Friday, June 10, 2016

Anderson Cooper on Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Anderson Cooper was at the M+B Los Angeles art gallery and again posted a photo of one of Nathaniel Mary Quinn's works.   In early March he posted another photo and said he got to meet the artist.   M+B posted a quote from the artist about the works:


With Anderson in LA and not anchoring, the very capable John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair.


We came across a rather interesting article concerning CNN's booking policy when it comes to Donald Trump and other high-profile guests.  From Mediaite:

It’s True: CNN’s Zucker Personally Books Trump (and Hillary), Doles Out to Favorite Hosts by Tommy Christopher | 2:34 pm, June 9th, 2016

In an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough accused CNN President Jeff Zucker of “turn(ing) their entire broadcast center over to” Donald Trump by personally calling the presumptive Republican nominee to book him on CNN’s programs. In the context of attempting to confirm Scarborough’s charge, Mediaite has learned that Zucker does, indeed, personally handle CNN’s Trump bookings, as well as those for most other candidates and certain high-profile guests, then doles out the bookings to his favorite hosts.

A source at CNN with direct knowledge tells us that Zucker “personally books all the candidates and big gets, and doles them out to whichever anchor he wants,” adding that individual shows’ producers “are barred from calling our own contacts personally” to book guests like Clinton and Trump.

According to this source, even if a candidate wants to appear on a different show, they are almost always steered to either the network’s Sunday tentpole State of the Union with Jake Tapper, their morning show New Day, or the Anderson Cooper-hosted AC360. “He wants to prop up the Sunday show and the morning show and the 8 pm show,” the source says.

A network executive reaching out to candidates in order to lend their bookers a hand is one thing, since they obviously have the clout to overcome obstacles to access, but usurping them entirely seems to be what’s rankling some at CNN.

It would also seem, then, that Joe Scarborough is only half-right. Jeff Zucker does play favorites, just not with Donald Trump.

We reached out to CNN for comment and will update accordingly.


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6 comments:

Jaanza said...

Here's what I saw John Berman cover in Friday's 360:

- Romney won't endorse Trump, 10 minutes of Blitzer's interview with Romney
- panel of 5 discuss Romney's comments
- "Trump and Clinton Trade Jabs in Dueling Speeches" (on-screen title), panel
- "Clinton Donor Placed on Powerful Intel Board" Drew Griffin report, "FBI Investigating Emails About CIA Drone Program Berman Q&A with Ivan Perez
- "Trump U and Florida's AG" Drew Griffin report on Florida Attorney General dropping Trump U investigation after Trump donated to her PAC
- a minute and a half on Muhammed Ali's funeral service with a clip of Bill Clinton speaking.

For the first half of 360 Berman often showed Trump's rally in Virginia and "Trump To Speak Soon Without a Teleprompter!' and I feared CNN would broadcast the speech. Surprisingly, MSNBC aired 4 or 5 minutes before cutting back to Hayes and CNN didn't show it at all.

Art is very subjective. IMHO, Quinn's two works in today's ATA post are very ugly.

I'm not surprised to read about Zucker handling the bookings of Trump and Clinton by himself. He's micromanaging or maybe he's angling to get appointed head of the FCC by either one.

Anonymous said...

WHAT JEFF ZUCKER WANTS IS RATINGS AND AS LONG AS THE NAME TRUMP GIVES HIM RATINGS, IN THE
KEY TIME SLOTS THAT HE OVERSEES AND COMPETES WITH FOX NEWS EFFECTIVELY, HE'LL KEEP ON BOOKING TRUMP
SUPPORTERS AND TRUMP GUESTS.
HE RARELY BOOKED SANDERS SUPPORTERS AND IF HE DID, IT WAS A MID-DAY REPORT.
UNLESS HILLARY CLINTON WAS ACTUALLY MAKING A POLITICAL NEWS STATEMENT, THERE WAS RARELY ANY
FOOTAGE AT ALL, BECAUSE HILLARY IS PART OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SHE'S DEEMED AS BLAND AND BLAND
DOESN'T BRING RATINGS.
EVEN IF HILLARY WINS THE PRESIDENCY SHE WILL BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY, MUCH LIKE OBAMA, UNLESS SHE'S WITH BILL. HISTORICALLY SHE'LL BE SEEN AS VICTORIOUS, BUT ONLY FOR A BRIEF PERIOD.
THE ONLY TIME CLINTON HAS BEEN A SUBJECT ON 360 IS WHEN CNN CAN REPORT NEGATIVITY, LIKE HER
EMAIL SERVER VS THE FBI INVESTIGATION.
NOBODY IS ACTUALLY INTERESTED IN HILLARY'S EMAILS. THE REPORTAGE SERVES NO PURPOSE, AND MOST LIKELY SHE WILL NOT BE INDICTED, BUT CNN WILL MAKE THE MOST OF ANY GAFFE.
ZUCKER IS PRAYING FOR A TRUMP WIN BECAUSE A WIN FOR TRUMP IS MORE MONEY IN CNN'S POCKET.
UNFORTUNATELY ALL OF THE NEWS OUTLETS ARE OPERATED IN THIS MANNER. NOTHING NEW HERE.

