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CNN's Anderson Cooper refutes AP SVP on staging
The American Thinker ^ | 8/10/06 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 08/10/2006 3:34:53 PM PDT by Sarah

Anderson Cooper of CNN, via The Corner:

While on the Hezbollah side, it’s 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 don’t have the experience in this kind of thing. But they clearly want the story of civilian casualties out. That is their — what they’re 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; cooper; israel; reuterrorism; reuters
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Anderson Cooper?!
1 posted on 08/10/2006 3:34:54 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: Sarah

"THEY WERE JUST MAKING STUFF UP."


2 posted on 08/10/2006 3:35:45 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: Sarah
Green Helmet the movie director [Germany's NDR busts him in the act VIDEO]

You can see screen scrapes here:

3 posted on 08/10/2006 3:36:20 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Sarah

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.


4 posted on 08/10/2006 3:38:19 PM PDT by right wing (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: Sarah

Better be careful or Cooper won't be allowed on any of the hezbollah tours anymore.


5 posted on 08/10/2006 3:38:45 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

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.


6 posted on 08/10/2006 3:39:07 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: Sarah

How do you tell if a muslim is lying? His mouth is open.


7 posted on 08/10/2006 3:39:16 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: nuconvert
Better be careful or Cooper won't be allowed on any of the hezbollah tours CNN anymore.
8 posted on 08/10/2006 3:40:00 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: right wing

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.


9 posted on 08/10/2006 3:40:30 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: BlessedBeGod

Don't you just have this image of rats leaving the CNN ship?


10 posted on 08/10/2006 3:41:14 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
EU Referendum Calls out Kathleen Carroll, senior vice president and executive editor for Associated Press Here in Liars
11 posted on 08/10/2006 3:41:15 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Sarah
They are much cruder, obviously. They don’t have the experience in this kind of thing. But they clearly want the story of civilian casualties out

I don't know, they were experienced enough to make Andie sit up and beg like a good doggie.

12 posted on 08/10/2006 3:41:38 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: Sarah
Yeah Anderson. The question is why did it take you weeks to cough up this furrball?
13 posted on 08/10/2006 3:42:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Bring your press credentials to Qana, for the world's most convincing terrorist street theater.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I read that, and can't wait to see her try to get out of this.
I posted another article a few minutes ago:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681434/posts
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.


14 posted on 08/10/2006 3:44:42 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: Sarah
I suspect Mr. Cooper is reacting to the brouhaha over the Reuters photo flap.

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.

15 posted on 08/10/2006 3:45:05 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/ Search the word "kaitlyn" on FreeRepublic for my Blog posts)
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To: DoughtyOne
"The question is why did it take you weeks to cough up this furrball?"

He was still in Beirut, within the tender clutches of Hizbullah?
16 posted on 08/10/2006 3:45:11 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Sarah
CNN NEWS ALERT: The Anderson Cooper story is a fake being put out by the zionist killers.

PLEASE MOVE ALONG FOLKS... NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

17 posted on 08/10/2006 3:46:08 PM PDT by avacado
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


18 posted on 08/10/2006 3:46:22 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: Sarah

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.


19 posted on 08/10/2006 3:46:31 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Sarah

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.


20 posted on 08/10/2006 3:47:04 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Sarah

ooops, I meant to say "I saw that segment" (not "I saw the statement") on post 20.


21 posted on 08/10/2006 3:48:10 PM PDT by VOA
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To: right wing
I really think Anderson Cooper is a nice guy. Is he a liberal dupe? Yes, sometimes ...

Check out this interesting fact from his bio on CNN.com:

"He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi."

22 posted on 08/10/2006 3:48:19 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Jameison

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.


23 posted on 08/10/2006 3:48:51 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: right wing

I like him too.


24 posted on 08/10/2006 3:49:24 PM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (God bless Israel and their men and women fighting against an evil, cowardly enemy.)
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To: Sarah
Anderson Cooper?!

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.

