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Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Censor or don't censor? Networks grapple with Trump's reported use of profanity at WH meeting
Following in the lead of The Washington Post, which broke the “sh*thole” story and put it in their lead headlines uncensored, various media outlets published Trump’s reported remark without censorship. MSNBC used the profanity, while Fox News censored it. CNN varied between allowing "sh*thole" and censoring it. Lester Holt used it, warning at the top of NBC Nightly News that “this may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers,” while his ABC World News Tonight counterpart David Muir described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.” UPDATE: Trump denies saying "sh*thole."
- Stephen Colbert’s “sh*tholes” were bleeped by CBS
- Jimmy Kimmel showed a montage of Wolf Blitzer saying “s-hole” instead of "sh*thole"
- The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah said “sh*thole" uncensored," but Comedy Central’s website opted to use asterisks
- Don Lemon tells his CNN viewers: "The president of the United States is racist”
- Anderson Cooper fought back tears as he defended Haiti against Trump’s “sh*thole” remark
- BBC Radio 4 allowed use of “sh*thole” — “a word I never thought I would utter on the BBC,” tweeted BBC’s Nick Bryant
TOPICS: CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Wolf Blitzer, Cable News, Censorship, Late Night, Trump Presidency
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 6:00PM EST
New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen was CNN’s most-watched New Year’s Eve special ever
The Watch What Happens Live host replacing Kathy Griffin turned out to be a good move for CNN, as the new edition topped the previous year by 8%.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
CNN: The anti-Trump tweet sent from Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account happened when his assistant left his phone unattended
“His assistant inadvertently left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym early this morning, and someone took the phone and sent the tweet,” CNN said of this morning’s tweet from Cooper’s Twitter account calling the president a “pathetic loser.” “His assistant, who has worked with Anderson for more than a decade, is the only other person with access to Anderson’s Twitter account." CNN added that “geolocation tools confirm that the tweet in question was not sent from Anderson Cooper’s phone. Anderson was in Washington, and we have proof the tweet was sent from New York, from a phone belonging to his assistant."
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:42AM EST
Following anti-Trump tweet, CNN says Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account was hacked
Cooper’s Twitter account surprised his followers when it called President Trump a "pathetic loser" in response to the president's early morning tweet about Roy Moore. Soon after, Cooper tweeted: “just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account. i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.” CNN’s PR Twitter account also responded: “This morning someone gained access to the handle @andersoncooper and replied to POTUS. We're working with Twitter to secure the account.”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:12PM EST
CNN hosts fire back at President Trump
The president has frequently attacked CNN, but the president’s tweet over the weekend dissing CNN International seemed to mark a breaking point. “CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly,” Trump tweeted. “The outside world does not see the truth from them!” Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Christiane Amanpour and Brooke Baldwin spent Monday firing back at Trump. “We have thick skin here at CNN,” said Cooper. “We can handle criticism, but we’ll damn sure call it out when it’s a lie.”
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 1:08PM EDT
Kathy Griffin says CNN successor Andy Cohen “treated me like a dog” for 10 years at Bravo
“Deeply misogynistic,” Griffin says after TMZ released a video of Cohen pretending not to know who the former Bravo star is. Of course, Cohen is best friends with Anderson Cooper, who Griffin has called "spineless" after her Donald Trump controversy.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 2:10PM EDT
Andy Cohen replaces Kathy Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live, joining longtime pal Anderson Cooper
“Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year's Eve? It is going to be a blast!” said CNN host Cooper, who will co-host this year's New Year's Live with the Bravo star. Cooper spends many weekends traveling with his longtime friend Cohen, doing shows around the country, including last weekend. Said Cohen: “I’ve been friends with Anderson for 25 years. We've traveled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with AC2 and it's all led to this one huge night!"