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Anderson Cooper Just Got Beat Up By Pro-Mubarak Thugs in Cairo
Gawker ^ | February 2, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 02/02/2011 12:06:32 PM PST by lbryce

CNN's Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked and repeatedly punched by pro-government forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo today.

"My team were set upon by the crowd," Cooper said on CNN this morning via telephone from the safety of a hotel balcony. "There was no rhyme or reason to it—it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us." According to a Twitter post from George Hale, the English editor of the Ma'an news agency, who cited a CNN "manager," Cooper was punched "10 times in the head."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amanpour; andersoncooper; breakingnewsabuse; cairo; cbs; christianeamanpour; cnn; cooper; gaybashing; katietheclown; msm; notbreakingnews; perkypig
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Oh! The Inhumanity! How The mighty Have fallen to unimaginable bottom-feeding depths of despair, decrepitude! Oh! the indignity, the ignominy,the disgrace, these pompous, pandered, black holes of broadcast has-beens have been dealt by the cruel hand of fate!

Who could have imagined the MSM already stripped down to bare, near-nakedness, the sense of their own validation, existence staring into the blackness of the abyss, in the throes of death, rigor mortis setting in, marginalized to where you thought was already the sub-basement of ignominious insignificance, suffer a further blow to their sense of dignity, self-righteous, when their respective news superstars relegated to status of "Get The F**K out of Here" right beforee our very eyes that sets a new standard for gloating Schandenfreude self indulgence. How sweet it is!

1 posted on 02/02/2011 12:06:38 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

How do we know they’re pro Mubarak thugs?

After all the “freedom fighters” were telliong CNN that they hated Israel and America” some 48 hours ago.


2 posted on 02/02/2011 12:08:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: lbryce

The comments at hollywoodreporter.com are not friendly to cnn.


3 posted on 02/02/2011 12:09:05 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( Ft. Lauderdale Florida)
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To: lbryce

OK, Coop, compare that to one of those nasty, racist, violent Tea Party demonstrations back home - dim wit


4 posted on 02/02/2011 12:09:26 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: lbryce

OK, Coop, compare that to one of those nasty, racist, violent Tea Party demonstrations back home - dim wit


5 posted on 02/02/2011 12:09:26 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: cripplecreek

Democracy in action!


6 posted on 02/02/2011 12:09:46 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: lbryce

Don’t they know he is “gay” and above the common lout?


7 posted on 02/02/2011 12:09:49 PM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: lbryce

>> “...it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us...”

Hey queerbait — isn’t that just how you treat conservatives on your network? What’s good for the goose...


8 posted on 02/02/2011 12:10:02 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: lbryce

I think Cooper would enjoy being in an Egyptian prison.


9 posted on 02/02/2011 12:10:57 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: junta

>> Don’t they know he is “gay” and above the common lout?

Hmmm... he looks more like the type who prefers a position *below* the lout. ;-)


10 posted on 02/02/2011 12:11:46 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: junta

Or did it ever occur to Anderson and everyone that there is an anti-American, anti-western element to these protests? And that he and his team were a strong symbol of that?

Why did CNN and others send news people into the thick of things anyway? At a time when the State Department has urged Americans to leave, and other countries are evacuating their citizens, the people at CNN think they won’t be in danger by going in there?


11 posted on 02/02/2011 12:12:25 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: junta

Fag Bashing...????


12 posted on 02/02/2011 12:12:48 PM PST by njslim
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To: lbryce

Then leave the country. After all they have done I have no sympathy for ANY of them.


13 posted on 02/02/2011 12:12:48 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: lbryce
CNN's Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked and repeatedly punched [by pro-government forces ]

Newsflash to so-called Reporter:

There are a myriad of people and groups who would like to take a swing at you, so they may not have been "pro-government forces".

14 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:06 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: bicyclerepair

LOL! I don’t believe any of this. A Cooper and Amanpour - like the rest - are liars.

