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December 13, 2013

More on “Affluenza”

section9 responds to our Anderson Cooper quote:

I like you guys, you were really cool when we met, so I don’t want you to take this as criticism of you or your blog.

But people are getting on this guy because he coined a word that they can easily hang on to, not because what he did was so terrible.  

The crazy thing is that the psychiatrist and the attorneys technically failed. Their client was convicted in a court of law and sentenced to a totally bullshit sentence by a judge. Not the psychiatrist, not his attorneys, not the prosecution. The Judge.

Unless you have a psych degree and the credentials to disagree with his diagnosis, save your comments, critiques, and criticism for Judge Jean Boyd. 

She can be reached here:

Judge Jean Hudson Boyd

Scott D. Moore Juvenile Justice Center
2701 Kimbo Road
Fort Worth, TX 76111
817-838-4600

Point taken (hence the reblog), though we were just quoting what Anderson Cooper said. (It was a tense interview and that quote was only one part of what made it tense.) For what it’s worth, people with actual psych degrees have said the term (which isn’t new, but the American Psychiatric Association doesn’t recognize) was never meant to be used in court.

I think we can all agree that the judge screwed up, though.

20:10 // 9 months ago
March 27, 2013
Anderson Cooper, “Today” show host? Nope, he shot the offer down.

Anderson Cooper, “Today” show host? Nope, he shot the offer down.

12:05 // 1 year ago
February 8, 2013
michaelhayes:

rickish:

Lot going on here.

Whoa.

Going back to the original conversation, this woman also uses the phrase "i will refuse to watch his show if he turns out to be a homosexual, ITS WRONG" Mind you, she seemed to miss the fact that the guy she’s flippantly writing about received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a man suspected of going on a violent rampage — and is reportedly still on the run … and that this is a kind of big news story.

michaelhayes:

rickish:

Lot going on here.

Whoa.

Going back to the original conversation, this woman also uses the phrase "i will refuse to watch his show if he turns out to be a homosexual, ITS WRONG" Mind you, she seemed to miss the fact that the guy she’s flippantly writing about received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a man suspected of going on a violent rampage — and is reportedly still on the run … and that this is a kind of big news story.

0:07 // 1 year ago
November 19, 2012

Here’s Wolf Blitzer and his camera crew running for their lives after an air raid siren went off in the Israeli city of Ashkelon — which has been a target of rocket fire — earlier today. “The sirens went off minutes after we arrived. The camera was hanging around my neck,” wrote CNN staffer Linda Roth, who says that a more professional version of this clip will air on “The Situation Room” later today. Anderson Cooper had a similar situation over the weekend. (ht HyperVocal)

13:57 // 1 year ago
July 2, 2012
I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I’m not an activist, but I am a human being and I don’t give that up by being a journalist.
The key quote from Anderson Cooper’s letter to Andrew Sullivan where he admits that he’s gay.
11:17 // 2 years ago
imwithkanye:

Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay.” via Andrew Sullivan.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.

imwithkanye:

Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay.” via Andrew Sullivan.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.

(via dailydot)

11:12 // 2 years ago
May 24, 2012

Today in Anderson Cooper making people look stupid simply by asking questions: This lady. It may be the best entry in this subgenre of news since this video(via pbump)

19:15 // 2 years ago
March 24, 2012

Speaking to Anderson Cooper on CNN, the lawyer for George Zimmerman, Craig Sonner, stood behind his client’s claim that he acted in self-defense, saying Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and a head laceration from Trayvon Martin before killing him. He also touched on a specific inaction or inattention that’s inflamed anger directed at the Sanford Police Department’s handling of the case – Sonner has only spoken to Zimmerman on the phone, and admits he doesn’t know precisely where he is, though he assumes he’s “still in the area.”

(Source: mediaite.com)

15:53 // 2 years ago
March 8, 2012
ilyagerner:

radicalhugs:

COUNTERTERRORISM REPORT

You guys know who else gave hugs? Hitler.

Tumblr of the day. (context, more context)

ilyagerner:

radicalhugs:

COUNTERTERRORISM REPORT

You guys know who else gave hugs? Hitler.

Tumblr of the day. (context, more context)

9:14 // 2 years ago