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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper lobbed personal attacks on White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.

“Time now for ‘The Ridiculist,’ Cooper said on his program “Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees.” “And tonight, we commend the bravery of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who finally got a brief furlough from West Wing Witness Protection. Grisham popped her head out this morning to check in with her supervisors over at Fox News. Though, it seems like she saw her shadow and now back underground for six more weeks of stonewalling. The rarely seen press secretary who, since taken that job over the summer, has actually yet to hold a formal news briefing appeared on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Cooper also attacked his competitors at Fox News, who regularly double and sometimes triple the viewership of CNN’s morning show New Day.

“By the way, I just want to point out, it’s ‘Fox & Friends,’ it’s got an ampersand,” Cooper said. “It’s not ‘Fox & Friends,’ you know, Kibbles ‘N Bits or Shake ‘N Bake, that’s what I thought it was, so I checked. You can, you know, take that off your list of great unknowns. Grisham’s appearance came less 24 hours after acting Chief of Staff Mick ‘Great Muffet Keeper’ Mulvaney’s news conference, which drew huge reviews ranging from not helpful to a confession. Now, for her part, though, Grisham said that Mulvaney did everything a good accomplice should.”

Without Grisham or any other conservative to respond to his attack, Cooper rejected a comment from Grisham saying that White House presses had become theatre.

“I mean, Grisham, clearly doesn’t get to Broadway enough if she, you know, thinks those press conferences are theater,” Cooper said. “Maybe on one of these seven days a week, she’s not doing her job, she can catch maybe a (inaudible) Hamilton. Just tell them like Pence sent you, probably get free tickets.”




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