Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lies, Damn Lies, and Mr. Cooper

I guess I wasn’t alone at being startled by the “liar, liar, pants on fire” approach Anderson Cooper chose during his endgame coverage of the Egyptian upheaval. Here’s LA Times columnist James Rainey’s opening take: "It’s not often that American television news figures accuse government officials, foreign or domestic, of lying. But CNN’s Anderson Cooper made up for that, big time, this week. He heaped the pejorative on Egypt’s leaders 14 times in a single Anderson Cooper 360." I’m not saying Cooper wasn’t justified in calling a spade a spade. It was just, well, interesting. Read Rainey’s column here.

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