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Anderson Cooper stupifies Eddie Compass
CNN | 9-09-2005

Posted on 09/09/2005 8:35:58 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous

Did anyone just see the exchange between Anderson Cooper and Eddie Compass? He tried to pin the chief down on the evacuation issue and the chief about blew a circuit breaker.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; eddiecompass; hurricane; incompetantcops; incompetence; katrina; katrinafailures; neworleans
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This evening, shortly after 11:20, Anderson Cooper was interviewing Eddie Compass on the evacuation. It sort of went like this..."Chief, did the city do everything possible to evacuate everyone possible the night before the storm? Did the mayor ask for extra buses?"

About that time you couuld see fast Eddie get confused because a reporter strayed from the DNC talking points and blurted out, "We asked for more buses, we BEGGED for more buses." Then he added, the buses in New Orleans were surrounded by water and we couldn't get to them!"

It went down hill after that.

How were the school buses under water before the hurricane came? Hmmmmm?

1 posted on 09/09/2005 8:35:59 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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To: Armedanddangerous

Please ping me if you get the transcript!

Thanks! and Thanks for the post!


2 posted on 09/09/2005 8:38:17 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: Armedanddangerous

I couldn't believe what I saw. From Anderson cooper of all people.I laughed so hard when Coooper said he wanted to understand so he could ask the Governor. Eddie looked like a Deer in the headlights.


3 posted on 09/09/2005 8:39:26 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Armedanddangerous
How were the school buses under water before the hurricane came? Hmmmmm?

Did Anderson ask this question? Eddie Compass is a liar and a shill for the Dems.

4 posted on 09/09/2005 8:39:48 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: Armedanddangerous
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1477607/posts

...or directly via...

http://tiadaily.com/php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=1026

Also a good one to read -
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1478273/posts

Idiot Leftist Boob alert!

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5 posted on 09/09/2005 8:41:15 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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I have never watched Anderson Cooper. Is he any good?

They say he is supposed to unseat the FoxNews ratings.


6 posted on 09/09/2005 8:42:37 PM PDT by KarenMarie
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To: msnimje
It is critical for the Dems and Hillary's chances for the presidency that the American public not be left with the image of failed female leadership in a time of crisis. Pinning this on Bush wasn't working so it is time for the you know what to flow downstream. Notice how often the Democrat Party sells out the loyal African-American.
7 posted on 09/09/2005 8:43:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Can we swap Cindy Sheehan in Crawford for Cindy Crawford anywhere?)
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To: msnimje

No, Cooper didn't ask it. This is going to come back to haunt Eddie and I think he realized it. Cooper rerun would be worth rewatching just for the Eddie interview.


8 posted on 09/09/2005 8:43:44 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Armedanddangerous

As the African American woman said on Rush today,
You bet those buses were in use on election day.


9 posted on 09/09/2005 8:44:01 PM PDT by SoCalPol (More Died At Chappaquiddic than Guantanamo)
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To: Armedanddangerous

10 posted on 09/09/2005 8:44:16 PM PDT by wolicy_ponk (If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
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To: wolicy_ponk

LOL!


11 posted on 09/09/2005 8:45:06 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: RummyChick

Is Eddie the one that was on with Geraldo that night that Geraldo freaked out with the baby? There was a black official that was saying they were on the verge of a riot and Geraldo was being the typical Drama Queen.


12 posted on 09/09/2005 8:45:35 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Armedanddangerous
Don't know about Anderson Pooper, but but that Olberman countdown guy thought he scored a major coup by catching Chertoff saying Louisiana was a city....
13 posted on 09/09/2005 8:46:44 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: msnimje

Compass police buddy who was said to have committed suicide, this needs to be looked into.


14 posted on 09/09/2005 8:46:57 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: Armedanddangerous; cajungirl

"We asked for more buses, we BEGGED for more buses."

I saw them beg. It was for the Superdome evacuation, not pre-hurricane evacation.

