Anderson Cooper helping injured Haitian boy

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    Jan 19, 2010 9:48 AM GMT
    http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2010/01/18/anderson-in-the-midst-of-looting-chaos/?hpt=T2
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  • GQjock

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    Jan 19, 2010 11:38 AM GMT
    You ever notice that Anderson wears the same dark grey shirt when he goes on assignment? icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    Dark colored shirts are very slimming, especially if you're in front of the camera. LOL. Maybe? Just a thought. Maybe I should be wearing dark shirts when I go there tomorrow. But fact of the matter is, mosquitos are attracted to black colors. That's why they recommend wearing a light shirt or pant when going to the tropics which have a lot of mosquito infestation. Interesting tid bit, I thought

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    Jan 19, 2010 12:06 PM GMT
    Christian missionaries ran from Haiti. A gay man runs to Haiti to help.

    Family fucking values.
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
    McGay saidChristian missionaries ran from Haiti. A gay man runs to Haiti to help.

    Family fucking values.


    Fucking family values.
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:16 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    McGay saidChristian missionaries ran from Haiti. A gay man runs to Haiti to help.

    Family fucking values.


    Fucking family values.


    Value family fucking...


    oh sorry, that's the motto of monarchs (and "the south"). I got sidetracked. apologies.
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:21 PM GMT
    He's my hero
  • pexual2000

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    Jan 19, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    Andersen Cooper...if you're reading this...

    I WANNA HAVE YOUR BABY!!!
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:16 PM GMT
    Anderson Cooper rose to fame from his personal coverage of Katrina. He's covering Haiti to get some of that back.

    Frankly, I can't stand him anymore. He comes off in his newscasts as cold and jaded. You don't talk about how something "moves you" and have basically the most staunch face a person can have.

    Plus, get the fuck out of the closet! I don't know how many openly gay people he's interviewed, but he could make SUCH AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION just by stating he is too.
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAnderson Cooper rose to fame from his personal coverage of Katrina. He's covering Haiti to get some of that back.

    Frankly, I can't stand him anymore. He comes off in his newscasts as cold and jaded. You don't talk about how something "moves you" and have basically the most staunch face a person can have.

    Plus, get the fuck out of the closet! I don't know how many openly gay people he's interviewed, but he could make SUCH AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION just by stating he is too.



    You really think this is a "popularity stunt?" I'd sure hate to think you were right but hey... TV is a cutthroat business. For whatever it' worth, I don't mind the lack of "emotion" in this emotionally charged business of "talking head TV." Frankly, a level head on TV is something I rarely see anymore.
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    pexual2000 saidAndersen Cooper...if you're reading this...

    I WANNA HAVE YOUR BABY!!!


    I want to have his triplets! I've always liked AC, but his tenacious - and sometimes emotional - reporting in Haiti have catapulted him to near-Cronkite status in my mind.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 19, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    I'm sure a decent person can't help but want to help, even a professional journalist. I've heard criticism about journalists becoming emotional about their reporting. How can you not? Ann Curry from the "Today Show" is always awesome as well.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 19, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAnderson Cooper rose to fame from his personal coverage of Katrina. He's covering Haiti to get some of that back.

    Frankly, I can't stand him anymore. He comes off in his newscasts as cold and jaded. You don't talk about how something "moves you" and have basically the most staunch face a person can have.

    Plus, get the fuck out of the closet! I don't know how many openly gay people he's interviewed, but he could make SUCH AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION just by stating he is too.



    It is kind of an odd situation, at best.

    I took a few journalism courses, and basically as a Journalist, you are not supposed to get involved, either personally or emotionally. You are there to report the facts, not be the story. That's a big reason why I never became a Journalist. It's fine that he wants to help, but do that away from your profession.

    Want proof? Just like now in this thread, we are talking about how wonderful Anderson Cooper is and not about the crisis in Haiti. It really distracts from the story and at one time it was a big no-no in regards to journalistic ethics and integrity.

    Journalists have a bit of "carte blanche" in terms of crossing international borders and being able to report where no one else is allowed to tread. If it becomes the norm that Journalists are now getting involved in the action, their credibility for being only an observer is pretty much lost. I understand this situation is a natural disaster, but I don't think he is using good judgement in getting involved while he is there as a journalist. I would do the same thing, however, that's why I would make a horrible journalist.

