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Anderson Cooper discusses 85-year-old mother's 'cunnilingus' live on CNN

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Here's a little gem from MEDIAite via the Drudge Report. CNN, that bastion of journalistic integrity and impartial reporting we all know and love, just hit a new low in cable news with an end-of-the-year segment Thursday night.

During the segment Anderson Cooper asked Dan Savage what he thought was a really good scandal story this year, and Savage chose the story of Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Savage added at one point, “I love a good cunnilingus joke on the evening news.”

Everyone on the set erupted in laughter, so apparently Cooper thought it would be a good idea to continue with the oral sex theme.

“My mom once wrote a romance memoir about men she had dated," Cooper said, "and I use that term loosely -- and she described one guy she was currently dating -- my mom was 85 at the time -- as the Nijinsky of cunnilingus. And she made me proofread the book.”

That's a too-much-information moment if there ever was one, but does it say more about CNN, Cooper, or the cable news network's viewers? Just imagine the faux outrage that would have erupted had Sean Hannity uttered such a completely inappropriate remark on FOX News. Of course Hannity would never in a million years say anything close to what Cooper said, especially in reference to his own elderly mother.

Welcome to the new liberal America, where anything goes and apparently nothing is off limits. If you care to see the complete exchange you can view it at Liberty Unyielding.

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