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Re: Anderson Copper is all that is man
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 03:26:11 am »
Cool.  I rarely get to hear good news about public figures.

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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 03:53:07 am »
Does he go to these places by choice?  Because if not, it really seems like he pissed someone off at the network, and now they are trying to kill him by sending him to all these war-torn places. 

Nah, back before reporting was about your white smile and cute coif, this was how journalists earned their "stars"--going to battlezones and getting mortar fire in the background.

I do like Anderson Cooper.  I have to say he's way less bullshitty than his counterparts on NBC.

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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 04:02:24 am »
As much as I hate talking heads, Cooper is an alright guy. I think he's the only broadcaster I've ever seen that wasn't a conceited dick.

This gained him a few points in my book.

Yeah. He's always right there when everything happens. He's not afraid and really works hard for his job.
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Re: Anderson Copper is all that is man
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 05:04:17 am »
As much as I hate talking heads, Cooper is an alright guy. I think he's the only broadcaster I've ever seen that wasn't a conceited dick.

This gained him a few points in my book.

Yeah. He's always right there when everything happens. He's not afraid and really works hard for his job.
Still want to play hero, General Stuart?


Honestly, yes. It's a terrible thing that happened and if I could i would jump at a chance to help in a way other than just writing a check so that supplies can be loaded on to a plane and then bottlenecked.


I have my own theory on natural disasters and people being in the way of them. You know this.

REMEMBER THOSE ASIAN KIDS IN TENENBAUM SQUARE THAT TRIED TO STOP THE TANK?!

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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 05:27:17 am »
As much as I hate talking heads, Cooper is an alright guy. I think he's the only broadcaster I've ever seen that wasn't a conceited dick.

This gained him a few points in my book.

Yeah. He's always right there when everything happens. He's not afraid and really works hard for his job.
Still want to play hero, General Stuart?


Honestly, yes. It's a terrible thing that happened and if I could i would jump at a chance to help in a way other than just writing a check so that supplies can be loaded on to a plane and then bottlenecked.


I have my own theory on natural disasters and people being in the way of them. You know this.

REMEMBER THOSE ASIAN KIDS IN TENENBAUM SQUARE THAT TRIED TO STOP THE TANK?!

WASN'T THAT THE TENT OFFENSIVE?!

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Re: Anderson Copper is all that is man
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2010, 06:59:01 am »
Does he go to these places by choice?  Because if not, it really seems like he pissed someone off at the network, and now they are trying to kill him by sending him to all these war-torn places.  

Nope, Cooper is an actual journalist and an all-around nice guy AFAIK. He actually does a good chunk of his own work from what little I've seen. Most TV "journalists" have underlings do all the journalism (and sometimes they don't actually do this) and then they just show up read what has been written for them, then they leave.

Generally broadcast journalists seem to be a bunch of shitheads who don't really give a shit about news value or understand it, but not all of them are like this. I have known some that are really fucking awesome. I don't know Anderson Cooper personally but I've met him a couple of times (once while journalisming and once at some photo-op PR-type speaking event) and he seems like he's genuinely a decent person.
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Re: Anderson Copper is all that is man
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2010, 02:27:57 pm »
still, writing a check does help somewhat, right?

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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2010, 03:58:29 pm »
OIC, well glad to know anyone isn't trying to off him at the network (well at least by sending him to places where he may die).  I like him.  :)
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010, 07:42:55 pm »
Does he go to these places by choice?  Because if not, it really seems like he pissed someone off at the network, and now they are trying to kill him by sending him to all these war-torn places. 

Nah, back before reporting was about your white smile and cute coif, this was how journalists earned their "stars"--going to battlezones and getting mortar fire in the background.

I do like Anderson Cooper.  I have to say he's way less bullshitty than his counterparts on NBC.

He moved to NBC? when did this happen?!??!

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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2010, 07:44:28 pm »
Does he go to these places by choice?  Because if not, it really seems like he pissed someone off at the network, and now they are trying to kill him by sending him to all these war-torn places. 

Nah, back before reporting was about your white smile and cute coif, this was how journalists earned their "stars"--going to battlezones and getting mortar fire in the background.

I do like Anderson Cooper.  I have to say he's way less bullshitty than his counterparts on NBC.

He moved to NBC? when did this happen?!??!

Um..."counterparts".
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Re: Anderson Copper is all that is man
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2010, 07:53:31 pm »
oh, thank you