Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, January 12, 2015


CNN began their State Of The Union coverage during the 8pmET hour of AC360.  Anderson was back after President Obama's address (with a giant panel) through the 11pmET hour.   Wolf, Tapper and Dana Bash joined in the coverage but from a different studio and didn't interact with the panel.


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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

Tuesday's show can't really be called "360". It was instead the "State of the Union Preview Show". Wolf Blitzer was the co-host of this preview show with Anderson. I watched about 3/4 of it.

It started with splashy opening credits that made clear the GOP 2016 candidates would get some time. But the lead story was the 10 sailors who drifted into Iranian waters and were arrested. Barbara Starr provided more info and then Blitzer, Jake Tapper and Jim Sciutto discussed it further. Anderson popped up to give a couple of details on the SOTU before handing it off to Jim Acosta. Dana Bash was at the Capitol and was able to interview Sen. Marco Rubio. I liked her question about being there for SOTU but not for many of the Senate votes as his competitors in the GOP have pointed out. Rubio babbled something about the importance of running for President and I wished Bash asked which Senate votes he thought were particularly un-important. The first segment ended with a panel of David Axelrod, Michael Smerconish, Gloria Borger and John King.

Next Acosta and Tapper talked about Obama's plans for his last year in office. Anderson showed new polls for the Democratic candidates and Hillary's comment on Biden's praise for Sanders in that interview with Borger yesterday. A new panel discussed all of that - Van Jones, Amanda Carpenter, Paul Begala and Mike Rogers. The middle of the panel was interrupted to show video footage of Bash asking Sect. of State Kerry about the 10 sailors. It looked pathetic. Bash, in the hallways of the Capitol, saw Kerry. Kerry said hello to her and she asked him about the 10 sailors. Kerry had a short answer and kept going. Bash tried and tried to get him to stay and talk more But Kerry left as if he had an important event to get to somewhere else in the building.

Bash was also there for the arrival of the SCOTUS Justices. It looked like a B-Grade bizarro-world Red Carpet parody. The preview show continued with footage of Biden and various senators arriving. while various CNN folk babbled about varous SOTU-related topics. Jeff Zeleny appeared for a short report predicting Obama's SOTU content; best guess was comments on gun control. Then it was talk about Biden and Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, blah blah blah.

It just started sounding redundant. I channel surfed and missed a chunk from 20 minutes before SOTU to 7 minutes before SOTU. The CNN chatter sounded about the same. My attention picked up when they mentioned Rep. Keith Eliison (a Minnesotan!) because he's Muslim. Other than that it really wasn't interesting.

I didn't watch the post-SOTU show but imagine it was mostly the panels of pundits pontificating opinions profusely.

Anonymous said...

IF MARCO RUBIO IS UNABLE TO FULFILL HIS COMMITMENT AS A SENATOR, HOW THEN CAN HE FULFILL HIS COMMITMENT AS PRESIDENT?
I ALWAYS GOT THE IMPRESSION HE WAS TRYING TO IMITATE OBAMA'S METEORIC RISE TO THE PRESIDENCY. ALTHOUGH
RUBIO HAS MASTERED A RHETORICAL SMOOTHNESS OF DELIVERY, HE NEVER QUITE MEASURES UP....THERE'S SOMETHING LACKING AND I JUST CAN'T PUT MY FINGER ON IT, AND NEITHER CAN ANYONE ELSE.

Julie Moore said...

I was so frustrated and disappointed at the disrespect from Van Jones and David Axelrod toward Mike Rogers--and so were the 30 others in my home. We are mostly independents that like to watch both CNN and Fox news just to get all sides but I will likely never watch CNN again. David Axelrod and Van Jones are not credible commentators on anything--why would you expose them to the American public that are searching for answers---only to get such a slanted and really mislead point of view. I think of Andersen Cooper as a journalist and just expect more honesty and truth. Obama is a nice man and he means well but he has been neither a Commander in Chief nor a highly performing CEO of our country, its not his fault, we threw him in there as a figure head but he had a real job to do and he really has never held one and been exposed to folks that aren't such good mentors. The reality is that our representatives in congress and in the White House should be real people, working in the private sector that leave this for a while to serve the country----that is how our founding fathers meant for this to be---not a life of favors both monetary and otherwise to stay in office and continue the constant cycle of unethical behavior and favors. We are under attack in this country--I have watched terrorist attacks all over this country not be covered thoroughly, the hostages left in Tehran just left there---no one covering that yet we are buddying up to them and releasing sanctions without our hostages being released---does anyone care??? We are scorned as Christians in this country while we have to cater to other radicalized religions. We can't afford to feed, clothe, and shelter current citizens of the US yet we want to bring immigrants in that we can't determine their intentions and know that they have no means to support themselves ---where does the madness end? We are spending money we don't have on things and people that have nothing to do with good for our country. Can CNN start to focus on that or do we have to have a massive attack or a major revolt to get those things covered---please drop your political bias and just report honestly and ethically---there are a lot of hard working, well educated folks out here with nothing but honorable intentions and we want the right things for our country--we are mothers, veterans, students and we are American and want someone to stand up for us---all of us....Black, white, Asian, Latino, Christian, Gay, lesbian, male,female but we don't want career politicians looking for a promotion and donors---just honesty.

Anonymous said...

@JULIE MOORE: SOUNDS TO ME THAT YOU ARE BITTER AND BITTER IS BETTER THAN FEELING NOTHING AT ALL.
HOWEVER, VAN JONES AND DAVID AXELROD ARE BOTH "CREDIBLE COMMENTATORS," IN MY BOOK. AXELROD RAN
I BELIEVE, THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN FOR A LONG TIME AND EVEN WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT, SO YOU MIGHT
SAY HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT AND NOT JUST GIVING HIS OPINION.
AND VAN JONES OFTEN FINDS HIMSELF HAVING TO DEFEND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE CNN, THE NETWORK YOU CARE NEVER TO WATCH AGAIN, IS SO BIAS AGAINST THIS ADMINISTRATION, JONES IS CONSTANTLY
DEFENDING EVERY LITTLE ACTION THE PRESIDENT MAKES.
THIS PAST TUESDAY THE HUGE QUESTION WAS "WHY DIDN'T THE POTUS MENTION THE CAPTIVE SAILORS IN HIS SOTU
ADDRESS? COULD IT BE FOR SECURITY REASONS FOLKS?
AND DANA BASH WAS BUSY BADGERING JOHN KERRY FROM THE MOMENT SHE SAW HIM ENTER THE CAPITOL BUILDING, ABOUT THE SPECIFICS OF THE IRAN NEGOTIATIONS AND TRANSPARENCY, AND THE CAPTIVE SAILOR CONTROVERSY.
YOU SEEM TO HAVE MISSED ALL THE IMPLIED OBAMA TRANSGRESSIONS FROM ANDERSON COOPER, WHEN IT COMES
TO PRESIDENT OBAMA....NOW THAT HAS TO BE A PLUS FOR CNN AND SURELY A REASON TO WATCH MORE OF CNN'S TOTAL 'FICTIONAL REPORTAGE.'
BUT FOX NEWS STILL BEATS CNN AND GETS AND A++ FOR JUST "MAKING STUFF UP."