Anderson Cooper is not a guy I watch very often, if only because I don’t do day-time talk shows and I don’t watch cable news anymore. It’s too toxic, although if I were to make an exception, it’d be for Cooper, who at least pretends to be above the fray while he’s wallowing in the sensational muck. But I absolutely adore the man himself, and I wish that he were involved in something I cared to watch because, periodically, he’ll unleash a screed that fills me with infinite joy.
Such is the case here, where in a conversation on his talk show with that annoying Bravo guy — who is not Michael Ausiello, but who I like to think Michael Aussiello looks like, even though I actually know what Michael Ausiello looks like — Anderson Cooper talks about coming out, and what a casually neat experience that was, though he kind recognizes that everyone pretty much already knew.
Anyway, the one unfortunate incident to come out of the revelation was the decision by Star Jones to go on the “Today” show to suggest that Cooper only came out of the closet as a cynical ratings ploy. The way that Cooper bitchily refutes Star Jones’ suggestion is just too fun not to share.
Awww, it’s in moments like these that I miss my old friend, Jeremy C. Fox (who started Pajiba with me eight years ago), who has a remarkably similar demeanor to Cooper and, likewise, the ability to casually shred someone apart so thoroughly that you don’t even realize it until you’ve left the room in tears.