Anderson Cooper Calls Out Daily Caller (VIDEO)
Anderson Cooper did a brutal takedown of a writer who mistakenly wrote about one of his jokey segments as if it were the real deal.
On Tuesday, Cooper used his regular "Ridiculist" segment to mock the wedding of a 16-year-old girl to a 51-year-old man. As he often does, he did this sarcastically, jokingly slamming the "romance haters" who wanted to ruin such a "perfect" union.
A writer at the conservative Daily Caller, though, did not seem to get the joke. She initially wrote a post about the segment saying that Cooper had seriously suggested that the wedding was a great idea. (The post was updated to reflect the jokiness.) On Thursday, Cooper incredulously tried to set the record straight.
"Maybe I was being too subtle," he said, before playing some clips of himself being very, very, very unsubtle (much eyebrow raising was involved).
Let's try some algebra, just for kicks, shall we?" he said. "If "X" equals "tongue" and "y" equals "cheek," then "x" plus "y" equals -- well, at 'The Daily Caller' it equals this: quote, 'Cooper justified the marriage, because it apparently took place at the end of the week.' Yes. That's how I justified the marriage. I bet at 'The Daily Caller,' if someone tells a knock-knock joke, everyone runs to the door and waits to see who comes in.
What followed was a highly personal address to the reporter in question that she will most likely never forget. After all, how often are you called out on national television, with your picture and personal Web page splashed across the screen? Yikes.
The Caller responded with ... knock-knock jokes.