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Middle East Crisis: If Anyone Can Stop The War, It’s Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper blogged from his blackberry as his crew raced to Nahariya this afternoon. He says he’s planning to go into Lebanon tomorrow. In another blog entry earlier today, EP David Doss said it was totally unclear where Cooper would anchor from tonight.

I can’t resist highlighting a few of the comments on CNN.com. Here’s my favorite, from Basma Ishak in Springfield, VA:
“I wish Anderson and his crew safe arrival and return, I hope his passionate way of delivering news will touch the hearts of the fighting parties and stop the war, we need more peace, love and understanding in that part of the word, I am sure he will contribute somehow to that.”

That’s right: Anderson Cooper, peacemaker. Click continued for more comment fun…




> “When John Roberts anchored last night, I assumed AC was on his way to Lebanon. How could he not report from a war zone? Wouldn’t that be like asking him to stop breathing?”

> “Well that’s a dedicated news anchor if I’v ever heard of one! Thousands of people are desperately trying to find a way out, whereas you guys are desperately trying to find a way in. Try and stay safe.”

> “Thank you for keeping us posted. There is much concern among Anderson’s viewers for his safety. Although your entry didn’t alleviate those concerns it’s nice to have some information.”

> “Putting himn on the road is the only way to maintain any ratings at all I guess. His replacement does a much better job anyway, sign of the future I bet…. I’ll also bet you won’t post this…”

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