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FOX to Cooper:

'You're Paris Hilton!'

1/30/2007 4:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In the world of conservative news nerds, calling someone "Paris Hilton" is an insult. That "slur" has now been hurled by FOX News at grey-haired golden boy Anderson Cooper.

Anderson Cooper
In the latest issue of Television Week, the right-leaning cable net ran a two-page ad with the screaming headline: "MEET THE PARIS HILTON OF TELEVISION NEWS." Anderson isn't pictured or named, but there's a photo, taken from behind, of a slim, grey-haired man in a suit.

The ad also says that "Anderson" is "style over substance" and a "media darling." But here's the kicker: "He still gets beat EVERY NIGHT BY ... Greta Van Susteren." Ouch.

The spat erupted last week when Cooper took a shot at FOX News for hyping Insight magazine's incorrect story that Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama had attended a radical Islamic school as a child in Indonesia. "Others are reporting the heat. We are sticking to the facts," Cooper said at the time.

You call FOX inaccurate, they call you Paris Hilton. So there!

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ginger    

Anderson Cooper is a whimp. He tell lies just like all the rest of them.He only cares about his career and not people. When he interview the old man from New Orlean about his house. The man told him what he needed and that CNN was there one day and didnt help him at all. But Billy Crystal did. So that let you know AC only cares about the story not people. He could have paid to buy that man a house and more. Fox is a joke as well.

2617 days ago
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ginger    

Everybody that see Anderson Cooper in New Orlean didnt read his book about how he was on Vacation with Julio and had to cut it short because of the story of the Hurricane that was going to hit New Orleans. Fox was there. The abouthow he took his man to Florida when That Terry lady dies and he was in a hotel room with his man. Or how in West Virginia they dont want him back because of what he said to a miner . So he just a rich ugly boy with mama power. Gloria got her little girll after all.

2617 days ago
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Black Sheep    

Fox and Fox talent are all a bunch of Nazi's. With zero style. Van Sustern had to go under the knife to even be presentable for air.

2638 days ago
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david schafer    

II think most of the public has no confidence in the news because of blatantly stupid incidents such as the comments Fox News has made. CNN isn't any better in that they actually responded to this nonsense. Maybe if the news media circus actually focused on real news, the public might get information that is actually useful and relevant. Fox is no more fair and balanced than CNN is trusted.

2638 days ago
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SMILEY    

I LOVE ANDERSON COOPER HE IS A GREAT AND UNDERSTANDING PERSON. HE REPORTS THE NEWS ACCURATELY. HE IS ALWAYS TRYING TO HELP OTHERS. YOU GUYS NEED TO LEAVE HIM BE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ANDERSON

2638 days ago
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SMILEY    

TO NO. 3 I REALLY AGREE WITH YOU. SHE IS TERRIBLE LOOKING SHE LOOKS MORE LIKE A MAN THAN WOMAN. GET SOME STYLE VAN SUSTERN

2638 days ago
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Great Dane    

I know I would be insulted if someone referred to me as being a Paris.....

Although, would they be calling me a....

Drunk driver? Herpes victim? Whore? Coke head? That comment can be taken SOOOOOOOO MANY DIFFERENT NEGATIVE WAYS......

2638 days ago
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Jeanie    

Interesting how you call Fox News the "right leaning" cable net. Why don't you call CNN what it is... the LEFT-LEANING news net?!!! Look who's biased after all!!! Fox is fair and balanced and that's why it is blowing all the other news channels out of the water in ratings. OPEN YOUR EYES, stupid Liberals!!!

2638 days ago
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Vanessa    


I don't know of any media/press that is not slanted either too far to the left or right. As far as Greta having to go "under the knife to be presentable for air"
if you are going to play fair; I can't think of too many television or film people who haven't gone under the knife.

ALSO, I HEAR THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS WAITING TO HIT BARACK OBAMA WHERE IT HURTS WHEN SHE DISCLOSES HIM AS A MUSLIM (IS HE A RADICAL MUSLIM OR NOT?)

2638 days ago
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Chandra    

Fox is a bunch of haters.

Who wants to see wrinkly old Greta when you can gaze at Anderson with his steely baby blues and smoking grey gun metal mane?

2638 days ago
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richard    

Most of the comparison comes from the fact his grandparents were the Vanderbilts and the Whitneys, two of the Richest families in New York and the United States at the time.

So hes a rich kid that likes to wear Gucci, Ralph Lauren. So what. Hes a very sharp looking dude.

2638 days ago
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Maddy    

I don't dislike VanSusteran, but she doesn't have the class and credibilty of Anderson Cooper. She goes for the jugular in search of a story. Sort of like TMZ.

2638 days ago
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ann coulter    

at least anderson didn't get a well-publicized "eye job." gotta geta greta!

2638 days ago
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Black Sheep    

Thanks Smiley. I do have to say that airbrushed photo they use of her isn't half bad.

2638 days ago
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Luna    

I completely agree with the first poster. These news outlets need to stick to reporting the news and quit bashing each other.

But, I do have to say that comparing Anderson Cooper to Paris Hilton was going a bit too far. Anderson is an award-winning journalist, who graduated from Yale. Paris, on the other hand, is a useless druggie tramp.

2638 days ago
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