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Anderson Cooper’s Balls to the Walls Gulf Oil Coverage Isn’t Helping His Ratings

Anderson Cooper is leading the cable news pack with his continuing coverage of BP’s Gulf oil spill, offers Brian Stelter. Like he did during Hurricane Katrina, Cooper has spent more time reporting from the Gulf than any other news reporter — for which he’s been rewarded with stonewalling from BP execs whom he wants to interview. And thanks to Cooper practicing journalism, his ratings have continued to slide.

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