Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 Live From Paris on Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from Paris, France on Wednesday night.

Anderson interviewed two people that witnessed the raid in Saint Denis (suburb of Paris) this morning:
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There was an interesting panel on ISIS cycle of recruitment:

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Anderson interviewed a couple that survived the terrorist attack at the Batacalan Concert Hall.  Part 1 of his interview:
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 Part 2 of the interview aired in the second hour:

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Anderson spoke with a Democrat - Rep Adam Schiff about Homeland Security and admitting refugees:
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And ended the program with this:

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Anderson ended his long day by bringing Don Lemon and CNN Tonight's audience up to date on the events of the day in Paris.



Anderson gave an interview on Le Petit Journal, a French television program, today.  It's mostly in French, but you can make out some of his answers:

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8 comments:

Jaanza said...

I was able to watch most of the two hours of Wednesday's 360. As ATA said, Anderson was back in Paris and covered many angles of the attacks, the terrorists, the investigations and interviews with witnesses. Also covered was the news on the soda pop can bomb ISIS claims to have used to bring down Russian plane 9268 over the Sinai. The better segments are have been posted by ATA. The two hours was very in-depth on what happened and talks with various experts to analyze.

The only thing missing was a report on the backlash against Syrian refugees in this country, most notably by 27 Governors who don't want those people to settle in their states. I heard one question about this during the 'Airstrikes in Syria' segment in the second hour but nothing more. Admittedly I was also watching Hayes and Maddow occasionally. Hayes had a good segment on the anti-Syrian Refugee backlash; included weer clips from a few GOP 2016 candidates and what they've been saying on this topic. 360 needs to cover this and also the Governors who won't jump on that bandwagon (like my Governor Mark Dayton who has said Minnesota will welcome refugees who have passed the security clearance).

Thanks, ATA, for the extra clip of Anderson on 'Le Petit Journal'. It looked like he had fun with the lighter questions but when he was asked about Trump I wish he would have said something like 'Yes, Trump's a joke but I have to cover him seriously on my show no matter how comical he gets'.I was able to watch most of the two hours of Wednesday's 360. As ATA said, Anderson was back in Paris and covered many angles of the attacks, the terrorists, the investigations and interviews with witnesses. Also covered was the news on the soda pop can bomb ISIS claims to have used to bring down Russian plane 9268 over the Sinai. The better segments are have been posted by ATA. The two hours was very in-depth on what happened and talks with various experts to analyze.

The only thing missing was a report on the backlash against Syrian refugees in this country, most notably by 27 Governors who don't want those people to settle in their states. I heard one question about this during the 'Airstrikes in Syria' segment in the second hour but nothing more. Admittedly I was also watching Hayes and Maddow occasionally. Hayes had a good segment on the anti-Syrian Refugee backlash; included weer clips from a few GOP 2016 candidates and what they've been saying on this topic. 360 needs to cover this and also the Governors who won't jump on that bandwagon (like my Governor Mark Dayton who has said Minnesota will welcome refugees who have passed the security clearance).

Thanks, ATA, for the extra clip of Anderson on 'Le Petit Journal'. It looked like he had fun with the lighter questions but when he was asked about Trump I wish he would have said something like 'Yes, Trump's a joke but I have to cover him seriously on my show no matter how comical he gets'.

aries moon said...

President Obama said he has been waiting for over a year and a half to get the authorization for military action that is currently taking place in Syria from Congress but they've refused to act on it but Congress and the GOP governors seem to be in a huge rush to push legislation that will prevent Syrian refugees from settling in certain states in the U.S. Lots of hypocrisy there. President Obama had some very tough words about right wingers and immigration but naturally 360 didn't air it. I also wish AC had covered what the GOP governors are doing to stop Syrian immigration in their states--there are also a couple of Democrats doing it. AC interviewed Sen. Adam Schiff (a Democrat!) who said there hasn't been any terror threats posed by Syrian or other immigrants who have come to the U.S.--the system the U.S. uses to do background checks on the immigrants is working but polls seem to be showing that a majority of Americans want to limit Syrian immigration. The GOP are great at fearmongering but little else.

The interviews AC did with the two French couples who were defiant about going on with their lives were very good. One of the young men in the interview made an interesting comment about how there's been too much focus on the terrorist act in Paris when Syria and other countries have been hit by terrorism and don't get the same level of attention--AC glossed over that comment though. AC's getting some backlash on Twitter from people who felt he was equating rap music with the terrorism in France--he said that he wasn't trying to imply that at all, but I have to admit, it sounded like he was initially.

Have to check out the Le Petit Journal interview--AC probably has a soft spot for Paris and the French.

Anonymous said...

CNN seems to be in full Fox News mode much of the time. They are bringing in almost all Republican guests, pundits and analysts that want the U.S. to close it's borders to Syrian and Iraqi refugees, put boots on the ground in Syria/Iraq (although not their personal boots) and many that have no idea what's currently being done in the fight against ISIS/ISIL, how the U.S. refugee program actually works or the dynamics of the region. I read one article in my newspaper that summed it up pretty well:

"Adversity, it's been said, doesn't build character; it reveals it. The terrorist attack in Paris managed to expose a lot about the character and wisdom of several Republican candidates for president and the discoveries are not reassuring.

The entire field is united in condemning President Barack Obama's handling of the war against the Islamic State also known as ISIS. The candidates' ideas on how to do it better, however, fall into three categories: redundant, meaningless and reckless."

