We just want make sure you know that our beloved Coopie will be Jon Stewart's guest on The Daily Show tonight. This is, in itself, not terribly newsworthy, as Anderson has long been willing to appear on just about any talk show or magazine cover that will have him, and that habit has become even more pronounced now that he has a book to promote.
But here's the thing. The Daily Show juggernaut has recently placed itself as strong advocates of gay rights and gay marriage. Recall Jon's extended attack on Bill Bennett two weeks ago over the gambling moralist's opposition to gay marriage. And consider Stephen Colbert's mockery last night of Wall Street Journal deputy editorial-page editor Dan Henninger's comment that, "A woman in India last week married a snake. I would like to ask the proponents of gay marriage—which violates, after all, traditions going back through all of human history—to now absolutely, positively guarantee that the next movement is not going to be allowing people to marry their pet horse, dog or cat." And then wonder: So how many questions do you think do you think Jon will ask about Julio?
Anderson Cooper Pays a Visit to Jon Stewart [The Book Standard]
Jon Stewart Tears Open Bill Bennett On Gay Marriage [Boing Boing]
Wall Street Journal Opinion Editor Says Gay Marriage Could Lead to Marrying Snakes [Raw Story]