    On the other subject, being closeted, it really is a shame that the only way you can be a popular news celebrity is to play straight. I think in this scenario Anderson is the exact opposite of courageous.
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAnderson Cooper rose to fame from his personal coverage of Katrina. He's covering Haiti to get some of that back.

    Frankly, I can't stand him anymore. He comes off in his newscasts as cold and jaded. You don't talk about how something "moves you" and have basically the most staunch face a person can have.

    Plus, get the fuck out of the closet! I don't know how many openly gay people he's interviewed, but he could make SUCH AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION just by stating he is too.


    it's probably because of boyfriend issues. he obviously needs to date one or two of the many guys on rj who seem to be over the hill for him icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    I don't want to be overly cruel regarding "some" of my feelings for Anderson Cooper. The rare moment you see his humanity is when someone tells him a joke and he can't help but hold back laughter. That is endearing.

    First off, he should not be handling a bleeding person without gloves on. Haiti has one of the highest rates of HIV and AIDS.

    Plus, again, when you have as the story says, a cameraman, a translator, and a photographer from Getty Images present, don't you think it is a little opportune, perhaps coaxed, for him to rush in and do what he did? All he really did was move the boy and say "It's OK" in English.

    But it certainly makes for great pictures.
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    Jan 19, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    McGay saidChristian missionaries ran from Haiti. A gay man runs to Haiti to help.

    Family fucking values.



    actully on the contrary a lot of them are helping out you just dont see things like that on the news. it's what most people don't see either.
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    Jan 19, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    Yes, I agree. It is very "opportune". I'm almost positive he had paid someone on the roof to aim a concrete block on the little boy's head so Anderson could rush to his rescue with photographers present to catch the moment. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    mellowmuscle saidYes, I agree. It is very "opportune". I'm almost positive he had paid someone on the roof to aim a concrete block on the little boy's head so Anderson could rush to his rescue with photographers present to catch the moment. icon_rolleyes.gif
    yeaj it couldnt be that he actually gives a shit. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    wrestlervic saidAnderson Cooper rose to fame from his personal coverage of Katrina. He's covering Haiti to get some of that back.

    Frankly, I can't stand him anymore. He comes off in his newscasts as cold and jaded. You don't talk about how something "moves you" and have basically the most staunch face a person can have.

    Plus, get the fuck out of the closet! I don't know how many openly gay people he's interviewed, but he could make SUCH AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION just by stating he is too.



    It is kind of an odd situation, at best.

    I took a few journalism courses, and basically as a Journalist, you are not supposed to get involved, either personally or emotionally. You are there to report the facts, not be the story. That's a big reason why I never became a Journalist. It's fine that he wants to help, but do that away from your profession.

    Want proof? Just like now in this thread, we are talking about how wonderful Anderson Cooper is and not about the crisis in Haiti. It really distracts from the story and at one time it was a big no-no in regards to journalistic ethics and integrity.

    Journalists have a bit of "carte blanche" in terms of crossing international borders and being able to report where no one else is allowed to tread. If it becomes the norm that Journalists are now getting involved in the action, their credibility for being only an observer is pretty much lost. I understand this situation is a natural disaster, but I don't think he is using good judgement in getting involved while he is there as a journalist. I would do the same thing, however, that's why I would make a horrible journalist.

    On the other subject, being closeted, it really is a shame that the only way you can be a popular news celebrity is to play straight. I think in this scenario Anderson is the exact opposite of courageous.



    Journalists are never asked to not be human beings. They can be both. For the same reason they are are not allowed to be publicly active in politics but are allowed to vote in any election. They must be observers and maintain objectivity to the extent that they are able. But your journalism instructors were wrong to set such extreme standards for objectivity. Yes, sometimes reporters become the story, it's a risk of being so close to the news. But we don't want robots reporting on human tragedy, we want other humans doing it. If Cooper felt that child's life was in danger, and he could do something to prevent it, then he was right to act and I don't think his professionalism and objectivity were compromised.


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    Jan 19, 2010 4:27 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI don't want to be overly cruel regarding "some" of my feelings for Anderson Cooper. The rare moment you see his humanity is when someone tells him a joke and he can't help but hold back laughter. That is endearing.

    First off, he should not be handling a bleeding person without gloves on. Haiti has one of the highest rates of HIV and AIDS.

    Plus, again, when you have as the story says, a cameraman, a translator, and a photographer from Getty Images present, don't you think it is a little opportune, perhaps coaxed, for him to rush in and do what he did? All he really did was move the boy and say "It's OK" in English.

