Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Live from the RNC


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from inside the Republican National Convention Hall in Cleveland, OH. He began on air coverage with Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and after AC360 was part of CNN's convention coverage through the midnight ET hour.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was pretty disappointed in Jake Tapper and in CNN's fact checking tonight. They did a much better job with the fact checks last night. Tapper totally is all in with the Republicans on Benghazi and doesn't even try to hide the fact. He said Hillary was responsible for the inadequate security at the Consulate. He apparently had a brain fart and didn't remember that it was the Republican Congress had cut the funding for US Embassy and Consulate security. How is Hillary responsible when Congress didn't provide the funding for more security?

Benghazi is another Clinton witch hunt. She has been cleared in all 7 hearings, but listening to convention speakers you would never know that. Republican's also have memory loss when it comes to all the dead Americans at previous Embassy and Consulate bombings over the years. And what about the 270 dead Marines in Lebanon under Reagan's watch?

I guess when you have a candidate like Trump who has no experience and has laid out no policy specifics it's a little hard to give a convention speech in support of that candidate, so you bash the competition.

I hope people take note of how horribly Trump and the campaign handled the plagiarizing of Michelle Obama's speech by Malania Trump and/or her speech writers. They denied it happened and since they are denying it happened there will be no learning, no apologizing, no one guaranteeing it won't happen again. It seems that the speechwriter that wrote Donald Jr's speech tonight lifted a few sentences from an article he had written previously. That's not plagiarism, but just lazy speech writing, but it had some people questioning whether the incompetence in the Trump campaign was so bad that the same thing happened two night's in a row. Had the speechwriter not come forward to defend himself....

For those excited about an outsider/Businessman in the White House. I hope you will look at the State of IL. We have a Millionaire businessman as our governor. He can't govern and his attempt to personally buy votes with donations to campaigns has proved fruitless as well. The state has not gotten better under his leadership but rather worse and much worse. We didn't have a budget all last year and he only managed to get a six month stop-gap budget passed this year. Since he wasn't interested in raising revenue the state is just going further in the hole and bills aren't being paid, schools are being shuttered as are service agencies and staff is being cut to bare bones, but Gov. Businessman still thinks he's right and everyone else is wrong. He has no interest in compromise. He's of the businessman, CEO mentality of trying to wait the legislature out and apparently that's failing, but he refuses to admit it. Trump in the White House would be IL's situation on steroids, not to mention the international ramifications. Just something to think about if you think Trump is going to make American great again.

IMO America is pretty great and the Republican fear mongering isn't going to work on me. I've lived on this earth enough years to know we go through ups and downs with various terrorist groups being a present threat. If ISIS is defeated another one will spring up. And yes, our country has problems, but Republicans have never been good at growing jobs/wealth for the middle class, providing services to those that truly need them, promoting an inclusive/accepting society -- they are the party of the rich white businessmen who want to rule women's reproductive rights and have sold out to the NRA creating the flood of gun problem we are now facing.

And there's also the groups like the Bundy's that shot at police, but there was no outrage from the Republican's over their standoffs - because they were white men with guns, not black men with guns.

The hate at the Republican Convention the last two nights is sickening and it just feeds all the ills playing out right now.

CWM84 said...

Hillary is a crooked, corrupt, wall street owned politician who lies everytime she opens her mouth. Only reason she was not charged is because Obama ordered comey to not charge her despite admitting she violated law on classified information. Her record as sec of state was a diaster, everything she touched from libya to middle east got worse. Now Iran is stronger, Assad killing more abd more syrians and Isis grew... she is inept and corrupt and feels she is above any law. She won't win because she has too much baggage and people are tired of career politicians who fail, lie, cheat and steal...

CWM84 said...

Funny Obama stoled former MASS gov speech in 2008 and it wasn't a big deal. So hypocritical is media. Lol They had nothing to attack Trmps wife on so they had to use two lines from her speech that Michelle used... Best speeches of tonight was Chris Christie who really explained Hillary's horrible and corrupt, inept record and her many, many lies. Don Jr gave a powerful speech too.

aries moon said...

Anchor/reporters on CNN such as Tapper and AC love to pontificate about how critical it is to be accurate and factual in their reporting but as anon 1:43 says, sometimes they seem to deliberately ignore the truth. I've read soooo many articles about how the Republicans refused to fund additional security in Benghazi for the Consulate but never have I seen anyone on CNN report that fact--and it's also frustrating when Hillary/Obama supporters are on panels and don't speak up about that and other inaccurate GOP-created narratives--there really needs to be more pushback by Democrats with folks like AC, Tapper and Wolf, who are always eager to buy into GOP talking points in order to smear Hillary or the Obama Administration.

