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Anderson Cooper decides to leave Egypt after constant violence
Examiner ^ | 2/5/11 | Matt Carter

Posted on 02/05/2011 2:01:32 PM PST by jimbo123

Anderson Cooper of CNN has clearly been one of the most active journalists in Egypt over the course of the past weeks, having done his best to report on the streets and also in the midst of near-constant violence. He has been punched on many accusations, had a car he was in destroyed, and at one point he was even trapped inside of an undisclosed building in order to keep both and his crew safe.

So with all of this in mind, Cooper's announcement Sunday should not come as too great of a surprise. Here is what Anderson had to say via Twitter:

"It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave #Egypt. CNN continues to have many teams in place. It was a hard decision to leave."

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andersoncooper; cnn; egyptcrisis; hissyfit; mubarak
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Darn.
1 posted on 02/05/2011 2:01:33 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

cmon can’t the Egyptians have just one more chance to do it right.


2 posted on 02/05/2011 2:05:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jimbo123

I guess sweeps week is over.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 2:05:17 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: jimbo123
Does he have to come back here?
4 posted on 02/05/2011 2:05:51 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: jimbo123

>> Darn.

Do you mean, “Darn, I’m going to miss Andy’s fine reporting”?

Or, “Darn, he left before they got him”? :-)


5 posted on 02/05/2011 2:06:08 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: bill1952

>> Does he have to come back here?

Yeah, why not make him our beloved “man on the street” in Nogales or Nuevo Laredo.


6 posted on 02/05/2011 2:07:33 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: jimbo123

And where’s the backbone shown by the hero journalists of yore - like Gunga Dan Rather reporting from Afghanistan and Ed Murrow reporting from the rooftops of London during the Blitz?


7 posted on 02/05/2011 2:08:32 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Nervous Tick

May I also suggest Juarez. No one would attack an American journalist there.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 2:08:42 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A well armed lamb will contest the vote)
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To: jimbo123

Pro democracy protesters my pale white a@@. The media was safer in Iraq when the U.S. deposed Saddam Hussein. Ironic ain’t it.


9 posted on 02/05/2011 2:09:13 PM PST by fhayek
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To: jimbo123

The unrest must have cut access to his favorite local cruising spots. It couldn’t have been the rocks and punches that drove him off. He’s spent most of his life getting hit in the face with balls.


10 posted on 02/05/2011 2:09:20 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: jimbo123

Anderson, Katie and the other pretty talking faces went to Egypt when they thought it would be safe. They thought they’d be there for the “tearing down of the Berlin wall” moment, where they would join the jubiliant, peaceful protesters who regained their right to twitter. Instead, they found themselves in a war zone.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 2:10:32 PM PST by Padams
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To: Nervous Tick

I think he means darn as in he’ll be back in this country.


12 posted on 02/05/2011 2:12:36 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: Padams

Emotions seemed to escilate when the US media arrived. Seems like Obie and Co aren’t the only ones not willing to let a crisis go to waste.


13 posted on 02/05/2011 2:14:35 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: jimbo123

Please Cooper they tell me what you do is very mportant. Please stay and report or we will all be lost.


14 posted on 02/05/2011 2:15:36 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: jimbo123

Time to play the “Ace in the Hole”.

Send in Whoraldo Revealer!! He’ll get the job done!!


15 posted on 02/05/2011 2:15:55 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: jimbo123

Egypt doesn’t like drama queens???


16 posted on 02/05/2011 2:17:20 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: jimbo123

*headline only*

awwww poor widdle Anderson misses home? Poor widdle thing. He and his ilk hate this Nation (and us) so much I’m shocked that he wants to leave Egypt; which is the direct result of his hero’s actions. Wanting to come back to the U.S.A? It’s such unfair, bigoted, illerate Nation...it’s shocking that he wants to come back here.


17 posted on 02/05/2011 2:19:17 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: jimbo123
Another example of American journalists thinking they are loved and admired and would be kept safe by the protesters. They don't want the press there and don't care or probably know who katiecouric or prissyanderson either one actually is. The look on katie's face when she actually realized this wasn't a garden party and she was really in deep doodoo was priceless though.

They will both be lauded and awarded for their bravery once they get home by other equally clueless media types

18 posted on 02/05/2011 2:19:47 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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Anderson Cooper decides to leave Egypt fearing Egyptian muslims have learned of his homosexuality.

Fixed.

19 posted on 02/05/2011 2:20:49 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: jimbo123
So he didn't just get the story he's made himself the story.
Typical.
20 posted on 02/05/2011 2:21:14 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: jimbo123

Cutie Couric and Brian Williams have already fled so I guess he feels it’s okay for him to leave too. He lasted a few days longer than the girls.


21 posted on 02/05/2011 2:22:47 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: edpc

>> It couldn’t have been the rocks and punches that drove him off. He’s spent most of his life getting hit in the face with balls.

Monitor cleanup on aisle 3!


22 posted on 02/05/2011 2:24:08 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: TexasCajun

>> Anderson Cooper decides to leave Egypt fearing Egyptian muslims have learned of his homosexuality.

If he was as smart as he thinks he is, he would’ve just dressed up in a goat suit and crawled around Cairo on all fours. Win-win, baby!


23 posted on 02/05/2011 2:26:21 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: TexasCajun

You just signed his death warrant if he is so bold to visit another muzzie country.


