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Monday's 360 had a pretty good start. The lead story concerning the judge's ruling on the NSA was justifiably the biggest news of the day. Personally, I don't think the ruling will change much. The NSA will keep on doing what it's been doing but just do it even more sneakily. Glenn Greenwald and Jeffrey Toobin had a smart discussion and of course, the undead spectre of Edward Snowden loomed large in their talk.The second segment was Drew Griffin's look at the new report about the disaster on the Carnival ship Triumph, in which the whole ship turned into the poop deck. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I switched to Hayes (who had a very good report on voter fraud/voter suppression). I though Ana Carrera's report on Arapahoe School shooting victim Claire Davis was a bit too melodramatic. Davis is still in the hospital in critical condition and prayer sessions have been held for her. Carrera, "Do you think she's feeling the love?" On the other channel, Hayes had a great soliloquy on black Santas.The segment on the Utah judge's ruling striking down parts of the anti-polygamy law could have been more interesting if it had focused on the cast of TLC's "Sister Wives", who brought the lawsuit. Unfortunately, 360 turned the news into another look at Warren Jeffs and another interview with Rebecca Musser. More time spent elsewhere.The Ridiculist could have been a lot more ridiculous if Anderson, ranting about a California couple's milk jug igloo, had instead taken a look at the milk carton boat races held every year during the Minneapolis Aquatennial. It's way funnier and goofier than a milk jug igloo. The Aquatennial is held every summer so Anderson has plenty of time to get ready.
Why no AC360º Later? It seems that this program is slowly slipping away...
I rarely watch 360 anymore, but I watched last nite and was happy to see they were once again covering polygamy/FLDS. I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I like when they talk about it. I do agree with Jaanza, that they should have focused on the cast of Sister Wives as that seems to be what brought all this about.
@1:16AM: So glad you noticed, because it is. CNN plans to replace 360 Later, with whatever is the newest thought to enter Zucker's empty mind.
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