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Anderson Cooper

Attacked in Egypt

2/2/2011 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anderson Cooper and his CNN news crew claim they were punched, kicked and shoved by a violent mob of pro-Mubarak supporters in Cairo early this morning.

Anderson Cooper Attacked
Cooper claims he and his team were trying to get to a spot in between the two sides of protesters in Tahrir Square -- when they were attacked.

Cooper claims the mob tried to break his team's camera -- because they didn't want to be on film --  when the violence escalated and men began to punch members of the news crew in the head.

0202_anderson_cooper_miniAnderson explained, "The instinct is try to punch back ... but in a situation like that you really can't because that just inflames the crowd all the more ... so all we could do is just try to walk as quickly as possible, stay together and seek a safe location which is where we are now."


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61.

CrisDizzle    

Anderson they're punching you because they thought you were 'The Mole!'

1267 days ago
62.

Rottweiler    

MAYBE THE EGYPTIANS AREN'T AS LIBERAL AS HE IS? BESIDES AMERICANS ARE HUGELY DISLIKED EVERYWHERE THANKS OR NO THANKS TO OUR WONDERFULLY INEPT FOREIGN POLICY AMBASSADORS COURTESY OF THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND WHITE HOUSE INHABITANTS.

1267 days ago
63.

Midkipz    

#60... - I agreed up until the conservative s***baggery started flowing. The Tea Party are bunch of morons...go back to watching Faux News

1267 days ago
64.

Celebrities Suck    

when the US is telling US citizens to get out of Egypt these idiot reporters are flying out there. How the heck did he get there aren't they not letting people fly in? That's what you get for going there. I don't believe they got kicked or pinched, where is the video proof?

1267 days ago
65.

Celebrities Suck    

66. CrisDizzle( YOU're post made me laugh thanks.... HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

Anderson they're punching you because they thought you were 'The Mole!'

1267 days ago
66.

Celebrities Suck    

these reporters are such morons... Why the F do you put yourself if dangers way so that later you can whine? mauahahah I got punched in my head because I wasn't supposed to be there.. Thn get the F out of their country retards!!

1267 days ago
67.

Denny    

He's making it all up to make Mubarak look bad. All the lefties want the Muslim Brotherhood to take over and start a war with Israel. Even the self hating lib Jews want that.

1267 days ago
68.

nusox n draws    

so what did happen to katie and has max been told?

1267 days ago
69.

lindsey    

Peaceful protesters my ass. And what was he doing there anyways? That was stupid.

1267 days ago
70.

Macaroone    

Ahhh, poor baby. He can always call his sweetheart Sanjay Gupta and ask for tender loving care ...

1267 days ago
71.

Lolcats    

He was attacked by people who support the egyptian president and were protesting the protesters.

1267 days ago
72.

jojochicago    

He shouldn't have took his silver haired ass out there! Does that job pays enough?

1267 days ago
73.

LAtraffic    

He should have brought his friend Kathy Griffin with him... Agree with previous comments, it is really stupid!

1267 days ago
74.

someyahoo    

Come on Coop! The way you're describing what happened to you doesn't match your condition...you don't have a scratch on you. By the way you are talking bout it, one would expect you to look like you just got done with a UFC fight. Puleeeze! I guess we should expect this sensationalizing commentary from CNN by now!

1267 days ago
75.

Dee    

You people commenting on this are as*h****! The guy is a journalist over there doing his friggin' job. It's not about being stupid you morons - unlike most of you commenting here today - at least the guy has a job and is brave enough to get into the crowd to get the close-up story.
It's history being made in Egypt now. Get an education or grow the hell up.

1267 days ago
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