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Anderson Cooper, Trapped In Egypt!

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Omg! This is so out of control!

This morning, word spread around that Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked by a group of Mubarak supporters while trying to cover the riots in Egypt. Thankfully, Anderson is alright and has been able to escape the chaos…for now.

When Anderson contacted sources, he explained just how violent and frightening the situation has become . He said:

"It was chaotic. I've been in riots and melees before, but this is the first time that I've been in a situation that escalated to a level where we really had no control. Many people in the crowd came for a fight and that's what they have."

At the moment, Anderson is being held in a building where he has a view of Cairo's Tahrir Square, the same place he and his crew were roughed up. However, Anderson wouldn't disclose his exact location as he is fearful that Mubarak's extremist supporters might make another attempt to silence him. He told sources:

"Where we are is rather precarious right now. I'm in an area where I can see what's happening in the square. But I honestly don't know when I can leave this building. I have no idea what's going to happen in the next couple of hours…We didn't want to start to run because we didn't want to embolden the crowd. So we just walked determinedly. But we had about a five minute walk to get to the location where we thought we would be safe. And we were surrounded the entire time. Occasionally someone would run up and throw a punch. I pushed back every now and then. But we were advised to just keep walking and not engage. Which was wise advice."

Horrifying! We can imagine how scared he and his crew must be!

According to CNN, there are approximately 35 staffers including eight correspondents in Egypt right now. The network has a security team in place in Cairo that can assist with safe passage in and out of the dangerous areas. Tony Maddox, executive VP of CNN International announced that Anderson does have a security advisor with him and that more will be made available to him soon.

Hopefully, they can get him and everyone else out of there safely. This thing has escalated so quickly that we're truly afraid for our people over there.

Our thoughts are with you and your people, Anderson.

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34 comments to “Anderson Cooper, Trapped In Egypt!”

  1. 1

    Why are your thoughts with Anderson? Because he is Gay? What about all of the others trapped there? What about the ones who have lost a loved one during this? How about the Egyptian people?

    This is an amazing uprising and those who are rising against the oppression are taking their future into their own hands. How about sending your thoughts out to them because without them, Anderson would not be there. Why the F@#K is he there anyway? Is he the next Girraldo? How about Anderson opening Al Capone's vault?

  2. 2

    Omg. This Egyptian Revolution is hurting sooo many things….people, art, oh no and now our most beloved media icons. Lol this is sarcasm. But I do truly feel bad for Anderson, I think it would be scary to be trapped in a place with so much political turmoil. Lol I have never even left the US and I feel threatened enough:)

  3. 3

    The Egyptian Revolution revolution is awesome!!! All dictators must know they will PAY dearly for their crimess against humanity in time.

  4. 4

    that's the chances a REAL reporter takes……

  5. 5


    Dang Im glad I went back to this page. Why in the world would I fell bad for Anderson just bc he was gay? How does that even make any logical sense? Compassion is an emotion capable of being expressed towards other humans in general…mos def not just considering their sexual orientation. Lol, and did I not mention the people and culture being hurt BEFORE I ever mentioned him? I posted that as a laughable/lighthearted response to PH attention to the guy being stuck there in the first place. No I do not give a rat's ass about Anderson next to the Egyptian people trapped there w/ no where else to go. And you ask why he is there? He is a reporter. He is compassionate. This is a sad/terrifying world event. Period. Simple as that. Why would you want him reporting about a useless gangsters personal stash rather than an broken country? Sounds to me like your thoughts are not with the Egyptian people whatsoever….

  6. 6

    Heard the news this morning….I thought initially that things were quite civilized, but apparently all that has now changed. Hope things get better for Anderson and all the journalists/crews there at this time as there is no doubt there is concerns with the way things have developed….400 injured and 1 dead - it appears way out of control.

  7. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Why did they ever cancel The Mole? I really liked him on that - now look where he is.

