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Mediaite Falsely Accuses Anderson Cooper Of Blasphemy

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter
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Mediaite published an article Wednesday incorrectly claiming that CNN host Anderson Cooper said “oh Jesus” to White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka during a televised interview.

Mediaite incorrectly claimed that Cooper had blasphemed in frustration at Gorka’s comments and posted a play-by-play snippet of the interview.

Cooper: “You used that line on Monday and you know it was sorta mildly amusing-”

Gorka: “Tucker Carlson got 4 million viewers!”

Cooper: “Oh Jesus…”

Gorka: “You barely scratch 800,000!”

However, this transcript inaccurately represented Cooper’s words.

“You used that line on Monday, and it was sort of mildly amusing on Monday,” Cooper said in the interview. He then caught himself and said, “Tuesday, sorry.”

Mediaite misinterpreted this self-correction as Cooper saying “oh Jesus” in disgust.

CNN has now fallen to the 13th slot in national ratings, and is consistently beaten by MSNBC and Fox News in total viewership.

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