Anderson Cooper LiedSubmitted by phoobaar on Wed, 01/30/2008 - 22:54
When Ron Paul tried to get in on the question about who best represented conservatism, Anderson Cooper cut him off and said, "I promise you will get a chance to answer that in about two minutes."
Two minutes came and went, and then some, but Cooper never made good on that promise. Now ask yourself why he never came back to Paul on that question, and indeed why he never asked the question of Paul to begin with.
In case you haven't hit upon the answer, allow me to refresh your memory: http://youtube.com/watch?v=DPHDxMoieoQ
For those who can't be bothered watching, that's the clip that FOX News removed from the re-broadcast of their January 10th debate. The question was on Paul's electability, and he proceeded to state the case for why he was the only candidate who represented the traditional Republican Party. (This clip received over 9,000 Diggs [warning: may freeze browser], before YouTube deleted it. I enjoy thumbing my nose at censorship, so I uploaded my own copy, which I linked above.)
I submit to you that CNN knew full well that if Paul were allowed to answer that question tonight, the results would be similar, and Paul would make fools of the other candidates by merely stating the truth.
So, Cooper skipped Paul. Then Cooper shushed Paul. Then Cooper lied to Paul's face. And I for one am raging mad about it.
(Edit: With a cooler head, I've removed a choice word I had for Cooper. That doesn't mean I'm any less infuriated.)