Friday, April 27, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360, Friday, April 27, 2012

KEEPING THEM HONEST, WAR ON WOMEN?: Report by Anderson Cooper

WAR ON WOMEN?!, Republicans accuse Democrats of playing politics: Anderson's interview with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, (D)New York

WAR ON WOMEN?!, Dems. say Repubs. attacking women's health funding: Anderson's follow up with David Gergen and Candy Crowley

HEARING IN TRAYVON MARTIN MURDER CASE, Zimmerman didn't disclose he had $204,000: Anderson's interview with Daryl Parks, Attorney for Trayvon Martin's family

JURY REJECTS STAND-YOUR-GROUND DEFENSE, Marissa Alexander faces possible 20-year sentence: Report by Gary Tuchman

SECRET SERVICE PROSTITUTION SCANDAL, Sources, Agent Arthur Huntington had dispute with escort: Report by Drew Griffin & follow up with Anderson Cooper

ANDREA YATES DROWNED HER 5 CHILDREN IN A BATHTUB IN 2001, Judge to decide is she is well enough to attend church: Report by Randi Kaye

ANDREA YATES ASKS TO ATTEND CHURCH, She drowned her 5 children in a bathtub in 2001: Anderson's follow up interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky



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Anonymous said...

I hated Anderson's' interview with Rep. Maloney; he was so combative and interrupted a lot. Someone must have said something to him in his earpiece because the first thing he said to David Gergen was 'I don't take positions...' Anderson was definitely trying to walk back on his behavior towards Maloney.

Gary Tuchman's report on Marissa Alexander and the unfair applcation of the 'Stand Your Ground' law was very good.

The best part of Friday's 360 was at the end of the first Bulletin. Isha said the Space Shuttle Enterprise was originally named Constitution but Star Trek fans got NASA to change the name. Anderson then put on his glasses for a quick Trekkie impression which made Isha laugh.

The Ridiculist was pretty good; bonus points to Fucking, Austria for refusing to change its name.


aries moon said...

Republicans have relentlessly backed and pushed legislation that would have a negative impact on women in 2011-2012. This is not something the Democrats concoted to smear Republicans, the policies conservatives support that are harmful to women speak volumes--why Anderson/Gergen/Crowley choose to ignore this in favor of propping up Boehner and the right is beyond me. Attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, not backing the Lilly Ledbetter act, 31 male conservatives voting against the Violence Against Women Act and hundreds of anti-women bills introduced by the GOP--what AC was speaking to Rep. Maloney about is only an extension of what Republicans have been doing for a long time--no need for AC to nitpick and obscure the facts. If AC really believes in reporting facts, he should do better research on the GOP and their policies and bring in Democratic politicians to discuss these subjects instead of Gergen or Crowley, both of whom tend to support the GOP take on these issues. The Washington Post has done an amazing Op-Ed on Republicans and their unprecedented destructive obstruction and how the media assists them in their strategy by not forcefully and truthfully calling them out on it rather than spreading the lie that both sides are equally culpable--Anderson might find it quite eye opening if he read it because he's one of those "both sides" pushers who aren't being honest. When will we be seeing Anderson questioning a conservative politician on why they consistently back legislation that hurts women but supports Big Oil/corporations? #KTH.

I was glad to see Hilary Rosen back on 360 the other night--I hope she's on often.

Anonymous said...

@Jaanza, I too hated Anderson's interview with Rep Maloney. I think he pretty much "stepped in it" with a large group of the few viewers CNN/360 seem to have these days. Not to mention the demographic for his daytime show.

I think CNN is totally going with the Republican slant these days and they are losing viewers, b/c viewers wanting that tune into FOX.

I thought that the whole segment made Anderson look clueless and unprepared. He went into the interview with a single mindset and while there were factual accuracies within the segment, he totally missed the big picture and mis-represented the topic as a whole. He totally omitted a whole group of facts on the Republican voting record and Republican proposed legislation that do represent the big picture of the war on women.

Candy Crowley was clearly on the program to promote her interview with Boehner on SOTU on Sunday - again with the Republican slant and David Gergen because he's anti-President Obama. I'd rather have a woman discuss and educate Anderson on women's issues,not another man.

I'm also tired of Anderson never calling out Ari Fleischer or Bay Buchanan on the inaccurate statements they routinely make most nights on AC360. While I don't expect high praise for President Obama from CNN - I do expect them to acknowledge his accomplishments instead of just jump on him, like they have been.

