Anderson Cooper broke an interesting piece of information tonight, noting how quickly Hamas was able to move rocket launchers into a location that had just been bombed.

That should have been a story in an of itself, but instead the CNN host is getting more attention for how he responded to a tweeter who misread him.

https://twitter.com/Pamela_Weiss/status/270679660013162499

She clearly read him wrong, but that’s not an excuse for what came next.

Ouch! We’re sure Anderson is under a lot of stress reporting from a war zone, but the dude is a seasoned foreign correspondent. He should know better than to take his stress out on random members of the public. That and he was petty enough to go digging through her Twitter account looking for things to mock.

Luckily Ms. Weiss is a good sport.

https://twitter.com/Pamela_Weiss/status/270684436679495680

Some of Anderson’s followers, however, were not so nice.

No, that’s not a thing. “Anti-Semite,” however, is very much a thing.

Luckily, a few cooler heads reminded us what’s really important in these trying times: Regardless of politics, coconut flan is awesome.

Amid the wave of snarky responses to Ms. Weiss, it looks like only one person hit the nail on the head.

https://twitter.com/NotSteveKJames/status/270681539237527552

We’re pretty sure that Anderson Cooper is his real name, but other than that the point stands. There’s no excuse for a supposedly respected journalist to instigate a Twitter lynching of a random dissenter. We hope that Ms. Weiss receives an apology sometime soon, seeing as Cooper’s classless cheap shot now has more than 1,000 retweets.

Editor’s note: We have some dissent in the Twitchy ranks. After this post was published, some Twitchy editors noted that while they’re not Anderson Cooper fans, they felt Cooper was justified in responding to a false attack on his credibility. 

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  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    Finally, he shows his true snark stripes. Been waiting for it.

  • Josh

    Damn what’s up his ass? Oh, right…

    • waltzingmtilda

      Dude…you owe me a Coors Light to replace the one I just sprayed all over the table.

      • He-Man

        You don’t deserve another beer if you’re drinking Coors Light…

    • Teddi

      Elmo better not keep his back to Anderson too long…

      • Armando

        …or viceversa…

    • $21367552

      So… tell me, are you jealous, curious, in denial or all of the above?

  • http://twitter.com/Jethro_Troll Jethro_Troll

    So Twitchy is criticizing Anderson Cooper for cyber bullying. Self awareness much?

    • TheOriginalDonald

      So it’s OK for Vanderbilt to cyberbully but not Twitchy? #Hypocrisymuch???????

      • http://twitter.com/Jethro_Troll Jethro_Troll

        Exactly my point. She trolled him, he flamed her back and I’m sure she was thrilled that he engaged her. Seems a lot milder than the stuff I see around these parts, but what do I know, I’m just a troll.

        • Michael Rice

          How did she troll him. SHe responded to his tweet in error. He could have simply pointed that out, like a normal mature adult..
          It is a lot milder than the usual hate and anger spewed by liberals on this site.

        • Michael Rice

          How did she troll him. SHe responded to his tweet in error. He could have simply pointed that out, like a normal mature adult..
          It is a lot milder than the usual hate and anger spewed by liberals on this site.

    • Purple State

      I know.

      “He should know better than to take his stress out on random members of the public. That and he was petty enough to go digging through her Twitter account looking for things to mock.”
      Replace both uses of “he” with “Twitchy” and “his” for “its” and you’ve got a pretty accurate description of this website.

      • http://www.facebook.com/DvorskyL Louis Dvorsky

        I am glad that at he at least went to Gaza to report from the “unpopular” side.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        then why are you here?? The adults are laughing at the hypocrisy..you wouldn’t understand..clearly

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        A website that you frequent with a kind of creeptastic stalker vibe. Forgive us for not feeling your pain…

  • my preciousss!!

    sounds of siren and exploding bombs, expecting to be hit, then relieve he is not hit; all the ups & downs that “real” journalists experience daily…. got to him finally, and he lost his “cool” glamour.

    • drtkg

      If he feels this way maybe he can understand why Israel has a problem with the constant bombing

  • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    @andersoncooper – A gay man embedded w/ #Hamas… I think he’s a bit on edge.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      rofl …You just made my morning.

  • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    @andersoncooper – A gay man embedded w/ #Hamas… I think he’s a bit on edge.

  • Dee

    Anderson just has “real housewife” envy. Lol

  • Dee

    Anderson just has “real housewife” envy. Lol

  • Michael Rice

    Didn’t this guy just get suckered in by a fake phot and had to issue a retractment???? Maybe, he should pay mroe attention.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      He really got backdoored with that fake photo…err, with something anyway.

    • [email protected]

      This is NOT a fake photo. Pamela is part of my family! My kids second
      cousin. She is a very pretty and nice young woman and just married …
      an Israeli living here in the US. Her statements may be misinformed but
      kinda cute. Pamela’s dad is the wing nut in her family as far I’m concerned – a gun toting libertarian American Jew. Unusual combo, huh?. She probably grew up thinking Fox news is actually “reporting facts”. Anderson must be stressed. It seems a bit beneath him.

  • Michael Rice

    Didn’t this guy just get suckered in by a fake phot and had to issue a retractment???? Maybe, he should pay mroe attention.

  • ember

    Mr. Sensitive. He can dish it out, but he can’t take it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/DvorskyL Louis Dvorsky

      Horsefeathers!!! because of him, my respect for CNN has climbed from 15% to 35%.

