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Cooper, Obama Share Slave Past!


What a tangled web our bloody, shameful, slave-ridden American history has woven.

A genealogical study has found that silver fox newsman Anderson Cooper‘s great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt, once owned Michelle Obama’s great-great-grandfather, Jim Robinson, on “Friendfield,” a 3,000-acre plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina.

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By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 14, 2008
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  • 15 Comments
    • teddy b
      teddy b

      there’s an update on mollygood that says this isn’t true… please update!

      Oct 14, 2008 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Indeed Teddy, but I was also wondering what on earth all this has to do with gay issues??

      Were both master and slave locked into a sweaty gay SM relationship or something? Otherwise what the FUCK has this got to do with anything gay???

      Oct 14, 2008 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • emb
      emb

      If it will help heal our society, I’m willing to be owned by Anderson Cooper…

      Oct 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CondeNasty
      CondeNasty

      @ Tallskin
      It is only tangentially relevent to us as the Coop is gay.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevin
      kevin

      REMOVE THIS ARTICLE!!!! It’s inaccurate. REMOVE IT!!

      Oct 14, 2008 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      I hope this isn’t true. It’s not Anderson’s fault even if it were, but it’d just make things really awkward whenever I see him on the CNN now.

      Ugh.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 6:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      And so begins the Obama thugs attempts at white guilt Anderson into shutting up now that he has made some few reports that are not favorable to the Messiah.

      7-YR.-OLD GETS AN ACORN VOTE, CONN. JOB TO BOOST OBAMA-

      http://www.nypost.com/seven/10122008/news/politics/7_yr__old_gets_an_acorn_vote_133207.htm

      The real Obama connection, both past and future.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • afrolito
      afrolito

      Does this blog even attempt to fact check anymore?

      Oct 14, 2008 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael
      michael

      And what is the source of this story? Is Anderson supposed to slash his wrists because of the sins of his fathers? Its a really disgusting story made more disgusting because Queerty is leaving it up when its obviously not true. Does anyone in the media have any integrity? Queerty, your answer is?

      Oct 15, 2008 at 2:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb
      Caleb

      true or not i find it totally offensive and completely insensitive to write that his great great whatever owned anyone without putting quotations around the word owned. one human being could not, and can not, own another human being… he “owned” her… he did now own her… there is a world of difference.

      Oct 15, 2008 at 4:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • osocubano
      osocubano

      I’d like to own Anderson Cooper…

      Oct 15, 2008 at 8:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • retrofit71
      retrofit71

      I echo what others have said, I would be Anderson Cooper’s slave anyday, anytime.

      Oct 15, 2008 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      I’m glad some of us can be so flip + light-hearted about slavery + “owning” people.

      I mean, seriously? Poor taste.

      Oct 15, 2008 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)
      Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

      I find it odd that Cornelius Vanderbilt, the quintissential Northern Capitalist, would own a slave-holding plantation in South Carolina.

      Can we have a fact-check? Was it owned by one of his railroad holdings?

      Oct 15, 2008 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      Why the fuck bother bickering? They all came from someone’s slave anyway!

      Oct 21, 2008 at 8:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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