Cooper: “I Don’t Have the Energy of Arianna Huffington or Tina Brown”

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By SteveK Comment

cooper_12-28.jpgAnderson Cooper is interviewed by Choire Sicha in the Los Angeles Times, and the CNN anchor talks about the internet and life after the election.

“I miss our nightly meetings with 20 different analysts,” he says. “I was joking with some of them that I feel like we should convene panels in my home on the weekends and go over polls that don’t exist.”

When asked why he doesn’t just “quit your job and start a website,” Cooper says, “I like the immediacy of television. I like going to a frontline, I like going to a story. I like the immediacy and impact of it. There’s a real global impact with CNN.” But also: “I don’t have the energy of Arianna Huffington or Tina Brown.”

After the jump, what Cooper doesn’t “quite understand” about “other networks”…

(image by Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times)


In a discussion of breaking news, Cooper describes methods of other networks:

If you notice on a lot of other networks, they have something called “breaking today.” Which, to me, I think that’s called news? I don’t quite understand how people get away with “breaking today,” but that’s become a mainstay of MSNBC and others.