25 posted on 08/10/2006 3:49:26 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Sarah; SJackson; Salem

ping


26 posted on 08/10/2006 3:50:00 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Sarah
After that report I'm sure the anti-Semites at CNN and the DNC will be kicking in his door, but they better be careful. Like you said, he's too big now and the best part is that doesn't need their stinkin' money. Anderson's the epitome of the starry eyed reporter who wants to get the truth out, but hasn't figured out that the people he works and hob-nobs with sold out a long time ago.

Now that he's outed the Islamo fascists, his life really may be in danger.
27 posted on 08/10/2006 3:50:13 PM PDT by right wing (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: Misterioso

What if it's a female Muslim?


28 posted on 08/10/2006 3:50:35 PM PDT by MarkeyD (The patriotism of the New York Times = The humanity of an Islamic terrorist.)
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To: jennyjenny

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'


29 posted on 08/10/2006 3:51:47 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: FreedomCalls

Like I said, he's sometimes a liberal dupe. (and very rich)


30 posted on 08/10/2006 3:53:18 PM PDT by right wing (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: montag813

I liked watching his reports when I watched him from Israel. He always stated how Israel was attacked first by hezbollah, etc.


31 posted on 08/10/2006 3:53:18 PM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (God bless Israel and their men and women fighting against an evil, cowardly enemy.)
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To: Fishtalk
I'm thinking his honesty would not have been so forthcoming had not all the damning info came out about suspect photos.

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.

32 posted on 08/10/2006 3:57:08 PM PDT by montag813
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To: DoughtyOne

Too many replies to that that cannot be stated here...


33 posted on 08/10/2006 4:03:32 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: Sarah

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...


34 posted on 08/10/2006 4:04:38 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Sarah
Yes, I've seen that one too. I was referring to the video of Cooper admitting there was staging going on. I couldn't believe it!
35 posted on 08/10/2006 4:08:06 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Sarah

Actually, I've. observed Anderson Cooper to be more objective than Sheep Smith.


36 posted on 08/10/2006 4:10:46 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (A member of the Appalachian-American minority -- and proud of it!)
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To: jennyjenny

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?


37 posted on 08/10/2006 4:10:56 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: Sarah
Anderson Cooper?!

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.

38 posted on 08/10/2006 4:11:59 PM PDT by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Sarah

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.


39 posted on 08/10/2006 4:12:39 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Fishtalk
I suspect Mr. Cooper is reacting to the brouhaha over the Reuters photo flap.

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.

40 posted on 08/10/2006 4:14:21 PM PDT by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: right wing
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.

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.

41 posted on 08/10/2006 4:15:04 PM PDT by capt. norm (Bumper Sticker: Honk if you've never seen an Uzi shoot from a car window.)
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To: Amelia

Check out the other article:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681434/posts

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.


42 posted on 08/10/2006 4:16:24 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: Sarah

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.



http://hotair.com/archives/2006/08/09/video-charles-johnson-howard-kurtz-anderson-cooper-on-reutersgate/


43 posted on 08/10/2006 4:16:53 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Sarah


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.


44 posted on 08/10/2006 4:22:34 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Sarah
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.

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.

45 posted on 08/10/2006 4:24:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ( “I'm the Emperor, and I want dumplings!” (German: Ich bin der Kaiser und will Knödel.))
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To: Sarah

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.


46 posted on 08/10/2006 4:24:52 PM PDT by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Sarah

So, when is he getting his own show on Fox News?


47 posted on 08/10/2006 4:56:22 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Sarah
Is tit just me? Or, lately, am I catching subtle nuances about stuff being offered up for consideration by the public at large in accordance to the Free Republic mission? Is it just me? Or seems it to you too that the focus of interest has changed, while and albeit subtely, quite profoundly, over the last few hours.

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.

48 posted on 08/10/2006 5:49:24 PM PDT by raygun (Whenever I see U.N. blue helmets I feel like laughing and puking at the same time.)
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To: DoughtyOne
The question is why did it take you weeks to cough up this furrball?

People, pay attention. His report is at least two weeks old.

49 posted on 08/10/2006 6:58:47 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: raygun

I can't understand your point what with all the metaphors...


50 posted on 08/11/2006 7:03:29 AM PDT by Sarah
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