Friday, August 30, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Friday, 08/30/2013


OBAMA CALLS SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK A "CHALLENGE TO THE WORLD":
*Anderson Cooper and Jim Acosta reporting
*Anderson Cooper discusses with panel of Christopher Dickey, Fran Townsend, Gloria Borger and Foud Ajami
*Anderson Cooper talks to Barbara Starr
*More panel discussion with Spider Marks replacing Gloria Borger  (Too bad Ajami wasn't replaced or better yet never booked on AC360; and we're wondering what happened to the Anderson Cooper that discussed the situation in Syria with David Letterman on Tuesday saying the U.S. didn't want to unseat Assad because there are no good options to fill the void, yet doesn't ever push back on Ajami when he says that's what the U.S. needs to do. )

OUTRAGE OVER 30-DAY SENTENCE FOR RAPIST:  Report by Randi Kaye
SHOCKING SENTENCE:  Anderson Cooper's follow up discussion with Mark Geragos

"SAFE PASSAGE" IN CHICAGO:  Report by George Howell

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Randi Kaye

THE RIDICULIST:  BEAUTY PAGEANT WISDOM

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We've packed our picnic baskets and we're ready to enjoy the holiday weekend.  Please remember to check out our Katrina post on Sunday and enjoy your weekend!  --  The Ladies of ATA


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3 comments:

aries moon said...

It's interesting that Anderson appears to think very highly of war mongers and relentless critics of President Obama like McCain and Fouad Ajami, both of whom were wrong about Iraq. AC's a smart guy--you'd think he'd be a little wary of the opinions of those folks who got it all wrong, but that certainly isn't the case. It seems as long as you think President Obama can't do anything right, AC360 will always have a spot for you on the show to express it. Rarely do we see a guest on the show that agrees with Obama Administration policy. Not exactly balanced reporting there.

aries moon said...

I forgot to say that although I didn't care for parts of the show, it still was good to see Anderson anchoring live on a Friday--something he hasn't done in several weeks.

Jaanza said...

I hope it's not too late to get a comment in before all the ATA ladies go to their picnic.

Of course Syria was the big news. I was surprised Anderson spent less time on it than some of the other CNN shows and Hayes on MSNBC. My favorite panelist was Christopher Dickey; his comments on "will this actually have the desired effect?" and why wasn't Turkey more involved were good points that should have been explored further.

ATA, also an excellent point about Anderson on Letterman and Anderson on 360 when questioning Ajami. Although he's said he doesn't like to wear his opinions on his sleeve, there was plenty of room for Anderson to make a few common sense remarks in reponse to Ajami.

In the segment about Montana Judge Baugh and the 30-day rape sentence, I would have shortened Randi Kaye's report, or cut it to just Anderson stating the facts, and lengthening the part with Geragos. Geragos had a great analysis and I liked that he said the prosecuting attorney should also resign for the original plea bargain made with the rapist/teacher.

The Ridiculist was too predictable. As soon as Anderson said the topic I knew Miss Teen South Carolina was going to be in it. But I did enjoy seeing Anderson's reaction shots to the contestants answers.