastating tweets. On Mother’s Day, Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, for some reason thought it would be a great idea to try to argue that the nation’s most prolific killer of unborn babies is actually pro-motherhood:
This article has been updated to include Cooper’s apology.