Here’s Denton whining about the manner by which Anderson Cooper came out:
It’s awesome that the calculation has changed this much: that it’s now more embarrassing to remain in the closet than it is to come out.
But here’s one quibble. The method of revelation was so obviously designed to minimize the story. It’s part of the Independence Day news dump, along with the Cruise-Holmes separation, timed to be overwhelmed by fireworks and the smell of barbeque.
If Anderson Cooper is going to compromise his personal privacy for “visibility”, this is a particularly hesitant way to go about it.
Here’s what I don’t understand. The choreographed publication of a private letter from Anderson to Andrew Sullivan has so much in common with Obama’s mealy-mouthed statement of personal belief on afternoon TV: both are missed opportunities.
Hey Nick- it’s none of your fucking business when or how any gay person comes out of the closet. Earlier today, OTB’s headline on this issue was “Anderson Cooper Is Gay, Almost Nobody Cares, And That’s A Good Thing.”
Nick Denton. Almost a nobody, but a jerk nonetheless.