Your show Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN usually embodies impartial reporting, filled with important stories from around the world. While reporting is never unbiased, I can usually watch your show and get a feel for what is going on around the world without working about extremely skewed reporting. Today, however, that was not the case. On the RidicuList today was a program called Toys for Tatas, in which you ridicule a group of legal workers that get together to collect toys for charity. Your statement that a stripclub collecting toys for tots is ridiculous is in extremely poor taste. Your insinuation is reliant upon the idea that strip clubs should not be collecting toys for charity because they are ‘unethical’ exotic dancers is yet another patronizing insult by mainstream media. I expected better from you, and honestly I did not see this day coming. The day when I no longer watch your television show because you have chosen to buy into our patriarchal structure, and you have chosen to insult a group of dominantly women and men who earn a living legally in the states for trying to make a difference in this world. These women and men should be congratulated and thanked for their efforts, not attacked because a few do not accept their legal profession. There is no difference between a strip club giving away free food for a toy donation and a local restaurant giving away free food in exchange for a toy donation. There is no difference between a strip club selling their products at a discounted prince in exchange for toy donations, and a retail store doing the same. The only thing your segment is attacking is the legal profession of exotic dancing. A profession that is predominantly held by women. To be more precise, a majority of these women are making a hard earned living legally and many of them are concurrently putting themselves through college and university. They do not deserve your patronizing remarks. Your remarks that maintain their subordination in society, your remarks that tell them society thinks they are worthless, and your remarks that obstruct and skew their charitable efforts.
This segment is something I would expect from Ann Coulter, but not you Anderson, not you.
At least the strip clubs are trying to make the world a better place for deserving children, what are you doing Anderson to help the poor children of America this holiday season?!