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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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76.

lisa    

he wasnt violating anyone's rights, and he wasnt playing the sympathy card. you guys obviously know nothing about journalism. How is showing their struggles and ideas on TV a violation? He's informing the world of what's going on. NO PROBLEM THERE. THAT'S THE DEFINITION OF JOURNALISM. Oh, and how is this a cry for sympathy? Telling people he got attacked is what HAPPENED. He didn't go to the hospital or demand any kind of raise. He goes to where the action is, unlike other journalists who sit in the office all day, and he tells stories as a primary source. If you dont know anything about journalism, don't talk. kthx.

1324 days ago
77.

Shutthehellup    

Good for him, I'm glad he came out ok.

It's funny all the people criticizing him, none of you would have anything to do today if you didn't have another obvious point to make. Take your monkey brain to the next level!

1324 days ago
78.

shiela    

I'll say it again, THE US NEEDS TO MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS!!!!!

1324 days ago
79.

RB    

News people are not your normal tourists who wander into situations for the hell of it. They are paid to show us what is going on, even in the middle of violent uproars. Comments such as "he asked for it by being there" ignore the reality that reporters are there to give to viewers a real-time look at what is going on.

1324 days ago
80.

j    

Rather sad to see what's going on. So will be interesting to see what will happen next. Will this be the next Iran? Can't belive Obama is in support and turning his back on Israel. Scary situation for the world to see

1324 days ago
81.

Greg Surdel    

Wow, never came to this site before. Based on the stupid, hateful, and bigoted comments from everyone, I can see it obviously appeals to the uneducated, trailer park trash of America. These must be the idiots that spend their pathetic lives listening to Justin Bieber and Rhianna instead of watching real news and respected newsmen like Cooper. Wish we could import some of that Egyptian mob to clean out the garbage from this country.

1324 days ago
82.

Greg Surdel    

Wow, never came to this site before. Based on the stupid, hateful, and bigoted comments from everyone, I can see it obviously appeals to the uneducated, trailer park trash of America. These must be the idiots that spend their pathetic lives listening to Justin Bieber and Rhianna instead of watching real news and respected newsmen like Cooper. Wish we could import some of that Egyptian mob to clean out the garbage from this country.

1324 days ago
83.

Bill Leslie    

Cooper was quoted as lisping "again again harder you big burly Egypthian you"

1324 days ago
84.

melanie    

Why is anyone surprised? Everyone in the freaking world hates americans!! Because the media is so dramatic.. acting like everything is based on a muslim "take over" that is geared to "kill whitey". If I was an egyptian muslim that was pissed off and wanting government change in my country, and so idiot reporter came up to me asking if this is about my religion, I would be a rude ass, too.

**** our stupid media... I hope they all got a black eye.

1324 days ago
85.

Lola Q    

WOW!!!...lots of hatred in the comments how about just wish him and his crew to be fine and hope for the best resolution for the Egyptian conflict!

1324 days ago
86.

dv    

im so jealous. I wish I COULD have punched him in the head!!!!

1324 days ago
87.

Keith    

WOW ROFLMFAO!!! Anderson Cooper.... of all people this guy takes his job too seriously and he's incredibly biased. He prolly deserved a lil rough housin. Personally I think this is halerious.

1324 days ago
88.

james    

Hahaha! Baby is as bay does

1324 days ago
89.

News Update Usa    

Watch full video at: http://anderson-cooper-attacked.notlong.com

1324 days ago
90.

veena    

do***ent

1324 days ago
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