Cooper’s Haiti Award Raises Questions on Advocacy

By Andrew Gauthier 

St. Petersburg Times

The hope of CNN’s future explained his decision to accept an award from the government of Haiti Monday this way, according to the Associated Press:

“I thought a long time about not accepting it,” anchor Anderson Cooper said, after accepting a medal and certificate from a Haitian president fending off criticism that not enough has been done to rebuild the country since the devastating earthquake six months ago.

“We finally came to the opinion that it was recognition by the country for all journalists,” he told the AP. More…

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