Thursday, February 04, 2016

Anderson Cooper on Thursday, February 4, 2016


A preview was shown on The Situation Room:

video


Anderson Cooper anchored an extended two hour edition of AC360 Live from Manchester, N.H.  The majority of the program was his interview with The Donald earlier in the day.  From the few minutes we watched it didn't appear that The Donald really answered any questions the audience members asked.  Even Anderson admitted that his answers were missing specifics during the panel discussion.  From what we saw it seems like the only thing The Donald wants to talk about his The Donald.  As for the story about losing his brother, there was no mention of the fact that Donald withheld money for that brother's sick grandchild at one point because he was mad at the family.  Also no mention of the fact that had he invested his inheritance in stocks that netted the market average, he would have more money today.  Makes one wonder how good of a businessman he really is and why these questions are never asked by anyone at CNN.


Anderson chatted with Don Lemon on CNN Tonight for a few minutes about his interview with The Donald:

video


Anderson Tweeted out a photo of his view while anchoring AC360 tonight - the back of a U-Haul?


A couple photos of AC's interview today posted to social media:



And another photo from last night's Town Hall compliments of Zimbio.com


Because the subject was The Donald tonight and we couldn't bear to watch (there was a Dem debate on another network that was very good) we don't have much to share of Anderson's big interview from today.  But we will leave you with this gem from the 2006 Emmy Awards.  A visual in case The Donald does return to Iowa and buys a farm!

video

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

All content, unless otherwise cited, is © All Things Anderson and may not be used without consent of the blog administrator.

5 comments:

Jaanza said...

I was two minutes late, came in during Tom Foreman's look at the latest poll numbers for both the Democrats and the GOP (this is usually John King's schtick). The panel - Gloria Borger, David Gergen, Ana-Malika Henderson - discussed a variety of candidates, both sides, and what might happen with the NH primary on Tuesday.

The rest of the first hour of 360 was the Trump interview. I did not watch and I would have appreciated it if Anderson had said at the start of the second segment that the rest of the hour would be nothing but Trump. Then I wouldn't have bothered to check in occasionally hoping it would be over.

@CAPPY - thanks for your comment in yesterday's post, it summed up Anderson's Trump interview and it was exactly what I was afraid it was going to be. Anderson, despite just coming off of a terrific push-back interview with Rick Tyler of the Cruz campaign (in which he didn't let Tyler get away with any B.S.), gave Trump a softball interview. I didn't see it, CAPPY, was it entirely softball? Tennis ball? Marshmallow?

At the start of the second hour, Anderson reported Trump was on top of the new NH poll and played a clip from a Trump speech. I checked in twice during the first half hour, it was Trump or talk of Trump each time and I gave up on 360 for the night.

Hoping Friday's 360 is better... but have a sinking feeling Anderson might say "Here are gobs more from my interview yesterday with Trump..." There's only one answer for that: Hayes.

aries moon said...

Trump actually said he was going to replace Obamacare with "something great" and AC didn't push back or ask for any specifics. This was pretty much how the entire interview went--Trump spouted out his usual nonsense and AC just let it all slide. Lots of Obamacare bashing from the clueless spectators and silence from AC. Anderson seems to be mesmerized with the idea of Trump not being a politician and apparently that renders him incapable of doing his job as a reporter and challenging him and pushing back on Trump's lies and foolish ideas and phony macho male posturing. AC has no trouble being forceful with Democrats or criticizing Hillary Clinton and President Obama, but with Trump it's hands off. Naturally AC didn't bother to ask Trump why he'd be willing to nominate SCOTUS justices who'd overturn the hard fought same sex marriage ruling. The interview seemed to be geared to show Trump not being his typical nasty and bullying self and we're all supposed to be impressed with that and conclude that he's presidential. Sorry, not buying it. Anderson could do better than throwing softballs at Trump, but he clearly chooses not to out of some bizarre admiration for Trump's campaign style and 'instincts'. On one of Anderson's AC2 shows with Andy Cohen, Andy asked if AC felt weird about sort of pissing President Obama off when he questioned the president about conspiracy theories--AC said he didn't feel bad about 'upsetting' the president because it was his job to upset politicians--so why doesn't he do that with Trump? Trump is a politician now whether he or his ignorant supporters want to believe it or not. Another side to this is AC and CNN don't want to piss Trump off because they need access and want to be able to have him on their shows, but that might mean that Trump dictates how the interview is conducted too. Not how it should work.

Anonymous said...

@ARIES MOON: ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT AC SITTING THERE MESMERIZED, STARING AT TRUMP....LIKE HE WAS
IN A TRANCE, FIXATED ON HIS EVERY WORD.....WHICH WAS ALL NONSENSE.
THAT'S WHY I CALLED HIM OUT ABOUT BEING "STARRY EYED" WHEN IT CAME TO CELEBRITIES.
A JOURNALIST HAS TO INVESTIGATE EVERY CANDIDATE IN THE SAME WAY THIS IS A MAJOR FLAW IN AC'S
CHARACTER. IMHO

Anonymous said...

JEB ! BUSH NEEDS TO QUIT NOW. HE IS JUST WASTING TIME. AND IF HE HAS TO BRING HIS NINETY YEAR OLD
MOMMY OUT IN THE SNOW WITH A WALKER, NO LESS, TO CAMPAIGN FOR HIM, HE'S A BIG BABY.
YOU DON'T DO THAT TO GET VOTES. BARBARA WAS POPULAR. SHE ISN'T ANY MORE AND SHE CAN'T DO ANYTHING
BUT RANT AND RAVE ABOUT HOW EVERYONE IS "BEATING UP" ON HER SON.
BE A MAN AND SAY, ENOUGH. "I GAVE IT MY ALL AND IT'S NOT MY TIME."

aries moon said...

@anon 10:04--Jeb is so pathetic that it might be better if his mother were running for president instead of him. I was annoyed with how the press was raving about how 'everybody' loves Barbara Bush, but I still remember her highly insensitive comments during Katrina--I have no love for her at all.