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Anderson Cooper Ducks for Cover on Gaza Live Broadcast: VIDEO


Anderson Cooper was reporting live from Gaza on Sunday night when a large explosion went off nearby, causing him to duck for cover.


Meanwhile, the death toll rises as Israel fires back at Gaza militants ongoing barrage of bombs and world leaders work to broker some kind of cease fire, the WaPo reports:

With little apparent progress in cease-fire negotiations in Cairo, British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned that Israel would lose support from the inter­national community if it followed through on threats to deploy troops in Gaza. President Obama, at the start of a three-day trip to Southeast Asia, reiterated U.S. support for Israel’s right of self-defense but said he was hopeful that the fighting could end through diplomacy.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi spoke by telephone Monday to a number of world leaders, according to his spokesman, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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  1. Anderson's too pretty to be putting himself in harm's way like that.

    Posted by: fan boi | Nov 19, 2012 8:54:29 AM

  2. One of these days...

    Posted by: Quest | Nov 19, 2012 8:56:28 AM

  3. Andy, come home. NOW.

    Posted by: johnny | Nov 19, 2012 9:34:16 AM

  4. I know it's honorable and all that to be on the scene, but he's freaking us out by being so close to battles. I wish the right wasn't so religous about supporting Israel no matter what they do so we could more effectively pressure them and stop arming such a militaristic country.

    Posted by: ravewulf | Nov 19, 2012 9:56:36 AM

  5. He didn't duck for cover. He just ducked.

    Posted by: John Conolley | Nov 19, 2012 10:02:35 AM

  6. Andy should not be a human shield for the animals of Hamas.
    I'm a Democrat and am disgusted by Hamas' targeting of civilians.

    Posted by: BEN | Nov 19, 2012 10:08:53 AM

  7. What about Israel's targeting of civilians?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 19, 2012 10:13:40 AM

  8. The situation there is sad.
    If you look at BBC World News Countdown, in some of them there is a similar situation with a reporter.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 19, 2012 10:22:21 AM

  9. Oh please. The man gets MILLIONS of dollars for his schtick. Probably has a nice hot tub and bottle of scotch in his hotel suite where he can chill after all that hard work ducking for the viewers.

    I agree, be a dam* shame if he got hurt. He's too pretty.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 19, 2012 10:41:27 AM

  10. Anderson sure likes to be where the action is, whether it is Ethiopia, Bosnia or now Gaza. Brave or foolish, probably a mixture of both.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 19, 2012 12:31:23 PM

  11. This is the way he paid his dues on the way up. He continues to pay his dues on top.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 19, 2012 4:07:58 PM

  12. Israel doesn't target civilians, David, that's a ridiculous statement. The moral equivalence you're drawing between Israel and a terrorist organization is also pretty disturbing.
    If Israel wanted, it could have flattened Gaza already. It's got the drones and the military capabilities to do that. If you want to see a country targeting civilians, look at Syria, where there are over 30,000 killed so far.

    Educate yourself:

    Posted by: BEN | Nov 19, 2012 6:11:04 PM

  13. Even the right-wing blogosphere, which takes every chance it can to discredit Cooper, is amazed at his ability to do his job under these circumstances.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 19, 2012 7:23:33 PM

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