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Anderson Cooper Takes A Beating From Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Sympathizers

Privately, Anderson Cooper has maintained that coming out publicly could harm his reporting abroad, where intolerant Middle East and African countries could do something as simple as deny him a visa to block him from anchoring a live report from the scene of a natural disaster or political upheaval. But it seems his sexuality had nothing to do with the beating he suffered in Cairo, where supporters of President Hosni Mubarak struck him 10 times in the head, according to his CNN colleague Steve Brusk. In a live report (above), Cooper confirms the account.

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On:           Feb 2, 2011
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    • Fred

      It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. I hope he stays safe.

      Feb 2, 2011 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er

      in those situations. No one is safe. Chaos ensues.

      Feb 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff K.

      And the Republi… um, “fiscal conservatives” go crazy.

      Republican gays! These are the kind of people you’re associating yourselves with:


      Feb 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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