Anderson Cooper vs. M.I.A.
Ever confrontational, Sri Lankan emcee M.I.A. called out Cooper this May via Twitter, where about 90% of public feuds go down these days, accusing him of calling her a terrorist. Declining to fight fire with fire, Cooper systematically disproved M.I.A.’s allegations, starting with, “I don’t even know who you are other than the lady who sang at superbowl… By the way, I defended your finger pointing at the superbowl, so check your facts. I’ve no idea what youre tweeting about,” and wrapping up with, “You’ve gone from saying ‘I wrote’, ‘I called you,’ to saying my cnn show blog [AC360] had a link to an article. Big difference.” Looks like Cooper was the clear winner here.