February 10th, 2011
11:14 PM ET
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. sara loow

    anderson, stay with your heart, view and mind,do not change it , you are who you are...by the way, the line in between your eyes is your third eye that you can see things in your own way, don't worry about it.....GOOD JOB

    February 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
  2. Jenifer

    I am very happy for the Egyptian people and applaud them for their strength. But I have to ask the American media and politicians alike one question – Why does America, a democratic, free country, support such awful dictators and oppressive governments? They work to stomp on the same freedom that we all know men, women and children should have. As Obama said, our fundamental basic freedoms. With all of the greatness this day brings to Egyptians, Americans should be asking WHY do we support these regimes in the first place?

    February 11, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  3. masoud b nour

    Anderson ,& the team of CNN ,we love ur work.Admire ur courage, truthfullness unbiased,i hope and beleive, the values we cherish, will prevail ,on the face of the EARTH.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
  4. Carmen Cameron

    Mr. Cooper, what you did on your show this past Monday through Wednesday is exactly what Edward R. Murrow would have done had he been alive to witness these events in Egypt. I have no finer praise than that. I thank you with all my heart for the truth and the lives it has undoubtedly saved. May God bless you, sir, and keep you safe to continue your work in the days to come!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Carlos L Irizarry

    I am happy for the haqppines and pride that Cooper exudes at the victory of the people of Egypt over the tiranny that oppresed them. Most notable the time, energy and effort he and CNN expended to showcase the values and desire of liberty of the protesters.

    In that same spirit I encourage Anderson Cooper and CNN to come closer to home, and showcase the sad struggle of Puerto Rico to end American colonial rule. Liberty is not just for far away lands. Start in our own backyard.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  6. Rick Lavery Canada

    No wonder there is difficulity in the world, watching all the comments coming out of the USA. My word, do you own the planet? Relax and let the people decide what they want! It's not your country! So here's the deal I was a fan of CNN , until I watched Wolf badger a guest, he is losing it like the rest of you! So I have switched to Aljazeera English, where most of us are going, cause your too into yourselfs, get a grip!!

    February 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  7. Alex

    what used to take years, took only 18 days.. what in the past needed guns and swords, accepted only words and courage...what used to take thousands of lives, has given rise to many martyrs...may the peaceful fall of all dictators and tyrants spread.. a great inspirational day for the world

    February 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
  8. Soheir Abdeen

    It takes a man like you to understand the joy and pride of the people in Egypt. Thank you for being one of the first international media coverage that protected those young leaderless protestors and helped them to won their freedom without a leader or a foreign country. That is the kind of freedom President Kennedy and President Nasser called for. I am glad I lived long enough to see it.

    American Politician wasting their time in big talks doing their best in taking credit for Egyptian victory. Taking credit none of them deserve. If it was up to them Egypt would have ended with the kind of freedom America gave Iraq. Please tell those big shots to earn their own glory by using their time forcing the word peace into Israel concept of existence and end the human suffering that Israel inflecting on all its neighbors before it is too late.

    The first thing Egyptian need now is an eye specialist who is willing to give free help to all those young men who lost their eyesight in fighting in Tahrir Square. Thank you.

    February 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  9. Oriol Vidal-Aparicio

    Dear Anderson,

    I think we are all happy, even ecstatic, about what is happening in Egypt these days. However, I find it interesting that now pretty much every journalist you hear in the main American media outlets openly calls Mubarak a dictator. How many of these journalists called Mubarak a dictator before this crisis? It seems to me that Mubarak has just been "President Mubarak" during the last two decades in the media.

    I respect you as one of the most reflexive journalists in the United States, and this is why I want to make this comment to you: I think that journalists in this country need to take a hard look at who is it that they are serving, the people who they are purportedly keeping informed, or the political elites. Language has power relationships embedded in it, and is key in constructing our reality. Too many journalists, liberal and conservative, are borrowing their language from the political elites in the country: While it was not convenient for these elites to call Mubarak a dictator, journalists called him simply President Mubarak. Now that the Egyptian people have toppled him, journalists have no qualms saying "Mubarak the dictator." Did journalists just find out that Mubarak was a dictator? Call me naïve, but I still think that journalists can be independent observers, researchers, and thinkers, instead of parroting what those in power say. I assume you will agree.


    Oriol Vidal-Aparicio

    February 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  10. Robert

    None of today's events would have been possible without CNN,Anderson and the whole team keeping Egypt on the front burner ! thank you for helping liberate a great people !thank you !

    February 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  11. Judy Williams

    Love watching Anderson report the news. His dedication is remarkable. He probably wants to go back to Eqypt to get the new stories.

    February 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  12. M Salah

    Dear Anderson, I would like to thank you and credit your sincerer emotion I could tell you believed in this cause, without you and the great team on CNN there will be more blood not only on the Square but all over the country
    God bless you

    February 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  13. Linda Carey

    Color Our Freedom Psychedelic

    We spent many years of lives going to school and learning to be unique, that we are free, and that we can do anything, if we just believe it. As the years have gone by, I’ve seen this earth deteriorate rapidly, in just about every way, shape, and form, and have witnessed conformity at any cost.

