The Picture of Anderson Cooper is Real. The Claims About the Picture Are False.

A viral picture of Anderson Cooper in waist high water is real. But it is not from Hurricane Florence.

I note that even a post here at The Resurgent fell for the claims attacking Anderson Cooper. You can see the picture above. It is being used as a claim that Cooper was exaggerating the extent of the flooding in the Carolinas.

The problem is that the picture is not from Hurricane Florence in 2018, but rather from Hurricane Ike in 2008.

And Anderson Cooper was in that water making the point that the water was so thoroughly covering everything that you could not see where the roadside ended and the ditches began. If you watched the clip instead of seeing just the picture, you'd discover he moved from the road into the deep water and back to show just how dangerous the situation was due to being unable to see the road edge for the ditch.

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etbass
etbass

It's good to point out when fake news is not being fake. One reason that people fall for it is that there are many examples of them doing this very thing. Few questioned that Cooper was doing it because they do this stuff on regular basis. That is no excuse for promoting more fake news, so thanks Erick for correcting the record and the context of the photos.

JPL
JPL

Trumpers once again engaging in fake news. This is my shocked face: o_o

KavaNOPE
KavaNOPE

Don't destroy the hooplehead narrative!