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Viral Video: Pussy Willows Make Anderson Cooper Giggle (You Cannot Make This Stuff Up!)

Here’s all I will say about this video of CNN news host Anderson Cooper suffering what can only be described as a giggle fit, while doing a report on the Polish-American end-of-Lent holiday known as Dyngus Day.

The attack came during the part about women using pussy willows to strike men with.

Incredibly, this is Cooper’s second giggle crisis related to his RidicuList segment.

I’ll tell you what’s ridonkulous — if you miss this classic:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald