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Not only is CNN anchor Larry King completely in the dark about who's gay in the GOP, he also seems to have no clue about — and no interest in — the Internets.

In an interview with Roseanne Barr of all people, King expressed surprise that the Internet was considered a viable source of information because "there's 80 billion things on it." Barr then attempted to explain the concept of searching (but not "Googling" as per the permitted usage of that word):

KING: I've never done it, never gone searching.

BARR: Oh, my God! It just opens up the whole universe. It's so awesome. You would love it.

KING: No, I wouldn't.

BARR: Anything you want to know.

KING: The wife loves it. I wouldn't love it. What do you punch little buttons and things?

BARR: You just click on this thing. The thing is you got to be able to read, so you have to have strong glasses when you've over 50 and then you just scroll down and click. It's not that hard.

King's ignorance about the internet was matched only in its Ted Stevens-like proportions by his utter disinterest in actually learning about it: BARR: You just click on this thing. The thing is you got to be able to read, so you have to have strong glasses when you've over 50 and then you just scroll down and click.

BARR: It's not that hard. I can show you how to do it.

KING: No, thanks.

CNN's marquee anchor, everyone!

(Once again, hat tip to ThinkProgress.)

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