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

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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.

Cooper then set down the small camera he had been carrying and scooped the boy up in his arms, carrying him over to a crate away from the violence.

-- Matea Gold


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