It CNN wants to be middle of the road - then they should be middle of the road and appeal to those viewers, but don't say you are middle of the road and then continue to go easy on the Repubs and bash the Dems. It's not just AC360 - it's across CNN and their ratings reflect that.

I wonder how Anderson feels about being the highest rated program on CNN, but it's his repeat hour, not the live hour and his numbers are often 1/10 to 1/5 of what they were during the 2008 election cycle.

A very disappointed AC360 viewer - Jenn

Anonymous said...

You wonder how Anderson feels about being the highest rated program on CNN???
I wonder why you wonder.
Is this an honor?
He got a 93 on a recent Thursday in his own DEMO....the same demo everyone always stresses how very well he's doing in. Very well compared to who?
Certainly not Rachel Maddow or anybody at MSNBC which includes ED and O'Donnell. And Fox out Foxed him along time ago.
Personally I think Anderson's beyond wondering, and if he does wonder who really cares.
Certainly not many of his once loyal viewers who past wondering or caring a long time ago.
We've moved on Rachel Maddow and anything not related remotely to Anderson Cooper.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 8:26 - It was sarcasm. I even stated that his demo numbers are 1/10 to 1/5 of what they once were. CNN is huge mess right now, and the 360 repeat hour is the best they have on the air.

I think Anderson is spouting the company line much of the time and that's why not only AC360 but all of CNN are bleeding viewers.

I would like to think that the old Anderson would have stood up to program content decisions, but I have a feeling Atlanta has taken over program content and thus the mess across all their programs.

Anderson has always stated he doesn't take sides or want to take side, but when Jautz came on board, I think that changed.

I'm still mad about the interview on Friday with Rep Maloney and how clueless (or unprepared) Anderson was on the topic/interview & discussion.


Anonymous said...

"We've moved on Rachel Maddow and anything not related remotely to Anderson Cooper."

Except for reading this website & posting comments on it.

Anonymous said...

Why does it bother you that people write negative comments about Anderson Cooper?
Last time I checked there was freedom of speech which included freedom of expression.
I'm beginning to think you must be a relative.
Get used to it.
There are many of us out there.
I must confess however, I did listen to AC bash Rep Maloney and was not surprised.
Think that will add to his popularity, especially with say...women?
And no I didn't watch it on TV. I watched it here.
It's one of our many freedoms.

Anonymous said...

Well, there is a petition out there to get Anderson fired from CNN because of his show the other night and the War on Women. All I can say is something has to change and soon.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 8:47 Where's the petition? And has everyone read the comments on ATC about Friday night's AC360? We're not the only ones upset, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

@8:21am: so it's ok to bash women?
I think you need to rethink your priorities.

Anonymous said...

anon 8:21, I agree with you. Having a negative opinion about Anderson isn't the issue, it's the peculiar behavior of someone making big pronouncements about how their interest lies in "anything not related remotely to Anderson Cooper" but somehow they still make a point to come to this site, watch clips of Anderson and post frequent comments about how he just doesn't interest them. If that were really true, you wouldn't watch the AC clips or even be remotely interested in anything having to do with him, including visiting this website on a regular basis, but that is clearly not the case and that's what's so odd. This isn't about freedom of speech, this is about inconsistency and hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 6:54

You didn't watch the segment "here" as it's not posted on ATA, it's posted on ATC.

If you watched it on ATC, then why not just leave your comments on that post?

BTW - Freedom of speech goes both ways. I know, that's the hard part.

I'm upset with the segment that aired on Friday night, but there's a difference between expressing displeasure and personal attacks of hate. Do you know this is how Anderson feels or was he simply playing the company game?

As far as the petition, I saw it and the person that started it didn't even have the guts to identify themselves and there were two people that left comments. If someone feels strongly enough about having someone fired, perhaps they need to own it and not hide their identity.

I also ask, where was the outrage at Wolf Blitzer and his treatment of Hilary Rosen. It was worse, IMO. This segment on 360 is one of many, many things wrong with the position all of CNN has taken, and I do believe they are paying ratings wise. Candy Crowley, a woman, was on for the follow up discussion and to promote her interview with Boehner today on SOTU. I'm guessing she talked about the same topic and towed the same company line.


Anonymous said...

Thought I'd check the 360 website to see what the comments for the War on Women segment were and guess what there were none. In all the years I have been watching 360 and reading the blog I have never seen that happen. Strange.