Friday, September 02, 2005

I almost forgot about this one

Wow. This was awesome last night. First off, I've been a big Anderson Cooper fan since he was the host of The Mole. His 360 is a bit sensationalistic, but he is just so much fun to watch and he always seems to care about what he is doing.

Anyway, yesterday I was watching his show and he started an interview with one of the US Senators from LA. Mary Landrieu I think her name is. So he asks her a question about if the govt. should be responsible in any way for the death and general crappy response to the hurricane. She comes back with a typical political soundbite crap answer.. something like : "Well Anderson, the time to analyze what happened is not now. Now we must gather together as a nation to help these people" blah blah blah on to something like : "I'd like to thank congress for rushing back into session to provide $10 billion dollars in aid, I'd like to thank.." blah blah blah.

Finally Anderson breaks in and just lays into the lady. It was amazing. He says something like "we don't need to hear you pat yourself on the back while people are dying in front of us".. It was just so amazing I cheered at the screen. I'm going to look for the clip now so you call can see it. It's an example of the media that is very rare these days, a reporter challenging a politician.

Ahh.. found the video here. Download it and view it.. it's awesome.

Apparently I'm not the only one who loved this.. see here and here and here.

1 comment:

Lingo Slinger said...

Ahhh yes, Anderson Cooper! He's a fave of mine too. I am also a big Jon Stewart fan!!! It's nice to see people with balls in the public eye.