Anderson Cooper: ‘Why does Alec Baldwin get a pass?’ Conservative ‘would be vilified’

This afternoon, Cooper slammed Alec Baldwin’s homophobic Twitter rant and liberals’ blatant double standards:

He makes a great point — and good on him for it. But if he genuinely condemns vulgar speech, he’s got his own demons to exorcise:

Will he acknowledge his own transgressions? Or give himself a pass?

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    The same reason that Biden gets a pass for his idiocy, “That’s just Joe!”

    It’s just Alec!

  • RblDiver

    “Well, see, teabagger isn’t racist, you white racist teabaggers!”

  • Beth Larsen

    Nothing like calling out hypocrisy while being just as guilty yourself.

    • Jeremy

      Yeah Anderson Cooper is full of it.

    • detroit19

      But at least he did.

      • BigSky1970

        Did what? Called out his own transgressions? LOL

  • MarcusFenix

    Credit where it’s due, for him calling this out….but it would be nice if he followed that sort of thinking on a more regular basis.

    • Ben Bollman

      That was 4 years, maybe he has learned better. I doubt it, but occasionally he commits a random act of journalism.

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Now Ben…….4 Years ago is NOT ancient history. Have you really watched that segment where he does the “teabagger” stuff? it is absolutely repulsive. I give him credit……..but he has baggage to atone for. He needs to do so.

        • Ben Bollman

          Yeah, I wouldn’t hold your breath because they will never admit they were wrong. The most we can hope for is stuff like this where they appear objective but as I said I’m not really buying that either.

          • WisconsinPatriot

            ……Not holding breath. And you make a great point.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Random but unintentional.

    • mickeyco

      Sorry, no pass. He only called Baldwin out because of self-interest. No passes for that.

  • CatHerder

    Why…because he’s Alec Baldwin, of course! Silly boy!

  • DarkHawke

    Cooper’s only complaining because he’s homosexual. Otherwise he’d have let it pass. Is any other Leftist giving Balwin grief over this? Never fun when your own ox is getting gored, is it, Mr. Anderson?

  • Creepy Cracker

    Anderson was actually referring to the sexual act…he would know.

  • unknown

    You kind of answered your own question Anderson. Because Alec is a liberal, just like you, he gets a free pass.

  • TJ

    If only he had two platforms to talk about it. Both as a reporter and as a talk show host.

  • fireandreamitchell

    If anyone knows how hard it is to talk while teabagging, it would be Anderson Cooper.

    • waltzingmtilda

      LOL…exactly what I said at the time!!!

      Then I had to explain “teabagging” to my mom, so thanks for that, Anderson.

  • Jeremy

    Anderson Cooper is a smarmy little punk.

  • ObamaFail

    Anderson Cooper is guilty of the same double standard. Why is he just now speaking out against leftist intolerance?

    • Jeremy

      He wants to seem sincere but,it isn’t working.He is nothing but a phony.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Cause he’s gay. Special interest.

  • lonestar

    Anderson, you let him get away with his vile comments for years when you didn’t think it relevant to you personally. Didn’t you realize sooner or later, he was going to spew his hatred towards something/someone that does concern you?

  • Janice LEE

    Anderson is only whining because they were gay slurs.

  • Rich Vail

    My response to Anderson:
    Because he’s a Liberal Democrat you Dumbass. They always get a pass by the media. #LiberalHypocrisy

  • Kabong30

    Even a broken clock…

  • Jay Stevens

    Broken clock …

  • BigSky1970

    He’s got more Twitter followers than he has TV viewers.

  • DrSamHerman

    Alec gets the pass from leftists because they are the worst racists, homophobes and bigots but control mainstream media to the point where they refuse to acknowledge their own inbred hypocrisy. Comparing the three current situations of the Trayvon Martin trial, Alec’s homophobic hissyfit and Paula Deen’s decades-old use of the “n” word, the common thread throughout is that leftists refuse to look into the mirror. They refuse to acknowledge their own inherent bigotry and their exploitation of those who they say are victims. Thankfully the new media points it out to them and that’s why they hate it.

  • mwill

    even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  • NRPax

    Anderson, if you have to ask why he gets a pass, you haven’t really been paying attention. And screw you for your fake histrionics over this issue.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    ANYBODY who cleans up after themselves……..LOOK OUT! It is like a Lutheran pot luck supper. And this “peaceful assembly” stuff………all an act.

  • trixiewoobeans

    What are they gonna do next??? Clean pigeon poop off historical statues??! Cunning do-gooder bastards!

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Happy to hit that nerve! Lefse…….really isn’t devoid of flavor…….REALLY!

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Gonna need to make a list…

  • Heather_A

    That actually would be cool for a Tea Party group to do. =)