Thursday, September 03, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, September 3, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  In the first hour there was an abundance of Trump and then Anderson spoke with  Arwa Damon about the refugee crisis in Europe:

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The second hour ended with a promotional segment of a new CNN film.  Anderson got a little punchy in the segment and cracked Michaela Angela Davis up at one point:

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Living in the greater Chicagoland area and watching the press conferences and local news, I find some of the discussion on the Fox Lake cop being shot/search and investigation rather interesting. I listened to the entire press conference today and at no time did they say the killers touched the cop's gun - they declined comment when asked. They also wouldn't say whether the cop's jun had been fired. They have announced that they are withholding information from the public and media because it's an ongoing investigation. At the early afternoon press conference they did say they may be back later this afternoon or tomorrow with additional information. Since it didn't happen today, I'm guessing it will tomorrow. Local news discussed the lack of information being released tonight and also have questioned why a veteran officer would pursue three suspicious individuals on foot without waiting for the backup that was being sent. Fox Lake is not a high crime area. If the three individuals are from the community they may indeed still be in the area, but it would not surprise me if they weren't from the area and made their way back to their vehicle/vehicles and headed out of the area before the police even figured out what had happened. It will be interesting to watch this play out, but I question some of the information being discussed on CNN as it doesn't exactly match the press conferences or local news reports.

I've been over Trump from Day 1. Anderson has always made fun of people that refer to themselves in the third person, but he doesn't seem to be doing that with Trump this time. Hmmm..... can we say ratings? Trump talking foreign policy was laughable.

The refugee situation in Europe is heartbreaking. My heart aches for the man that lost his wife and both young sons in the crossing. I heard somewhere that the US had agreed to accept some refugees, but not until January or something. I wish AC360 would give more time and background to this story and also information about how individuals can help.

Anderson seemed punchy at the end of the program, but it was good to hear him laugh.

aries moon said...

If you're a candidate for president, you should know a LOT more than the average person about domestic or foreign policy. David Gergen seemed to think it wasn't really a problem that Trump embarrassed himself when he tried to answer Hugh Hewitt's 'gotcha' question that shouldn't be considered a 'gotcha' at all. Trump gets far more favorable treatment than he deserves by people who should know better--Anderson and Gergen for starters. It's almost become acceptable to not expect much from our political candidates--blame Fox News and dolts like Sarah Palin for mainstreaming political stupidity. Trump is a real embarrassment for this country but it seems everyone in the media is kissing up to him and elevating his foolishness as if it were something genuinely grand or impressive. He is a JOKE candidate who appeals to the WORST aspects of human nature and the people supporting him are bigoted idiots, there's nothing more to the Trump 'phenomenon' than that.

360 finally got around to covering Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to provide marriage licenses to gay couples--frankly I wish she could be fired, fined and lose everything--she has no right to do what she's doing as a public official--keep your religious beliefs at home and do your dang job. Anderson clearly got that Davis was nothing but a hypocritical bigot.

I don't care for the promos of other shows on 360, but I did enjoy seeing AC and Michaela Angela Davis having a laugh at the end of the second hour.

CWM84 said...

The selfish Davis and all others not in compliance need to be held in contempt of court and sent to jail. Her religious beliefs have no merit in a secular government job. She is just being a pain in the behind. She has been married four times and people had to wait to get married once because of her nonsense. Then ordering others not to issue out marriage licenses. No she and Ted Cruz, Huckabee, Paul and other religious zealots want this nation to be a theocracy and have cherry picking on what biblical rules to follow. I'm sorry but we can't have that because these people will leave too many groups of people to suffer discrimination. That is what This witch is about and a lot of these gop nut job candidates. We must as a secular society fight our hardest to make sure these people don't turn back the country into some of the darkest times in our history when gender, race, religion, sexual orientation were key points to discriminate against. The law is the law and Davis is just being used by those encouraging her to brake the law in order to validate their political base! She is stupid! Now, I sure hope these cop killers are caught soon... the police, commanders won't release enough info. No tape, a vague description on the suspects are two Caucasian men and one African American. I mean those are millions of people who fit that description, its very frustrating for lack of information. In fact news should stop reporting on it until there is a capture. They just are keeping everything so cloaked. If they have images they should release them so the public can assist!

