So Fox News is taking shots at Anderson Cooper, calling him the Paris Hilton of T.V. news. What a shock. Long before Geraldo was playing in a sandbox giving out troop positions, Anderson Cooper was taking his own camera to war torn areas, putting his own life at risk to get real stories with no promise of reward.
But it's no suprise that Fox used this tactic, since it is the classic Right Wing move of accusing the enemy of what you yourself are guilty of before they have the chance to accuse you (like calling judges who refuse to put Christian values over the law of the land "activists" for example). The last time I remember seeing this was a clip of the aformentioned Jerry Rivers on Papa Bear Bill O'Reilly's show accusing John Stewart of "showing pictures of old ladies slipping on ice and laughing." Have we so soon forgotten Al Capone's vault or any of the other sensationalist "exposes" Rivera has put on in a desperate attempt to recapture the magic of the Willowbrook story, the one good story that made his career over thirty years ago?
In reality, Fox News is the Paris Hilton of T.V. news. Disgustingly rich, overexposed, inexplicably popular, and a public embarrassment.