Anderson Cooper Reacts to Korina Sanchez

November 15, 2013

Korina Sanchez CNN

Korina Sanchez on CNN

Anderson Cooper in his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 reporting live from the devastated Tacloban City in the Philippines describing the horrible situation in Tacloban where many are still waiting for relief goods apparently irked local TV anchor-commentator Korina Sanchez. In her early morning radio show on DZMM, Korina was quoted as saying: “Itong si Anderson Cooper, sabi wala daw government presence sa Tacloban. Mukhang hindi niya alam ang sinasabi niya. (This Anderson Cooper, he said there is no government presence in Tacloban. It seems he doesn’t know what he is saying.)

Korina’s reaction was lambasted by netizens, saying she doesn’t have the right to criticize Anderson Cooper or his report because she’s only doing an anchor’s job, comfortably in an air-conditioned newsroom (ABS-CBN and DZMM), Anderson Cooper is reporting live on the ground. Korina is wife of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, who reportedly said during a presscon that the situation in Tacloban and nearby areas are now under control.

Anderson Cooper did not take the criticism sitting down, taking head-on the known feisty Korina Sanchez. Speaking in CNN’s AC360 blog, Anderson addressed the criticism from Korina Sanchez. Anderson also paid tribute to the strength of the people he met there from what he witnessed personally during his time in the hard-hit city and describes the extensive work that still needs to be done. Watch the video above.

Meanwhile, one of the notable criticism thrown against Korina Sanchez is that by the controversial Marlene Aguilar, mother of Murder suspect Jason Aguilar. She testifies against Korina Sanchez saying: “TO THOSE ASKING WHAT I THINK OF KORINA SANCHES, READ ON:

I’ve met Korina Sanchez in person. She’s been in my home to interview me. And my staff saw how awful she treated members of her TV crew. Isa pa, napaiyak ang sekretarya ko sa awa sa driver niyan dahil pinagmumumura niya. I don’t know anyone in the media and show business that has said anything good about her. In my opinion, she’s a fat conniving bitch from hell. For me, she is ugly through and through. You may quote me.”