Anderson Cooper Quotes (37 Quotes)


    In hindsight, you think, yeah there are things you could have done. But at the time we had multiple sources telling us the information and we had people in positions of authority ... telling us the information was correct. When you have officials telling you something and eyewitnesses telling you something, at some point you have to rely on that information.


    I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it.

    I am listening to people's questions and getting answers. I am least of all interested in any TV anchor's opinion, and least of all my own.

    I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.


    This is going to be a difficult week ahead, for families watching at home and for first responders collecting the people and trying to restore them some dignity, ... There's not a lot of dignity to be had in these floodwaters.

    Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.

    Just as there were excesses at the beginning -- the early feminists tried to rule out a lot of the sexuality and frivolity and, you know, they demonized Barbie and Cosmo girl in high heels and shopping and a lot of the fun stuff women like -- at the end, you know, they are equally sort of into conformity, but completely the opposite way,

    Anyway, Awkward T.V. Moments ... I decided at the last second that I just had to have my laptop. Smooth move, Columbo.

    That is incredible news. Again, if this turns out to be true... we have not been able to independently confirm this... but the family members have been told... that the 12 miners are alive.

    And when they hear politicians slap - you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours.

    Those of us who were here and have had the privilege to cover it, and to witness these triumphs and these tragedies, will never forget it and will carry it with us. That's part of the fear of leaving, that people will forget and coverage will go elsewhere. And there are so many answers we need to get.

    The thing I love about reporting is being able to blend in with any group, whether that's neo-Nazis or pedophiles.

    I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.

    If someone knows me and likes me or my work, they're more likely to allow me to tell their story. But it also cuts the other way.

    Does the federal government bear responsibility for what is happening now ... Should they apologize for what is happening now

    Mr. Koppel and 'Nightline' are hiding behind the so-called tribute in an effort to highlight only one aspect of the war effort, and in doing so to influence public opinion against the military action in Iraq.

    The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.

    We heard church bells ringing. We heard people yelling, screaming, clapping. A friend of one of the miners came over, crying, to tell us that he had heard and just been told in the church that 12 of them (miners) had been found alive.

    Hell yes I've been fighting the hard fight to try and get money, I KNEW this was gonna' happen and I've BEEN knowing it was gonna' happen for YEARS

    I wouldn't call it looting. What I have seen is desperate people kind of wandering around here in downtown Gulfport. There are a lot of police here in Gulfport, so you can't get away with looting. But I have seen people picking stuff up from the wreckage. I saw a man with two bottles of olive oil. He was hoping to try to cook something up. He says he has no water. He doesn't really have much of a place to go. So there are a lot of people just desperately in need.

    A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.

    I imagine a lot of people tune in simply to watch reporters get bitch-slapped by Mother Nature, and frankly, who can blame them?

    I've been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.

    There is nothing sadder to see people who lived a good decent life dead on the side of the road. I used to go overseas to report on that but now I'm doing it at home.

    I think it's a good thing that there are bloggers out there watching very closely and holding people accountable. Everyone in the news should be able to hold up to that kind of scrutiny. I'm for as much transparency in the newsgathering process as possible.

    To me, those are the heroes of the story. It was government that failed. It was people who stood up.

    The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death.

    it's not your client's obligation, or your obligation, to prove your client's innocence. It is the prosecution's obligation to -- to prove you're client's guilt.

    Hundreds of reporters, in all media, did heroic work on the Gulf Coast in the deadly storm's aftermath. None arguably was as financially and symbolically important to his company as the job turned in by Williams. It could solidify his spot as network news' top anchor.

    I questioned some of the things I saw, such things as leaving inmates in their cell with no clothes or in female underpants, handcuffing them to the door of their cell. And the answer I got was, this is how the military intelligence wants it done.

    Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.

    There is elation at this moment. The news just coming a short time ago that the 12 miners are alive.

    To me, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. I think a lot of people here are furious at mine officials. If officials knew the initial report was incorrect, why didn't they come forward

    That's the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.

    These people deserve to have the world watching what is happening to them,

    There's a value to bearing witness to what hundreds of thousands of people are going through. I see nothing wrong with a reporter going through it with them. I've never pretended to grab onto something. The audience knows when something's real and when it's not.


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