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As CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper dodges rockets while reporting from Gaza on its ongoing conflict with Israel, he’s also dodging — and responding to — criticism from Internet trolls.
When Cooper tweeted on Monday about Hamas firing rockets from a spot beside a media centre in Gaza, hit the day before by IDF missiles, a Twitter user urged him to report “the facts.”
4 rockets just fired from near media center in #Gaza City. The same media center bldg hit by three IDF missiles earlier today—
Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) November 19, 2012
In a tweet that appears to have now been deleted, a woman by the name of Pamela Weiss told Cooper to “report a fair story” and mention the rockets being fired from inside Gaza.
Cooper, who was nearby during a live report when a large explosion occurred behind him in Gaza, took the opportunity to respond to Weiss with a personal counter attack.
He accused the woman of being too busy tweeting about flan — a detail he appeared to glean from her Twitter feed —…
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