Anderson Cooper is being a human being in his Orlando coverage
Most TV news anchors and reporters try to stay as neutral as possible, but in the wake of the horrific Orlando shooting that targeted LGBTQs at a nightclub, CNN's Anderson Cooper is doing the opposite.
He got emotional remembering the victims.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) June 14, 2016
And he has physically embraced victims' families.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 15, 2016
And in a clip that went viral, Cooper doggedly questioned Florida's attorney general about accusations that she's a hypocrite when it comes to LGBTQs.
She thought the segment was unfair.
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) June 16, 2016
But Cooper defended his approach.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 16, 2016
Some are applauding Cooper, while others are criticizing him.
We applaud Anderson Cooper speaking calmly yet forcefully to hypocrisy, deceit, duplicity, obfuscation & bad faith in public officials.
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) June 16, 2016
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) June 16, 2016
— Raw Story (@RawStory) June 16, 2016
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 16, 2016
Is he just doing his job holding officials' feet to the fire? Or is he engaging in unfair activism?
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Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.