The leftist media always makes sure they are the story. It is so pathetic and evil.


15 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:22 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - brainwashing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: lbryce

CNN took sides early. Having made themselves combatants they expect to be targeted.


16 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: lbryce

What’s the frequency Kenneth?


17 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:40 PM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: lbryce

contrary to Anderson’s ignorant remark that there was “no rhyme or reason to it....” there obviously was a reason.

1 Mubarak supporters know Anderson Cooper and CNN are totally in with the revolutionaries and they are pissed. Or

2 The Moslem Brotherhood set Cooper up and acted as Mubarak supporters to make CNN’s coverage even more pro revolution. And believe me, it is.

Anderson Cooper childishly and unprofessionally made himself part of the story. He appeared without sign of serious injury on air after this, so they were not 10 effective punches to the head.


18 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:45 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: lbryce
they are LYING to us.

It is NOT "pro-Mubarak" vs "anti-government"

it's islamist vs. "NO WE DON'T WANT ISLAMIST RULE IN EGYPT"

19 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:52 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: lbryce

quadruple hate crime?

gay, white, American, rich.


20 posted on 02/02/2011 12:14:07 PM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: lbryce

The MSM picked sides again and this time one side decides they are going to fight back.


21 posted on 02/02/2011 12:14:14 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: lbryce
Cooper was punched "10 times in the head."

Wow - I'd pay good money to see the Paris Hilton of journo-lism take a few good hits to the snoot.

22 posted on 02/02/2011 12:14:53 PM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Hey lets get on a plane go 5,000 miles to do interviews to a angry mob!! yeah!! Seems like a propaganda set up to me! the phrase goes well we didnt get dressed up for nothing. or in his case we didnt come 5,000 miles for nothing


23 posted on 02/02/2011 12:15:11 PM PST by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: cripplecreek

My thoughts exactly. Simply Obama’s Press Arm doing their duty by their man.


24 posted on 02/02/2011 12:15:46 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lbryce

I doubt they were pro-Mubarak thugs. Probably the Muslim Brotherhood.


25 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: cripplecreek
How do we know they’re pro Mubarak thugs?

Well they may be pro-Mubarak but as proper thugs they're a bitter disappointment.

26 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:06 PM PST by skeeter
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To: junta

Fox just reported that he wasn’t the nly one.They had a call from Fox Business Network’s Ashley Webster who is in Cairo said the government forces broke into the room and told them to get out of Egypt.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/02/cnns-anderson-cooper-journalists-attacked-protesters-cairo/

They alos had someone on the phoje last hour that confimr=ed everything I told you several hours ago.


27 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:09 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Williams

Too bad a guy on a camel didn’t grab Katie and take her to his tent!


28 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:21 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: tobyhill

With Anderson now taking refuge on a rooftop, CNN is running banners attributing all violence to pro Mubarak forces.

I don’t sympathize with Mubarak, but this is Shah 2.


29 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:29 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: lbryce

You’d think they’d be throwing shoes at him rather than touching an infidel with their hands.


30 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:30 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( ever y one has the rig ht to be left out)
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To: lbryce

Strange, I find myself envying the grumpy Egyptians.

What CNN needs to do is try some of that in your face crap they do over here.


31 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:31 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: RatRipper
OK, Coop, compare that to one of those nasty, racist, violent Tea Party demonstrations back home

I am SO using this!

32 posted on 02/02/2011 12:16:47 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: lbryce

Oh...

darn.

Thugs just doing the work American Conservatives won’t do.


33 posted on 02/02/2011 12:17:00 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (At DiDi's Used Guns, if we can't kill it, it's immortal - DiDi Snavely, Proprietor)
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To: cripplecreek

Same thing I wondered. I suspect he assumed that no one exc those he would disapprove would dare attack him. No bias there huh!?


