Disgraced Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson met with news anchors and reporters from 5 major news outlets at a secret location last week.
The purpose of the meeting, according to Gawker.com, was to determine which news outlet would win an exclusive sit-down interview with Wilson.
The interview would air on the same day as the long-awaited Grand Jury decision to determine if charges will be filed against Wilson for the murder of Ferguson, MO. teenager Mike Brown.
Each anchor was given a time slot to grovel at Wilson’s feet to win his trust.
CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper took to Twitter.com on Saturday night to reveal he wasn’t the chosen one.
Cooper’s co-worker, CNN Anchor Don Lemon, also admitted meeting with Wilson. Both Lemon and Cooper are openly gay.
From wxii12’s Brian Stetler:
In the pursuit of that interview, several high-profile television anchors have secretly met with Wilson, according to sources at several TV networks. All of the meetings were off the record, meaning the anchors could not describe what was said.
These meetings are a normal part of the TV guest booking process, but they’re significant in this case because Wilson has not been seen in public since Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.
Among the anchors who have met with Wilson are Matt Lauer of NBC, George Stephanopoulos of ABC, Scott Pelley of CBS, and Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon of CNN.