  • ember

    Mr. Sensitive. He can dish it out, but he can’t take it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.locke.509 Chris Locke

    I don’t see anything wrong with his tweet in response to her. God forbid you read a comment carefully before giving a snide reply.

  • NCRelite

    Save the drama for your mama

  • HettesKvek

    How is he a bully, and she not a bully? She tried to defame him, and he defended himself. Could he have done without the flan comment? Sure. Could she have done without the accusation of unfair journalism? Yes. It’s about personal responsibility people.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      Yes. She was full of snark, too.

      But, Cooper has HOW many followers? He is and should be held to a higher standard, considering how many people see and hear his words.

      He searched for a “zinger” instead of 1. allowing the woman to apologize or 2. taking the high road or even 3. waiting for the woman to respond and then saying, factually, that she did not understand him correctly.

      Fact is, I’ve seen him get away with SO much snark on his show lately. He doesn’t even hide it any more. CNN lets him.

  • Daniel Kogel

    Meh – I’m alright with his behavior. You keep saying there’s no excuse, but “he was stressed” works fine for me.

  • Karl H

    Sorry Anderson Cooper is the only person at CNN with the integrity to set the record straight when he reports falsely. He also knows when to stop reporting and take action. The guy has the stones that the others at CNN wish they had. Too bad he was a bit petty on this one but between being on the side where the misiles actually find their intended targets and taking heat for his networks slant I will cut him some slack.

    Now if the flan recipe calls for making it in a live fire combat zone I might change my mind.

    • TomJB

      So why does Cooper mention “The same media center bldg hit by three IDF missiles earlier today” without mentioning that Hamas uses the same building and it is, therefore, a legitimate target. The real question Cooper should be asking is which was the earlier tenant of that building getting hit by IDF, the media center or the Hamas goons hiding out there. Its a pretty big difference between being a willing or an unwitting human shield for terrorists, and would shed a whole lot of light on the media and their intentions.

  • John (it true me am)

    Some of the comments seem to be missing the point. The woman made a mistake. Anderson Cooper, a well known journalist in the middle of a warzone, then proceeded to take the time to not only reply to a simple mistake with a correction but go through her history for ammunition to insult her. Even the most atrocious liberal mouthpieces of yesteryear wouldn’t respond like that. You know, without even the slightest bit of dignity.

    What Cooper did was the equivalent of a comedian going after a “heckler” who didn’t even heckle. Only since Cooper isn’t in a comedy club with a bunch of drunks, he’s a reporter in a warzone it is a billion times worse.

    The Brave New Twitter World has struck again.

    • HettesKvek

      I think 99% of the people here are missing the point: it’s about personal responsibility. Mrs. Weiss should’ve done research before accusing Mr. Cooper of unfair journalism (she doesn’t even bother to back up her initial claims with any evidence), and Mr. Cooper should’ve just ignored this woman and went on with his job. All in all, everyone in this looks like an idiot.

      • $1014973

        I think you are perhaps missing the point that Cooper comes across as a thin skinned petulant little turd. Does he read every tweet that criticizes his coverage and dig to find insults? If so, he’s obviously got more time on his hands than I would have guessed.

        Time to put on big boy pants Anderson.

      • John (it true me am)

        No doubt the woman was wrong, but as a person in a position that entails some responsibility you don’t think it falls more on Cooper? I mean it’s Twitter… Why should he care what some random person says to begin with?

        People are entitled to make honest errors as M(r)s. Weiss did. The situation called for a correction, not mockery.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    He looks like an angry fur-less ferret, always plotting and ready to bite whenever “threatened”. Grow up, Cooper, and be respectful to the few “fans” you have left. I know you only appeal to angry fur-less ferrets like yourself as one can see from the tweets above.

  • medicinewomantwo

    Cooper behaving immature and childish. Damn, imagine that, must have had to remove the silver spoon from his mouth for a few minutes.

  • Guest

    The real question Cooper should be asking is which was the earlier tenant of that building getting hit by IDF, the media center or the Hamas goons hiding out there. Its a pretty big difference between being a willing or an unwitting human shield for terrorists.

    • TomJB

      I moved this below to a more appropriate thread. Deleted and it reverted to “guest”…

  • AWomaninTX

    Did anyone take note of the fact that while he was in the thick of it all, he apparently had time to read through her history? Me? I’d like to think I’d be a bit too busy trying to keep my behind safe, or too busy doing my job.

    Granted, I can understand his aggravation with the accusation.

    Twitter *has* to be a publicity agent’s worst nightmare!

  • Sayid

    This article is bullshit. I don’t doubt at all that the writer of this article is pro-Israel just like Pamela Weiss. Whether he is a reporter or not, he has a right to defend himself if his credibility is being attacked openly on the internet.

  • haruka

    He was justified in responding to defend himself (because he was correct and she was not), but he should have stopped with the first tweet. The second one regarding the flan was unprofessional for someone in his position. If you’re going to be in the public eye and present yourself as a reporter whom we should believe, you have to give up some of the juvenile attacks if you want to be taken seriously. Of course, I don’t take ANY reporter seriously, but still.

  • Margo Channing

    Can’t stand a bitchy guy

  • windycitygurl

    Anderson Cooper – what’s an anderson cooper ? Snickering pile of ____ something.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Cooper has so much potential. Too bad it is wasted on CNN. He should join forces with Amber Lyon and start a real news agency.

  • TWG2A

    “funner”? Clearly, cooper flunked his course on the english language.