Mess O'Slightly-to-the-Left O'Potamia - Pro-Mubarak Demonstrators

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Spontaneous pro-Mubarak sentiment erupts from everyday Egyptians trained in the art of whip-based crowd control. (3:29)

GROUNDHOG.

WE AGAIN TONIGHT WITH OUR

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE "MESS

O' SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT O'

POTAMIA"

( LAUGHTER )

AFTER SIX DAYS OF PEACEFUL

PROTESTS IN EGYPT, 30-YEAR

PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK FINALLY

TOOK TO THE AIRWAVES ON TUESDAY

NIGHT.

>> I WAS NEVER, EVER INTERESTED

IN BEING A DICTATOR.

>> Jon: I JUST KNEW AS A

CHILD I WANT THE TO OPPRESS

PEOPLE.

BUT I DIDN'T MAYBE BE AN

ASSISTANT MANAGER NOBODY LIKES,

AN UNREASONABLY STRICT TEACHER.

BUT TO BE HERE ( BLEEP ) OVER

YOU PEOPLE, IT'S A DREAM COME

TRUE.

( LAUGHTER )

WAIT, WHAT WERE WE TALKING ABOUT

AGAIN?

I DON'T REMEMBER.

( LAUGHTER )

HOSE ME, ARE YOU STAYING OR ARE

YOU GOING?

>> I TELL YOU VERY HONESTLY, AND

REGARDLESS OF THE CURRENT

CIRCUMSTANCE, THAT I DID NOT

INTEND TO RUN FOR A NEW

PRESIDENTIAL TERM BECAUSE I HAVE

SPENT ENOUGH TIME IN MY LIFE

SERVING EGYPT AND ITS PEOPLE.

>> Jon: EGYPT, YOU CAN'T

FIRE ME, I QUIT BECAUSE YOU'RE A

BUNCH OF STUPIDHEADS.

STUPID.

( LAUGHTER )

THE TAKEAWAY IS, HE'S LEAVING.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HEARD.

THEY CAN ALL HEAD BACK TO THEIR

LIVES, THE NEW MUBARAK-LESS

CABINET BEGIN THE DEMOCRATIC

REFORM PROGRESS.

>> ( translated ): I WILL

CONTINUE TO SUPERVISE THE NEW

GOVERNMENT

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: YOU'VE NOT SEEN

THIS MOVIE, HAVE YOU?

THIS IS NOT THE PART WHERE YOU

STAY.

THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU TAKE

A BUNCH OF GOLD BRICKS, MAYBE A

PRICELESS ARTIFACT, AND HOP A

PLANE TO DUBAI.

THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD.

>> YOU HAVE NOW PEOPLE ON THE

FRONT LINES OF BOTH SIDES

THROWING ROCKS, THROWING

BOTTLES.

>> AS NIGHT FELL, WE STARTED

HEARING HEAVY GUNFIRE.

>> INCENDIARY DEVICES BEING

LAUNCHED OFF THE TOP OF THAT

BUILDING.

THAT IS A VERY OMINOUS FEELING.

>> STAMPEDING AND ATTACKING SOME

OF THE ANTI-MUBARAK PROTESTERS,

ON CAM EXPEL HORSEBACK.

>> Jon: I CAN'T HELP BUT

NOTICE THE PRO-MUBARAK

DEMONSTRATORS SEEM TO BE

SLIGHTLY MORE ORGANIZED AND

ARMED AND HAVE HORSES

( LAUGHTER )

WHAT A SPONTANEOUS ERUPTION OF

PRO-MUBARAK SENTIMENT FROM EMPED

EGYPTIANS TRAINED IN THE ART OF

WHIP-BASED CROWD CONTROL

( LAUGHTER )

I DON'T LIKE WHERE THIS IS

GOING.

>> WE WERE SET UPON BY

PRO-MUBARAK SUPPORTERS PUNCHING

US IN THE HEAD.

THE CROWD GET THROWING MORE

PUNCHES, KICKS.

SUDDENLY A YOUNG MAN WOULD COME

UP, LOOK AT YOU, AND THEN PUNCH

YOU RIGHT IN THE FACE.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, HOSNI,

NOW YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR.

HANDS OFF ANDERSON COOPER.

THERE IS NOT TO BE A CIVILRY

WISP OUT OF PLACE ON THAT MAN'S

GLORIOUS HEAD!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON, THERE

IS ONLY ONE PERSON WHO IS

ALLOWED TO PHYSICALLY ASSAULT

ANDERSON COOPER.

>> HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I PUNCHED

YOU?

>> IT'S LIKE THE SIXTH TIME

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: AND EVEN SHE IS

GRANTED THE HONOR BUT

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