Anderson Cooper Explains Journalism To A Tea Party Congressman (VIDEO)

Things got contentious last night on 360. Anderson Cooper was interviewing GOP House Rep, Raul Labrador (IA), over the government shutdown and Obamacare. In effort to explain to Labrador that the Affordable Care Act is a law that has been passed and ratified by the Supreme Court  and should therefore not be the point of contention as it relates to funding the government, Cooper got a bit exasperated. Then it got testy. Labrador: “All of a sudden, just because you don’t like the fact that the Republicans are in control of the House of Representatives, you want to make sure that the Republicans actually pass the Democrat’s-” Cooper (interrupting): “I don’t have a stake in this! “This is the way it works in journalism. When you’re not on Fox News, you get contentious interviews. When you’re not on MSNBC and a liberal, you get contentious interviews. My job is to ask you questions that are different than you think, just as my next guest, who’s a Democrat, I’m gonna ask the same kinds of questions that pushes back on their positions. That’s what a journalist does!” So Raul Labrador, now you know. Video below.

Author: David Phillips

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