Friday, January 29, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, January 29, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded edition of AC360 from the Washington, DC CNN Bureau.  There was a lot of Trump talk, but we found the interview Anderson did with Glenn Beck interesting.  Part 1 aired in the 8pmET hour:

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Part 2 of the interview aired in the 9pmET hour:

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At the end of the second hour Anderson mentioned that he will be back on the air Sunday night for a special AC360 ahead of the Iowa Caucuses.


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5 comments:

Jaanza said...

I didn't watch a lot of Friday's 360 because a lot of it was on Trump. However, the lead story was Hillary Clinton and her e-mails from the State Department. Out of a thousand released, 22 were not because the State Dept labelled them 'Top Secret' while also saying those e-mails might not have been Top Secret at the time they were sent. Jim Sciutto provided the details. He brought up the possibility of an indictment but also said the released e-mails were "interesting" but contained nothing incriminating. It's a little known fact that others, including Colin Powell when he was Sect. of State, used a private server but he also deleted all of his e-mails when he left office. Then Anderson introduced a huge panel: John King, Gloria Borger, Ana-Malika Henderson and three others. Too many; panels should only be two or three people. I checked out Hayes and when I got back the discussion was on Wall Street and Goldman Sachs.

The next segment was on Trump skipping last night's GOP debate - didn't watch.

The next segment was also on Trump - didn't watch.

The next segment was on Trump and the Iowa Caucus - didn't watch.

The next segment was an interview with Glenn Beck about how much he doesn't like Trump - didn't watch. ATA said it was interesting but it'll take a day or two before I can watch the vidoes here without feeling nauseous.

I went over to Maddow because the info/program guide on my cable system said Don Lemon was coming up. It was almost 20 minutes later, well into Maddow's report on the new information/Flint Mayor press conference on still how toxic Flint tap water is, that I checked back to CNN to see if Lemon was also reporting on the new Flint revelations. And there was Anderson... still reporting on Trump.

At :51 into the second hour was there finally non-Trump news. There was a report on the three California prison escapees and the teacher who helped them. This was followed by a couple minutes on the rebels/militiamen standoff and shootout at the federal Malheur bird refuge in Oregon.

Maybe it was somewhere else in the second hour, somewhere I didn't watch, where Anderson covered the new toxicity news on Flint water or Ethan "Affluenza Defense" Couch returning to Texas or the EgyptAir mechanic with ties to ISIS who might have caused the Russian plane crash in the Sinai.

Survey Time! Who will be watching Sunday's or Monday's show all about the Iowa Caucus co-hosted by Blitzer with 63 pundits?

aries moon said...

Anderson was really gunning for Hillary Clinton--he was highly critical of her judgment regarding Goldman Sachs and her private email server scandal--he doesn't normally express his opinion as forcefully as he did about Hillary on Friday. Anderson's comments about Trump were far more complimentary to the point of being irritating. Trump may have some finely honed instincts in some circumstances, but he's still yet to provide evidence that he's even remotely ready to be POTUS--it's amazing how reporters like AC have given a pass to Trump and virtually overlooked his flaws and liabilities as a candidate simply because his campaigning style has been different than others--Anderson is overly impressed with Trump's 'skills' as a candidate but doesn't appear to have any issues with the more problematic aspects of Trump's campaign--such as his stupidity and bigotry. On the other hand AC has his knives out for Hillary Clinton who is imminently more qualified and intelligent than Trump--even if she has made some mistakes during her campaign--I'd still trust her over some blowhard coward who runs away from debates and who's incapable of speaking coherently on domestic and foreign policy. I hope AC gets an earful from his buddy Andy Cohen (he hates the Donald) whenever he makes one of his overly fawning statements about Trump. AC may allow guests like Glenn Beck (yuck) and the rare anti-Trump pundit on 360 speak out against him, but AC doesn't seem to do much of it himself--when it comes to Hillary Clinton, President Obama or Democrats in general however, AC has opinions and they usually aren't positive.

Phebe said...



While I'd like to believe AC360 listing so far to the right is more CNN's fault than Anderson's I think the anti Hillary rhetoric is all him. AC has always had a soft spot for, and identifies with,the military. He feels a strong bond with those who have faced combat. I know from friends that have served and many in my family who work in the defense industry that their hate of Hillary is palpable. It's as deep as the racists hate of President Obama and something though probably not based on accurate information is real and insurmountable in the sense that she'll never change their minds.
Thanks for posting the Beck clips, while I'm not a fan, I found what he said very interesting. It's always nice to see someone from the far right slam Trump.

Anonymous said...

@PHEBE: INTERESTING COMMENT ABOUT AC'S SOFT SPOT FOR THE MILITARY. HE HAS SEEN WAR FIRST HAND EVEN
IF HE WASN'T A PARTICIPANT. BUT IT STILL DOESN'T EXPLAIN HIS FONDNESS FOR EVERYTHING TRUMP. PART OF HIM HAS TO BE IN DENIAL. TRUMP HAS ZERO QUALIFICATIONS AND AC'S A SMART JOURNALIST, SO WHY THIS
ODD CONNECTION WITH SOMEONE WHO IS SO ILL SUITED TO BE PRESIDENT?

Anonymous said...

CNN should change their call letters to TNN and 360 should be changed to DT360 since both seem to feature Trump and nothing but Trump