February 7th, 2011
09:51 PM ET

Goverment Double Talk in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

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Day 14 of protests in Tahrir Square and the Egyptian government has denied any involvement in the attacks by mobs on peaceful demonstrators and reporters. They say they have no idea how these things happened. But the Egyptian military stood there and let it happen. We're Keeping Them Honest.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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  1. Helen O.

    B.O.B. and other musicians needs to do their business and talk about their business on their private jets. Do their performances on their private jets not on the public airplanes.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Nina, Jana & Bloggers.
    Glad you kept Egypt in the news!
    Stay safe, Nic, Ivan, & Ben in Egypt!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Nina

    Good Night everyone and have a wonderful week

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Nicole The Netherlands

    Thankyou Anderson, for keeping them honest and following up on Egypt. Nic an Ben, stay safe!

    Totally love teh rapping flight attendant
    Sleep well everyone!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Christine

    Anderson, you did the right thing leaving Egypt. You're show appears to be better able to cover a wide array of information related to the uprising in Egypt away from the chaos. As long as you continue to focus on Egypt with other correspondants still in country, I think you're coverage will be doing the service you desire.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  6. edna

    American politicians should back-off. They place Amaerican interests above that of the Egyptian people who are being brutalised by a dictator. He may be a "friend" of the US, but he is no friend of the people of Egypt. American geopolitics are fundametally dishomest!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Dorothy

    Anderson, so happy you are back..and thank you for all you do...my heart breaks for all who are standing to fight for their freedom.....keep the spotlight shinning for them!!!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. lisal -canada

    oh – so what IS the best cure for a headache?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Karen, MN

    Funny! I didn't like the bounty hunter either. Very slow! Can't we just take a nap. Good night!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Cessy - Chicago

    AC 360 staff and Anderson: The best in reporting!

    good night, everyone. Say a prayer for Egypt!
    and i'll leave you with this: something to smile about:

    "You cannot punch THE handsome off Anderson Cooper". – Seth Meyers on last week's SNL

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist everything movies, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!! 😀
    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Lori

    It is good to hear that Anderson has not lost his sense of humor!

    Take care Anderson! Good night and sweet dreams.

    Good night Everyone! Sweet dreams.

    Thank God Anderson is back.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Anderson, stay safe Nic, Ivan, Ben and Fred.

    Good night Jana, Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, and Megan.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Nina

    I think that was great!! LOL

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, Ohio

    I am not a rap fan.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Emily

    The RidicuList was fun tonight, Anderson!
    Don't you wish you were on that flight?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Paula, Colorado

    Your coverage tonight–from the distant side of the crisis–has been excellent. I hope you are well after your trying week, and hope you get much rest!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  18. lee cowen

    please anderson, you & piers are the only trustworthy reporters cnn has ever had. please report on mubaraks & children's billions. thank you. lee

    February 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Sharon Hastings

    @bloggers: I agree with everyone who is saying we need to keep Egypt alive in the news. Anderson and others need to stay with the story in continued watchfulness of the protestors. This may virtually save lives.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Kate

    Anderson, Thank you This is IMPORTANT. Please continue keeping us informed.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Carolyn

    Anderson Cooper... my sincere 'Good Thoughts, Prayers & Blessings' to you... I do hope that your check up goes extremely well at the Doctor's Office tomorrow... Rest Up & Be Well!!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Maha

    Anderson and everyone on the CNN team here in Cairo or covering our uprising, thank you for being our eyes and our voices. Thank you for letting the world see the truth and hear our voices.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  23. lisal -canada

    the thing that boggles my mind the most is that such a large chunk of the egyptian economy is based on tourism (isn't it?) – they are acting like they do not want the tourism any more ... when WILL people want to travel there again for a nice cultural vacation??

    February 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Emily

    I pray for Nic's safety too!
    He's been doing a great job there in Alexandria from the start.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Ahmed – so glad you made it to the demonstration and got to talkto Ben. W. & his camera woman.

    Please know that so many Americans admire what you and your young peoples' movement are doing in Egypt. May God bless you, your countrymen who want democracy and of course your children and grandchildren.

