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
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.
>> It couldnt have been the rocks and punches that drove him off. Hes spent most of his life getting hit in the face with balls.
Monitor cleanup on aisle 3!
>> 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!
You just signed his death warrant if he is so bold to visit another muzzie country.
Not so tough when the protesting teabaggers take a swing at you, are you, A.C.?
He flew the coop.
He needs to hurry home for a facial and a mani/pedi. Those desert winds were drying out his pores.
(We now return you to your regularly scheduled program)
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.
Somebody send this guy a DVD of THE FOUR FEATHERS.
I'm no Perez Hilton!!!
The Turd-Grabber has been outed for many years my friend.
Poor wittle ‘Hands-in-your-pooper’.
He probably has a ‘Super-Bowel’ date with Shep.
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?
They sure got purty mouths
I don’t blame him, they point over at him there and say, “MUST KILL CRACKER”.
Sensible move in all seriousness.
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.
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.
He should get the crap beat out of him more ofter if he wants his ratings to go up.
Wish he would go into Mexico and report on the cartels.
Thank God,Boring with just him and a candle.
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.
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...”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Hes 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!
Also off topics, but by any chance do those hounds play harmonica or fiddle? I’d pay good money to watch.
You mean the ‘’Perky One’’ went to Egypt? Wow. Got a link?