Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  There was much Trump coverage and the following segment has Paul Begala as a panelist:

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There was a short segment on Hillary Clinton responding to questions about her e-mail today:

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

HILLARY SAID THAT IT IS 'UNREALISTIC' TO DEPORT THOUSANDS OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS. THIS HAS BEEN
THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM FOR DECADES AND THE ILLEGALS KEEP TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM AND THE
14TH AMENDMENT.
IN USA TODAY, THE HEAD OF THE HISPANIC COALITION SAID IT WAS THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR
CHILDREN AND HAVE THEM BECOME LEGALLY DOCUMENTED CITIZENS.
WHAT SEEMS TO BE MISSING FROM THIS STATEMENT IS THE FACT THAT "UNDOCUMENTED PERSONS" HAVE NO RIGHTS
UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND NO ADMINISTRATION HAS YET TACKLED THIS PROBLEM.
THIS IS THE REASON DONALD TRUMP'S PROPOSAL HAS GAINED SO MUCH TRACTION. HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO
DEPORT "ALL OF THE UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS," BUT FROM WHAT WE KNOW OF HIS TACTICS, HE WILL DO SOMETHING
AND THAT "SOMETHING" MAY VERY WELL WIN HIM THE WHITE HOUSE.

Jaanza said...

Because Trump is on top of another poll of GOPers, 360 again had too much Trump coverage. Tom Foreman had a report with poll details. The panel was Paul Begala, Ana-Malika Henderson and Amanda Carpenter. I liked Begala's comments on the "Trumpification of the Republican Party" and his questions on what would it take to take down Trump. It was interesting to hear Begala's theory about poll numbers correlating to the number of candidates in the field. I also liked Henderson's point on candidate accessibility to the media and how the other GOP candidates haven't been doing that as well as Trump.

Trump's appeal to women voters got its own segment. There was a Randi Kaye report which was mostly her talking to Trump's Iowa caucus leader. Ana Navarro and Jeffrey Lord paneled and said pretty much the same old stuff like 'this is because people are frustrated and angry with the government', comparisons to Jeb and the general election next year.

Although a good amount of Hillary Clinton's response to the email investigation was shown, Jeff Zeleny dismissed and dissed most of it; the explanation 'took too long' and was too cliche ( Clinton, "...facts are facts..."). However, Clinton's negative remark about Trump's immigration policy was also shown.

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will be appearing in court tomorrow on child porn charges. Anderson talked to ? (who was that guy?) for further details then turned to Jeffrey Toobin for analysis.

There was a second bomb explosion in Bangkok. Andrew Stevens reported on what happened and the investigation. This segment ended with a Bulletin.

Right after the Bulletin Anderson announced that coming up next was a preview of CNN's documentary on Charles Manson. I switched to Hayes (and not for the first time this night). Is everybody aware Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race last week? I don't think 360 has mentioned this. Hayes and pundits wondered who will be next to throw in the towel - Perry? Cruz? Christie? It was a good report and a topic 360 probably won't get to anytime soon.

A while back 360 had several reports on the St. Mary's Medical Center in Florida and their awful record on pediatric heart surgery. The hospital just announced they will no longer perform heart surgery on children. Without Trump grabbing most of 360's attention, this would have been a lead story. Unfortunately, there's another Trump interview on CNN tomorrow, Anderson will either preview or review Trump's comments.

aries moon said...

Paul Begala hit the nail on the head when he told Anderson that Trump represents who the GOP are now as a party--angry, racist, sexist and ignorant--Jeb and the other candidates will not appease them. Anderson tried to call them 'Reagan Democrats' but Begala slapped that notion down easily. It is interesting that a large percentage of Republicans still know that Trump is not a good presidential nominee for the party--even THEY know they're out of step with much of the general electorate, but this is all on them now. I'm not surprised that Republican women find Trump appealing--there are lots of conservative women who hate their own sex and REALLY hate liberal progressive women--they don't care that the policies the GOP back will have an adverse affect on women.

Jared the former Subway spokesman's report was disturbing, disgusting. You never know who has an awful secret they're concealing from the public--I never would've suspected him.

CWM84 said...

AC and media are having a field day with clinton attacks... I feel like the media want her to fail and don't like her. AC and company seem to enjoy her downfall. Is it because she was part of the Obama administration? More polls tonight so expect more Trump tooting and Clinton slamming... I'm not even a big Clinton support but the way the media are treating her and over these emails are ridiculous... is this election going to be about emails or who will support policies that help everyday Americans? As much as I think Trump is entertaining, the words he has said compared to Hilary and the fact he is leading the gop polls right now is astounding. Clintons and Obama get hit harder the most, by pundits, media... they all are trying to get a Republican in office. CNN, 360 is not balance its a complete bias network when it comes to elections.

Anonymous said...

WHILE OTHERS MAY DISLIKE TRUMP MORE THAN THE OTHER GOP CANDIDATES, I'M REALLY BEGINNING TO DISLIKE
JEB BUSH. I KNOW YOU SHOULDN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER, BUT WITH JEB YOU CAN'T HELP IT.
HE'S JUST SOOOO GEEKY LOOKING AND CREEPY GEEKY AT THAT. EVEN HIS NAME IS CREEPY. WHAT WAS
BARBARA THINKING WHEN SHE NAMED HIM "JEB?" AND WHAT IS IT SHORT FOR?
YES, HIS BROTHER W, WASN'T THE SHARPEST PENCIL IN THE PACK, BUT HE DID MAKE A PRESENTABLE APPEARANCE.
I'D BE ASHAMED TO HAVE THIS BUSH REPRESENT US ABROAD, AND I USUALLY LIKE GEEKY PEOPLE....BUT NOT A CREEPY
GEEKY PRESIDENT! UGH!

Jaanza said...

@Anon 10:14 PM - The name Jeb is a nickname, it's actually his initials, John Edward Bush or something like that.
I don't like Jeb either not because of how he looks but because he's a horrible rightwing nutjob.

You've probably already read about his "Scarlet Letter" law which Jeb was so enthusiastic for until if backfired completely and everybody hated it and then Jeb did too and said he had nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

"WHAT WAS BARBARA THINKING WHEN SHE NAMED HIM "JEB?" AND WHAT IS IT SHORT FOR?"

It's a nickname, short for John Ellis Bush -- initials JEB. I have no idea who Ellis was (one of the few who hasn't run for public office).

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU ANON: 3:13PM "ONE OF THE FEW WHO HASN'T RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE."
ELLIS BUSH'S IQ WAS PROBABLY WAY TOO HIGH.