24 posted on 02/05/2011 2:36:29 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: jimbo123

Not so tough when the protesting teabaggers take a swing at you, are you, A.C.?


25 posted on 02/05/2011 2:37:18 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: jimbo123

He flew the coop.


26 posted on 02/05/2011 2:40:01 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jimbo123

He needs to hurry home for a facial and a mani/pedi. Those desert winds were drying out his pores.

Nancy boy!


27 posted on 02/05/2011 2:42:54 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Off topic, but everytime I see your screen name, I think of my brother up in Gainesville and his three Georgia Dawgs:

(We now return you to your regularly scheduled program)

28 posted on 02/05/2011 2:43:31 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: samadams2000

You’d a thunk that Shepard Smith might have gone....he’d probably have been thrilled to find himself surrounded by dozens of hairy young brown boys.


29 posted on 02/05/2011 2:46:13 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: jimbo123

Somebody send this guy a DVD of THE FOUR FEATHERS.


30 posted on 02/05/2011 2:56:37 PM PST by Argus
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To: 353FMG
You just signed his death warrant if he is so bold to visit another muzzie country.

I'm no Perez Hilton!!!

The Turd-Grabber has been outed for many years my friend.

31 posted on 02/05/2011 3:01:52 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: edpc

Poor wittle ‘Hands-in-your-pooper’.

He probably has a ‘Super-Bowel’ date with Shep.


32 posted on 02/05/2011 3:08:32 PM PST by panaxanax (*Memo to Jim DeMint: Check your mail. Your DRAFT NOTICE will be arriving soon!)
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To: jimbo123

Well Anderson Pooper you just got a lesson in “Life in a Middle Eastern Arab country.” They don’t love you Anderson, in fact if they knew you were a homosexual they would have given you some special treatment! All that anti-American dribble that is spewed from CNN daily has really paid off! They hate you and when you are left in their care you have no protection. How does it feel? You ready for some of that Sharia law to come to the USA?


33 posted on 02/05/2011 3:13:30 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: ErnBatavia

They sure got purty mouths

ROFL..


34 posted on 02/05/2011 3:14:21 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A well armed lamb will contest the vote)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t blame him, they point over at him there and say, “MUST KILL CRACKER”.

Sensible move in all seriousness.


35 posted on 02/05/2011 3:17:14 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: jimbo123

BOO-Hoo!


36 posted on 02/05/2011 3:29:23 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Hell, one of them will probably get a Pulitzer for their “reporting.”

I’d pay a hundred bucks for a video of Cooper getting knots on his head, that would go in the library for replays when I’m blue.


37 posted on 02/05/2011 3:57:20 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: jimbo123

sign, oh well. Now he has his Albert Gore, F’n Kerry combat experience and will now run back to the safety of his padded cell.


38 posted on 02/05/2011 4:02:11 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: jimbo123

He should get the crap beat out of him more ofter if he wants his ratings to go up.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/category/ratings


39 posted on 02/05/2011 4:24:08 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: davetex

Wish he would go into Mexico and report on the cartels.


40 posted on 02/05/2011 4:26:05 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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The real reason is he couldn't find anybody to teabag.
41 posted on 02/05/2011 4:30:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: jimbo123

Thank God,Boring with just him and a candle.


42 posted on 02/05/2011 4:32:13 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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He has been punched on many accusations,

Strange choice of words. Did the writer mean on many occasions? I only heard about the one where he got dope slapped around for a while.

43 posted on 02/05/2011 4:34:54 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: jimbo123

So Copper is bugging out because there’s no lobster left at the hotel. Typical leftist coward.

“On April 18, 1945, Ernie Pyle died on Ie Shima, an island off Okinawa...”

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Pyle

I don’t expect the leftist moonbat Cooper to die to prove himself, but don’t try to BS me that he’s under fire.


44 posted on 02/05/2011 4:57:24 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: West Texas Chuck

He and katie both probably didn’t log 15 minutes in that crowd before they ran crying into hiding. You are probably right about the Pulitzer.


45 posted on 02/05/2011 5:13:11 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: jimbo123

Will he ever get it, that Islamics hate us for our way of life, because we don’t and will not ever submit to Islamic Sharia one world religion...

Nah, he encourages them.

He would be one of the first they would like to get their hands on, so to speak.


46 posted on 02/05/2011 5:21:17 PM PST by Freddd
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yeah coz they believed their own hype about Muslims being so ‘moderate’.

They better get it in their thick heads, Islamics mean to kill us period. They think they go to heaven for killing Jews and Christians.

Sad really when they will be spending eternity in hell.


47 posted on 02/05/2011 5:23:23 PM PST by Freddd
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To: edpc

“He’s spent most of his life getting hit in the face with balls.”

Oh hell. Now you’ve done it. I am screaming with laughter to the point of pain....and damn near wet my pants!

LOLLLLLLLLL


48 posted on 02/05/2011 5:44:10 PM PST by battletank
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To: ErnBatavia

Also off topics, but by any chance do those hounds play harmonica or fiddle? I’d pay good money to watch.


49 posted on 02/05/2011 5:55:56 PM PST by healy61
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

You mean the ‘’Perky One’’ went to Egypt? Wow. Got a link?


50 posted on 02/05/2011 5:57:51 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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