Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Live from the DNC


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from inside the Democratic National Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. He began on air coverage with AC360 and was part of CNN's convention coverage through the midnight ET hour.

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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

Right at 8 pm (EST), Anderson had a short overview regarding Hillary getting the official nomination. Then Blitzer, to paraphrase, '...Trump said he's the law and order candidate, tonight at the DNC...Mothers of the Movement...calls for justice...' He sounded as though law and order and justice cannot co-exist. Tapper spoke about Bill Clinton's upcoming speech. At the 8 member panel, Van Jones said "We want law and order too." and explained the need for justice. Gloria Borger talked about Bernie Sanders.

Several speakers were on:
Former Attorney General Eric Holder
Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay
Actor Tony Goldwyn (involved with The Innocence Project)
video focusing on "Mothers of the Movement" and Hillary's meeting with them
9 "Mothers of the Movement" on stage and three of them - Geneva Reed-Veal (mom of Sandra Bland), Lucy McBath (mom of Jordan Davis), Sybrina Fulton (mom of Trayvon Martin) - spoke.

Before and after the song by Sandra Day, Anderson asked Van Jones about the speeches.

After Sen. Barbara Boxer's speech, the panel had several minutes. Paul Begala, Gloria Borger and Van Jones discussed. Jeffrey Lord said the Democrats should apologize for being the party of slavery and segregation. Begala countered but Anderson stayed silent about the situation in this country for the past 50+ years demonstrating that Republicans have more to apologize for than Democrats.

More speeches:
Joe Sweeney, NYPD Detective on 9/11
Lauren Manning, 9/11 survivor
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY)
All these speeches were good and dealt with Hillary's actions after 9/11, sponsoring a bill for the long-term healthcare of the first responders, compassion for the first responders and civilians. I especially liked Crowley's point, "Where was Donald Trump the days, weeks and months after 9/11? He cashed in!"

After a commercial break, the panel had a chance again. David Axelrod praised the convention for production values and moving along. Anderson brought up Trump, how he 'would read a newspaper story, cut out the article and say 'I'm going to help this person'...' A minute later Jeffrey Lord said '...people also used to say 'Richard Nixon is a great guy'..." as if all of Hillary's good works mean nothing, as if Nixon wasn't a Republican and where does that put all of the talk last week (and Anderson's comment) about Trump being a 'great guy'? Trump parrot Jeffy also said 'Does any of this make a difference when you're trying to put food on the table?' Hmmm...last week did Jeffy dismiss all of the 'Trump = great guy" speeches because there was nothing about the economy in them?

I was also a little bit disappointed in Howard Dean's speech. It was a good speech but I would have loved it if Dean finished it with a yowling "YEEEHAAAAA!!!!" Like 'Yep, this is mine, all mine, I own it and I'll do it!'. Maybe he knew right after his speech Blitzer would call him "infamous" for that scream. Blitzer, Tapper, Anderson and panel should have stated Dean made a good point about American healthcare, the ACA and Trump's undetailed imaginary better plan.

Next up were:
Elizabeth Banks, actress
Video "Fights of Her Life" re: Hillary's Sect. of State and foreign policy experience
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (YEEEHAAAAA!!! Both Minnesota Senators got primetime speeches)
Ina Malul, victim of human traffickers
Former Sect. of State Madeline Albright.

Later I'll catch Bill Clinton's speech on the internet.

I realize most of this post is about the DNC's line-up but that was 88% of what was broadcast. There was very little time for the anchors or the panels to talk. Perhaps much later there was more time to analyze but by then I had already left the TV.

Jaanza said...

P.S. or Addendum or whatever:
Regarding Hillary's meeting with "Mothers of the Movement", can anyone imagine Trump doing the same thing? Perhaps in the very far reaches of The Twilight Zone? However I can easily imagine Trump saying he'll do it but then never following through, just like when he invited Sanders to debate.

Anonymous said...

FOLKS THERE'S A NEW SHOW ON TV CALLED "WHO MARRIED THE MONSTER?," OR WAS IT MOBSTER, I FORGET
WHICH BUT IT MUST HAVE RESONATED WITH SOME WHO WATCHED THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION LAST WEEK,
BECAUSE ACCORDING TO USA TODAY, MELANIA TRUMP GOT A 9.7 RATING....HIGHER THAN HER IDIOT SPOUSE.
SHE'LL HAVE TO WATCH HER BACK.
@JAANZA: THANKS FOR THE RUN DOWN BECAUSE I DIDN'T WATCH WEDNESDAY'S LINE UP. I'M WAITING FOR
OBAMA. I CAN FEEL THE JUICY RED MEAT JUST FLOWING AS HE SPEAKS....TRUMP FLESH.
AND IS JEFF LORD ON DRUGS? IF HE'S NOT HE SHOULD BE. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO "APOLOGIZE FOR SLAVERY??" TRUMP STILL HAS THEM. ONLY HE CALLS THEM MEXICANS.