Friday, February 09, 2007

Anderson Cooper and the curse of the breaking news

We all know how important NOLA is for Anderson Cooper, the frustration was palpable during the first hour of the show, they organized and send resources to explore the reality of the criminality in the City, just to be pranked by Saint Francisco de Sales, the Patron Saint for Journalists, making them put NOLA in a second layer in order to work with the Anna Nicole Smith story.

The story impacted me due to our age... we are all kids of 1967. Enjoying our last thirties ( or the wrong side of thirties as a friend says).

I really enjoy whenever he interviews Herbert Gettridge and the great interaction and sincerity that shows how empathic Anderson is with his stories.

BTW, if you have the time and the resources, please join Eliza in the fund raising effort for Help Herbert Gettridge Rebuild, God knows he needs the help to bring his "old lady" back home. They deserve to be reunited.

I think that what Michael Ware reported about the arrest of the Iraqui minister by USA forces is something to monitor up close. It sends the wrong message. The elections, new constitution is all a puppetry, and a very bad way to earn the hearts and minds of the Iraquis. Like it or not they have immunity. If they are not interested in playing by the rules, then they should allow Germany to arrest Rumsfield...

We are also posting the story Black Market / Fertility Chase from Randi Kaye for which she won an Emmy Award, CONGRATULATION RANDI!

Check out the lower right column on the blog, for your convenience, the most recent comments will be displayed there, because if a story is worth a little more discussing, you will be able to see if anyone has posted in an older post.

3 comentarios:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the video and the link.

eliza said...

Thanks for the link. The donate button will be up through the weekend. Please donate to help Herbert!

ivy said...

@chris -- it's a cool feature you added. It sure looks like a curse, I think the other time they went to NO something else was going on right that day.

You're bringing up a good point about iraq events. Remember this Monday's report about the terrorist was elected into iraq's parliament? Al Maliki wanted States to share info with him in order to lift that guy's immunity to prosecution

COOPER: So -- so, if his immunity from prosecution is lifted, can, then, the United States or Iraq go to parliament and arrest him?
WARE: Well, that will be very difficult, even if that happens, Anderson.
Casue the guy is already probably in Iran.

Now, a queston. Is a deputy minister immunity is different from parliament members? Is the legal procedure of lifting the immunity exists for some and doesn't exist for others? It doesn't look too good.


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