Wait it gets better.. FROM WIKIPEDIA
Cooper was working as a fact checker for the small news agency Channel One, which produces a youth-oriented news program that is broadcast to many junior high and high schools in the United States. Cooper then entered Myanmar on his own with his forged press pass and met with students fighting the Burmese government.
HE FAKED A PRESS PASS AND ENTERED A WAR ZONE AND MADE HIS OWN NEWS SEGMENT. Because he felt the story had to get out there.