CNN video shows Anderson Cooper carrying a boy to safety


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The Showtracker blog reports today on instances of the media becoming part of the story in Haiti.

In a story in today’s edition, we explored the question of whether the medical correspondents for the television networks should be assisting the wounded in Haiti as they cover the story of the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake.


CNN on Monday aired another example of a journalist intervening to help, showing graphic footage of anchor Anderson Cooper dragging an injured boy away from a chaotic scene of looting. As the stunned boy tried to wipe the blood from his face, Cooper put his hand on his shoulder. ‘It’s OK, it’s OK,’ he said, looking around frantically for someone to help.

Continue reading CNN’s Anderson Cooper carries bloody boy away from looters in Haiti.


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