February 9th, 2011
09:44 PM ET

KFC and the other Lies in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

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There are lies after lies being spread by the Mubarak regime in Egypt. We're 'Keeping Them Honest.'
Some of the allegations being spread about protesters in Liberation Square are almost comical. There are false reports they are being paid $100, or a 100 euros or being fed Kentucky Fried Chicken. Yes, KFC.

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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soundoff (294 Responses)
  1. Carolyn

    Thank you Anderson Cooper, and everyone at AC360°... keep on 'Keeping Them Honest'... absolutely!!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep long and restful!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. A wonderful blog tonight. Much food for thought. Thanks to Anderson and the 360 team for a great program and wonderful coverage on Egypt.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Sharon

    Please continue the focus on Egypt. I wanted peace for Israel so was willing to look the other way and half-deliberately , half un-consciously didn’t look any too closely at Mubarak’s internal policies. No longer. The Egyptian people have finally stood for their rights; I no longer think we have the right to deny them self-determination—no matter how it finally turns out for us or for Israel. I don’t think we should go to war to impose democracy on anyone but I do think we can no longer support authoritarian governments.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Kathy Vancouver Canada

    A handful of old men should not be able to hold 80 million people hostage

    February 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Stay safe Ivan. Excellent interview with Wael Ghonim!

    Good night Jana, Emily, Mike, Starr, Nancy in Oregon, Nicole, and Megan.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Anderson & Team 360, thank you for such a great show and good night too. Thank you for keeping Egypt in the forefront of your reporting, it is important so they are Not forgotten.

    Good night fellow writers – great conversation tonight! I wish you All a safe and peaceful day tomorrow.

    @Sharon, just saw your post to me – thanks.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Sue from Syracuse

    Goodnight Anderson – take good rest over this weekend... and celebrate life.. celebrate that Gabby Giffords is well.. Goodnight all.
    Good thought to Gabby.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Nina, & Bloggers.
    Great show & blog tonight.
    Stay safe in Egypt, Ivan, reporters & crews.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Carolyn

    Isha Sesay... thanks for reporting this important information on Breast Cancer, and everything else... wonderful work!!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Anne D

    I don't think it's just oppressive governments and certainly not because we are in control. I would say that if they are oppressive and we feel we need to have good ties with them would suggest they are in control.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That's the problem Sheen thinks all he has to do is throw money here and there and everything all right, but it is not!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Isha

    great programme the only thing I dont like is inviting Ayan Ali, she doesn't know what she is talking about her mind is full of Islamophopia.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. lisal -canada

    i would miss "two and a half men" if it was off the air – good chemistry over the years – i just adore their mother ... she really cracks me up – riot in a handbasket, that one

    February 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Sue from Syracuse

    Anderson, Thank you for another great hour. Glad you are back and in good spirits.
    Egypt will take a while to figure out who is who.. Let's not create heros too soon... or we may live to regret that.. as U.S. has elsewhere. Cautious approach of the U.S. is the best approach.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Maggi Carter

    AC: Thanks for bringing the integrity of the protests back with you from Egypt. Please more voices of the protesters, esp the women. Peace.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Whoa!!!!! More snow Southeastern!!!!

    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!!!
    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest, you can long sleep!
    See you tomorrow night!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Lori

    Good night Anderson! Good night Everyone! Sweet dreams!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Lindsey

    None of us should give up on Egypt, a blind eye sees nothing, and agreed with previous posts; atrocious human rights abuses will probably be committed beyond what we can imagine if we go that route

    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Lydia

    Anderson Cooper, been watching the crisis in Egypt from the every beginning and the people demonstrating peacefully, but at the same time I seen many people kill for simply asking for there freedom. What truly anger me was seeing the young man walking down the street and getting shoot by the soldier. My prayer go out to the Egyptian people and hope that they will prevail.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Paula, Colorado

    It's good to have more understanding of who and what the Muslim Brotherhood is. Great discussions tonight, Anderson!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Nina

    Good Night

    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  23. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Love Isha! Great show tonight! Thanks Anderson and Co. Stay warm everyone. It's in the teens in Texas! WoWza!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Sue from Syracuse