    I believe that Anderson will stay with your story until your people have open and free elections!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  26. lilly

    good night everyone, Anderson once again great job bringing the reality that Egypt is going through. Your voice gives Egypt hope.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    This will never change, until somebody that's not related in anyway to the Mubarak-corrupted government. This actor is very brave and God be with him and all who want changes. Not only for them but for the future & freedom of their children.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  28. randa

    our hearts and prayers are with you always! Brave Egyptians: continue with your courageous movement and show the world how Freedom is earned not given. God bless you all

    February 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Chi

    Will president Obama talk to Mubarak again ? Hope he can do something good for Egyptian people

    February 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  30. Jude


    We are with you and you are in our hearts always. Long live the people of Eqypt. How can the ordinary people in the US help you?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  31. cicly

    @ ahmed; anderson won't forget. many, many of us won't forget. we can't. this is seared into our hearts and minds. please take care, you and your fellow countrymen.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Ahmed

    @starr thank you brother, i'm fine i got back today because we're preparing for a million man march tomorrow. you know what, thru the past days we saw everything, defending ourselves, sleeping infront of tanks, everytime we hear a whistle it means danger is near, we prepare oursleves for the worst, so after 1000000 whstles i guess we got to the point where we dont care, do whatever you want Mubarak, we're holding our ground

    February 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Nina

    @ lilly
    'seen the kite runner also, great movie.'

    It is one of my all time favorite movies. I have watched it quite a few times which I usually never do. Truly a man's search for meaning and confronting his fears....

    February 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  34. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360Team and fellow bloggers.

    Great show tonight Anderson.

    Anderson,We all know that you and your crew are very shaken by the event's that are taking place in Egypt. Hope you feel better and I have a feeling that you and your crew will be returning to Egypt soon. Thank you for the GREAT coverage.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  35. Emily

    @Karyn, Indiana,
    Any news from your husband over the weekend?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It's nothing like freedom! More power to the people!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  37. Helen O.

    Hello Anderson. I am glad that you are back home and is safe. I hope that everything is okay. President Murbark is lying to the people of Egypt and they are not doing anything to stop the violence happening in Egypt and other things. I believed that vice president Soleman heard Candy Crowley's question very clearly and he did not want to answer it. I hope that the violence in Egypt stops. I do not want the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorism to take over Egypt. The people want freedom and they want it now. Anderson, please keep on reporting the story in Egypt.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  38. Emily

    "I met ben wedeman on the square that day and he was very nice,"
    Ben has been doing an amazing job at keeping us all informed as to what has been going on in Egypt with Twitter. Glad that you were able to meet him. I hope that you stay safe there, and Ben too.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  39. Laurie chernoff

    I am all for peaceful demonstration but in this case it will not work. They need to organize. Get names of known secret police.
    Strike fear in the secret police. Brand them on their fore head with something that outs them for what they are. Traitors to their own people.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  40. Jana, Georgia

    @Jo Ann, yes Nic has been doing a great job along with Ivan and Ben.

    The scary thing over the weekend they were just saying there were only 3 people killed. I didn't feel like that could be right, now they are saying 300. I wonder if there wasn't more than that, but we might never know.

    Good night Anderson, Jo Ann and Emily

    February 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  41. Karyn, Indiana

    @Ahmed, glad to hear you are safe! God be with you and Egypt in her fight!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Mubarak and Suleiman are saying one thing, but doing quite another. Why isn't the US calling them out?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  43. lilly

    seen the kite runner also, great movie.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  44. Ahmed

    please don't forget, i know if the world wasn't watching Mubarak would have run us over with his tanks, but we're strong, we defeated the fear from the regime and we only have the regime now to defeat. I breathe freedom now.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I hope so, Anderson will go to doctor tomorrow check his head and else......... I agree.....:)

    February 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  46. Nina

    The Kite Runner was a very emotional and beautiful movie about immigration, family, and how a man comes to terms with his fears. Very powerful!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  47. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Never seen the movie, "The Kite Runner". Will see it now, and pass it on to others who haven't seen it. Thank-you, Anderson!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  48. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Ahmed – It sounds like you got to the Square.

    Several of us having been waiting to hear from you.
    How was your experience in the Square??

    February 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  49. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Jana,Georgia, "This story with Nic is very disturbing. I can't even imagine how many other people have been killed and we will never know about them."

    This was a disturbing story. It is frightening to think of how many murders like this may have already occurred, but were not caught on tape.

    Nic has been doing an excellent job.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  50. Brenda

    Welcome Back Anderson Glad to see you made it home safely.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
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