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Anderson Cooper Apologizes for CNN 'No-Go Zone' References

By    |   Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 06:50 AM

Fox News has taken heat for referring to "no-go zones" in France, England and other European countries where Islamic sharia law is allegedly enforced and where police and other authorities fear to tread.

Fox News issued multiple apologies on the air after the mayor of Paris threatened to sue the network. The criticism of Fox News came after a guest claimed that the entire city of Birmingham, England was a no-go zone, but officials in Birmingham said they had no plans to sue.

Cable news rival CNN reported not only on the so-called Fox faux-pas, but also played a montage of its multiple apologies on Tuesday. The Washington Post and Mediaite  noted on Wednesday, however, that CNN also had made multiple mentions of "no-go zones" in its coverage following the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Wednesday night, CNN's Anderson Cooper acknowledged the incidents and apologized.

"I think if you're going to point fingers at other people's mistakes, you should also acknowledge your own mistakes, and we didn’t' do that on the program," Cooper said. "In the wake of the Paris attacks, several guests on this program mentioned 'no-go zones' in France. I didn't challenge them, and twice referred to them as well. I should have been more skeptical. I won't make the same mistake again."




Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who also has been criticized for mentioning "no-go zones" in Paris, has stood by his comments. On Wednesday's Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel, the host said his network had apologized and asked why Jindal didn't see the same need to do so.


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