Anderson Cooper blasts Star Jones for criticizing his coming out (video)

Couldn’t stand her on The View.  Can’t stand her now.  Though there is a special frisson of pleasure from someone like Jones – oh, I’m sorry, I meant “Jones, Esq” – accusing Anderson Cooper of being media-crazed.  Here’s part of what Anderson says in response:

Star Jones, of all people.  I mean, I haven’t thought about Star Jones in I don’t know how long, I was unaware she was even on TV still. But she apparently shows up on a morning show… and all of a sudden out of the blue, Star Jones said after I sent this email [coming out], Star Jones said that this was a ratings ploy by me to boost ratings.

That’s why it’s so annoying.  Of all the ways to boost ratings, like, if I was wanting to boost ratings, I’d have waited to announce it on a “very special episode,” that would have been promo’d for weeks and weeks, and there would have been commercials, “Andersons HUGE announcement!”, and you would have a cutaway of the audience going “oh!” [covers his mouth in shock].

But instead, I was in Africa on an assignment for 60 Minutes.  I sent an email to a friend of mine who put it on a Web site.  I gave no interviews about it.  I never talked about it.  I wasn’t even on the air for days afterward.

Anderson goes on. It’s good.

UPDATE: Jones just can’t let go:

Someone sounds a little jealous.

Here’s the video of Anderson:

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