    @Jen R,
    Exactly! I think religion taken to extreme is a problem. Religion is for ONESELF and not for imposing on others.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Mary, "yes other Pres should have done something along time ago but they didnt, doesnt mean this PRes will get a free pass though , Obama needs to step up to the plate"

    However, it does look like Obama is getting a free pass. No one is holding him to any promises that he has made about anything.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Nina

    Finally they are stopping the removal of limp nodes! Its about time. All it does is destroy nerves and cause swelling in the arm.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Emily

    That's sad news, re. Breast Cancer.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Debbie Quigley

    Your passion for speaking from your heart for those whose voices are not acknowledged is remarkable. You go there to see it, experience it, smell it, and hear it and share their voices and their hearts. I am one person that has so much gratitude and respect for all that you are! Keep safe, Anderson Cooper, and keep those voices ringing!!

    Debbie Quigley

    February 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Karyn, Indiana

    AC360 is the fastest hour spent in my life!... The rest crawls by, waiting to hear from family in Cairo! Thanks for at least helping a little Anderson! 🙂 Good night!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Nina

    We always keep good ties with oppressive governments as that way we feel in control and get our needs met

    February 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  31. alan jilani

    dear ac watching your show 2night, i know its not personal,love your show its about time some one take the time to show the world the suffering of
    the people of the middle east,love your show
    keep up the good work
    if that dictator(mubarak)dont go alot of innocent people will pay the ultimate price
    thank you.be careful out there

    February 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Youssif M. Zain

    What Ayan was saying was clearly dominstrated the total ingnorance of what is going in Egypt, and by saying let the bad guys go out and the Muslim brotherhood come later is belittling to the understanding of the youth who organized and created the uprising in Cairo.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Emily

    @Jana, Georgia,
    Good night, Jana!

    "They are not going to take over our country!!!"
    Who did you think will replace Mubarak? (if not the Muslim Brotherhood)

    February 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  34. lisal -canada

    looking at the various factions that exist as being all the same (especially by people who really do not understand that there are differences in religions other than the ones a lot of people are 'used to') is like considering a liberal to be the same as a tea-partier just because they are american, don't you think?

    February 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  35. nancyinoregon

    Good night, people. Much to think about, with all we have heard tonight and with what many of you have said here. I thank you for that. Rest well.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Jane

    Would like to know more about the Apr 6 group and how they figure into the potential leadership for Egypt equation.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  37. Heleni

    Does this woman lives in Egypt?

    February 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  38. Sue from Syracuse

    I agree with the lady. She is IMPRESSIVE; thoughtful, insightful and very big proponent of democracy. She speaks at a macro level; not in the weeds... yet not into platitude. Very impressive.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  39. M Salah

    It is not matter what muslem brotherhood want, time for them has long pass
    It is the Internet generation Ayaan is wrong and do not know what she is talking about.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  40. Nihal

    Oh MY GOD, Enough with the muslim brotherhood thing!!!!!
    They are not going to take over our country !!!

    February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  41. Sue from Syracuse

    I agree with the lady. She demands more in-depth dialog than platitudes. A democratic society needs to take care of human rights.
    And, that is an issue also in the U.S. society.. when special interests can take hold of democracy. WE have a LOT to learn from Egypt.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  42. Gary MacGregor

    I want to thank you for your continued coverage of the crisis continuing to unfold in Egypt. As you rightly stated a few days ago, news coverage of these events will soon subside. We have to keep the pressure on the "government" by having the foreign media continue to cover the events taking place or else this "government" will have a bloodier crack down on the peaceful protesters than we've seen so far.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  43. nancyinoregon

    So very true, Anne D. I wish it WERE simple and obvious more of the time....life would be so much easier that way! But I fear it is not so.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  44. mohamed z hassanin

    Thank you Anderson for your and Honest opnion on the Egyptian upraising.I would like to ask your guest why the united states prefair to support Mubarak adminstration over true people fighting for thier freedom? Sulman is a thug and we know that,and what can we do to have our goverment (USA)to change thier cours?

    February 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
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