CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was reportedly stunned by his network’s weed-fueled New Year’s Eve coverage, telling a late-night comedian that he was just as “surprised as anybody else” over the outlet’s risqué broadcast, reports Fox News.
Cooper was speaking with “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert when he was asked to comment on his network’s infamous New Year’s Eve show, featuring intoxicated anchors, drunk hosts, and fellow journalist Randi Kaye reporting from a marijuana-themed party.
“Do you still have a contact high from Randi Kaye?” asked Colbert.
“It’s legal in Colorado… she did not smoke, obviously. She was just in the environment,” said Cooper.
“The whole thing surprised me as much as anybody else, I gotta tell you,” he added.
CNN found itself in hot-water New Year’s Day as viewers and readers complained the network took its broadcast too far, saying the cable news outlet was attempting to “trademark the debauchery.”
“CNN is trying to trademark the debauchery as its brand for New Year’s Eve coverage. I mean that quite seriously,” said Media Research Center President Brent Bozell. “So this year they’re doing pot and getting stoned.”
CNN DENIED: President Trump Deploys GIANT TRUCK to Cut-Off CNN Crew
A mysterious white truck appeared out of nowhere and effectively blocked CNN reporters from filming President Trump while golfing during his holiday visit to Mar-a-Lago on Thursday; cutting-off the camera crew from hounding the Commander-in-Chief while relaxing on the links.
CNN’s Don Lemon commented on the truck’s surprise appearance while speaking with the network’s White House correspondent, asking the reporter to explain the mysterious incident.
“Our job down here is to cover the President and to tell our viewers what he’s doing on a daily basis […] There’s a break in the hedges,” said the journalist.
“Today, a big white box truck parked in front of the hedges trying to obscure our shot of President Trump golfing,” he added. “This may seem trivial, but it’s important to get video of the President as he does things on a daily basis.”
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CNN's Jim Acosta Has Twitter Meltdown Over Trump UN Speech
The entire speech was a clear doctrine Jim. He literally covered the bases. Your bias has limited your ability to reason
— Jake Blum (@JakeGBlum) September 19, 2017