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Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Commented Feb 14, 2011 at 10:14:01 in Media

“Did James Rainey go to Egypt?
Was he kicked in the head?
Was his vehicle attacked?”
Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Commented Feb 14, 2011 at 10:09:37 in Media

“Katie Couric of CBS News and Brian Williams of NBC returned to the US after spending the past several days in Egypt. CNN’s Anderson Cooper opted to stay in the embattled country.

“Thank u everyone for your concerns! I just landed at JFK..may go back, but for now very happy to be home. See u at 6:30 I hope!” Couric said via her Twitter account, referring to her landing in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday.

On Wednesday, she tweeted: “It is pretty scary and unruly out there, but we're being very cautious.”

Williams left Egypt on Thursday and broadcast the NBC Nightly News from Jordan, arriving there late Thursday night, the New York Times reported.

Cooper on Friday tweeted that “we will be live again from cairo tonite” on his show. “Not sure where we can broadcast from, but we will find a way.”

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/50640/
Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Commented Feb 14, 2011 at 10:03:27 in Media

“Katie Couric and Brian Williams who left before Anderson Cooper and were NOT attacked just scared.

Please name the names of which journalists still there after being attacked.”
Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Anderson Cooper Egypt Coverage Criticized By L.A. Times

Commented Feb 14, 2011 at 09:43:37 in Media

“Did James Rainey go to Egypt?
Was he kicked in the head?
Was his vehicle attacked?

Anderson Cooper is probably the last great journalist. He goes where the news is and brings us reports of the news makers first hand. He does not sit at a desk or in a studio and pontificate opinion.

Any time there is a major news event I sent my DVR for Anderson Cooper because I know I will get first hand reporting and the real story. He really is a gate keeper of the truth and I thank him for bringing it to us.”

Cannonball Taffy O Jones on Feb 14, 2011 at 09:55:51

“No, the 'great journalists' didn't run away.
 
They are still in Egypt covering the story.”
Anderson Cooper In Egypt: 'I'm A Little Bit Scared' (VIDEO)

Anderson Cooper In Egypt: 'I'm A Little Bit Scared' (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 4, 2011 at 13:03:17 in Media

“Anderson one of the last real "gatekeepers of the truth" will be in my prayers til he is safely home
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"Reports have surfaced that major network anchors and news producers have been subject to a campaign of intimidation, threats and violence by government-backed thugs to keep them from covering the uprising.

"We'd like to be showing you live pictures of what's happening in Liberation Square right now," Cooper told Piers Morgan late last night. "But we can't do that because our cameras have been taken down through threats, through intimidations, through actual physical attacks, there are no live cameras that we can get access to right now."

Cooper's former CNN colleague, Christiane Amanpour, now at ABC News, found herself in a similar situation as she was fell upon and chased by pro-Mubarak demonstrators.

"An angry mob surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America. They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away," she said.

CBS News' senior foreign correspondent Lara Logan and her crew were detained on Thursday outside Israel's embassy in Cairo by Egyptian military before being released today. She reported being threatened by Mubarak supporters and followed throughout the day while an ABC News producer said he was threatened with beheading. An NPR crew was also attacked.

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b224332_anderson_cooper_in_undisclosed_location.html#ixzz1D0x0FrXw
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Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: Arizona 'Mecca For Prejudice & Bigotry'

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: Arizona 'Mecca For Prejudice & Bigotry'

Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 12:36:50 in Politics

“No doubt this is a horrific tragedy but folks should wait for all the facts to emerge before casting blame.

Many still remember the shootings of Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan and his staffer, Waco, Oklahoma city,the D.C. Sniper, etc.

These had nothing to do with the Arizona, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, etc

The intense Media online, cable and sat coverage seems to me to promote the blame game.

The victims, their families and our country are in my prayers today.”
Sarah Palin Aide Rebecca Mansour: Our Crosshairs Map Had Nothing To Do With Violence Or Guns

Sarah Palin Aide Rebecca Mansour: Our Crosshairs Map Had Nothing To Do With Violence Or Guns

Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 12:27:00 in Politics

“This is a horrific tragedy but folks should wait for all the facts to emerge before casting blame.

Many still remember the shootings of Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan and his staffer, Waco, Oklahoma city, D.C. Sniper, etc.

These had nothing to do with the Tea Party and or Sarah Palin.

The intense Media online, cable and sat coverage seems to me to promote the blame game.

The victims, their families and our country are in my prayers today.”
Grijalva: Tea Party Must Look At Their Own Behavior

Grijalva: Tea Party Must Look At Their Own Behavior

Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 12:25:24 in Politics

“This is a horrific tragedy but folks should wait for all the facts to emerge before casting blame.

Many still remember the shootings of Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan and his staffer, Waco, Oklahoma city etc.

These had nothing to do with the Tea Party.

The intense Media online, cable and sat coverage seems to me to promote the blame game.

The victims, their families and our country are in my prayers today.”

