Skip to comments.CNN's Anderson Cooper refutes AP SVP on staging
Posted on 08/10/2006 3:34:53 PM PDT by Sarah
Anderson Cooper of CNN, via The Corner:
While on the Hezbollah side, its really interesting I was in Beirut, and they took me on this sort of guided tour of the Hezbollah- controlled territories in southern Lebanon that were heavily bombed. They are much cruder, obviously. They dont have the experience in this kind of thing. But they clearly want the story of civilian casualties out. That is their what theyre heavily pushing, to the point where on this tour I was on, they were just making stuff up. They had six ambulances lined up in a row and said, OK, you know, they brought reporters there, they said you can talk to the ambulance drives. And then one by one, they told the ambulances to turn on their sirens and to zoom off, and people taking that picture would be reporting, I guess, the idea that these ambulances were zooming off to treat civilian casualties, when in fact, these ambulances were literally going back and forth down the street just for people to take pictures of them.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
"THEY WERE JUST MAKING STUFF UP."
I really think Anderson Cooper is a nice guy. Is he a liberal dupe? Yes, sometimes, but its good to know he sees right through these Hezbo b@stards and has decided not to be their media pawn and for that, I'm grateful.
Better be careful or Cooper won't be allowed on any of the hezbollah tours anymore.
I saw that, it's amazing.
I was just so optimistic, Anderson Cooper is a big media darling. Vanity Fair just gave him an incredible long article, and he's infamous for the Angelina Jolie interview.
He doesn't mince words. Let the AP try do contradict him.
This is going to be fun.
How do you tell if a muslim is lying? His mouth is open.
That's what's so incredible about his post. He's too big, especially now, to ignore. And he doesn't leave any room for interpretation.
Don't you just have this image of rats leaving the CNN ship?
I don't know, they were experienced enough to make Andie sit up and beg like a good doggie.
I read that, and can't wait to see her try to get out of this.
I posted another article a few minutes ago:
Where the author goes a bit further along the lines of the dog that didn't bark: In none of the footage leaving Hezbulla's screeners is there ONE image of a fighter, a launcher, soldiers, Nothing.
The images are all victim images.
I'm thinking his honesty would not have been so forthcoming had not all the damning info came out about suspect photos.
That being said, why can't all the Lamestream just adapt Cooper's attitude? Cooper's attitude in this case at least because he told it like it was, simply and truthfully.
Go ahead and take the photographs the nutzoids are stageing. But DON'T present them as unassailably true when you know darn well they're not. Take the pictures and give the readers the circumstances of their occurence. Tell the stories the enemy gives but make sure to state the stories are from WHO and what proof you had the story being told was true. AND if it's an editorial, STATE it's an editorial. This used to be Journalism 101.
THIS is the big problem with the Lamestream media and Bloggers et al have to keep banging on them until they straighten up and fly right. The Lamestream pulled the wool over our eyes with that "impartial journalism" mantra just a tad too long. They have no right to make news. They should simply report it.
Each day their reputation erodes. Someone tell them to GET A CLUE.
And some of them are on the payroll of the enemy, somehow and someway. You'll never convince me not.
PLEASE MOVE ALONG FOLKS... NOTHING TO SEE HERE.
What do you think?
I think that the media ediface is crumbling and he's rich enough to take a chance.
You're right, he's no real hero, just a sign of things to come.
Amazing, isn't it? Someone posted the actual video of it on here last night. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't watched it myself.
I saw the statement.
Anderson Cooper's job might be in danger.
He was just reporting the news...not spinning it per the CNN style manual.
ooops, I meant to say "I saw that segment" (not "I saw the statement") on post 20.
Check out this interesting fact from his bio on CNN.com:
"He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi."
You have a point. I think it's EU Referendum who quotes reporters being threatened to be killed if any image of rocket launchers or combattants were released.
I like him too.
Yep, Anderson Cooper has done a fantastic job in Israel the past month. By far superior to any others. He does not display an outward bias, and is changing the overall tone on CNN. Somehow when I see Christine Amanpour now, she seems out of place with the network, rather than defining it.
What if it's a female Muslim?
EU referendum got it from some German reporter.
It's amazing, of course. But imagine how much more there is.
And how many people are in on the cover-up.
I really think people are going to try to make a deal by coming clean.
The site (LGF?), no it's EUReferendum, that calls the head of AP out and says 'YOU'RE A LIAR'
Like I said, he's sometimes a liberal dupe. (and very rich)
I liked watching his reports when I watched him from Israel. He always stated how Israel was attacked first by hezbollah, etc.