Cooper should ask the state evacuation planners about the plans faults. Police Chief does not design them, does not operate them. Operates under them.

As for the begging - that was to the state. What's their response?

Operation Save Blanco full steam ahead.


15 posted on 09/09/2005 8:47:04 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Armedanddangerous

Ted Koppel got into it with him last night....Eddie Compass leaned toward him threatening and raised his voice.

The guy is a thug, just like Mayor Hyroglyphics and the rest...

They are forcibly removing their own citizens, yet ordered the Houston Police to take no action against all those NOPD cruisers still driving around their city.


16 posted on 09/09/2005 8:47:39 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: operation clinton cleanup

2 many buts!


17 posted on 09/09/2005 8:47:58 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: KarenMarie

Anderson Cooper is an overemotional communist.


18 posted on 09/09/2005 8:48:40 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: KarenMarie
I have never watched Anderson Cooper. Is he any good?

He is no good. He is usually on the DNC talking points .

19 posted on 09/09/2005 8:48:45 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops and their Families)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

"Notice how often the Democrat Party sells out the loyal African-American."

You smart hombre.

Two things at work. One, over the past two or three days MSM has been broaching the topic of "local" mistakes. The Dem money elite talking points counter attacked by pointing to the mayor. He will lose. He doesn't have the PR resources, Dems will abandon him.

Two, future money. If "Hugs" Blanco looks unclean, fed money into state coffers will be harder to gain.

Tancredo's right. No state or local officials should hold the pursestrings to fed reconstruction money. Nagin is reputedly honest, but certainly other local pols aren't.


20 posted on 09/09/2005 8:51:09 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Armedanddangerous
I've wondered if the school bus drivers left town anyway before anyone had a chance to call them.

They waited so long to evacuate, they had little chance to get the school districts to call for the buses.

I'm not excusing it. But they waited too long to call the evacuation to expect bus drivers to show up. Still, some drivers would probably have come.

The far bigger guilt was leaving the buses in flood zones. They could have moved them to high ground to be used in evacuation after the storm.
21 posted on 09/09/2005 8:52:10 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: Armedanddangerous
OMG!!  Too funny!  This is what happens when they stray from the script.

This whole thing is going to implode on the 'crats.

22 posted on 09/09/2005 8:53:00 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Deetes

In this case, I think Cooper has seen enough that he seems to be willing to go after the people who failed in this disaster - including the Dems.

Aaron Brown just made a snide comment and said BELIEVE ME HE IS NO RELATION..when talking about FEMA director. Really can't stand Aaaron Brown.


23 posted on 09/09/2005 8:53:29 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: TaxRelief

before CNN, he is a gameshow host who was awarded an "accurate" journalism award by a militant homosexual group.


24 posted on 09/09/2005 8:53:46 PM PDT by minus_273
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To: Armedanddangerous

Cooper actually thought outside of the script and pointed out that the buses were under water? That is unbelievable!

(Was someone prompting him from off the set?)


25 posted on 09/09/2005 8:54:05 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: Armedanddangerous

Anderson Cooper earlier was screaming about his 1st Amendment rights to show dead bodies. I sent him an email asking if I can hire someone to take pictures of him and his lover(s) at his next bathhouse circle party. I have yet to get a reply.


26 posted on 09/09/2005 8:55:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Deetes

I was driving Sunday night and Drudge slammed Cooper by refering to his "Gloria Vanderbilt jeans". nuff said.


27 posted on 09/09/2005 8:55:47 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: George W. Bush

A freeper emailed the school district...and they responded. They said the drivers were told to evacuate like everyone else....and they left well ahead of Sunday.


28 posted on 09/09/2005 8:55:54 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Armedanddangerous



Stone Phillips just spent the hour complaining about FEMA except for one line about the school buses. But "independent experts" say the lack of evacuation didn't matter because it was FEMA's fault.

