It seems I was not the only person who thought Anderson Cooper was a little rough on Teresa today. He seemed to know there was at least some dissenting opinion in the studio audience before the show was even over. Now, the Internet is full of stories about this particular interview and in each one, AC’s attitude toward Teresa was addressed. There are questions about his friendship with Andy Cohen influencing his interview style since Andy has been a bit hard on Tre this season as well.
For those of you with reading comprehension skills, I’ve not been Tre’s defender this season at all. In fact, all the Tre Huggers and I have gone at it right up until the whole PFS episodes. I was looking forward to those to episodes so I could finally say I TOLD YOU SO when the Tre Huggers saw the light. Imagine my surprise when it was clear to me that Tre had been ramroded by production. There is now evidence all over the place that it was Tre that was the target of production for the last two shows, not Melissa. Which means despite all the stupid behavior Tre exhibited all season long, when it comes right down to it, the “big thing” that caused the entire cast including her own brother to cut Tre out of their lives (except for Jaq who just can’t stop tweeting about her and texting her) was a great big production set up targeting Teresa. Clearly, I’m not a Tre fan (or a fan of any of them really, I just call what I see on TV the way I see it) so you would think I would have a bit of credibility when I come down on Tre’s side of things for a change.
Meanwhile, the folks at Anderson Cooper have asked Tre to appear again on the show tomorrow. Clearly, they have some apologizing to do. As I said as I was live blogging, it was clear to everyone watching that Tre was shaken up. It’s unclear whether she came back today to tape the apology scene or if she is in fact actually coming back tomorrow. I have to admire her courage if she actually does jump back into that frying pan. Here are some comments from Anderson Cooper’s website. Nearly all of them were saying the same thing.
I used to be a fan and a supporter of your’s Mr. Cooper. But now that I have seen your true character I am done. I don’t support bullies. Your interview was nothing short of an attack against Teresa Giudice. You should be ashamed of yourself, I am ashamed of you. Maybe you should join in the cast of RHONJ you would fit right in with the other bullies. Since you like kicking people when they are down and all
You use to be my favorite! Fair and balanced. I watch your evening show regularly (something my husband and I can agree on), but today I decided to stop home for lunch and watch your daytime show because I am a huge housewives fan.
I am so disappointed….I am not a huge Teresa Giudice fan but I am a housewives fan and you were disrespectful to her and I felt sorry for her. Why would you play half of a preview clip and attack her? Does not seem like responsible journalism to me.
I tuned in to yoru show today for the first time today to see Teresa Giudice. I’ve seen you on CNN and Oprah and I had a high opinon of you. You were biased and rude. The gentleman in the audience was spot on….you owe Mrs. Giudice an apology. The clip you showed was Teresa’s response to be attacked by Caroline Manzo on her appearance. Will not be tuning in again until you man-up and aplogise.
A very unprofessional biased interview with Teresa today. Anderson was rude, condescending, and predisposed to berate her. Very disappointed! Just deleted you from my DVR lineup.
Anderson I am very shocked at how you behaved during the Teresa Guidice interview, you were judgemental, mean and your audience member was 100% correct that an apology is owed. I expected a higher level of journalism from you, but seems that you have just decided to do Andy Cohen’s bidding here and tow the Bravo line. Very unfortunate. First time giving your show a shot and I won’t be returning unless this is addressed.
So what do you think? Have I gone too far over to the dark side?