Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio on Wednesday night.  While most of the program was dedicated to the breaking news on the cause of the Russian plane crash, there was a segment on the announcement from Fox Lake, IL today about the policeman that staged a crime scene and committed suicide:

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9 comments:

Jaanza said...

As ATA pointed out, most of Wednesday's 360 was on the Russian flight 928 which crashed in the Sinai desert. There was a U.S. intelligence source which stated it was hit by an ISIS missile. I switched back and forth between Anderson and Hayes; it was more flight 928 news than I needed.

Here's what I saw on 360:
1st segment - talks with Barbara Starr on the general news and with Phil Black on the UK banning flights to/from Sharm el-Shiekh in the Sinai. Richard Quest, Anthony May and Michael Weiss provided analysis.
2nd segment - Nic Robertson on how Russia is reacting and a panel with David Soucie, Miles O'Brien and Joe Goglia.
3rd segment - Erin McLaughlin with news on travel and air security; I didn't see the rest.
4th segment - Randi Kaye report on terrorist bombs or bombng attempts on airplanes (although this was obviously newer than her report yesterday, it still felt like filler) and a panel with Paul Cruikshank and Robert Baer.

The 5th segment has been added to today's ATA post. It's all about Officer Gliniewicz, the policeman found dead on 9/1/15 in Fox Lake IL after radioing there were three bad guys nearby. After a thorough investigation it turns out Gliniewicz committed "a carefully staged suicide". There was a report by Rosa Flores and Anderson's interview of Commissioner George Firenko.

At the last half-minute Anderson had a recap of the Flight 968 news.

Yesterday's ATA comments had a couple posts about the quality and the political slant of 360. Yes, we could all simply watch Hayes but Hayes is not Anderson. I love Anderson, absolutely adore him. However, 360 content quality has gone downhill in the last few years. I started watching Anderson during the Hurricane Katrina coverage. There were many good years of great 360s. Not so much anymore. Anderson is capable of so much more; we;ve seen it in his '60 Minutes' reports. Is it Zucker's fault? Does Anderson just not care very much anymore about 360? Nobody knows but everybody wants the old Anderson and the old 360 back.

@The Anonymous ALL CAPS poster yesterday - loved your comment on Trump being the new McCain for Anderson. That's a keen observation but maybe Trump's compliment then complaint about Anderson's work at the Democratic debate could have changed Anderson's mind.

aries moon said...

Good overview of the Russian airline disaster--pretty alarming info about how easy it is for terrorists to find their way onto a plane with some sort of explosive device--maybe 360 should've held back on divulging some info on how the bombs can be made though. I don't like to fly at all and now there seems to be one more reason for me to stay away from airplanes.

There was something fishy about the Lake, IL police officer's story of being attacked from the very beginning--it was strange how the suspects were never found--the hunt for them just seemed to stop altogether. It's a good thing that the individuals who were considered persons of interest for the crime had good alibis since this corrupt cops actions may have sent innocent people to jail. Anderson has a great admiration for cops and seems to see them as heroes who can do no wrong, so it may have been difficult for him to cover this story considering how it ultimately turned out. AC had the cops son on a while back and he was adamant that his father didn't commit suicide or stage his death--it's difficult to face the truth about someone you love.

CWM84 said...

I see cops as heroes too and they are definitely needed and should be treated with respect. But of course they, some do wrong like anyone else. And let's be honest cops are on the front lines to some very dangerous and violent people out here. They put their lives on the line. They have been under attack from some few incidents but majority of cop's just do their jobs and go about their business. My personal contact with cops have been minimal but in my experience they were good.mm a couple of times I fit the description of a suspect and of course was cleared and they were curteous to me. I think they way you interact with police is very important. Its important to be calm and mot hostel with them. They give cops a bunch of lip just because you are approached. I recall 3 cops came to a call about me because my former nutty barber called them on me saying I was trying to break in his shop! I calmly waited for them to arrive. I explained the guy was lying and they seemed to realized the guy was drunk and didn't take his word that I would do such a thing. In fact one of the officers was my high school buddy! So that was dismissed. I showed no fear. I knew I did nothing wrong. Another incident was someone who favored me had a gun and a cop drove to in front of house and told me to put my hands up. I did what was told. The cop checked me and was cleared. I even made a joke to him and he chuckled. So in my experience it is how you interact with cops and if you aren't breaking any laws you should be calm even if you are a lawbreaker, don't resist. So I think more needs to be explained on how to interact with them. Again, don't resist, don't bad lip them. But calm and follow directions. I'm a mixed race individual who is African, english, scottish and cherokee and Navajo american. My skin is light brown. So those are my experiences and tips. If you know your rights, say so but don't resist or do something stupid, which in many of these cases that the media has highlighted people have and cops then may use force and in some cases excessive force. But both sides can do better. Police and those who interact with them. Unlike many networks I just did a bipartisan rundown. If only the media would do the same... smh

aries moon said...

