Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from inside the debate hall in Florida.  One might have thought the hour would be devoted to the upcoming Democratic debate, but you would be wrong.  Anderson sat down for another one-on-one interview today in Florida and the first 50 minutes of AC360 was another heavily edited Trump infomercial.  AC360 posted the following behind the scenes photo to Twitter.



Anderson was back after the debate for a special AC360 one hour wrap up program.  Apparently it only takes one hour to wrap up a Democratic debate but two hours are needed to discuss Republican debates?   And yes, no political panel on CNN would be complete if it didn't contain at least one Trump supporter.  Tonight is was Jeffrey Lord and this happened...

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While Lord reached a new low even for him, Anderson's only response was to go to commercial.


Anderson posted the following to his IG account today:



AC360 Transcript
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8 comments:

Jaanza said...

I was two minutes late and apparently missed the only piece in Wednesday's 360 worth watching. A report was covering the Cruz campaign, then Rubio's and ending with the Katich campaign. After a short Q&A with Sara Murray, Anderson introduced his interview with Trump. That was at :05 into the show and went on and on and on.

On MSNBC, Hayes' time slot was filled with Chuck Todd conducting a Town Hall with Rubio. I channel surfed and found four good movies - "Do the Right Thing", "Thelma and Louise", "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and, the one I stayed most with, "Taxi Driver".

At :55 Anderson was talking to John King, Gloria Borger and another pundit. They were discussing Trump. Just a few minutes before the start of the Democratic Debate, Anderson brought up Hillary Clinton. How many times have we seen the hour (or half-hour) of 360 time before a GOP debate be entirely about the debate? Scrutinizing the GOP candidates, reviewing past GOP debates and speculating what might happen in the upcoming GOP debate? You can bet the farm tomorrow's 360 will be all about the GOP debate coming up next and nothing else.

Well...maybe there'll be a few minutes to review Wednesday's Democratic Debate. But there definitely won't be a 50-minute interview with either Clinton or Sanders.

Was it simply to much to hope for thinking Jeffrey Lord got the big heave-ho from CNN and that was that? I didn't see the after-debate show but watched the Lord clip here. It's good that it's short and it's great Donna Brazile had a terrific comeback remark. Hopefully Lord's dumb comment gets some attention and some backlash for CNN for having him back. Right after posting this I'm going to the 360 and/or CNN website and leaving feedback. Everybody should.

aries moon said...

Wasn't interested in watching another incoherent, repetitive, substance-free Trump interview--maybe AC stepped up and did an impressive job of questioning and challenging him, but I just couldn't bring myself to watch it.

I'm hoping the only reason the Democratic debate analysis was only an hour was because there are only two candidates to cover and not because CNN didn't think they were worth covering for 2 hours. I've been trying to check out the post-debate panels to see who's on them and usually they do include one or two pundits from the opposite party but I've never seen a CNN/AC360 Democratic debate analysis that featured ONLY Democrats--I have seen that happen with the GOP panels however.

AC seemed a little out of it or jet-lagged, but I'm probably just imagining that.

aries moon said...

Jeff Lord is a lunatic bigot like Trump and needs to be removed from CNN ASAP.

CWM84 said...

Would you guys rather have Cruz has the nominee and President. I hear about the anti Trump spiel all of the time but I feel Cruz is being overlooked and he is more dangerous than a performer that Trump is. Cruz is someone who is a hardened conservative and will personally try to destroy all progress made over pass 8 years. It's easy to attack Trump because of bolster but I feel more people need to look into Cruz and his supporters that are way more extreme than Trump. He has people endorsing him that want to kill gays, ban gays. He is a serious threat to many rights and freedoms that people have that won't if he gets nominated and elected. Trump has been in spotlight all of his life... but its time for Cruz to be picked apart and realize how nutty and uncompromising this guy is.

Anonymous said...