CWM84 said...

I believe CNN 360, AC are taking it easy on Trump because of ratings. And AC personally likes him.

Anonymous said...

AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO FINDS IT IRONIC THAT SYRIAN REFUGEES WANT TO FLEE TO GERMANY?
WASN'T IT JUST OVER SIXTY YEARS AGO THAT HITLER WAS TRYING TO CREATE THE PERFECT "ARYAN RACE" AND
HE BLAMED THE FIRST WW ON ARYANS INTER-MARRYING WITH NON-ARYANS??
I KNOW THIS HAS BECOME A TERRIBLE EUROPEAN PROBLEM AND GERMANY'S ECONOMY IS NOW THE MOST STABLE,
BUT THOSE GERMANS WHO LIVED THROUGH WWII MUST FIND IT ALL APPALLING AND A BIT BEWILDERING THAT
NOW THEIR COUNTRY MUST ASSIMILATE YET ANOTHER RACE OF PEOPLE.
HITLER HAS TO BE LOOKING UP FROM HIS GRAVE IN UTTER DISMAY, AND NOTE THAT I SAID UP, AT THE VERY THOUGHT OF A SYRIAN MIX, WITH A ONCE PURE GERMAN CULTURE.
WHAT A WASTE OF HISTORY.


Jaanza said...

My original post to ATA must have taken a wrong turn on the internet. Luckily I saved it in my e-mail draft box. Here it is now:

Trump permeated several first-hour segments in Thursday's 360 so I channelsurfed a bit. The show started with the news Trump signed the pledge not to run as a third-party candidate. Anderson and Dana Bash began talking about that. Unfortunately, Hayes was covering the same topic. When 360's panel started - Ana Navarro, Jeffrey Lord, some guy - I knew the emphasis would be mostly on Trump. It was easy to choose to watch the Vikings/Titans game.

John King had new poll numbers, again with emphasis on Trump. More football. I checked back later and saw the earlier panel was back in action.

There was a segment on Hillary Clinton, not how well she's doing in the polls compared to any GOP candidate, but to analyze the e-mail controversy (using personal computers for classified info). Anderson interviewed Brian Fallon, former spokesman for the Justice Department. I watched more football.

Next I watched Hayes' segment on the immigrant/refugee crisis in Europe. First, I didn't think Anderson would report on this (later I was proven wrong) and second, 360's segment was on Trump's temper tantrum over "gotcha" questions during a radio interview. Even though I didn't watch I have the feeling Trump was allowed to rant a great deal against "gotcha" questions and whoever the politcal panel pundits were they generally agreed with him.
What's wrong with "gotcha" questions? Any presidential candidate, any candidate for any office, should be required to answer "gotcha" questions. If you can't answer "gotcha" questions, you should not be running for public office. The televised debates should be nothing but "gotcha" questions. If a candidate can't handle "gotcha" questions then they can't handle angry town meetings, an uncooperative city council or legislature or Congress, Putin, Kim Jong Il or a devastating hurricane combined with levee failure in a major American city.

Last in the first hour there was a segment on the refugees in Europe and how Europe doesn't want them. I was surprised but very much appreciated it. It was great seeing Arwa Damon again and Anderson had a good discussion with her. It's been a long time since 360 covered any international news.

I didn't watch the second hour, football instead. The Vikings lost.

Added now because of above comments: The segment on Kim Davis must have been in the second segment. I wish I checked back to 360 to see it.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: I ALWAYS READ YOUR SUMMARY OF 360, VERY CONCISE.
IT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME THAT EUROPE DOESN'T WANT ANY REFUGEES FROM SYRIA.
THE JEWS WERE NOT WANTED EITHER AFTER WWII WAS OVER, AND THAT INCLUDED THE UNITED STATES.
HENCE, ISRAEL WAS CREATED AND TO THIS DAY THERE IS STILL FRICTION.