The Guardian has a big fat profile of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow today and the most interesting part is that she basically tells every news anchor who isn't out of the closet to just tell the world already. Yeah, that means you, Andy Coop.

Here's our favorite part:

Maddow is one of the very few gay news anchors in America – well, one of the very few openly gay news anchors. Does she feel frustration towards an equally well-known news presenter who is widely assumed to be gay but has never come out? For the first time, Maddow pauses: "I'm sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they're doing what they're doing, but I do think that if you're gay you have a responsibility to come out," she says carefully.

We've been saying the same thing for a long time. But then again Maddow may not have meant Anderson Cooper, necessarily. She could have been talking about Fox News' Shep Smith. Or Good Morning America's Sam Champion and Robin Roberts. There sure is a lot of closet space in TV news! But at least we have brave butch Rachel setting a good example.

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