Anderson Cooper Dodges Bomb in Gaza, OWNS Twitter Follower and Coconut Flan

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When Anderson Cooper isn't dodging explosions in Gaza (see video below), he's going off on Twitter followers who accuse him of covering the Israel-Hamas conflict unfairly.

Pamela Weiss found this out first hand earlier in the week when she ripped his reporting from the Middle East. In response, he dropped a Twitter bomb of sorts on her.

Weiss, a self-described "social media junkie" and "foodie," criticized his story an Israeli air strike on a media center, writing "Report a fair story. Report facts."

Amazingly, AC noticed and responded: "ummmm.... I just did that and have been doing that repeatedly on twitter and on tv. Do you actually think before you tweet?"

Ouch, and oh, it continued! Cooper later added, "perhaps spend less time tweeting about coconut flan and more time actually following the news."

The comeback earned props from many of Anderson's 3.3 million Twitter followers.

"Damn man, you just dug into her tweet history for that burn. Respect," one wrote.

Cooper said. "nothing funnier than looking at a dull tweet history for specifics." Zing again!

One fan did urge him to "Go easy on her, @andersoncooper. Coconut flan is pretty delicious."

Cooper later expressed regret that he let it go that far, saying on his CNN show:

"I get obsessed with somebody who says something that is completely inaccurate. Like they'll say to me, 'You never report about stuff that's happening in Israel,' which is just not true."

"Nothing against coconut flan and I'm sure she's a very nice person. I kind of felt bad to be honest."

If anyone has any recipes for that, please let us know ... we hear it's best served cold.

William donnelly

It's too bad she didn't slap AC down. He acts high and mighty and super-objective and informed and aware and knowledgeable, but he is not. He is a wealthy-family (his mother is Gloria Vanderbilt), pretty-boy media hack who lucked out in the war, and enough of the right people made a big deal about him, and then chose to "make him" (like all actors and celebrities are made), and he rode his 15 minutes of fame to where he's at today with a good agent, manager, and publicist. (and more likely than not, a lot of money, and the "right connections") AC is as much of a media hack as all the rest. What you see is a fallacious, false, thin-as-paper, fantasy. He does not report the "objective news", and like all of them, cherry picks what is "safe" and will not get him in trouble with his employers, his sycophantic fans, or negatively affect his ratings. It's an unfortunate truth and reality. Personally, I don't even think he's as good overall as many others. And, based on who he is and where he came from, I often wonder if there is something very bad about him that people should probably be "scared" or worried about. You see a little of that seep through his "perfect" persona that he, and other professionals, have created for us.

@ Bill Dee

Also,he's not a lockstep,kneejerk,apologist zionist,throwing snowballs at Israel's murderous ways.

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