    But it certainly makes for great pictures.



    Speaking of great pictures, here is one that won a Pulitzer Prize. This pic is not for the squeamish. Do you think the Photographic Journalist got "involved" before this picture was taken so he could be the story as the hero? The reaction to this photo was extremely strong and put an international spotlight on the plight of the Sudanese people at that time in history.

    This picture is burned into my mind of what it means to be a journalist, an onlooker.

    http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/odds_and_oddities/ultimate_in_unfair.htm
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... Anderson Cooper................... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Celticmusl said
    wrestlervic saidI don't want to be overly cruel regarding "some" of my feelings for Anderson Cooper. The rare moment you see his humanity is when someone tells him a joke and he can't help but hold back laughter. That is endearing.

    First off, he should not be handling a bleeding person without gloves on. Haiti has one of the highest rates of HIV and AIDS.

    Plus, again, when you have as the story says, a cameraman, a translator, and a photographer from Getty Images present, don't you think it is a little opportune, perhaps coaxed, for him to rush in and do what he did? All he really did was move the boy and say "It's OK" in English.

    But it certainly makes for great pictures.



    Speaking of great pictures, here is one that won a Pulitzer Prize. This pic is not for the squeamish. Do you think the Photographic Journalist got "involved" before this picture was taken so he could be the story as the hero? The reaction to this photo was extremely strong and put an international spotlight on the plight of the Sudanese people at that time in history.

    This picture is burned into my mind of what it means to be a journalist, an onlooker.

    http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/odds_and_oddities/ultimate_in_unfair.htm


    No, but I'd be willing to be that after he took the picture he chased the vulture away. If not... what a horrible human being.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 19, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
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    Celticmusl said
    wrestlervic saidAnderson Cooper rose to fame from his personal coverage of Katrina. He's covering Haiti to get some of that back.

    Frankly, I can't stand him anymore. He comes off in his newscasts as cold and jaded. You don't talk about how something "moves you" and have basically the most staunch face a person can have.

    Plus, get the fuck out of the closet! I don't know how many openly gay people he's interviewed, but he could make SUCH AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION just by stating he is too.



    It is kind of an odd situation, at best.

    I took a few journalism courses, and basically as a Journalist, you are not supposed to get involved, either personally or emotionally. You are there to report the facts, not be the story. That's a big reason why I never became a Journalist. It's fine that he wants to help, but do that away from your profession.

    Want proof? Just like now in this thread, we are talking about how wonderful Anderson Cooper is and not about the crisis in Haiti. It really distracts from the story and at one time it was a big no-no in regards to journalistic ethics and integrity.

    Journalists have a bit of "carte blanche" in terms of crossing international borders and being able to report where no one else is allowed to tread. If it becomes the norm that Journalists are now getting involved in the action, their credibility for being only an observer is pretty much lost. I understand this situation is a natural disaster, but I don't think he is using good judgement in getting involved while he is there as a journalist. I would do the same thing, however, that's why I would make a horrible journalist.

    On the other subject, being closeted, it really is a shame that the only way you can be a popular news celebrity is to play straight. I think in this scenario Anderson is the exact opposite of courageous.



    Journalists are never asked to not be human beings. They can be both. For the same reason they are are not allowed to be publicly active in politics but are allowed to vote in any election. They must be observers and maintain objectivity to the extent that they are able. But your journalism instructors were wrong to set such extreme standards for objectivity. Yes, sometimes reporters become the story, it's a risk of being so close to the news. But we don't want robots reporting on human tragedy, we want other humans doing it. If Cooper felt that child's life was in danger, and he could do something to prevent it, then he was right to act and I don't think his professionalism and objectivity were compromised.




    You prove my point entirely. Whom did Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira vote for in the Presidential election? They are allowed to vote, just as anyone else is, but they need to keep their objectivity as a Journalist and that is why they do not disclose their voting record. I never said Cooper should not be human, or not help the Haitians. My point again is that he needs to keep that "away from" his profession. Journalists are also allowed to have an emotional reaction, just as anyone would, but at some point it will hinder their journalistic integrity. My Journalism Instructors were spot-on ten or fifteen years ago, but Journalists in recent years are becoming more like celebrities than Journalists.
  • UStriathlete

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    Jan 19, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    AC is out, he just doesn't shout it out from the mountain tops!