Miners Dead: Anderson Cooper Reflects

By Brian 

On CNN.com, Anderson Cooper deflects critics who have pointed to media missteps during the mine coverage:

For those of us in the media, I’m not sure what we could have done to keep this news from spreading like it did.

When you have the governor of the state giving you the thumbs-up, a congresswoman talking about this on air, hundreds of relatives and family members jubilant, some of who received calls from mining officials, it’s tough to ignore what they’re saying.

There is only so much you can do short of seeing firsthand who is alive and who isn’t. We made requests to have access to the rescue operation, but they were denied.” Here’s the rest.

On Wednesday, Cooper also granted interviews to the L.A. Times and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among other outlets…