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  • So how difficult is it to be on CNN

  • reporting the news when Washington is so confusing?

  • I mean, it's just--

  • what do you do?

  • It's frustrating.

  • I mean, you know, Washington is often confusing,

  • and administrations often shade the truth,

  • don't tell the truth.

  • But this is certainly, you know, there's really an assault,

  • a war on the truth going on.

  • And we're in a time now with this pandemic where the truth

  • matters more than ever.

  • I mean, it's literally life or death

  • whether you get correct information about how

  • to stay safe, whether you get misinformation

  • about what can help you and what can't hurt you.

  • I've never been more proud to be a reporter at a time like this.

  • It's difficult. It's incredibly challenging.

  • You have administration which is--

  • you know, and I'm not saying this from a political vantage

  • point--

  • but they certainly give out tremendous misinformation

  • and misdirection and shade the truth and lie about things.

  • And that's a real difficulty as a reporter.

  • Yeah, and that's exactly what the problem is.

  • And when you have reporters asking questions and being

  • basically attacked for asking a normal question,

  • a legitimate question, and yet it's hard.

  • Because when a reporter asks the question,

  • I'm anxious for that answer.

  • And I never really get that answer.

  • And there's all this misdirection now of testing,

  • like saying, we don't really all need testing.

  • It's like, no, we do need testing.

  • And I mean, more than ever, we need

  • testing because now everybody is wanting to open up again.

  • And I watched your interview with the mayor of Las Vegas.

  • I was watching when it happened, and I just

  • thought you were fantastic.

  • And that went viral.

  • I mean, that was that was a very popular interview.

  • Yeah, I mean, I was--

  • Look, you were just--

  • I was surprised.

  • I mean obviously, for mayor who's

  • calling for the reopening of casinos and convention centers

  • and getting tourists in, she was remarkably ill informed,

  • and seemed to be proud of that, and not believing

  • that part of her role as mayor, if she's calling for that,

  • would be to at least have some ideas about how that can be

  • done safely, or what she could do to improve testing, or get

  • greater access to testing.

  • She didn't seem to think that was any of her responsibility,

  • though she was calling for very low-paid people

  • to go and work in dangerous settings,

  • that she herself wasn't even willing to go and sit

  • on a nightly basis.

  • Right.

  • Yeah, that was frustrating.

  • Well, [INAUDIBLE] because she doesn't gamble anymore.

  • She's too busy.

  • That's why she's not going, she said.

  • Hey, let's talk about you being on Who

  • Wants to Be a Millionaire?

  • Jimmy said that you--

  • Jimmy Kimmel's version, I really like it a lot.

  • I'm enjoying it.

  • He said you were not so good at pop culture, which--

  • I know

  • --didn't surprise me, really.

  • Yes.

  • I've gotten worse on pop culture.

  • You know, I was an early Housewives fan.

  • I think you and I discussed this when

  • I was on the show one time.

  • And I think I can take a little credit I think for introducing

  • you to kind of the Housewives.

  • I don't know that you were watching at the time.

  • I don't know if you watch now.

  • But anyway, Yes, I--

  • Do you want to use that phrase, "take credit,"

  • like it's a proud thing?

  • Is that--

  • (LAUGHING) You're right.

  • That's probably not the best phrase.

  • But yes, you did introduce me to it.

  • So go ahead.

  • I was a gateway to it.

  • But, yeah, I have fallen off the wagon.

  • So yes, there were a couple of questions.

  • Thankfully, Andy was my backup person,

  • because I knew he would know pop culture.

  • And I knew I wouldn't.

  • So he saved me.

  • I mean, I don't think I can say how far I got.

  • But I wouldn't have gotten to wherever

  • I got because I would not have made it past,

  • like, the dummy questions.

  • Because one of the earliest questions

  • was a basic pop culture question and I totally had no idea.

  • Yeah, well they're all over the place, the questions.

  • That's what I like about it, because some are pop culture.

  • So you kind of have to know a little bit about everything.

  • Anderson, I love talking to you.

  • I have missed talking to you.

  • I'm happy for you.

  • Thank you.

  • You look like you're just beaming,

  • and that's what you deserve.

  • So you can catch Anderson every night on AC 360 at 8:00 on CNN.

  • Anderson Cooper.

  • Thank you, Ellen.

  • Bye.

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