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Critics claim Anderson Cooper ‘came out to boost ratings’

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  1. You get blamed for not ‘coming out’ then you get blame you when you do.
    Ignore them Anderson. They’re just jealous.

  2. It’s truly a brave new world when the gay-haters admit that coming out is good for a TV personality’s ratings! Now if only we can get them to convince the Hollywood agents/producers/writers/casting directors that closeted gay movie actors should come out too.

  3. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

    Hang on, didn’t Jones weigh in on the Trayvon Martin case, organise a boycott against Basketball Wives, run to the press about her weight loss and publicly slam Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. Pot, kettle, black.

  4. What an awful rag the New York Post is. CNN left-leaning? LOL.

    1. Well compared to most of the rest of the US media it is left leaning!- still compared to the Guardian for example it might as well be Der Sturmer…

  5. What a load of BS! coming out for ratings in homophobic religious America is hardly going to get you ratings?

    Every person that comes out does it for personal reasons and the freedom to become their true self, as a celebrity it gives him peace of mind that no one will be able to use his sexuality against him in tabloids or mainstream media.

    If CNN has ratings problems then it needs to find the cause… and Anderson Cooper coming out is not going to be the cure!

    Long ago CNN cashed in on dramatically reporting the news with hype and hysteria that is an affront to Anderson Coopers style of responsibility and integrity to report the honest facts. If Anderson were to leave CNN it’s a strong possibility their ratings would fall even lower.

    People will always watch Anderson Cooper because of who he is, and good at his job! The fact he is hot and gay is a convenient bonus! He made the news interesting viewing long before he came out! He’s definitely an inspiring role model material.

  6. And bagging someone for coming out doesn’t boost your ratings? He made a public declaration. No matter when and why.

  7. gimme a break, willya..

  8. Don’t care why he came out.

    Glad he felt that he was able to and that he wanted to.

    Glad that others see coming out as a beneficial aspect to society – even if they then ridiculously and maliciously seek to smear the person coming out by profoundly unwise allegations.

    When a person comes out, why a person comes out, who a person comes out to, where a person comes out, how a person comes out and whether a person comes out (or not) should be matter for them, and not used as a tool for ridculous and malicious smears and an attempt at ridicule or dirt slinging. Those who try to harm people by questioning motivation, timing etc of coming out only succeed in making themselves look ridiculous by asking such inane questions

  9. Who did not know that?

  10. Notice the disgusting suggestion that being gay is parallel to drug-taking, teenage pregnancy and suicide. So bloody predictable. What a pack of vultures inhabits the media nowadays.

  11. Jim Fields Nashville tn 6 Jul 2012, 12:27pm

    and we should listen to star jones who lied about her wt lost .. having had surgery and denied it lordy what want this woman do to promote herself
    as for as the today show dont watch it .they treated ann curry like crap ..
    I hope the ratings sink and if they keep star jones on I hope it goes down faster then the titanic .. with as much help as those poor souls had

    1. OutMaturity 6 Jul 2012, 5:22pm

      I totally agree Jim!

      1. Who the smeg is Star Jones anyway?!

  12. It’s good that he came out.

    WHY he came out when he did is his own business (and ratings could have been a factor – after all no-one was remotely surprised or shocked – ‘Out’ magazine named Anderson Cooper as the 2nd most powerful gay man in the US, about 5 years ago).

    I’m glad he finally took the step, but I do wish people would stop talking about his ‘bravery’.

    Coming out at school is brave. Coming out to a religious family is brave. Coming out at the start of a career is brave,

    Coming out in middle age, when you are a multi-millionaire, when the entire world already knows you are gay is not quite so brave.

    Still though, like I said it’s good news.

  13. OutMaturity 6 Jul 2012, 5:21pm

    Haters will always be haters! And anyway, like Star Jones opinion matters anyway; why is she relevant?!


  14. OutMaturity 6 Jul 2012, 5:21pm

    Haters will be haters! And who says that Star Jones opinion matters anyway; why is she relevant?!

  15. Kornelijus Norvidas 6 Jul 2012, 6:10pm

    When political leaders wife became pregnant at the time of upcoming elections, its not about ‘ratings’, just ‘holy family’. Of course.

  16. NY Post? Who cares? Star Jones? Who cares? Anderson Cooper? Decent man, great journalist and I hope he has a long and happy life and I don’t think for a moment he came out publically to improve CNN’s ratings, because the NY Post and Star Jones types of guttersniping was easily predictable.

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