The article then went on to back up the claims with specific facts. Something most Republican's don't deal with these days. I wish Anderson would do a KTH on the Republican claims as much of what's coming out of their mouths is outright lies and they need to be exposed.

I guess CNN is working on the theory that if they give fearmongers a platform, they can get a Republican elected president which will most likely lead to boots on the ground, more terrorist attacks and stories with high ratings to cover. It's all pretty sad.

I'm glad Anderson is telling the stories of some of the victims. I think we can learn a lot from them as individuals and France's action of continuing to accept Syrian refugees in spite of the recent attack.

@aries moon. I've been a little surprised by some of Anderson's comments as well. He doesn't seem to understand the marginalization of Muslims in France and other areas in the EU in the form of unemployment and other factors that lead to feelings of hopelessness are prime recruiting grounds for ISIS. Seems like many of the terrorists in the French attack were of the criminal element some that had spent time in prison. They weren't necessarily recruited for the extreme religious views, but rather their criminal skills. The panel with the woman that talked about the recruiting cycle within ISIS was very informative.

Anonymous said...

I wish Anderson would cover the fearmongering by the GOP (and media's complicity), but I'm guessing that won't happen. CNN wants war and conflict for ratings.

I'm so over their polls and claiming they have the pulse of the general public. Political and political related polling is not that accurate these days for all the reasons explained by Nate Silver. I notice CNN never states it's sample size, polling methodology, etc. and that makes me very suspicious of their polls.

Here's hoping Anderson sticks with reporting facts and telling victim's stories instead of giving the conservative voices a platform to spout their hate and fear. Hillary Clinton came out with a big policy announcement on how she would fight ISIS today. I'm guessing AC360/CNN won't cover that, just like they didn't cover President Obama's remarks, how admitting refugees is a power of the Federal Government, not the states and that there is no factual proof that one of the Paris Terrorists came in with refugees. The passport they found was deemed a fake and a person in a refugee camp had the real passport.

The Republican presidential candidates are being rick rolled by ISIS. They want to draw other nations into a ground war, they want to stop the flow of refugees from leaving Iraq/Syria, etc. They truly don't understand the complexities of the conflict or the region for that matter.

When the congress and Republican Governors, candidates, etc start standing up to the gun violence in the US that has killed more people than the 9/11 and Boston Bombing marathons combined, then I will start to believe that they are sincere about safety of US citizens. Until then, spare me.

While IL's Republican Gov. joined the call to take a pause on accepting Syrian Refugees, the City of Chicago has taken a stand against his actions and said that Refugees are welcome in Chicago.

aries moon said...

@anon 4:12 and anon 5:24, excellent posts. The march to war is on and the media is doing the GOP's bidding by fearmongering and not presenting the real facts about what's happening NOW to combat ISIS. This can't be stated enough.

Anonymous said...

I REALIZE THIS IS OFF TOPIC, BUT PERHAPS THIS IS THE TIME TO BE "OFF TOPIC."
ARE ALL THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON DRUGS? HUFFPOST IS REPORTING THAT BEN CARSON SAID,"SOME
OF THE SYRIAN REFUGEES WERE LIKE "RABID DOGS." I TOO AM AGAINST THE FLOW OF SYRIAN REFUGEES AFTER WHAT HAPPENED IN PARIS, BUT BEN, PLEASE,
YOU'RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. LET'S PARTAKE IN SOME DECORUM EVEN IF IT'S JUST FOR THE MOMENT. JUST GIVE US ALL THE ILLUSION YOUR SANE.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: DID YOU REALLY EXPECT ANDERSON TO CALL TRUMP "A JOKE," ON INTERNATIONAL FRENCH TELEVISION?WE ALL AGREE "THE DONALD" HAS NO CLASS AND IS A COMICAL JOKE, BUT ANDERSON LIKES TO WORK AND I DOUBT VERY MUCH, NO MATTER WHAT HIS TRUE FEELINGS, HE WOULD NEVER DEMEAN A CANDIDATE WHO HAS A LEGITIMATE FOLLOWING IN THE UNITED STATES. THE WHOLE IDEA IS FOR HIM TO "PLAY ALONG," EVEN IN PARIS....ALTHOUGH RIGHT ABOUT NOW THEY NEED SOMETHING ELSE TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD.

Anonymous said...

"THERE IS NO FACTUAL PROOF THAT THE TERRORISTS CAME IN WITH THE REFUGEES." WHILE THIS STATEMENT IS
TRUE AS FAR AS WE KNOW, THE ATTACK JUST HAPPENED TO COINCIDE WITH THE REFUGEES EXITING IN MASS FROM SYRIA, AND IT IS BETTER TO BE SAFE RATHER THAN SORRY. 9/11 PROVED THAT.
I KNOW WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS BUT TIMES HAVE CHANGED AND WE MUST BE DILIGENT. IT IS NOT ONLY THE GOP IDIOTS THAT
FEEL AS I DO....STOP THE FLOW UNTIL WE ARE BETTER ABLE TO DETECT AND DEFEND OUR NATION FROM EXTREMISTS OF ANY NATIONALITY. SOME ARE NOW INFILTRATING TO GREECE AND TURKEY AND THERE WILL BE OTHER NATIONS WHO ARE ACCEPTING. FREEDOM ISN'T FREE. NOW THERE IS A FACT NO ONE CAN DENY.