Anderson Cooper openly mocked the Democrats' attempts to brush past the controversy surrounding changes to its platform on Wednesday night.
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz appeared on the network to discuss the rancorous opposition to the insertion of new language about God and Jerusalem into the platform. Wasserman-Schultz told her interviewer Brianna Keilar that there had been "no discord" when the platform was amended. It was an audacious statement to anyone who had seen the footage of the boos and shouts that came when the amendments were proposed -- as well as the fact that convention chair Antonio Villaraigosa had to try three times before he got a result he was satisfied with.
After Wasserman-Schultz's interview, Cooper did a verbal double-take. "That's an alternate reality," he said. "From a reality standpoint ... to say flat-out, there was no discord, is just not true."
"Did she get away with, 'the dog ate my homework?''' John King joked.
The network then cut to an interview with Steve Israel, a Jewish member of Congress who runs the House Democratic reelection effort. Israel also tried to tamp down the controversy, leading to more mockery from Cooper.
"Nothing to see here, move along, nothing to see here, move along, don't ask those questions," he joked.
Cooper and Wasserman Schultz had an explosive encounter earlier in August.
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