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Anderson Cooper criticized the Daily Caller for reporting his satire as news. (Credit: CNN, screenshot)

CNN’s Anderson Cooper criticized the Daily Caller for seriously reporting his satirical comments about 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson who recently married 16-year-old Courtney Stodden, Mediaite reported.

Cooper commented on the marriage in a segment called “RidicuList” and joked that Stodden’s parents are “so cool.” But, the Daily Caller reported as if his comments were serious, Mediaite reported.

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The Daily Caller has updated its June 23 story  to clarify and notes that “This article has been updated to clearly explain that Cooper’s segment was done in a sarcastic tone, as it was a part of his ‘RidicuList’ segment.”

Cooper criticized the Daily Caller on air calling the headline and story misleading.  Cooper commented to the Daily Caller’s writer: “In the future, though, don’t be so quick to attack. Make sure to fully research what you write — that way you don’t end up having your editors step in and rewrite your inaccurate stories.”

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Daily Caller Clarifies after Reporting Anderson Cooper Satire Comments as News

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