I dont think that's true. He is wealthy enough that he doesn't need to kowtow to the network's bias. He is a straight shooter, who has spent a lot of time with Israelis and understands the lies the Arabs and world media spew out about those good people.
Too many replies to that that cannot be stated here...
Perhaps Anderson Cooper's 'partner' is a reasonable man and has been talking sense into him...either that or Cooper is a closet moderate...might as well get rid of all the skeletons in his designer closet...
Actually, I've. observed Anderson Cooper to be more objective than Sheep Smith.
Oh sorry, I didn't know he said this on the air!
I was just shocked to see it in print.
Was it on his show?
He & several of the other CNN reporters were saying this sort of thing several days ago.
In general I think of Anderson Cooper as Geraldo Lite, but you've got to give him credit for this one.
CNN was also reporting that Amnesty International was calling Hezbollah terrorists for targeting civilian areas in Israel.
The pressies will point blank admit it if they are asked. But for every time they admit it, they run 400 stories with the assumption that Israel is a bunch of ogres hell-bent on killing Lebanese children.
Actually, no, I heard him report it originally and it was before the Reuters flap. IIRC, it was last week some time that he did that report.
That's good news. During World War II we had a bunch of liberals that actually started taking America's side. Maybe history is repeating itself.
Check out the other article:
The image war is totally in Hezbulla's hands. Like who exactly has footage of their methods of shooting these katushkas into Israel? No one. They've worked out this very efficient method of having 3 people on a team, meet, put the pieces together, shoot, and disappear long before the Israelis come 15 minutes later and bomb the location.
They show up as innocent sheep herders and victims, when all their war dead are ONLY due to defensive moves, and ALL their rockets target innocents. It's mindboggling the laziness of the average mind.
Yep. Watch the video at this link. The first part is about LGF and the doctored photos, then a piece with Kurtz (I think) and Anderson Coopers' part is at the end.
There is tremendous credibility now attached to showing the hezzie agitprop is staged and fake. Cooper is trying to reap here. It'll be nice if they get in a feeding frenzy and eat their own.
I don't want to be too optimistic, but here's the old way of becoming a GREAT JOURNALIST:
Wipe away a tear on live TV when you have to tell the country that our president (JFK) is dead.
Tell the nation, in a sad and resigned tone, that the Vietnam War is unwinnable.
That's what made Walter Cronkite the GREATEST JOURNALIST EVER.
If I were a journalist today, and I saw which way the wind was blowing, I would start poignantly speaking out in support of Western Civilization. It's a risky strategy, but if you set a national tone, you can become a GREAT JOURNALIST. I say we are at a tipping point, and a journalist of some stature who is the first to come out and say some of this stuff, can really become an icon. I mean it.
Thanks for the link. Yes, Nic Robertson was the other CNN reporter who said they could only see what Hezbollah wanted them to see in Lebanon, and they thought much of it was staged.
CNN has been reporting for some time that Israel allows the press much more freedom, and they only get the pics Hezbollah wants them to have from Lebanon.
So, when is he getting his own show on Fox News?
We must not be sidetracked by what appears to be emerging imbroglio...
Our focus (and resolve) must never be shaken (despite a magnitude 9 earthquack in Demokratisch Peoples Republik KaliforNia). We must remain steadfast, keep our nose to the eightball, and eyes on the hot-potatoe, eh?
Today is no doubt a very interesting day, however, it is my firm belief that we (as FreeRepublic.com) should ignore them (lest we lose focuse on the issue and sight of our quarrey). They're trying to run, obfuscate, and some other stuff too.
I'm just talkin' here: but what I'm perceiving is what is known as "circling the wagons". We should be the banshee's hootin' it up (and not being distracted by "stuff"). The banshee's should disappear into the night too. Let 'em waste heartbeats trying to figure out what's up, where'd they go? "Man they are so dastardly. I heard they eat their kids. Yeah, I'm going to do a show on that. You go Cronkite, you go maaaaaan. I certainly wouldn't want to cross them bloggers. You know what I heard? Somebody accused them of being ignorant and stupid, and they brought Dan Rather down. Mary Mapes still does therapy all these years later, I [defecate] you not.".
We must remain vigilant, we must not be deceived by the "fog" that they're trying to bring down onto the situation. We must rise above, we must put on our cloaks (er, pajamas), we must be The Avenger.
People, pay attention. His report is at least two weeks old.
I can't understand your point what with all the metaphors...