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Anderson Cooper Rips Pat Robertson's Gay AIDS Ring Claims: VIDEO

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Pat Robertson finds his way to Anderson Cooper's 'Ridiculist' for his claims this week that gay people wear special rings designed to cut people during a handshake so they can then transmit the AIDS virus.

Said Robertson:

...You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder."

Says Anderson: "I've never seen that particular section at Zales."

Anderson then goes on to mock some of Robertson's other recent off-the-wall remarks.

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Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda Talk to Anderson Cooper About Miranda's Detention: VIDEO

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Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda spoke to Anderson Cooper last night about Miranda's detention by UK officials for nine hours at Heathrow Airport over the weekend as he returned home from Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

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Miranda, who had been visiting Laura Poitras, the documentary filmmaker who broke the Edward Snowden story with Greenwald in The Guardian, had his electronics confiscated.

Greenwald_mirandaMiranda, who was held under the Terrorism Act, tells Cooper that he was not asked any questions about terrorism but feared the broad powers the U.S. and its allies now have to hold potential suspects indefinitely. Greenwald said it was "terrorizing" to get a call from a British official saying “the person you love most in the world and with whom you share your life” was being detained.

Added Greenwald:

“Every single newsroom in the United State, every single major news organization in the world, has classified information...Reporting on what governments do in the secret is what journalism is about. So if you support the idea that states can just go and confiscate from journalists classified information, you should be demanding the government can go into newsrooms and seize whatever classified information is there...Journalism is not a crime and it’s not terrorism.”

In a post-interview debate, CNN commentator and attorney Jeffrey Toobin compared Miranda to a "drug mule", an assertion Jesselyn Radack from the Government Accountability Project shot down:

“David was serving as an in-between, not as a drug mule. I have to wonder why the U.S. government and our allies are so desperate to keep our illegalities secret and our lawbreaking secret, that they are willing to use a terrorism law to stop a journalist.”

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Meet Anderson Cooper's Alleged Stalker: A Gay, Jewish, White Supremacist

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Prior to 2008, Alex Hausner was a psychiatric patient and self-described gay, Jewish white-supremacist from Queens, New York. However, that year was the first in a five-year ordeal, during which Hausner repeatedly tried to harass out news anchor and "silver fox" Anderson Cooper, even going so far as to attempt breaking into Cooper's apartment. Security footage depicts Hausner as repeatedly trying to kick down Cooper's door while yelling “I swear to f--king God, don’t insult me!" and “I’m going to f--k you up!” Upon being told to leave, Hausner reportedly tried to tell police that he had a right to be there, and that Cooper and his boyfriend were actually the ones stalking him.

Before his arraignment in a Manhattan Criminal Court last night, Hausner said "I can prove from my sources that his boyfriend has sent people after me," according to the New York Post. Meanwhile, Assistant DA Rachel Rachel Ehrhardt had a different story to tell, saying, “he was told on numerous occasions not to call.” Prosecutors continued the story, relaying to the court that, on June 22, Hausner “showed up at Anderson Cooper’s house, and he was told that he did not have permission to be at that location." 

This is not Hausner's first run-in with the courts. According to Ehrhardt, he has faced multiple felony and misdemeanor charges before. ONe ex-neighbor told the New York Post: "He was a radical — he believed in his [Jewish] religion, and he believed in the one race, the white race." He is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail, and is now facing charges of felony first-degree menacing and misdemeanor harassment and stalking.


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6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi The street in Queens where murdered gay rights activist Louis Rispoli lived for 32 years has been named after him: Louis Rispoli Way.

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Anthony Weiner's campaign manager flees a sinking ship.

Telaviv6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Some disagreement surrounds the 2009 Barnoar tragedy in Tel Aviv: "Most gay men and lesbians, speaking in the news media or on social networks, are still adamant that the crime was driven by deep homophobia and deserves the distinction of a hate crime, an argument the indictment appears to accept."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Scott Thorson on his alleged romance with Michael Jackson: “It was short term because Michael became very big at the time and his management team thought it best that we didn’t go any further with our relationship."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Chris Colfer remembers Cory Monteith: "Love and miss you, buddy."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Man charged with beating a gay man with bicycle U-lock: "Santos Manuel Marquez is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault by means of force causing great bodily injury and battery causing serious bodily injury. Prosecutors also allege Marquez committed a hate crime. 'That is the subject of why the defendant didn’t want to be seen with the victim. He didn’t want people to think he was gay.'"

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Co-founder of Russia's largest search engine Yandex succumbs to cancer at the age of 48.

6a00d8341c730253ef017742f270f9970d-800wi6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Anderson Cooper stalker being held in lieu of $75,000 bail: "Since 2008, Alex Hausner — described as a gay, Jewish white supremacist — has allegedly made unwelcome phone calls plus four attempts to see Cooper, last month trying to kick down the red, lacquered door to the posh, four-story West Village converted firehouse that Cooper shares with his hunky, bar-owner boyfriend."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Creator of upcoming Sean Hayes comedy on the tv show: “I think of this as a post-gay show where there is a gay man at the center but it’s not about his being gay.”

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi The Onion presents "Chick-Fil-A Debuts New Homophobic Sandwich."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Colin Farrell gets his yoga on.

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Newly married gay man allegedly attacked by man who "hates faggots": "'Next thing you know, he hit me upside the head.' He said he blacked out, but then woke up to a beating of 4 to 5 minutes filled with gay slurs...the man broke wine glasses on his head."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Three women complete their 101 mile walk to speak about LGBT rights.


Alec Baldwin Goes After Anderson Cooper For Labeling His 'Toxic Queen' Twitter Rant As Homophobic: VIDEO

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On Tuesday, Alec Baldwin stopped by The Howard Stern Show to discuss, among other things, his Twitter rant last month against a Daily Mail reporter in which he characterized the reporter as a 'toxic little queen' and called on his followers to 'straighten out this f*cking little bitch.'

While on the subject, Baldwin lashed out at Anderson Cooper for posting the following tweet in the wake of the controversy:

"Why does #AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a "queen" they would be vilified."

Said Baldwin:

"Anderson Cooper has a job to do. And that job is to try to reinforce his credibility in the gay community after the fact that you couldn't get him out of the closet for 10 years with a canister of tear gas. Now he's the sheriff. Now he's running around writing everybody a ticket!"

In an earlier article we reported on, Baldwin attempted to downplay accusations that his rant was homophobic, saying:

"The idea of me calling this guy a 'queen' and that being something that people thought is homophobic...a queen to me has a different meaning. It's somebody who's just above. It doesn't have any necessarily sexual connotations. To me a queen...I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny. It doesn't have to be a definite sexual connotation, or a homophobic connotation. To me those are people who think the rules don't apply to them."

Andy pointed out that 'queen' appears to be one of Baldwin's more popular slurs. In 2011, he made a few headlines with a similar Twitter rant, although that one was directed at an 'uptight queen' Starbucks barista named Jay with an 'attitude problem.'

Check out a portion of Baldwin's interview with Howard Stern (jump to 0:28 for the Anderson Cooper segment), AFTER THE JUMP...

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