Anderson Cooper reveals he’s gay; Twitter goes wild

Yet CNN reports he’s straight. (Not really.) Plus, fake bylines in one major U.S. newspaper, Gov. Chris Christie tells off a reporter, YouTube’s complaint department, and more.

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Will this be the new way to break news, in a letter to a friendly blogger? Anderson Cooper sent a poignant letter to Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan in which the CNN host revealed that he is gay—something that has long been speculated, but never confirmed. “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” Cooper told Sullivan. The blog went live at 11:02 am ET this morning, and it quickly made Cooper a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Read Cooper’s note here.

CNN, meanwhile, is reporting that Cooper is straight … not really, but that’s what the satirical Twitter feed @TimesPublicEdit quipped, taking a jab at CNN for its misreporting of last week’s healthcare ruling.

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