Wednesday, March 07, 2012

AC360 Late Night Edition for March 6, 2012

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Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer anchored the 1AM - 2AM shift of Super Tuesday (Wednesday?) from the CNN Election Center in Atlanta. John King was at the magic wall and pundits were Donna Brazile, Ari Fleischer, Erick Erickson and Hilary Rosen. Gloria Borger and David Gergen were the CNN analysts for the evening. Tom Foreman was in the 'virtual convention'.....don't ask. If you must know follow the link or watch for it to be lampooned on The Daily Show in the near future.

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Anonymous said...

I didn't watch but I have some questions:

1. Where was Paul Begala?

2. Why do Anderson (usually in NYC) and Wolf Blitzer and John King (both in DC?) have to travel to Atlanta for big primary days?
i know CNN is headquartered in Atlanta but wouldn't it make more sense to have everybody in DC?

3. The "Virtual Convention" - CNN likes to razzle dazzle viewers with computer tricks, don't they?


Phebe said...


1. Paul was on in the early hours of the coverage. He and Alex Castellnos were replaced about midway through the 7 hour marathon with Hilary and Erik.

2. Normally the Election Center would be in DC but the DC studio is being remodeled so they default location is Atlanta.

3. Yes they do.

Claire said...

Although I love Wolf and John King, I can't watch hours of Ari. I turned back and forth hoping to catch John at the wall, but other than that I watch MSNBC's coverage.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the answers, Phebe!


Anonymous said...

Loved that Donna Brazile stood up to the panel and Anderson last night and said President Obama should be addressed at "President" Obama out of respect. I know Anderson has tweeted that Obama is correct on the second reference, but to me it's disrespectful and apparently I'm not the only one that feels that way. Anderson seemed to listen... let's see how long that lasts.

And could CNN lose the "Cube" and the "virtual convention"? Don't they realize what it just makes them look silly and provides fodder for comedians?


aries moon said...

Right before Donna Brazile admonished Ari Fleischer and others like Gloria Borger who refuse to say 'President' Obama, Anderson himself called him 'Barack Obama' and I was a little surprised by that because Anderson usually tries to be somewhat careful about addressing the president in the proper manner. I don't know what Gloria Borger's problem is, but it's unfortunate that CNN doesn't see a problem with their anchors/pundits/contributors referring to President Obama as if he were any old guy off the street. I know what's behind some of this, but I'll leave it there. But bravo to Donna Brazile for speaking up on this subject.