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Anderson Cooper To Be First Openly Gay Presidential Debate Moderator

Will the Silver Fox press the presidential candidates on LGBT issues?

Serious journalist and giggling sweetie-pie Anderson Cooper has been named as one of the moderators for the upcoming presidential debates, making him the first openly gay anchor to do so in newscasting history.

Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, and Chris Wallace were named as the other three moderators of the debates, with Holt starting off the first round on September 26.

"These journalists bring extensive experience to the job of moderating, and understand the importance of using expanded time periods effectively," said Frank J. Fahrenkoph, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairs of the Commission on Presidential Debates, in a joint statement. "We are grateful for their willingness to moderate, and confident that the public will learn more about the candidates and the issues as a result."

According to the New York Times: "The commission’s choices were unlikely to provoke strong opposition, which was by design."

Although Donald Trump had already begun finding reasons to back out of the debates, a more recent CNN report suggests that he finds all of the moderators to be respectable choices for his impending interrogation. "I like them. I respect the moderators. I do respect them. It's interesting," Trump said during a Q&A session on board his plane.

It remains to be seen if Anderson Cooper will press each candidate on LGBT issues, with both having questionable reputations amongst the queer community.

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