Anderson Cooper – the silver-haired fox from CNN – has fessed up!
You don’t say!
Anderson must be totally clueless if he thought he was keeping his sexuality a deep dark secret all these decades. After all, viewers around the country have known about his sexuality since day one, I dare say! After all, eyebrows are bound to be raised when a virile middle-aged man isn’t inclined to date the opposite sex (and there’s no fair maiden on the horizon) preferring instead to keep company with a posse of muscular young studs he’s met at the local gym or on the prowl around the town.
The news broke after Cooper disclosed the fact in an e-mail to a Daily Best Blogger by the name of Andrew Sullivan.
And, guess what?
According to “Coop”, he’s a well-adjusted homo with little to complain about.
"Always have been (gay), always will be (gay) and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud (to be gay)."
Why has Anderson been reluctant to come out of the closet?
"Even though my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy,” he stressed for the record. There were practical reasons, too, from a career point of view.
"Since I started as a reporter in war zones 20 years ago, I've often found myself in some very dangerous places. For my safety and the safety of those I work with, I try to blend in as much as possible, and prefer to stick to my job of telling other people's stories, and not my own. I have found that sometimes the less an interview subject knows about me, the better I can safely and effectively do my job as a journalist. I've always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly."
Some may wonder why the articulate newsman didn’t make the revelation in his recent 2006 memor titled “Dispatches from the Edge”.
“The book was meant to be about war and not about his personal life,” he explained.
Since that time, his stance has changed considerably.
Is the single city-dweller older and wiser now, perchance?
"In a perfect world, I don't think it's anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted," Cooper has reasoned.
Does he have a significant other? And, if so, is there a gay marriage in the offing for Mr. Anderson?
News at 11!