Wednesday, February 02, 2011

star struck.

Celebrity journalist Anderson Cooper was attacked by a mob in Egypt and hit on the head about 10 times, according to news reports. Don't they know who he is? He's apparently not getting the reverence and propers the Katrina folks knew to give him.

No word on whether he cacked his Kiton denim breeks.


Josh Kruschke said...

Not Anderson Cooper he's an American icon in his own mind...

Now I'm not going to sleep worring if hes ok or NOT. I would realy hate for something to not happen... I mean I hope something happens......

Stay over there as long as you can AC. No need to rush back.


Josh Kruschke said...

CNN's Ben Wedeman told the blog that "he overheard a panicked army officer say the situation was out of control and there was nothing the army could do to restore order."

Ya, that sounds like the Egyption Army I know and love.

And then there's this one.

Christiane Amanpour - "We had no idea what to expect,” she said. “But it is always more scary from the outside than it is from the inside.”

WTF - I guess getting beat about the head is less scare than watching it on TV?

Its stores like this that confirm for me why I don't watch CNN.


On a Wing and a Whim said...


Jon said...

My suggestions to Anderson Cooper, and any other reporter with the same bizarre inability to realize the dangers of a riot:

-Helmet: Just don't wear one that resembles the local military version. This can increase the danger and lead to dismemberment by angry mobs.

-Running Shoes: The cheaper the better. Criminals are known to take advantage of riots and use the cover of the crowd to perform their crimes. Expensive running shoes have a premium value to thugs.

-Sanity....This can only be regained by doing exactly what you're doing at this time. Unfortunately, the recovery of sanity might involve getting hit in the head ten times.

Murphy's Law said...

Reports are that Christiane Amanpour was also surrounded by a mob screaming "We hate Americans".
She managed to escape unharmed by screaming back: "So do I!"

Anonymous said...

Helmet? Isn't that the job of his ego?

Josh Kruschke said...

Good one Me.... :-)

Vinogirl said...

No...he cacked in his Gloria Vanderbilt jeans!