34 posted on 02/02/2011 12:17:11 PM PST by 556x45
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To: chris_bdba

That should be “phone last hour that confirmed”


35 posted on 02/02/2011 12:17:39 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Dilbert San Diego
>>>>>>the people at CNN think they won’t be in danger by going in there?<<<<<

They are Muslim Brotherhood's voice to the World. That's why they are there.

The history of American corporate support to totalitarian regimes is long, bloody and well documented.

Today, CNN and Google work for furture Muslim Brotherhood leadership of Egypt.

36 posted on 02/02/2011 12:17:54 PM PST by DTA
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To: Frantzie

really... someone went to swat a fly and pansy boy ran screaming


37 posted on 02/02/2011 12:17:54 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I really don’t think that’s it. Nobody wants the same corrupt government for 30 years, whether you’re an Islamist, or a middle class student or a atheist shopkeeper. The point is to get Mubarak out of there before everyone is so radicalised that they are willing to follow a crazy Mullah instead.


38 posted on 02/02/2011 12:18:09 PM PST by babble-on
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To: lbryce
Attitude adjustment.

Works every time.

39 posted on 02/02/2011 12:18:21 PM PST by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: lbryce

Why isn’t the liberal media asking, “Why do they hate us so?”

When the Muslims attack the United States, the liberal media is first to blame America.

Funny how these “reporters” are stone silent when the Muslims attack the innocent Muslim loving propagandists in the American media.

Wonder when the Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour apology tour will take place.


40 posted on 02/02/2011 12:18:50 PM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: cripplecreek
"pro Mubarak"

Seriously, this has nothing to do with Mubarak any more. It's all about whether they want islamist rule in Egypt
41 posted on 02/02/2011 12:19:05 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: lbryce

These liberal “journalists” smeared the Tea Party with all kinds of vile, unproven and outrageous accusations all last year, making us out to be racist, violent and stupid. They have spent the past few weeks mischaracterizing the Muslim Brotherhood as some kind of freedom fighters.

And now they are being schooled, live on TV, that what they say/hope/believe/wish/think does not equate with reality. I think the ideology runs too deep for them to actually learn the lesson, but it will be entertaining. If only my satellite signal wasn’t blocked by three feet of snow!


42 posted on 02/02/2011 12:19:35 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“They” still do not understand the beheading of Daniel Pearl. Guess what, life cannot be directed and scripted around the world the way lazy Americans allow their political landscape to be manipulated by the “rich and famous” airheads.


43 posted on 02/02/2011 12:19:52 PM PST by All Blue State
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To: 1010RD

Meanwhile one of the FOX reporters said that there are unconfirmed reports of many Coptic Christians being killed. He said one report was that 15 had been gunned down in one small village.


44 posted on 02/02/2011 12:19:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: lbryce

How could he tell they were Pro Mubarak?

Were they wearing signs that said “Keep Mubarak!”


45 posted on 02/02/2011 12:20:21 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: lbryce

The beating of a media creature warms my heart. It is just compensation for the years of sedition, treason, pornography, lies, deceit, and hypocrisy by members of the journalistic trade.


46 posted on 02/02/2011 12:20:21 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: lbryce

When is Chrissy Matthews going to Cairo?


47 posted on 02/02/2011 12:20:26 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: GeronL

Well the repost from Fox last hour said that all of the poepl who have been grabbed whe they have attackd someone are carrying police ID’s.


48 posted on 02/02/2011 12:20:57 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: lbryce

Cooper must have forgotten that 85% of these “pro democracy activists” favor stoning homosexuals to death.

Just try to stay on the down-low the next few days, Coop


49 posted on 02/02/2011 12:21:43 PM PST by PGR88
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To: RatRipper

I was thinking the same thing. he probably was thinking that they are coarse and just like those 70 year old farts in the Tea Party Movement..They were hurting my wrist! “I didn’t fight back because it would have made them mad.”


50 posted on 02/02/2011 12:22:19 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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