Friday, March 18, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, March 18, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  The program opened with the news of the capture of the remaining Paris Attack suspect, but after the first segment programming returned to politics all centering around The Donald.  The program ended with a short promotion of Bill Weir's The Wonder List season two premiere on Cuba, airing Sunday night.  Erin Burnett announced that she would be anchoring Out Front from Cuba on Monday as President Obama makes his historic visit to Cuba Sunday through Tuesday.   Anderson and Wolf will be in the DC studio on Monday evening with a three hour program that interviews each of the five remaining presidential candidates ahead of Tuesday's primaries and caucuses.  Tuesday night's programming is wall to wall political coverage.



Longtime readers will remember Mic Ware.  We were happy to see him show up on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss/promote his upcoming HBO documentary, "Only The Dead See The End Of War."  Given tonight's lead story on AC360 was about ISIS, Mic's discussion with Bill provided a lot of background to what really caused ISIS.

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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

Just a little more detail on what ATA already said:

How long has it been since 360 covered international news as the first segment? Anderson began with the capture of suspected terrorist Abdeslam for his part in the Paris bombings last year. There was a Q&A with a reporter Nima Elbagir from Belgium and then a very good discussion with panel Peter Bergen, Paul Cruickshank and Philip Mudd. As terrific as this coverage was, it was a few minutes too short. The first segment ended at :12. We've seen first segments dealing with politics last until :15 or :16 after.

Anderson started the second segment with "...The latest news in the 'Stop Trump' effort..." The latest news is Romney stating he'll vote for Cruz and more protests at a Trump rally, this one in Red Lake UT. Boris Sanchez reported from Utah and during most of his report the on-screen title was "Awaiting Start Of Trump's Utah Rally".
Oh no, I thought, please don't broadcast it. Luckily, 360 was over before the rally started. Maybe Don Lemon's show provided Trump with a big chunk of free advertising;
Sanchez's report included news about more security for Trump because of increased protests. The panel tonight was only four people but still at least one too many. Only one of the blondes was needed. If Kayley McEneny and Margaret Hoover weren't wearing different-colored clothes I wouldn't have been able to tell them apart. Both blondes started by saying the protests were good for Trump and galvanized him.
It took waaaay too long to learn the name of the ethnic-looking brunette woman on the panel. In this segment her name was never shown on the screen. I need to see the name to jot them down for my posts; Anderson rolls through the name of the panelists much too quickly and I miss getting some of the names, especially if they are new to me. The brunette had the sensible critical look at Trump.
John King was also there; he brought up the Romney influence which blue-wearing blonde immediately dismissed by bringing up Romney's failed 2012 campaign.

Cruz's campaign was next. After a short talk with Sunian Serfaty, Anderson introduced Brian Stelter. This segment would have worked just fine as a interview with Stelter but alas, no. The topic here was Trump's relationship with FOX and his gripe with Megan Kelly. After a few questions just for Stelter, the panel was brought back. The blondes defended Trump. Anderson did have a few pieces of pushback on the blondes' most stupid remarks but he didn't do it enough. King said Trump had an "obsession" about Kelly, shouldn't have brought it up again and "...he just doesn't like a strong woman." The blondes babbled back their disapproval of that remark and the un-named brunette agreed with King and would have said more but the blondes interrupted her.

The next segment had a clip from the GOP debate when Kelly asked Trump about calling women insulting names and his reply "The trouble with political correctness..." The blue-wearing blonde again defended Trump, "Trump isn't gender-specific in who he insults." Stelter said voters should consider Trump's inability to deal with criticism. Finally the brunette's name was shown - ANGELA RYE - and she agreed with Stelter. There was a little more chatter on Trump as a misogynist before Anderson ended the segment by promoting Blitzer's special on the remaining five candidates on Monday during 360's timeslot.

For the last segment had a short piece with Sara Murray at the Trump Utah rally and a promo for "The Wonder List" on CNN this weekend.

CBS broadcast a NCAA game instead of "Amazing Race" and I honestly don't have anything against normal blond people.

aries moon said...

Anderson's been challenging Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnamy to explain how his thin-skinned, childish behavior and sexist tone with Megyn Kelly and women in general is in any way presidential--McEnamy always defends Trump but also has had to admit that she wishes he'd handle things a little differently. No chance of that happening since he probably doesn't listen to anyone's advice. It would be great to see AC asking Trump directly about his noxious behavior.

I was surprised to see Michael Ware on Real Time--hadn't seen him in ages. He does seem as though he's been through quite a lot over the years.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA; LOVE YOUR PHRASE IN COMMENTS: "THE BLONDES BABBLED BACK." YES, TRUMP MUST HAVE HIRED THESE
BLONDES TO BABBLE BECAUSE THAT IS ABOUT ALL THEY UNDERSTAND ABOUT GOVERNING AND THE PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGN.
YES, THERE IS A DISTINCT LACK OF RESPECT FOR THE FEMALE GENDER WHEN IT COMES TO TRUMP. LET US REMEMBER THAT HE DID OWN THE "MISS UNIVERSE CONTEST," AT ONE TIME....WHAT AN EGO TRIP.
AS BILL MAHER POINTED OUT, "TRUMP DOESN'T REALLY WANT TO BE PRESIDENT. HE JUST WANTS TO BE CALLED
PRESIDENT." HOW TRUE.