Skip to comments.Anderson Cooper decides to leave Egypt after constant violence
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."
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cmon can’t the Egyptians have just one more chance to do it right.
I guess sweeps week is over.
Do you mean, “Darn, I’m going to miss Andy’s fine reporting”?
Or, “Darn, he left before they got him”? :-)
>> Does he have to come back here?
Yeah, why not make him our beloved “man on the street” in Nogales or Nuevo Laredo.
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?
May I also suggest Juarez. No one would attack an American journalist there.
Pro democracy protesters my pale white a@@. The media was safer in Iraq when the U.S. deposed Saddam Hussein. Ironic ain’t it.
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.
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.
I think he means darn as in he’ll be back in this country.
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.
Please Cooper they tell me what you do is very mportant. Please stay and report or we will all be lost.
Time to play the “Ace in the Hole”.
Send in Whoraldo Revealer!! He’ll get the job done!!
Egypt doesn’t like drama queens???
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.
They will both be lauded and awarded for their bravery once they get home by other equally clueless media types
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