This is small potatoes, I know. And like I said earlier, I can believe that Cooper himself didn’t send the tweet. The cost of doing so would have vastly exceeded the benefit to him.
But when you’ve got a major news organization trying to pass off an obviously implausible scenario like this as fact, attention must be paid.
CNN statement on @andersoncooper tweet says it was sent from NYC while AC was in D.C. pic.twitter.com/ngFlByFeQp
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) December 13, 2017
Wasn’t sent from Cooper’s phone: Believable. Cooper was in D.C., not NYC: Believable. Cooper’s assistant was at the gym and walked away from his phone while it was unlocked and was away from it long enough that someone was able to find his way to Twitter, read through the timeline, and find a Trump tweet that he deemed worth replying to: Not so believable. Was the “someone” here a friend or a stranger? How long did the guy have control of the phone? Did he do anything else with it while he had it? How long was it before the assistant got the phone back and realized what had happened? If it was a stranger who did it, is any legal action being taken? If it was a friend pranking Cooper’s assistant, why didn’t he tweet something silly from Cooper’s account instead of an earnest criticism at the president? What kind of friend would “prank” a buddy by abusing his access to the account of a famous news anchor followed by 10 million people knowing that his friend might very well be fired over the embarrassment?
Let me suggest an alternate scenario. The dumb assistant has his own Twitter account in addition to access to Cooper’s. He meant to tweet something nasty at Trump from his own account but forgot that he was logged into Cooper’s, a not uncommon mistake in social media.
They simply need to give up their pretense that they are not biased and do not allow the bias to affect their reporting. Forget it. It ain’t working.
The Comunists News Network isnt worth bothering to watch anymore Let it to to blazes and beyond and Screw Red Ted Turner and his ilk