Michael Smerconish talked about how disturbing it is that the Trump team didn't own up to plagiarizing parts of Michelle Obama's speech--instead they doubled-down and actually tried to blame Hillary Clinton for the mess. It was ludicrous to hear Trump surrogates say that Hillary's intent in 'creating' this scandal was because she's a woman who couldn't stomach seeing another woman being successful. Oh, I don't think Hillary gives a darn about Melania Trump and she's certainly not threatened by her 'success'. Smerconish said Trump's inability to admit when he's wrong indicates that he has a serious character flaw and that is very dangerous in a potential president.

John King made an interesting point about how flat the RNC convention feels--Anna Navarro and AC agreed. Trump has his party divided and it's hard to be genuinely excited about him as the nominee. I expect the Democratic convention will be quite different.

So far, the RNC has been a slapdash, haphazard amateur hour mess. And Ben Carson is still insane.

Jaanza said...

Again, I watched very little. I got to the TV at 8:29 pm (EST), though it was "Anderson Cooper 360) with "Republican National Convention" starting at 9 pm. I didn't see Anderson in the few minutes I saw. Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper were anchoring and then CNN broadcast the speech by Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Club. I didn't watch anymore.

@Aries Moon - thanks for your info on the panel members' remarks about Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama. Van Jones is DA MAN!

@CWM84 - Established speakers, whether politicians or businesspeople, charge a speaking fee. How do you feel about Trump speaking at The Learning Annex, seventeen times and charging $1.5 million for each time? Check out Forbes 3/18/08 article by Louis Hau. Bill Clinton is on Hau's list for receiving $450,000 for a speech at the Fortune Forum in London and smaller amounts for a number of other speeches.

You might also want to check out a 6/1/16 article by Eric Boehlert on Salon.com concerning Trump and ACN. Boehlert writes "...ACN, a controversial multilevel marketing company that's been accused of bilking people out of millions of dollars." Later in the article, "Trump once bragged that in 2006 the company paid him $2.5 million for a single speech." However Boehlert points out that official documents state Trump received only $450,000 for each of three speeches.

The latest House investigation committee into Benghazi cleared Hillary of any wrongdoing. The Mideast is a mess because of a misguided war started by the last Republican President. As for Hillary voting for that Iraq War, did you see Trump in Sunday's "60 Minutes" interview? When Lesley Stahl asked him about his Veep choice Pence voting for the Iraq War, Trump brushed it aside, "That was a long time ago." Hillary is the Establishment? She's been elected twice to the Senate from New York. One of the scariest things about Trump is his complete lack of any experience in public office. He will be clueless if elected.

CWM84, parts of your post yesterday were sloppy. Here's an excerpt, "someone who gets millions of middle east women where women are abused and gays executed via the law?" Can I presume you mean "millions of middle east DOLLARS"? Like Trump and the Bush family haven't? After Trump said he'd forbid Muslims from traveling to the U.S., he said in an interview with Blitzer that his MidEast "friends" (i.e. the rich powerful guys in charge) would still be allowed.

You also wrote, "She is part of the crooked, corrupt, 1 percent powerful who will need make the changes this countries needs." There have been numerous articles stating Trump doesn't pay his bills to small businesses but all the while he proclaims himself a powerful billionaire. When needing to personify the "1 percent", more American's picture Trump than picture the Clintons.

And regarding "stoking racial tensions in black community", Trump was the one who said he doesn't want a black person counting Trump money. Numerous sources, just Google it. Also check out the latest poll numbers among minority groups; African-Aericans by a huge margin favor Hillary.

@ANON 1:43 AM - excellent post! I'm glad to see someone pay good attention to how CNN is covering the GOP convention. However, it also makes me not want to watch CNN at all tomorrow. Wonder how they'll do with the Democratic National Convention.

aries moon said...

@Jaanza, you're welcome and not to plagiarize your last paragraph, but - excellent post! Your point by point case history of Trump's lies and corruption makes it clear that he is not presidential and should never be elected. I also agree with you about anon 1:43 post.

The difference between President Obama using the words of Deval Patrick is that POTUS owned up to it unlike the Trump folks who tried to lie their way out of it until today.

Anonymous said...

GLAD TO SEE THAT ARIES MOON AND JAANZA ARE "KEEPING THEM HONEST."
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT 360 PHRASE BECAUSE WHEN SOMEONE CALLS OUT ANOTHER CANDIDATE'S "LYING AND
CHEATING," AND DOESN'T SOURCE ANYTHING, WHO IS DOING THE "LYING AND CHEATING?"
I TOO CAN'T WAIT FOR THE POTUS AS THE"ATTACK DOG." OF COURSE THE GOP WANTS HILLARY OUT OF THE
WAY, BECAUSE SHE IS GOING TO WIN AND THEY KNOW IT.
HAVE NOT WATCHED ANY OF THE GOP CONVENTION. DO WE REALLY WANT TO HEAR FROM "THE DUCK'S KIDS??
AND YES, MELANIA COULD HAVE RECITED THE ALPHABET. WHATEVER SHE SAID IS TOTALLY MEANINGLESS.