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Anderson Cooper In Live Broadcast Gets Rocked By Gaza Explosion, Keeps Reporting

by David Badash on November 19, 2012

in News

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Anderson Cooper, reporting live from Gaza on CNN last night, was rocked by a some-what unexpected explosion. Cooper quickly ducks, then jumps right back up and continues his report.

Even the radical faux watchdog Newsbusters, which takes every opportunity to attack the left, gives Cooper kudos:

You have to hand it to Cooper. A little bit of a duck, and then he’s right back to his report like nothing happened.

Could you be that calm with explosions going off all around you?

This is the Anderson Cooper that the world knows and respects. The one who rescued a child from certain death in Haiti.

The one who, in the middle of the Katrina disaster, told Senator Mary Landrieu, her comments were outrageous:

Excuse me, Senator, I’m sorry for interrupting. I haven’t heard that, because, for the last four days, I’ve been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi. And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated.

And when they hear politicians slap — you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours. And there’s not enough facilities to take her up.

Do you get the anger that is out here?

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