Jim bob on Jan 9, 2011 at 16:28:55

“Let's all try not to trivialize this by using cliche's from the fox channel, eh? "Blame game"? disrespectful to the max.”
Iran May Commute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's Stoning Sentence

Iran May Commute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's Stoning Sentence

Commented Jan 2, 2011 at 21:14:37 in World

“Fanned and Favored”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 11:06:12 in World

“cliff cliff Posts: (10:55 AM)

you are missing the point..tak­e off the blinders..­.you can not commit a crime to prove another crime...tw­o wrongs dont make a right
_____________________________________________________________________

really - so in your book showing America the shooting and killing unarmed civilians and children and war criminals joking about it while they watch them die - all on the tax payers dime is a wrong?”

Ralphiec88 on Dec 23, 2010 at 11:49:41

“Putting aside the fact that your spin is not supported by the video, you feel that this one incident, clearly a tragic wartime mistake, justifies the release of any other classified document?”

LogicJack on Dec 23, 2010 at 11:30:42

“Nice ; Blame the men fighting the w@r for eliminating the enemy. It is w@r and if you have never been in the situation you cannot monday morning quarter back. Sad that you perpetuate a lie.”

cliff cliff on Dec 23, 2010 at 11:15:21

“if you are commiting a crime to do it then yes it is...like i said two wrongs dont make a right...plus if he was so concerned why did he go to wikileaks..why not go to abc, cbs, nbc any other news organization..”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 10:52:57 in World

“Hello - "if your employer is cheating on his/her taxes..you break in their office to get documents to show the IRS ........."

The IRS should thank you or do you think they would defend the criminals?”

cliff cliff on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:55:37

“you are missing the point..take off the blinders...you can not commit a crime to prove another crime...two wrongs dont make a right”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 10:51:01 in World

“Every veteran in this country who is NOT a war criminal should thank and honor Pfc. Bradley Manning for exposing those who defile their service.”

Diver992 on Jan 2, 2011 at 05:34:28

“I'm a vet. If he's convicted, Manning should spend the next 15 to 20 years in a military prison. If it can be proved that any military member or Afghani lost his life due to the material released by Manning, he should spend the rest of his miserable life in in prison. That's how I would thank and honor him.”

Bostontru2u on Dec 23, 2010 at 15:17:14

“WRONG.”

exF14RIO on Dec 23, 2010 at 12:48:31

“Seems a pretty harsh condemnation. So, I should honor Pfc Manning because he broke the law, violated his oath of allegiance, and released classified material to a foreigner? John Walker did LESS, as he was out of the military when his spy ring was exposed, and he's in the slam for life. Do you object to Walker's incarceration, too?”

Pod-gers on Dec 23, 2010 at 12:42:47

“Hear, hear!”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 10:45:43 in World

“You should be thanked by the IRS”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 10:42:53 in World

“So what you are saying is that he exposed war crimes the "wrong way"
How does that make them right or him wrong for exposing them?

Every veteran in the country who is NOT a war criminal should be thanking and honoring him for exposing those who defile their service.”

RightWingMarine on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:58:09

“he didn't expose war crimes he sold classified documents for $3500. Manning is no hero, he sold his nation out for a few bucks and put the lives of the men and women he served with in greater danger.”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 10:37:44 in World

“So what you are saying is that he exposed war crimes the "wrong way"
How does that make them right or him wrong for exposing them?

Every veteran in the country who is NOT a war criminal should thank and honor him for exposing those who defile their service.”

cliff cliff on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:41:19

“seriously you need help...so if your employer is cheating on his/her taxes..you break in their office to get documents to show the IRS you shouldnt be fired but promoted..­.puhleaze”

cliff cliff on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:41:01

“WTF seriously you need help...so if your employer is cheating on his/her taxes..you break in their office to get documents to show the IRS you shouldnt be fired but promoted...puhleaze”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 09:18:54 in World

“Is this your concept?

On April 4, 2010, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video, available at www.collateralmurder.com, shows Americans shooting and killing 11 individuals who do not return fire. Two of those killed were Reuters’ employees, including 22 year old Reuters’ photojournalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, 40 year old Saeed Chmagh.

The video includes an audio recording of the internal commentary by the American soldiers before, during and after the shooting. The soldiers repeatedly request and are granted permission to open fire, encourage one another and joke about the dead and dying civilians.”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 09:16:50 in World

“And Your concept would be:
On April 4, 2010, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video, available at www.collateralmurder.com, shows Americans shooting and killing 11 individuals who do not return fire. Two of those killed were Reuters’ employees, including 22 year old Reuters’ photojournalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, 40 year old Saeed Chmagh.

The video includes an audio recording of the internal commentary by the American soldiers before, during and after the shooting. The soldiers repeatedly request and are granted permission to open fire, encourage one another and joke about the dead and dying civilians.”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 09:15:05 in World

“The military should be honoring him for exposing the war criminals who defile everything our brave troops believe in and stand for.”

PeterCanada on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:08:49

“War criminals? Where, where are the war criminals? Some of you people just amaze me with your utopia views of how the world works. Reminds me of the peace activists that went to Iraq to stand with the Ba'th Party and prevent the war. They ended up on a bus to a strategically important location as Saddam's guests. Those people found out how things work rather quickly. Same with the hikers in prision in Iran.”

PharmaCan on Dec 23, 2010 at 09:51:23

“Fanned & faved!”

