Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, January 19. 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  She who shall not be named endorsed he who shouldn't be named and Anderson/AC360 couldn't look away.

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5 comments:

Jaanza said...

Of course Palin endorsing Trump was going to to be the big lead story. When I saw it on Blitzer's show I knew 360 was gonna go nuts. It was the first three segments, wasn't it? I didn't watch much of it, just a bit at first and then checking in for a few seconds here and there.
After the first clip started, Palin and Trump on stage, I muted the sound and asked DH what he thought of Palin's shredded aluminum foil shirt. "It looks bad on TV." he said. I agreed. The 1970's glitzy Las Vegas top is the wrong look if you're hoping to look like a serious politician or hoping to appeal to the Iowan or New Hampshiren voters.

When I checked in later there was a panel with John King, Gloria Borger and another guy. It was around here when Hayes reported the *BREAKING NEWS* of Michigan Gov. Snyder, in a speech to the state legislature, apologizing for the poisoned water in Flint. Hayes had a three-segment interview with Flint native Michael Moore which covered not only the poisoned water but also the 2016 presidential race and the lack of diversity among Academy Award voters.

On 360 later it was a different panel, Amanda Carpenter and 2 guys; judging by the video in the big box on the screen the Trump/Palin topic was expanded to include Cruz.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders got their own segment. Apparently only to discuss how badly Hillary is doing in an only-New-Hampshire poll. John King had the numbers and Ryan Lizza and Paul Steinhauser analyzed.

I was curious if Anderson would mention Track Palin's arrest last night for domestic violence but not curious enough to actually watch the Trump/Palin gabfest.

The last segment was a promo for Sunday's CNN special "The Person Who Changed My Life", this one was Sanjay Gupta's piece in that show. I missed the start and didn't get the name of the female surgeon who mentored him. It was a good piece but I wish Anderson had used the time to report on Flint's water and the Governor's apology.

I shouldn't say I'm boycotting ALL Trump news. Maddow had an excellent opening piece on Trump and Palin, focusing on the many times McCain defended his pick of Palin, remained loyal to her, refused to blame her; and then she endorses the guy who blasted him for being a POW. Did Anderson or any of his pundits mention that?

Unless something big happens somewhere tomorrow, the Trump/Palin commingling will still be 360's lead story.

aries moon said...

Yes, 360's always ready to talk about BAD polling for Hillary Clinton, so of course they're going to cover Bernie Sanders now that he's beating her in New Hampshire--pundits seem to be unsure about the appeal of Bernie Sanders outside of New Hampshire and Vermont--Hillary Clinton has a strong and diverse coalition of supporters--she's not finished yet.

I agree with Jaanza about Rachel Maddow's report--are there any others mentioning how Sarah Palin has basically stabbed John McCain in the back by endorsing Trump?

Anonymous said...

BERNIE SANDERS IS GOING TO BE THE DEMOCRATIC SPOILER. NO ONE REALLY THINKS HE WILL WIN BUT HE
WILL SUCCEED IN GETTING SOME OF HILLARY'S SUPPORT AND THAT'S FLEETING AS WE SPEAK.
AND AS FOR SARAH, I NOW AM CONVINCED THAT SHE IS REALLY GOOD FOR TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN. LOOK WHAT SHE
DID FOR JOHN MCCAIN. NOT ONLY DID HE LOSE, BUT THE FOCUS WAS ALWAYS ON HER. WHEN HAVE WE EVER
SEEN TRUMP OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE PODIUM, LISTENING TO A WOMAN SPEAK ABOUT HIS "REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS?" NEVER....JUST STANDING THERE IDLE, WISHING SARAH WOULD SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN, SO HE
COULD CONTINUE TO SPEAK ABOUT HIS ACHIEVEMENTS AND REITERATE EVERYTHING THIS IDIOT JUST SAID.
AND AS FOR PALIN STABBING JOHN MCCAIN IN THE BACK.....JOHN MCCAIN STABBED JOHN MCCAIN IN THE BACK,
BY NOMINATING HER IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised if Bernie wins the election. My opinion. If you have doubts, look at all the divisive things Trump has said and look where he is.

aries moon said...

I'm certainly not letting McCain off the hook for unleashing that screeching banshee onto the world but it's interesting to me how reporters and pundits are just glossing over or not even questioning her lack of loyalty to him. Seems odd.

I expect Trump and Palin will be at each other's throats soon enough--two extreme narcissists trying to work together won't work.