FEMA took my diesel fuel, FEMA took my radio antenna, FEMA sent the medics all over the country, FEMA didn't have enough stuff stockpiled. If there were only 5,000 people left after evacuation rather than 100,000 then there would have been enough food, water and helicopter trips for everyone.


29 posted on 09/09/2005 8:55:59 PM PDT by 11x62
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To: Perdogg

Anderson Cooper is Gloria Vanderbilt's son.

and he is a gay man and a gay journalist.


30 posted on 09/09/2005 8:56:36 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: montag813

He showed dead bodies tonight. They were doing a piece on the convention center with a doctor. Whoever was doing to the reporting..don't remember who it was...said many bodies looked mutilated.


31 posted on 09/09/2005 8:58:29 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: BurbankKarl

you forgot idiot...he is absolutely an idiot.


32 posted on 09/09/2005 8:58:44 PM PDT by VirginiaMom (abortion is NEVER an option!)
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To: BurbankKarl

Thanks I did not know either of those things.


33 posted on 09/09/2005 8:58:57 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: KarenMarie

Do you live under a bridge?


34 posted on 09/09/2005 8:59:45 PM PDT by tiki
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To: VirginiaMom

I knew that! :)


35 posted on 09/09/2005 9:00:11 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: RummyChick
Is Eddie the one that was on with Geraldo that night that Geraldo freaked out with the baby? There was a black official that was saying they were on the verge of a riot and Geraldo was being the typical Drama Queen

Yeah, he is the nut who said they had been there without food and water for 6 days. That was Friday, people started showing up at the Convention Center Tuesday (3 Days) and Steve Harrigan showed them being fed by the National Guard on Thursday.

36 posted on 09/09/2005 9:01:27 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: Shermy

Disciplining fellow cops may be Compass' toughest task. "I think Chief Compass is one of the best members of the police force in terms of someone who has empathy for the average police officer," says former U.S. Attorney Eddie Jordan. "His challenge will be to put those relationships on the side and to make tough decisions that will not be popular with rank and file."


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NOPD Links To Nation Of Islam Are Disturbing

Author: Jeff Crouere | 6/14/2005


The security chief for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been hired to provide sensitivity training for the NOPD. Captain Dennis Muhammad has conducted sensitivity training in other cities such as Buffalo and will be paid $15,000 for his services, which NOPD Chief Eddie Compass says are needed in New Orleans. Compass says there are people in New Orleans who have complained about police treatment and are “anti police.” Compass believes that the “members of the Nation of Islam have some type of relationship with these people.”



However, what about those in the community and on the NOPD who are not members of the Nation of Islam? David Benelli of the Police Association of New Orleans says his phone has “been ringing off the hook” with members upset about the hiring of someone with ties to the Nation of Islam. The NOPD is 45% white, while the city is about 30% non-black, so there is a large number of people who might feel insulted by this decision. However, not only should whites be outraged about the selection of this Nation of Islam leader to conduct sensitivity training, but also all African-Americans in the community who are of the Catholic or Jewish faiths.



At the press conference announcing the training, a rabbi and priest expressed concern about Muhammad’s selection. Such concern is more than justified considering the history of Muhammad’s boss, Louis Farrakhan. Here are just a few of the Nation of Islam’s beliefs, as well as some of Farrakhan’s disturbing statements:



* Whites are “blue eyed devils.”
* Jews are “bloodsuckers”
* “Hitler was a very great man.”
* Jews controlled the slave trade and currently control the government
* Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad believed that whites were created by an evil Black scientist and that there will be “The Great Decisive Battle in the Sky” when a space ship will kill all white people by bombing the earth
* Muhammad believed that white people should relocate to Europe and that racial integration was wrong

In addition, Farrakhan has met with dictators in Sudan, Libya and Iraq, before the war, and praised their governments while denouncing the United States. Leaders in the Nation of Islam have also made very inflammatory anti-Catholic statements. In a November 1993 speech at Kean College in New Jersey, Farrakhan’s chief spokesman Khallid Muhammad said, “T]he old no-good Pope-you know that cracker, somebody need to raise that dress up and see what´s really under there. Jesus was right; you´re nothing but liars. The book of Revelations is right; you´re from the Synagogue of Satan.”



