Anderson Cooper has confirmed what most people in the media world and New York already knew: he is gay.
“The fact is, I’m gay,” Cooper wrote in an email to Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan. “Always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”
I suppose I’m supposed to say something very witty about this, but, well, words fail me. Perhaps not that Cooper has come out, he won’t feel the need to put on his Edgar R. Murrow “serious journalist” pose.
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds laments that he wasn’t told, deadpanning “I mean, who knew, right?”
UP-UPDATE: A Facebook friend (Bryan Glick of ‘The Film Collaborative‘ and ‘Ariztical Entertainment‘) quips, “Does this even have to be announced? It’s right up there with Dolly Parton saying she wears makeup and Lindsay Lohan saying she has made bad choices.”
UP-UP-UPDATE: Ann Althouse has a fun poll up on the issue; I was pleased to learn that I voted with the majority on this one.