  8. 8

    shut your sick infested fuckin hole in your mouth you piece of shit scumbag fuckin heten

  9. 9

    perez you were just there and enjoyed the hospitality of the egyptian people, who open their country to millions of tourists like you a year and now you are concerned about a CNN reporter? do you even know why things have escalated? it's because Mubarak (who is backed by America) is now unleashing his plain clothes police and hired ex cons on protesters who have been peaceful for over a week. there is a difference between supporters and hired hit men. get your facts straight or just stay out of any kind of political reporting at all. leave to people like anderson cooper, who actually put themselves out there.

  10. 10

    I'm not surprised, when the US government tells us we need to leave Egypt, we need to leave. It's far too dangerous right now

  11. 11

    I am honestly sorry "ENGLISH PROF". I rapidly felt anger and offense after reading your comment, assuming you were commenting on my comment; LOL. I am incredibly arrogant for assuming you were commenting back to me in the first place, and not simply commenting on Perez's reporting about Anderson. I really am sorry for being ignorant and replying with malevolent intent. This being said, I still wonder why you ask that Anderson was in Egypt at this incredible moment in their history. I think he is there because he reports on issues he truly cares about. I think he really does have compassion for all of Egypt's people concerning this matter, as they are in a very tumultuous and scary place. Hopefully there will be an amicable resolution to Egypt's crisis, with as little violence as possible; regardless of the political affiliation of the 'resolvers'.

  12. 12

    Good old gay anderson. Figures you would single him out. No shout out to that idiot Amanpour, who experienced the same thing. Even dumb ass ding bat Katie Couric was pushed around. It's their job, don't get over dramatic.

  13. buck says – reply to this


    SSSSHHHHH!!!! Don't tell them Cooper likes getting jammed from behind otherwise those people will detach his head and kick it like a soccer ball up and down the streets.

  14. 14

    There's No Abe Lincoln in the Muslim Hood
    By James Lewis
    “… ElBaradei may be the figurehead of a new regime, but the Hoods will be in charge. The only "moderate" in sight is the president of Egypt, Mubarak, who is not very moderate, either — except compared to all the others. And, of course, the Useful Idiot Brigade is in full hue and cry, cheering for all the wrong sides.
    What's happening in Tehran today is the direct outcome of peace-loving Ol' Jimmah. Indeed, Egypt looks like a copycat revolution, because the ayatollah showed radical Islamists all over the world how to do it. Iran is the model.
    Remember: What we are seeing in Egypt, Iran, and maybe Tunisia was brought to you by the appeasement faction of the Democratic Party, led by Jimmy and Zbig. Obama seems to be learning the steps to the masochism tango from the Carter wing of the left….”
    Barry must be happy today, to see bloodshed and chaos.
    Strongly protest at the U.N., Barry.
    Britain, now Egypt thrown in the trashbin, of our best allies.
    I thought the Muslims, respected BamBam?

  15. 15

    BamBam and Anderson are so out of their league!
    When events on the ground, in foreign lands of strategic importance, do not match the arcane models of political processes, constructed by the Academics at the Kennedy School Of Government and Georgetown University, their erstwhile students, now operating the Foreign Affairs of these United States, know not how to to respond to the new dynamic, circumstances, nor can they recognize the new and evolving options presenting themselves for action.
    Lumpen Minds, wedded to a dull stasis, get soldiers killed and babies starved.
    Incompetence before our eyes is stunning, 'cuz we recognize it from the Carter years!

  16. 16

    Re: boston61
    "The Egyptian Revolution revolution is awesome!!! All dictators must know they will PAY dearly for their crimess against humanity in time."
    -boston61 is just like, Senator John Effing Kerry, if they're "for" something, it's bad for America and bad for the world.
    That's all you need to know on any confusng situation.
    Of course, boston61 would be for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
    boston61's hero is Ratboy, traitor John Walker Lindh, who BamBam will pardon, on his way out the door, after one-term.
    boston 61's hero is Barry, “most anti-investment, anti-jobs, anti-growth, anti-military, anti-American administration” ever.
    These are considered accolades by Obummers base!
    Such a maggott of a person.
    On the wrong side of every issue.

