The Shame of Anderson Cooper

It was a moment those of us watching won’t soon forget. CNN’s Anderson Cooper was looking for a target at which he aim his anger over the horrifying crime at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. But his target wasn’t the shooter, or anyone remotely associated with the Islamist groups with which he identified. It was Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who was on the air in her capacity as a law enforcement official and said plainly that violence directed at gay Americans would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.