TRUMP TOLD ANDERSON DURING THE INTERVIEW THAT ISLAM HATES US......IT WAS ALL OVER THE NEWS, THAT
HE WASN'T DIPLOMATIC.....ALL THE CONSERVATIVES AGREED. WHEN DID THIS GROUP OF BRAIN DEAD PANELISTS DISCOVER THE OBVIOUS??HIS SUPPORTERS USE THE WORD "TOUGH" AND I USE THE WORD STUPID...SOMEONE HAS
TO TELL TRUMP BEFORE HE DOES ANY MORE DAMAGE, TO LOOK UP THE WORD "POLITICIAN," BECAUSE HE ISN'T ONE.

Anonymous said...

PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS RIGHT IN CALLING OUT REPUBLICANS FOR DONALD TRUMPS RISE. THEY ALLOWED TRUMP TO
PARTAKE IN QUESTIONING HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS WELL AS HIS LOYALTY TO THE UNITED STATES.
HOW DARE THEY. AND LOOK AT WHO THEIR PICK OF THE LITTER ARE? NUT JOBS, ALL OF THEM.
RUBIO BLAMED THE POTUS FOR USING HIS EXECUTIVE POWER TO GET THINGS PASSED BECAUSE OF THE GOP GRIDLOCK
IN WASHINGTON. WHO CAUSED THIS GRIDLOCK FELLAS?? YES, FOR EIGHT YEARS THE REPUBLICANS REFUSED TO
PASS LEGISLATION SO LONG AS PRESIDENT OBAMA PRESIDED. WELL I HOPE ALL THE DEMOCRATS DO THE SAME
FOR "LET'S MAKE A DEAL," TRUMP. WELCOME TO WASHINGTON YOU EGOTISTICAL CON MAN.

Anonymous said...

@CWM84 I don't want any Republicans for President. While Cruz has certainly showed his true ultra conservative / Tea Party views during his years in Congress, he's more of a known quantity than Trump. Cruz is not liked by his fellow members in the Senate and I personally believe he would have a harder time beating Hillary (or Bernie) than Trump. Trump is a wild card and if he becomes President we will become the laughing stock of the international community and given his temperament, having him as Commander in Chief is scary. I do believe that Cruz understands and respects political process, whereas Trump neither understands it and respects no one except himself. I will do everything I can to work to support the Dem candidate and work for their GOTV initiative.

Watching the debates it's clear that Trump is woefully lacking on how government works and many issues discussed on stage. He never answers the questions because he doesn't have the knowledge on the topic and he's too egotistical to admit when he doesn't know something or be willing to learn what he needs to know. Trump has bullied his way through life and now he's trying to bully his way into the White House.

And to top it off, Trump isn't a very good businessman. There was an article recently that outlined how the stockmarket has a better return than Trump's business investments. If Trump's supporters think he truly cares about the middle class or working class they are sorely mistaken. His trade tariff policy will raise the cost of goods that will hurt the lower and middle class while Trump and his fellow millionaires and billionaires will be able to pay the additional cost without notice.

Anonymous said...

@ ANON: 3:03 AM: EXCELLENT POST AND YOU HIT ON ALL MY CONCERNS ABOUT TRUMP. TRUMP IS A "WILD CARD"
INDEED AND HE IS MORE THAN DIVISIVE, EXACTLY WHAT WE DON'T NEED.
I TOO DON'T WANT ANY REPUBLICAN AS PRESIDENT, BUT AT LEAST CRUZ KNOWS POLICY AND IS A POLITICIAN
WHO EVERY NOW AND THEN, USES DIPLOMACY.
DONALD TRUMP DOESN'T KNOW WHAT DIPLOMACY MEANS.
AND GOOD FOR ALL THE PROTESTERS AT HIS RALLY IN CHICAGO. AT LEAST THEY HAVE THE DISCIPLINE AND FORESIGHT
TO BREAK UP HIS CAMPAIGN, FUND RAISING AND RALLIES THAT CAN ONLY DO US HARM. IT MUST START AT THE
GRASSROOTS AND I FOR ONE, HOPE THEY BREAK UP EVERY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT HE HAS. THAT IS THE ONLY
WAY "REAL AMERICA," THOSE THAT ARE NOT TRUMP FANS, CAN STOP THE VITRIOL AND HATE HIS MERE PRESENCE ENSUES. HE IS ENDANGERING EVERY FACET OF OUR LIVES AND SOMEONE HAS TO STOP HIM, NOW!