Anderson Cooper “Is No Shep Smith”

By Brian 

Anderson Cooper is great, Geraldo Rivera says. “God bless him. Thanks to him, CNN finally has a pulse. He’s helping them look like something other than a corpse from the past.”
But, Geraldo added in an interview with Gail Shister, “he’s no Shep Smith.”

Here come the bullet points: “He’s incisive, compassionate, young, good-looking and apolitical, except in human terms. He’s like me in the early Roone Arledge era [at ABC] in the late ’70s — someone people can relate to, who won’t sell them a bill of goods…He’s the anchor of the future. I’m old enough to be his dad.”