  17. 17

    Send 'Today' show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager over there instead.

  18. 18

    Bye-Bye Cock Sucker!

  19. 19

    Re: buck – He'd better hope they don't find out that he packs shit! Else, he's up shit creek!

  20. 20

    Anderson and all the other journalists covering this terrible war are brave people. It's because of them we even know what is going on. The government shut off the cell phones and the internet so they could isolate the people, so the reporters are like our witnesses to the world. I hope Anderson and all the others will keep safe but I don't think he wants to leave. He is determined to tell this story. It's interesting that it was the government who sent people to attack Anderson, and not the people themselves.

  21. 21

    friggin stay there

  22. 22

    Re: luvs2tango – you LOST get over it. When will all the bitter republican loser stop lying about Obama? Who's your hero? Regan? The most anti-reality president ever? Bush? The most anti-intellectual president ever? Or maybe your a Palin fan. Do you reallllly need low-intelligence presidents, in order to not feel intimidated? Is that because mommy and daddy were stupid simpletons, who, like you love any flag wavin' moron spouting folksy slogans? Get the hell out of the way while smart people try to solve the problems republicans have made in the world.

  23. 23

    The worst is yet to come…Wait until a new power takes over…Who do you think that will be? Pray for Israel.

  24. ka.06 says – reply to this


    Re: hader99 – If Reagan is the most "anti-reality" president according to you, then why is Obama trying to emulate him? Did you not watch the State of the Union address or are you too busy looking at the nonsense that the liberal media spews? If Obama really wants to emulate him, then maybe he should take heed to this quote by Reagan, "We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”
    It's sad what is happening in Egypt right now. I personally think it's a lose-lose situation. Under Muburak the Egyptians were oppressed, and now that there are links that show that the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the uprising, we can only hope that when Muburak is done, there will at least be a sane Muslim and not an Extremist that runs the country. Hopefully the news anchormen make it out of there safely.

  25. 25

    I hope he gets out of there before he gets hurt badly. He should get the hell out of there as soon as possible. Along with all the other reportors over there. What is going on over there is not worth risking your life to report.

  26. 26

    Re: pipetoe1 – Agree 100%. Change is good, usually…

  27. 27

    oh my god, those horrible egyptians should be charged with HOMOPHOBIA and GAYBASHING!!!!!

  28. 28

    Re: pipetoe1 – Mubarak has practically blackmailed the US for his annual 2 Billion dollar pay out in economic and military aid. The mantra has been, "pay Egypt, or we won't play nice with Israel…"

  29. 29

    If only HBO would send over Bill Maher.

    Re: hader99 – FU! Reagan was the best president the US has EVER had.

  30. @v@ says – reply to this


    Oh, for heaven's sakes, put on a full burka, carry a basket of food, and walk away. Oh, and some of the airport guys are shaking down foreigners for $2,000.00 each if they want to be allowed to leave.

  31. 31

    It started out relatively peaceful…aside from the looting, which is not all that surprising in that kind of environment. Egyptians are probably hungry and we know they're poor. The USA has been pressuring Mubarak for years to institute more reforms but he didn't. I agree that people should be allowed to have free and fair elections but just remember Germans freely and fairly elected Hitler and the Nazi Party so "democracy" doesn't automatically lead to better things. While I'd like to see the USA stay out of this, President Dogshit has already opened his piehole(and after being so mouth shut and hands off when it came to Iranian protests). President Muslim clearly wants a radical Islamic ME and it looks like he's favoring Shia over Sunni. Aaron Klein has already discovered ties between Obamalinglong and the Muslim Brotherhood. Mubarak shouldn't step down until AFTER there are elections. It would be insane to create a leadership void at this point.

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  33. 33

    Re: bbtaddpole – HAHA, yeah!

  34. 34

    Re: alrightalright – Haha, Red Rover, Red Rover, send alrightalright right over!