Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Anderson Cooper was back in the AC360 anchor chair.  The hour was mostly about Trump and his comments about banning Muslims from entering the U.S.


Below is a screen grab for the HBO promotion of Anderson and his mom's documentary for HBO 2016.  At this point an air date has not been announced.


AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

GLORIA IS SLOUCHED IN AN AWKWARD RECLINING POSITION AND AC MADE MENTION OF HER NOT BEING WELL FOR A PERIOD
OF TIME WHEN THEY WERE FILMING. I'M GUESSING THIS IS THE REASON, ALTHOUGH IT COULD ALSO BE THE
ANGLE OF THE CAMERA.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE DOCUMENTARY.

Jaanza said...

So glad to see Anderson back in the anchor chair and so disappointed with the content in Wednesday's 360. Except for a few minutes at the end, it was a repeat of Tuesday's 360 - all about Trump and the San Bernardino terrorist couple.

Anderson mentioned the terrorist couple at the very start but the lead story was Trump, his Muslim ban plan and his interview with Don Lemon. There was a clip from the Lemon interview and I changed the channel. Hayes was also covering the latest in Trump's ban Muslims idea but his segment also covered the rest of the GOP, Islamophobia and interviews with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). When I checked back on 360, there was a panel that oddly did not include Jeffrey Lord.

Last Friday assholes threw a pig's head at a mosque in Philadelphia. In the second segment Anderson interviewed Phliadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. I didn't see the entire interview but what I saw was all about Trump's ban Muslims comment. I gotta admit that was the only reason for interviewing Nutter but wished Anderson asked non-Trump questions... maybe about African-American and police relations in Philadelphia after stating the trouble in Chicago?

Thte next segment covered more information on the San Bernardino terrorist couple, their friend/neighbor/accomplice and their earlier attack plans. Anderson spoke with Pamela Brown and then author Hayem Hersi Ali about radicalization of Muslims. Meanwhile Hayes had great segments on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's apology for the crappy police dept. and on SCOTUS Scalia and his comment (on the eve before SCOTUS takes an Affirmative Action case) that blacks should go to "less advanced schools".

Another segment on the San Bernardino terrorist couple focused on the wife, their marriage and how she got into the country. There was a Tom Foreman report and a panel with Chris Swecker, Robert Baer and another guy.

At :53 into the hour the Chicago protests were covered. Anderson mentioned Mayor Embanuel's apology but his questions to Martin Savidge, in Chicago, concentrated on the actions of the protesters and not on police officers who murder, police departments who try to cover it up or mayors who have to apologize and exactly what they say. The protesters got maybe a minute and a half. The rest of the show was a Bulletin.

I still don't like Trump-sodden segments. Ignoring Trump won't make it any easier to deal with the fact that a huge number of Americans are flocking to him. But Trump coverage is easier to take when Maddow does it because she doesn't mince words when it comes to how ridiculous Trump and his supporters are.

For Thursday, I'm hoping at least half of 360 is NOT on Trump or the San Bernardino terrorist couple.

aries moon said...

Glad to see Anderson giving Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter good amount of time to talk about Trump and his irresponsible, reckless rhetoric on Muslims and why it goes against everything this country's supposed to stand for and believe in--Nutter is the sort of smart, sensible guest I wish could appear more often on 360 to counter the Jeff Lord types that turn up too often on the show. The panel with Kathleen Parker, Al Baldasaro and Kevin McFadden went off the rails but Parker was able to make some good points about the destructiveness of Trump--McFadden tried to say Trump was practically a liberal on many issues in the past, maybe so, but it wasn't liberals who deliberately riled up certain segments of the population and exploited their prejudices and fears. MSNBC had a poll showing that 65 percent of Republicans agree with Trump's stance on Muslims and what was left unsaid by Parker and McFadden was that in spite of the criticism Trump's getting from the GOP, none of them have said they wouldn't support him if he became their nominee--only former Homeland Security head Tom Ridge has said he wouldn't support Trump as the nominee. Republicans are trying to come off as though they had nothing to do with the anger and hate that permeates their base or that the bigoted sentiments that Trump espouses are something foreign to the GOP--it's actually who they are and always have been. Baldasaro seemed to be your typical nasty, belligerent Trump supporter.

Anonymous said...

REPUBLICANS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HATERS. JUST LOOK AT THE 08 CAMPAIGN AND MCCAIN/ PALIN'S 'TAKE BACK
AMERICA' SLOGAN. WHO WERE THEY TAKING AMERICA BACK FROM? OH YES, THE FIRST AFRO-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
FOR PRESIDENT. THEY MUST BE REMINDED THAT TRUMP IS NOT EXPRESSING ANYTHING NEW IN HIS ANGER, AND
THE GOP IS AFRAID TO UPSET TRUMP SUPPORTERS FOR FEAR IT WILL FURTHER ALIENATE TRUMP'S BASE.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN IS SOARING, ACCORDING TO THE NY TIMES, IF ONLY BECAUSE HATE RESONATES WITH UNEDUCATED
WHITE MALES, PREDOMINATELY IN THE SOUTH. UNFORTUNATELY, HIS SUPPORT SEEMS TO BE GROWING IN THE 5
NY BOROUGHS AS WELL. HIS OWN BOROUGH, MANHATTAN, IS THE ONLY ONE WHERE HE IS RUNNING CLOSELY WITH
HILLARY.
THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTED TODAY THAT ALTHOUGH TRUMP 'SEEMS TO BE UNSCRIPTED', THERE IS A WELL MANAGED ORGANIZATION BEHIND HIS OFF THE CUFF, REMARKS. HE IS NOT DOING OR SAYING ANYTHING THAT IS NOT WELL THOUGHT OUT, AND HAVING WATCHED THE APPRENTICE FOR YEARS, I THINK THIS IS VERY TRUE.
EVEN THOUGH HE CONSULTED WITH HIS SON AND DAUGHTER, VIEWERS KNEW WHO WOULD BE FIRED. HE'S A VERY
ARDENT PERFORMER.