Thursday, July 09, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, July 9, 2015: Trump Sounds Off Part 2


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  The first half of the program was devoted to Anderson's interview of Trump and Paul Begala was back!

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5 comments:

CWM84 said...

Trump part two. I have no idea they could not just dedicate one show to trump but two? AC360 basically had a day off tonight. As much as I find trump entertaining... this was a bit much. AC seems fascinated by Trump. I think Trump is good t.v. for some of the wacky comments and his style of speaking... but no way could he get my vote. No way. But keep on talking by all means. AC360 ignored other stories again. No follow up on the women in hood county who refused to marry same sex couples or no coverage on other incidents happening like that in the south. Overall I think this was a waste of a program. Trump did not need a hour another hour of an interview from yesterday.

Jaanza said...

Too much Trump. While Trump was on I watched Hayes who thankfully saved his own Trump coverage until last (first was South Carolina and the confederate flag).

On 360, Trump got more than the first half of the show. Although I was mostly at MSNBC, I did see that William Kristol was replaced by Jeffrey Lord and that was a good change. But still, too much Trump.

The segment on the dead little girl found in Massachusetts was very good. Alexandra Field did the report and then Anderson talked to John Walsh about finding out who this little girl is and what happened to her.

The next segment was also very good but should not have been in this show. In 2008 a young man named Nunez "participated" in the murder of another young man named Santos. Nunez was found guilty. In January 2011, Governor Schwarzenegger commuted Nunez' sentence and he was set free. Nunez' dad is a political friend of Schwarzenegger's. In 2011, the Santos parents filed a lawsuit and on July 2, 2015 a judge ruled in Schwarzenegger's favor, stating the Victim's Bill of Rights Act does not apply to executive clemency decisions. That was a week ago. Why was this report on this show when there was other news, newer news, that could have been covered?

I'm referring specifically to the debate and vote in the Soutb Carolina legislature to remove the confederate flag from Capitol grounds. That happened today. This news got the last three minutes of the show and the coverage was not enough. There was no mention of the debate in the U.S. House of Representatives over the display of the Mississippi state flag (with it's confederate corner) among the other state flags and the debate over confederate flags at national cemeteries. The report, by Elaine Mechado, was the very much abbreviated story. At the very end of the segment, Anderson asked Mechado a question but then cut her off rather abruptly because time had run out and Anderson needed to introduce the CNN special 'The Seventies'.

Sadly, Trump is a strong Republican contender and he's going to get covered. But this was too much. Anderson couldn't have taken at least one segment away from Trump and used it to report on Jeb's stupid 'Americans need to work longer' comment, which is just as dumb as some of the things Trump has been saying.

aries moon said...

Trump needs to be fact-checked after every interview he gives because who knows if what he's spouts out from the top of his head is actually accurate--it seems that his statements could be easily proven true or not but everyone seems to be too dazzled or overwhelmed by him blathering on and on that what gets said by him is taken as the truth or plausible. He ought to be called out constantly. Anon 9:58 on yesterday's wrote that as we get deeper into the campaign, every detail about Trump will be investigated and exposed and for all his bluster and bragging, that's when he'll probably wimp out and leave the race. Must be a heckuva lot of skeletons in his closet by now.

AC always balks when Paul Begala talks about how loony-tunes the Republican base is but I can't see any evidence that Paul is wrong--AC has to wear his fair and balanced hat on the show or maybe, as Anon 9:58 suggested, he's a Republican (I admit it's something I've always suspected about AC). I'm wondering if Trump were a Democrat with the same blunt, non-politician type style would AC be so complimentary of him and consider him a breath of fresh air in the political game? I'm not so sure.

The John Wash crime report seemed to be included in the show in order to promote the second season of The Hunt. 360 should've spent more time on the Confederate flag vote in South Carolina or as CWM84 says, do a follow up on the same sex marriage license controversy. And who the heck really cares about the Arnold Schwarzenegger case?? A total waste of airtime.

CWM84 said...

I think AC is mesmerized by Trumps wealth. I mean that have something very in common born into great wealth. AC certainly cares about his money. He comes across as frugal but he has spent a lot on real estate over the last 5 years and spends quite a bit on travels. He has jobs that will pay for his travels but I'm sure on his vacations he and Ben spend plenty in luxurious hotels and gifts. AC's public persona is modest about his wealth but he sometimes has come off as not as sympathetic to the poor or working class. He is ignoring bernie sanders and probably is disgusted by socialist views. He ignored the occupy wall street movement on his daytime show and AC360. AC admires and loves to work hard, no one can deny his work ethic. But he has admitted he was a child of privileged and its understandable given his life of wealthy comfort that he can't understand some people's financial hardships. I feel AC is a log cabin republican. He feels strongly about glbt equality, tho he has been protected of many people's struggles of being gay, trans but he understands and is proud of his sexual orientation. But I absolutely believe he believes in capitalism... and self alliance and is fiscally conservative.

Anonymous said...

DURING THE DAY IMAGES OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG BEING TAKEN DOWN WERE SHOWN ON CNN WITH ANCHOR BROOK
BALDWIN. SHE ASKED ONE CORRESPONDENT WHO HAPPENED TO BE BLACK, IF HANDLING THIS FLAG WITH "WHITE
GLOVES," WAS APPROPRIATE. HIS ANSWER WAS "YES," UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES IT WAS A SYMBOL THAT WAS
REVERED BY A LARGE MAJORITY IN THE SOUTH AND HE FAVORED PUTTING IT IN A MUSEUM.
I DON'T LIVE IN THE SOUTH AND HAD SHE ASKED ME THE SAME QUESTION, I WOULD NOT HAVE ANSWERED AS RESPECTFULLY AS DID THIS AFRO-AMERICAN.
TO MOST NORTHERN RESIDENTS, IT REPRESENTED HATE AND BIGOTRY AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED WHEN THE
WAR ENDED.
DOES GERMANY STILL FLY THE NAZI FLAG??? IT'S PART OF THEIR HISTORY, BUT IT IS AN UGLY PART OF THEIR
HISTORY AND MOST GERMANS DON'T WANT TO BE REMINDED OF THE ATROCITIES OF WW II.
YES, THEY ARE BOTH SYMBOLS AND OF SYSTEMIC HATRED THAT WILL STILL BE WITH US. BUT DO WE REALLY NEED TO
ADORN OUR STATE CAPITOLS WITH A PART OF HISTORY MOST 'REASONABLE' PEOPLE WOULD RATHER FORGET??