    However, in the past year, I’ve seen things begin to change, in more ways other than just what I write about here. With the witness of the demand for freedom in Egypt, I’ve seen oppression through lies and deceipt – turn into ideas, truth, forgiveness, and hope. I’ve seen quick apology from the people who were being deceived and their request for forgiveness, even though the deceivers refused to ask for forgiveness by those whom they deceived. That action, to set the example and “Pass it On”, as the Egyptian people have done, is the greatest testament to freedom I have ever witnessed to date in my lifetime.

    Humanity can only survive if we remove ourselves from the cages, and accept, love, and appreciate people for who they are. People will always be unique, people will always have their own faiths, and people will always be of different colors. Color and freedom are the two most beautiful things on this earth of ours, and these are the greatest gifts we will ever be given.

    I hope to see in the future, a shift in the consciousness of humanity. I hope to see an end to all oppression, an end to the murder of millions of people around the world simply because we refuse to have anything else other than our own unique mind, and an end to all sexual abuse and rape, and most importantly, the REFUSAL to ignore all of the horror we have created on our earth.

    February 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  14. Stephen Normand

    Check out meaning of Egyptian Flag's colours:

    Red= Time before the Revolution of 1952. Time of struggle against the monarchy & British occupation.

    White = Bloodless nature of the 1952 Revolution itself.

    Black = end of the oppression of the Egyptian people at the hands of the monarchy & foreign imperialism.

    Quite a parallel to the Revolution of 2011!
    The Flag waving represents more than just that but rather reminds us of just what Egypt is to the whole world..a people of people and guts to stand up and be counted..they have truly moved a mountain. God Bless Egypt and her people.

    February 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  15. chris bern

    you helped do this, er-rahhhhhhhh! thanks anderson,

    February 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  16. Mike from Iran

    Congratulation to all Egyptians from us Persians. It is ironic that Egyptian revolution took place on the same day that Iranian revolution ousted another dictator 32 years ago. Lets wish Egyptian people establish a democratic and free institution unlike what took place in Iran.

    February 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  17. Enid Brodsky

    Has anyone begun to think about the possibility
    that the United States will give Mubarack
    asylum? I hope you will cover this issue as to where Mubarack will go because he is sure
    to leave Egypt. Thanks!!

    February 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  18. Roger

    Let's not get too excited about this. It must be remembered that the U.S. basically finances the egyptian military budget, if not, the entire budget. That means the U.S owns it. It's quite clear who was calling the shots on this because if the Egyptian miltary had clamped down and slaughtered the protesters, how could the U.S. justify continued montary support?

    February 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  19. Dean Bickerstaff

    You did a great job on covering what's happening in Egypt but, let's be honest that 30yrs of his rule of that country come with the fact that our past President's be-friended this man even the current. I'm all for the victory but the also the facts we played a major role in his 30 yrs. of rule, and any country that has Military men running their country we help over throw the government to put people in place that benifit us.

    February 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  20. Serge Oberoi

    Anderson, your passionate coverage of the evens in Egypt has been a force that magnified the cries for freedom and democracy. Your name will be among those that have helped bring the freedom to Egypt. I hope you will continue to give voice to others who are being oppressed and marginalized irrespective of the stature of their current oppressors.
    Thank you Anderson

    February 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
  21. Zoubaida Alkadri.

    Anderson, you did a great job. Thank you for supporting the people of Egypt. I am from Syria but this is a win for all the Middle east. Thank you.

    February 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  22. anna

    hi anderson thanks for your support to egyptian case...whos next in arab world i hear morocoo in 20 febrary2011

    February 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm |

    Anderson , Ben, all CNN crew free egyptian
    tahnking you as free brave men egyptians will never forget you guys, thank you CNN

    February 11, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  24. Ahmed El-Haggan

    Thank you Anderson. Your great reporting, heroic actions you and CNN team, lead to the Free Egypt.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  25. Alex

    EGYPT LOVES Anderson Cooper>

    February 11, 2011 at 11:22 am |
  26. JD

    i.e. changes

    February 11, 2011 at 11:09 am |
  27. JD

    hot off the press: VP says Mubarak steps down, army in. Seems to be a praise the Lord and pass the scotch (or something better) moment. I pray the army will support Egypt in miraculous democratic change. Congratulations to the people's peaceful demonstration for changs and Best wishes to them

    February 11, 2011 at 11:08 am |
  28. abner knock

    What may be found to be extremely frustrating is the mechanisms of power being abused by Mubarak are but the same systems that have been allowed to exist for decades why does the international community not proactively set out to abolish these political oxymorons and therefore prevent any oppurtunity of this blatant abuse of ill gotten power ever occuring again

    February 11, 2011 at 4:19 am |
  29. Allen

    Maybe the Americian people should use this as an example. A march on Washington to clean house. To remove those who in our Congress and House that no longer represent the PEOPLE but choose to represent Special Intrest. After all this Goverment is supposed to be of the People, By the People, and For The People.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:37 am |
  30. James from Montreal

    keep up the good work AC

    February 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm |