Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Says CNN Interview Was "Unfair"

Yesterday, I posted the absolutely EPIC take-down by CNN's Anderson Cooper of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi over her past rocky relationship with her state's LGBT community.

To recap,  Bondi has spent years - and hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars - fighting against LGBT rights. But in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting that left 49 dead and 53 hospitalized, she has suddenly (in front of national news cameras) become our "fervent" ally.

Sarcasm intended.

So, during an interview yesterday, Anderson Cooper shared with the AG that many of her LGBT constituents don't think she supports them, and in fact, opposes them.

It was terrific, and long overdue.

Today, during an interview with NY's WOR 710 radio, she complained that she was treated "unfairly."

Via Politico:

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said her interview Tuesday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper was unfairly edited after it was posted online and served only to “encourage anger and hate.”

In an interview with New York’s WOR 710 radio Wednesday morning, Bondi said her understanding was that her interview with Cooper would focus on donation scams surrounding the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning. Instead, after one question about scams targeting people seeking to help victims, the CNN anchor grilled the Florida attorney general on her history of opposing marriage equality and other LGBT issues.

Bondi said it was inappropriate for Cooper to press her on her relationship with the LGBT community, especially in front of a hospital where shooting victims were continuing to recover.

“There’s a time and place for everything,” she said. “But yesterday wasn’t the time nor the place in front of a hospital when we could have been helping victims.”

As a reminder, I posted the ENTIRE segment yesterday. Here it is again, in all it's glory.

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