11/09/2010 09:34 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Anderson Cooper: Andrew Shirvell Responsible For His Firing, Not 'Liberal Media' (VIDEO)

On Monday's "AC360," Anderson Cooper blasted former Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell, who was fired Monday for relentlessly targeting the openly gay student president of the University of Michigan through a personal blog and through Facebook -- and hit back at Shirvell's claim that the "liberal media" was responsible for his firing.

Shirvell was fired for "conduct unbecoming a public official" after he launched a one-man campaign against Chris Armstrong, student body president at the university. Shirvell dubbed Armstrong a pervert, compared him to a Nazi, and even called him "Satan's representative on the student assembly."

Cooper showed viewers the blog posts Shirvell had written saying these things.

"Mr. Thomas' claim that the liberal media started this, well, the truth is that Andrew Shirvell started this," he said.

After refuting some of Shirvell's other claims, Cooper brought on Deborah Gordon, Armstrong's lawyer, and Jeff Toobin, CNN's legal anaylst.

"I mean, after talking to [Shirvell], I still don't quite understand...why he picked this kid," Cooper said to Gordon.