CantorSets on Dec 23, 2010 at 09:43:12

“The military think they are putting him on trial.

In international circles it's likely to be seen the other way around. He's putting the US military on trial. So far the trial isn't going well for the US.”

KWHOO on Dec 23, 2010 at 09:41:54

“The US Army doesn't honor those suspected of espionage; it is a criminal offense.”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 09:09:48 in World

“Pfc. Manning should be honored by the Military for exposing war criminals who defile everything our brave troops believe in and stand for.”

obamafarrakhanlover on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:25:58

“faved and definitely fanned spark!”

cliff cliff on Dec 23, 2010 at 09:12:41

“Umm you have no concept of the Military do you?”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 09:08:02 in World

“Those who believe America is a noble nation believe PFC. Manning should be honored
for exposing war criminals who defile everything our brave troops believe in and stand for.”
Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning Is A 'Political Prisoner' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 08:29:25 in World

“So you believe war crime should be covered up and those criminals protected?”

thehighbrowpoliticker on Dec 23, 2010 at 09:28:56

“Cliff cliff did not say that. His analogy was perfect. You can not solve a crime, by committing crime. That is foundation of our justice system. The law is the law, and it if you really sat and thought about it, you will understand why the law must be observed.”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 08:26:58 in World

“American Soldiers Gunning Down Unarmed Civilians, Journalist­s and Children

On April 4, 2010, whistle-bl­owing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video, available at www.collat­eralmurder­.com, shows Americans shooting and killing 11 individual­s who do not return fire. Two of those killed were Reuters’ employees, including 22 year old Reuters’ photojourn­alist Namir Noor-Eldee­n and his driver, 40 year old Saeed Chmagh.

The video includes an audio recording of the internal commentary by the American soldiers before, during and after the shooting. The soldiers repeatedly request and are granted permission to open fire, encourage one another and joke about the dead and dying civilians.

A total of 11 adults were killed. Two children, passengers in a van that arrived on the scene after the first bout of gunfire had ceased, were seriously injured when the Apache helicopter opened fire on their van.

In 2007, Reuters called for an investigat­ion into the attack. In response, a spokesman for the multinatio­nal forces in Baghdad stated: “There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force.”

Read the Army’s report on the death’s of two Reuter’s employees and the wounding of the two children.

There was no investigat­ion of the nine other deaths.

No charges have been filed against the American soldiers in the Apache helicopter who shot and killed the civilians in the video.”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 08:13:32 in World

“The “Collatera­l Murder” Video
American Soldiers Gunning Down Unarmed Civilians, Journalist­s and Children

On April 4, 2010, whistle-bl­owing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video, available at www.collat­eralmurder­.com, shows Americans shooting and killing 11 individual­s who do not return fire. Two of those killed were Reuters’ employees, including 22 year old Reuters’ photojourn­alist Namir Noor-Eldee­n and his driver, 40 year old Saeed Chmagh.

The video includes an audio recording of the internal commentary by the American soldiers before, during and after the shooting. The soldiers repeatedly request and are granted permission to open fire, encourage one another and joke about the dead and dying civilians.”

SuperKK on Dec 23, 2010 at 08:49:36

“An old sage once said: "The main lesson we learned from Vietnam is not to fight people who can fight back". That video confirms that we learned our lesson well.”

Krisgi on Dec 23, 2010 at 08:47:04

“They pick the people off like cans on a fence from high up in a copter and destroy a van and the people in it just for trying to evacuate one of the wounded (a photographer). I felt like vomiting when I watched it.

It´s nice to know that, among the cold blooded who could chuckle while they kill people, there are soldiers like Ethan McCord who refuse to surrender their sense of humanity and what is right over to the military and, in the end, come forward to denounce the senseless cruelty.

Ethan is also a hero.”

AAHewetson on Dec 23, 2010 at 08:44:04

“Thank you for posting this information. These are the kinds of actions that should be revealed by any soldier who is in compliance with the U.S. Military Code of Conduct.

The soldier who revealed this information is, as were the soldiers who testified about My Lai, a hero.”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 08:11:08 in World

“The “Collateral Murder” Video
American Soldiers Gunning Down Unarmed Civilians, Journalists and Children

On April 4, 2010, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published a classified video of a United States Apache helicopter firing on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video, available at www.collateralmurder.com, shows Americans shooting and killing 11 individuals who do not return fire. Two of those killed were Reuters’ employees, including 22 year old Reuters’ photojournalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, 40 year old Saeed Chmagh.”
Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Bradley Manning's Detention: UN Probing Whether Case Counts As Torture

Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 08:05:08 in World

“Bush commuted Libby's prison sentence

President Bush spared I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison, commuting the former White House aide's 30-month prison term.

The prison time was imposed after a federal court convicted Libby of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators in the probe of the leak of the name of a CIA operative.

A commutation is distinct from a pardon, which is a complete eradication of a conviction record and makes it the same as if the person has never been convicted.

http://articles.cnn.com/2007-07-02/politics/libby.sentence_1_lewis-scooter-libby-valerie-plame-patrick-fitzgerald?_s=PM:POLITICS
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