CNN’s Anderson Cooper is deservedly being raked over the coals for what many saw as his unprofessional treatment of Kellyanne Conway.
During an interview with the White House counselor on Tuesday’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” the CNN anchor visibly rolled his eyes as Conway defended President Trump in the wake of his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) May 10, 2017
The hosts of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” blasted the mainstream media’s meltdown over Comey’s termination and ripped Cooper’s “disrespectful” behavior. The eyeroll comes in about the 45 second mark.
“He rolled his eyes so hard, he actually sprained his face,” co-host Kennedy said on Wednesday’s show.
Meghan McCain agreed and sharply criticized journalists who behave like Cooper and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” crew which treated White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders with hostility when she appeared on a segment earlier Wednesday.
“You may not agree with this. You may think this is a little controversial. I myself have some questions. But you have to have respect for the surrogates who are representing our president and our White House. And when you do this, Anderson Cooper and Morning Joe, you make us all look bad,” McCain said.
“I just don’t think it’s a good look for Anderson as a journalist to be rolling his eyes at anybody,” co-host Harris Faulkner added, “but let alone a woman who’s doing a job for the first time of any administration and the role that she played so close to the president. I just don’t think that’s a good side-by-side look for you, Anderson.”
Radio talk show host and Fox News Political Contributor, Tammy Bruce, destroyed Cooper’s sexism and misogyny.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 11, 2017
“He just reduced himself to being a child,” she told “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy on Thursday. “If it was a man, I would tell you, he would not have used that same gesture.”
Others quickly joined the backlash, calling out Cooper’s biased behavior.
— Dr.Estella Sneider (@DrEstella) May 11, 2017
Thank you, @andersoncooper for being professional and unbiased.
— Kelly B ? (@KellyAlfaroBeck) May 10, 2017
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee humorously advised the CNN anchor to seek medical attention.
Anderson Cooper:see eye DR immediately! Ur eyes rolling back during intvu of WH official-no REAL journalist would roll eyes; much be medical
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 10, 2017
And while plenty of Twitter users unleashed on Cooper, it seems that eyeroll just gifted him with a meme that will probably make the rounds on social media for a long time to come.
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— Clicker (@clicker2017) May 10, 2017
— Ford (@d_sterns) May 10, 2017
This gif of Anderson Cooper while interviewing Kellyanne Conway might be my favorite thing on Twitter today. pic.twitter.com/esrEszKwZ4
— Emilia (@PoliticalEmilia) May 10, 2017
— Shirley Buck (@buck_shirley) May 11, 2017
— Kathleen Heasley (@HeasleyKathleen) May 11, 2017
— Virgil Cole (@VirgilCole) May 11, 2017
— Ife Aremu (@ife_aremu) May 10, 2017
— mhdude1 (@Mhdude1Mhdude1) May 11, 2017
— Prairie Rose (@PrairieRosey) May 11, 2017
— Eileen (@rayann2320) May 11, 2017
— Serge П. (@spotafiy) May 10, 2017
@CNNMoney complete child Anderson C purely has an agenda and can no longer be taken as a serious news broadcaster-should go back in the news closet
— ForChange (@letsgetreal2017) May 11, 2017
— Bobbie Files (@bobbiefiles) May 10, 2017
— SECtxag (@SECtxag) May 11, 2017
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