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Not a pretty picture

If the folks at CNN were smart and/or still cared about news, they would have tried to destroy every copy of this in existence. Instead, they’re recycling it for those of us who were fortunate enough to miss it the first time.

“It” is an essay written by Anderson Cooper — successor to Edward R. Murrow, smiter of Aaron Brown, certified as the Next Big Thing — that ran more than two years ago in Details magazine. You can follow the link if you wish, but here’s all you need to know:

Going gray is like ejaculation. You know it can happen prematurely, but when it actually does, it’s a total shock.

Mind you, I don’t actually hate Cooper. He comes across as bright and hard-working. He’s no Aaron Brown, but neither is he Sean Hannity.

But what Cooper needs more than anything — a gravitas implant — is going to take time. And the fact that he would willingly make such a fool of himself in the not-too-distant past is not going to help, especially with CNN’s bonehead promotion clowns putting it front and center. (Via Drudge.)

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  1. Anonymous

    Like, dude, you mean he has gray hair but he isn’t, like, old? Coool!

  2. Ed-Lib

    Aaron is such a class act and the way they handled the changes showed no class. The guy leaves on vacation and is fired. They scrub him from the CNN Web site and then act like he never existed. Hello??

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