Police officers choose to do the dangerous work they do and they know the risks of the job--they should be trained properly to deal with incidents and citizens who may get out of hand--they are supposed to be the professionals in those situations and should take proper steps not to escalate a volatile situation. I've seen several incidents of individuals who were not minorities behaving in an out of control and violent manner with cops, some of them with guns and other weapons, but the cops didn't react violently towards the individual, they defused the situation and talked the person down and arrested them--a black or brown person behaving like that would most likely be shot by a cop and not afforded the same opportunity to calm down--that is the difference--360 even did a report on the difference in treatment of black and brown citizens even when they are COMPLYING with the police and I recently saw a video of cops knocking down and then beating a black man who had complied with their orders. Black Lives Matter and President Obama (both of whom were blamed by Fox News and Officer Gliniewicz's family members for his death) think that ALL citizens should be treated equally by cops and are merely asking for better policing and more accountability for the bad cops. The cops that I consider to be heroes are the ones who go against the Thin Blue Line brotherhood and call out the bad cops amongst them and push for change because it is a difficult thing to do in that environment.

CWM84 said...

Whites are killed more by cops than blacks including this year. But this gets no coverage. We should treat these issues equally not just bias reports with those with an agenda against cops. Complying is a big part of it. Not defiance. Know your rights and comply. And address all incidents.

CWM84 said...

Every cop that goes in and risk their life is a hero. By your logic military aren't heroes because they signed up for it.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENT....I THINK. AGAIN I WRITE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE OF AN INJURY TO
MY WRIST. WE CAN ONLY HOPE ANDERSON SEES THE LIGHT ABOUT TRUMP'S FLIP FLOP.
HUFFPOST HAS A CLIP OF WHAT'S HAPPENING ON "THE VIEW." I USED TO WATCH THE VIEW WHEN BARBARA WAS
HOSTING AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT "THE LADIES" WERE INTELLIGENT AND WELL INFORMED EVEN THOUGH I MAY NOT HAVE AGREED WITH THEM.
FROM THE RECENT CLIP I VIEWED, IT IS A "HOT MESS," NOW. THEY WERE CALLING OUT BEN CARSON. I THINK THEY SHOULD LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR IF THEY'RE GOING TO CRITICIZE SOMEONE ELSE FOR NOT KNOWING
SOMETHING.
THIS SHOW HAS GONE DOWN HILL FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT, I FELT STUPID JUST WATCHING THE CLIP.
THEY WERE FALLING OVER EACH OTHER IN STUPIDITY.
AND YES, CHRIS CHRISTIE HAS BEEN DEMOTED TO THE "TABLE FOR CHILDREN." HE AND HIS FRIEND HUCK, ACTUALLY MADE SENSE IN THE LAST DEBATE, BUT THAT DIDN'T COUNT ACCORDING TO THE POLLS, AND I FOR ONE, COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENT...I THINK.
@ARIES MOON AND CWM84: THE KEY WORD IN BOTH YOUR COMMENTS IS "DEFUSE." THE POLICE HAVE AN OBLIGATION, UNDER OATH, TO DEFUSE HOSTILE SITUATIONS NO MATTER WHAT COLOR SKIN A PERSON HAS AND TO
USE "REASONABLE JUDGEMENT" IN AN ALTERCATION. WHY DON'T MORE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS?
AND YES, CHRIS CHRISTIE HAS FINALLY BEEN DEMOTED TO THE CHILDREN'S TABLE AND HE AND HIS FRIEND
HUCK, WILL NO LONGER BE INVITED TO DEBATE WITH THE "ADULTS." IN PRE-SCHOOL CHAIRS ARE SMALL
SO CHRIS MIGHT HAVE TO START LOOKING FOR A HUGE SEAT, SINCE HE NO LONGER CAN PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS, IN THE GOP PARTY, AND I FOR ONE, COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.

aries moon said...

Black Lives Matter started because the SPECIFIC incident of cops shooting unarmed black people and treating them differently (or more brutally and unfairly) than OTHER citizens was a major problem. Black Lives Matter does NOT have an "agenda against cops", what they want is FAIR POLICING and the reassurance that bad cops will be held accountable for their actions. There are people who apparently can never understand that distinction.

I don't think people who sign up for a risky and dangerous job and willingly choose to do that job knowing the risks are heroes. Even John McCain, someone I disagree with on nearly every issue, has never wanted to be called a hero.

@anon 10:16 pm, thank you for your thoughtful comment.