August 23rd, 2012
11:36 PM ET

Anderson Cooper 'keeps DNC honest'

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz about various platform issues.


soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Joe

    I like checking in with Anderson but I admit this was a tad bit unexpected. Fiscally, I err more on the side of the right. Socially I definitely err on the side of the left. In the 90s, I was Clinton supporter. Honestly, I didn't really expect Cooper to do this but actually, I'm glad he did and if some Republican were to come on to his show expecting a free pass, I hope Anderson throws him down just as he did DWS. This has NOTHING to do with the Cat and Dog fight we have in Dems VS Repubs. This is just bad behavior and Anderson busted her. This kind of thing, is just not helpful. At the end of the day Dems and Repubs have to DO THEIR JOB instead of this entrenched all or NOTHING idea of mud flinging. Do we expect an all Democrat congress and no republicans or a Senate like that? That's just not going to happen. What's the end game for a person like DWS? Drive the Republicans out of business? Her talk is junk and honestly if someone like Allen West got up on Anderson's show misquoting press to support his political claim and slamming Dems as I have seen him do republican network ahem; I would want to Anderson to put him in check quick. To me, this country needs to start coming back together. You can't do that when all you want to do is fight because your perception is that you will lose your job. Keep all of them honest Anderson.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Howard

    Romney will say anything that he thinks his audience wants to hear to try and get elected. Therefore Ms Wasserman is right to point out that he dosen't walk the walk in anything he says. I hope CNN man's up and calls out the Republicans on their b.s.! I have heard Romney tell Huckabee that he supports the Republican platform 100% and that he would overturn Roe vs. Wade if he was elected.

    August 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  3. Marc

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been twisting facts for the past 7 years. Now that she was put into a position of power based on her support of the administration what would make anyone think that would change.

    August 28, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  4. Peick

    I have to challenge Perry's statement that all Americans want is truthful adult deliberation. Why would we have all these sensationalist shows and books if there were no market for such things? The sad truth is that we Americans want outrage. We want to feel we are winning against the "evil" other side. We want our values to prevail over someone else's values. And we vote with our emotions, not our minds. What is the solution? I don't know. I guess I would suggest we train our young people in logic and train them to keep their emotions under the control of their intellect, but that can only go so far. They also need a value structure by which to make choices, and we know that they will rebel. So perhaps there is no good answer.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  5. David

    Well done AC, truth does matter. Wasserman Shultz's has twisted the truth and will continue to do so. Keep the press on to ensure truthful reporting.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  6. perry.stevenm

    Dear politicians, all American's want is truthful adult deliberation on topics of national importance. AC held his ground with aplomb. And for the love of all that is American, GET ON TO TOPICS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE! Issues that are important but not critical to our nation's sovereignty need to be tabled to a more appropriate forum, NOT a national election.

    August 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  7. Marianne

    Authentic Journalism! So refreshing!

    Thank you Anderson Cooper, for your courage to confront the lies & expose Debbie Wasserman Shultz's and the DNC's deceptive tactics.

    Perhaps this will encourage other fair minded reporters to stand for truth, against the current of liberal bias in media.

    More than anything, you revealed that Wasserman was an absolute expert as a liar, twisting the facts and doing whatever necessary to smear and slander, willing to compromise at any cost.

    August 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • chris

      If you look at previously taped Romney speeches, you will see at first he is on the dnc side when it comes to rape, but every since he added Ryan to the ticket he has been so flip flopish that no-ones knows what he wants. He said he will do one thing and a hour later he says he will follow what Ryan says, flip flopping. this DNC Chairman just does not know how to debate facts.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:31 am |
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