Anderson Cooper got duped by a ClickHole joke

CNN could use a few more fact-checkers.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on May 18, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:38 pm CDT

Sure, a common lout like Russell Crowe might be duped into thinking that the Onion-owned viral media satire site ClickHole is a genuine news outlet. But surely the same wouldn’t happen to a Yale-educated CNN anchor!

Ummm… Anderson Cooper, are you really this fuzzy about the details of your own life? Did you worry that you’d given a graduation speech on Ambien or something? Of course they make this stuff up!

To the journalist’s credit, he owned up to the goof—unlike Crowe, who quickly tried to delete the evidence of his naïvité.  

Sounds like someone just made the next RidicuList.

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*First Published: May 18, 2015, 5:20 pm CDT