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Anderson Cooper Is NHF Your Sh*t: snarky tweets from Gaza City.

8:20 pm - 11/24/2012

Embedded in Gaza City, Cooper has provided both military updates and snark, telling one woman to "spend less time tweeting about coconut flan and more time actually following the news."

As missiles explode around him, Anderson Cooper launches some snark rockets of his own.

The CNN anchor/correspondent is in Gaza to cover the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas and was shaken on camera by a massive explosion in his vicinity Monday. True to his iron-man reputation, he pressed on with his broadcast, and continued his updates via Twitter. Just as any Israeli-Palestinian conflict creates sharp debate, his reporting drew critics online, and instead of ignoring them, he publicly lashed the detractors.

In fact, it's still going on.

Monday evening, a Twitterer named @RetireLeo, who claims to be a former Marine, tweeted, "Didn't Cooper admit he was gay, if so let's let the Palestians know and see what happens," to which Cooper replied, "‪wow, tough words from an anon Internet troll. why not use your name and photo, coward? Have some more fritos and keep typing."

Cooper made even more waves when he responded to @Pamela_Weiss, who asked him to "Report a fair story. Report facts. Why not talk about the rockets being fired FROM Gaza?!? #losingcredibility."

His response: "@Pamela_Weiss‬ perhaps spend less time tweeting about coconut flan and more time actually following the news."

On Tuesday, he was greeted by a tweet from @Rabbi_Sykes, who said, "May just stop watching ‪#CNN‬. Now ‪@andersoncooper‬ almost apologizing for ‪#Hamas‬ dragging a dead "Spy" for ‪#Israel‬ & yelling God is great! Oy."

Cooper's retort: "‪@Rabbi_Sykes‬ excuse me, but how am I apologizing for Hamas by reporting them dragging a body through the streets? That is deeply offensive."


Read all of Cooper's comebacks below:


baked_goldfish 25th-Nov-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
coconut flan
bellichka gurl, bless you.25th-Nov-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
mercystars 25th-Nov-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
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soliano 25th-Nov-2012 01:35 am (UTC)
sio 25th-Nov-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
love him for calling out the dumbasses. go, Anderson.
pamuya 25th-Nov-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
LOL u go andy coop
afranjes 25th-Nov-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
Out Anderson is much more fun!
bowtomecha 25th-Nov-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Why did they hit the same building 4 times? As if people are going to go back in on the same day.
mercystars 25th-Nov-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
"Report a fair story. Report facts. Why not talk about the rockets being fired FROM Gaza?!?"

this doesn't even make sense, isn't Gaza City ~IN~ Gaza...? Anderson's original tweet says that four rockets were "...just fired from near media center in Gaza City...", so fired FROM there?

/so confused/
_keepthebeat 25th-Nov-2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Lol, my exact reaction. He did, in fact, seem to be talking about an exchange of rockets. Lady probably read only what she "wanted" (expected) to read, to be honest.
astridmyrna 25th-Nov-2012 02:37 am (UTC)
wow, tough words from an anon internet troll. why not use your name and photo, coward? Have some more fritos and keep typing.

rex_dart 25th-Nov-2012 02:38 am (UTC)
I want to be him when I grow up.
ladypolitik Re: Tag suggestion25th-Nov-2012 03:11 am (UTC)
alryssa 25th-Nov-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Anderson haters just got told to take alllll the seats.
railenthe 25th-Nov-2012 03:11 am (UTC)
This is why I love this man, even if I'll never have him. <3 These are even better than when he kicked that wannabe human Barbie chick off his stage.
ducttapeninja 25th-Nov-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
I hope Anderson Cooper is around forever <33333333333
shhh_its_s3cr3t 25th-Nov-2012 06:24 am (UTC)
NGL if you're gonna try to drag AC then you should check your own self at the door. Seriously, the man is a real JOURNALIST so if you have a lame life he's gonna announce it to the world.

oceandezignz 25th-Nov-2012 06:48 am (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Anderson you sassy thing ILU BB~
its_anya 25th-Nov-2012 09:10 am (UTC)
What a great guy.

All of those idiot flamers remind me of something I saw on Twitter the other day. Amnesty International tweeted about the crisis in the DRC and some dude responded: "What about GAZA, why are you talking about this, you HYPOCRITES!!". Amnesty themselves responded far more politely than I would have with "Hi - if you scroll down our feed you will see we have reported extensively on Gaza". But JFC what a fucking idiot do you have to be to say these kinds of things?!
herosquad 25th-Nov-2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
I mean, these are great, but he does this a lot? One of the main reasons I love following him on Twitter are his snarky replies to haters. Not sure why these are suddenly a big news story.
ladypolitik 25th-Nov-2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Because he happened to share his usual snark in the middle of being embedded in a majoe Middle East geopolitical crisis. The context is what makes it news.
glass_houses 25th-Nov-2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
LOLarious! Get it AC!
chaya 25th-Nov-2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
*adds the puttin' the ontd in ontd_p' tag and skips away*
ladypolitik 25th-Nov-2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
smirk_dog 25th-Nov-2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
Flawless Silver Fox remains flawless.
celtic_thistle 25th-Nov-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
lol he went IN on them.

dead @ the coconut dessert tag making a comeback
poetic_pixie_13 25th-Nov-2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Anderson is always on point when he's in the field, it's fantastic and so are these tweets.
caerfrli 25th-Nov-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
so someone tweeted him about his coverage of the news and he dug around in her tweet history to see what else she'd been writing about and twitted her on it?I hat to say it but the man's a jerk.
paksenarrion2 26th-Nov-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Honestly? When someone reads a tweet and makes a fool of themselves by replying with totally inaccurate information? They are just opening themselves up to comments about their tweet history. And what he tweeted wasn't anything nasty. Just s simple comment about something she tweeted about a desert-which was a snarky comment showing she clearly isn't paying attention to what is going on in the world. Much like she didn't even read his tweet.
toraguru 29th-Nov-2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
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