Unfortunately, the list of racist and inflammatory statements from Nation of Islam leaders is too comprehensive to completely catalog. Needless to say, it is vast. With such a controversial and confrontational history, why would Chief Compass hire any representative from the Nation of Islam?



Farrakhan’s views have even been condemned by African American leaders such as Rev. Jesse Jackson and former Congressman Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia). Even pop star Michael Jackson fired the members of the Nation of Islam who were part of his security detail.



If the Nation of Islam ties were too controversial for Michael Jackson, it should be too controversial for the NOPD. New Orleans is a very diverse community with strong ties to the Jewish and Catholic faiths. Hiring an individual who is affiliated with such a hate filled group that has a history of anti-White, anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic rhetoric is an insult to all such individuals on the police force and in New Orleans. Obviously, Chief Compass needs sensitivity training to realize the implications of his decision.


37 posted on 09/09/2005 9:01:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BurbankKarl
and he is a gay man and a gay journalist.

Would that make him a Gay anti-American? :0)

38 posted on 09/09/2005 9:02:40 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: wolicy_ponk

Excellent!! thanks for the laugh.


39 posted on 09/09/2005 9:04:06 PM PDT by DilJective (fingers pointed out can easily change course)
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To: Armedanddangerous
About that time you couuld see fast Eddie get confused because a reporter strayed from the DNC talking points

Was Cooper crying or whimpering?

I'll never believed he strayed from the DNC talking points.

40 posted on 09/09/2005 9:04:26 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: msnimje

Do they rerun Aaron Brown? I would love to see that Eddie interview again. I was laughing so hard I missed the exact dialogue.


41 posted on 09/09/2005 9:05:33 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: BurbankKarl
Andy packs fudge in his spare time?

I did not know that.../Johnny Carson voice

42 posted on 09/09/2005 9:05:51 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Why are you being so hard on Anderson Cooper? He sounds like he's actually doing some journalism. He's asking someone a valid question. Would you rather have the New York Times' opinions?


43 posted on 09/09/2005 9:06:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Armedanddangerous
I noted that super Cooper immediately throttled back and let him off the hook when he saw the chief was threading deep LA political flood waters.

If Cooper had any minerals, he would have just pretended he had a pubbie in his cross hairs, it would then have been revealing.
44 posted on 09/09/2005 9:06:17 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: KarenMarie

LOL! Who is 'They'?


45 posted on 09/09/2005 9:06:31 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: msnimje

That's like one of the men in Houston today, said he had been waiting 9 months for his debit card from fema.


46 posted on 09/09/2005 9:06:55 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: KarenMarie

Don't do it. You'll be sorry.


47 posted on 09/09/2005 9:07:40 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: Howlin

I love it when you show up Howlin! :)


48 posted on 09/09/2005 9:08:52 PM PDT by VirginiaMom (abortion is NEVER an option!)
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To: Armedanddangerous
Oh come on, give the guy a break. There is a big lake to the north and a river to the south so technically they have been surrounded by water for decades if not centuries. [NVA, graduate of the Bill Clinton school of parsing, class of '99] :)

I only saw a single clip of that dude, one where he was with that Col. whatever dude, the NO City Homeland Security chief. They blew a big opportunity to spur on the evacuation before the storm hit. All they would have had to do is to show those two clowns on TV and say "if you stay, these are the people who will be in charge and on whom your life will depend." The exodus would have been epic.

49 posted on 09/09/2005 9:09:09 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: KarenMarie

Did anyone see Tancreado on Tucker Carlsons show? Tancreado has a lot to say and most of it is not politically corrrect. He has some good insight. I will look for more from this guy. He came out and said this is mostly Blancos fault with some stupid things from the may and some improvements could be made with FEMA (10% blame).


50 posted on 09/09/2005 9:09:14 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (E)
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