February 18, 2011

Commentary: In calling out Mubarak's lies, CNN's Anderson Cooper reported the truth

In his reports on Egypt’s crisis, CNN's Anderson Cooper repeatedly scored Mubarak’s government for untruths. For that, Cooper was ridiculed by James Rainey of The Los Angeles Times. CNN media critic Howard Kurtz questioned whether Cooper should be “taking sides.” And one Liz Trotta said that “any correspondent worth his salt knows that you shouldn’t be making editorial comments.” She, amusingly enough, is employed by Fox News. All three critics concede Cooper was accurate: The regime did lie. Yet they question whether it was journalistically ethical to say it.

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