UNICORNS BACON said...

At least AC is ons of Zucker favorites. But you didn't really need the article to know that. AC gets a lot of interviews with candidates and debates. He also has been used as a spokesperson for CNN. Its pretty obvious.

aries moon said...

Did Trump instruct Zucker to not show his rally in Virginia on CNN? Rachel Maddow showed some shots from the arena and there were LOTS of empty seats.

Anonymous said...

SINCE DONALD DUCK HAS PLEDGED HIS ALLEGIANCE TO THE NRA, IT IS HARDLY FITTING FOR HIM TO
CALL FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA'S RESIGNATION OVER THE MASS SHOOTING IN ORLANDO.
WHAT A HYPOCRITE, AND A CRAZY DOUCHE BAG HYPOCRITE AT THAT. PEOPLE LIKE TRUMP, WHO SUPPORT
GUNS AND VIOLENCE, AND HATRED SHOULD RESIGN OR THE GOP MUST YANK HIM OFF THE WORLD STAGE.
ELIZABETH WARREN IS RIGHT, TRUMP HAS BECOME AN EMBARRASSMENT AND IT IS TIME FOR THE GOP TO
JUST YANK HIM. HIS SUPPORTERS WILL GET OVER IT. NOW IS THE TIME FOR JOURNOS, LIKE ANDERSON TO INTERVIEW HIM AND MAKE HIM ACCOUNTABLE FOR
HIS MALICIOUS VITRIOL. I THOUGHT THE GOP WAS GOING TO ROPE HIM IN? WELL IT 'AIN'T WORKING.'
THERE ARE NO WORDS LEFT TO DESCRIBE TRUMP'S REPUGNANT BEHAVIOR.
TRUMP HAS BECOME DESPERATE FOR MORE ATTENTION AND ASKING FOR OUR PRESIDENT'S RESIGNATION IS THE LAST STRAW.
OR WE COULD DO WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE NIXON WATERGATE CRISIS..."LET HIM HANG HIMSELF, AND
DANGLE IN THE WIND." SOONER OR LATER TRUMP MUST EXIT THE STAGE. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF WHEN.

Anonymous said...

HUFFPOST IS REPORTING THAT DONALD DUCK WANTS US TO REPORT ALL NEIGHBORS WHO ARE "SUSPICIOUS"
AND THEY SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE! IF THIS WASN'T SO TRAGIC, IT WOULD BE FUNNY.
HAS THE DUCK EVER READ THE CONSTITUTION? DOES HE KNOW WHAT THE CONSTITUTION IS? MY NEIGHBOR
IS PLANTING FLOWERS....BUT HE'S DOING IT AT AN ODD TIME OF DAY. GEE, I THINK I'LL REPORT HIM.
SHOULD I CALL 911 OR JUST WAIT UNTIL THE LOONY BIN TAKES ME AWAY?
EVEN CNN'S PETER BERGEN SAID TODAY, THAT MORE THAN HALF THE THINGS THE DUCK PROPOSES, IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL OR DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. OF COURSE EVERY PANEL MEMBER FROWNED UPON THIS DAMAGING INSULT FROM AN ACTUAL EXPERT, BECAUSE THE DUCK IS 'THEIR MAN.'
EVEN DANA BASH, WHOM I DID RESPECT, SAID TRUMP "CERTAINLY GAVE A GOOD SPEECH TODAY."REALLY? WHEN
MOST OF IT WAS PURE NONSENSE?? BUT HIS SUPPORTERS DON'T CARE THAT THE LATEST MASS SHOOTING
HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISIS, AND MORE TO DO WITH VIOLENCE, HATRED AND THE PROLIFERATION OF GUNS....THAT DONALD DUCK SUPPORTS. "EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE," SAID THE DUCK.
WE BETTER PRAY THAT THIS "CRAZY UNHINGED LUNATIC" NEVER SETS FOOT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, OR WE'RE ALL IN REALLY BIG TROUBLE.