Anderson Cooper defends CNN coverage of Yolanda devastation: "Accuracy is what we care most about here at CNN. We’re giving information that might actually help people on the ground, and help the relief effort in some way, to become more efficient. In our reporting it seems, out here in the Philippines, it has become something of a political issue at times.”

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“Miss Sanchez is welcome to go there and I would I urge her to go there.

"I don’t know if she has... But her husband is the Interior Minister, I’m sure she could arrange a flight."

Ito ang pahayag ng American news anchor na si Anderson Cooper tungkol sa patutsada sa kanya ng ABS-CBN news anchor na si Korina Sanchez.

Matatandaan na sa radio program ni Korina sa dzMM, ang Rated Korina, kahapon, November 14, ay pinuna ni Korina ang report ni Anderson sa sitwasyon sa Tacloban City, ilang araw pagkatapos ng pananalasa ng bagyong Yolanda.

Tila may nakarating kay Korina na sinabi diumano ni Anderson na walang government presence sa Tacloban.

Noong una ay pinahulaan pa ni Korina sa kanyang listeners kung sino ang "blonde reporter" na tinutukoy niya.

Pero kalaunan ay binanggit na rin niya ang pangalan ni Anderson.

Sabi ni Korina: "Itong si Anderson Cooper, sabi wala daw government presence sa Tacloban. Mukhang hindi niya alam ang sinasabi niya."

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Sa report ni Anderson sa kanyang programa sa CNN, ang Anderson Cooper 360º, ngayong umaga, November 15, binanggit ng American news anchor na hindi lamang broadcaster si Korina kundi asawa rin ito ng "Interior Minister."

Ang tinutukoy na "Interior minister" ni Anderson ay si Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas.

Sabi ni Anderson tungkol kay Korina: “A radio broadcaster named Korina Sanchez has been taking issue with some of my reporting.

"She’s also not just a radio broadcaster, she is actually the wife of the Interior Minister, who’s overseeing the relief effort on the ground."

Dagdag niya, "Miss Sanchez seemed to be under the mistaken impression that I said I saw no presence of the Philippine government on the ground in Tacloban.

"I never said that.