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Anderson Cooper Reveals The True State of The Philippines

Posted By Ethel Navales On November 14, 2013 @ 7:57 pm In News | Comments Disabled

American journalist, reporter and television personality Anderson Cooper has been creating quite a buzz for himself for his live reports from the Philippines directly after Typhoon Haiyan.

The CNN reporter and host of is own daytime talk show Anderson Live, flew to Tacloban to report on the city most affected by the Typhoon.

His reports have gained quite a bit of attention because Cooper was not afraid to delve into the lack of aid and resources. He described the lack of government presence and the speed of aid.

Watch Anderson’s CNN segment below:

His report has caused a number of mixed reviews. Some were apparently upset over Cooper criticizing the Philippine government’s slow and inadequate efforts. Among those who disagreed with his sentiments was ABS-CBN newsreader Korina Sanchez.

During her morning radio show, Sanchez claimed that Cooper did not know what he was talking about. Philippine netizens, many of whom were facing the struggles that Cooper shed light on, were angered by Sanchez’s comment and pointed out that while he was out in the field gathering an actual account of the destruction, she was sitting sitting safely in a radio station saying that the state of things were not as bad as Cooper made it seem.

Others point out that her comment was for political reasons. After all, Sanchez is married to the  Interior Secretary who heads the rescue and relief operations in Tacloban CIty. Citizens said she simply did not want to make it seem as if her husband was not doing an adequate job.

Because of this, many more netizens seem to agree with Cooper’s report.

Additionally, Cooper has been using twitter to share his thoughts and reveal the true state of the Philippines after the Typhoon:

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[6] 1: http://www.mb.com.ph/anderson-cooper-reports-on-governments-failure-in-tacloban/

[7] 2: https://twitter.com/AC360

[8] 3: http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/521946/20131114/storm-haiyan-yolanda-update-rant-filipina-newsreader.htm#.UoUSsGSgnhk

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