Friday, August 19, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, August 19, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.

From Twitter tonight:



AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

KELLY ANN CONWAY IS NOT GOING TO SAVE DONALD J. TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN.
YES, SHE IS EXPERIENCED AND SHE HAS BEEN A GUEST ON BILL MAHER'S REAL FREQUENTLY. BUT
TELLING THE CANDIDATE WHAT HE WANTS TO HEAR AND PLAYING TO TRUMP'S EGO, IS NOT GOING TO MAKE
HIM A BETTER CANDIDATE. IT WILL ONLY MAKE HIM "SEEM" LIKE A BETTER CANDIDATE WHO DOESN'T WANT
TO HEAR THE TRUTH. HIS OTHER ADVISERS WERE SENT PACKING BECAUSE THEY SAID HE MUST NOT BE TRUMP
AND HIS POLL NUMBERS WERE DEPLORABLE. WOMEN WILL NEVER LIKE TRUMP BECAUSE HE IS SO SELF ABSORBED. WOMEN WANT SOMEONE WHO GIVES OF THEMSELVES AND TRUMP IS NOT THAT KIND OF GUY. HE DOESN'T LIKE SHARING AND THERE'S ALWAYS A MOTIVE BEHIND ANY ACT OF KINDNESS, LIKE HIS VISIT
TO LOUISIANA. THESE WERE PHOTO OPS. HE KNOWS ZERO ABOUT BEING POOR AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HE MISSPOKE AGAIN AND TOLD
A LARGE BLACK AUDIENCE "WHAT HAVE YOU GOT OT LOSE?"HOW CONDESCENDING? AH, BUT GIVE ME YOUR VOTE AND I'LL DO WHAT WITH IT? NOTHING. THIS IS A CONWAY STRATEGY. ACT SOFTER AND MAYBE YOU CAN CONVINCE SOME AFRO AMERICANS YOU'RE NOT SUCH A BAD GUY AFTER ALL.
THE ONE THING TRUMP NEEDED TO DO AND DIDN'T, IN LOUISIANA WAS OPEN HIS CHECKBOOK. SORRY YOU
MISSED ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY, PRESIDENT JACK ASS.

Jaanza said...

I saw most of Friday's 360 but haven't had a chance to post until now

I was two minutes late but saw a clip of Trump speaking before Anderson had a Q&A with the reporter. The on-screen titles were ""Trump To Blacks: What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?" and "Trump Makes Black Outreach from White Suburb". Love the snarkiness of that second title. The panel started. Bakari Sellers said '...maybe Trump had something to say but that's not the way to say it.' Anderson made an incredibly stupid move by asking Kristen McEnany, a white woman, whether blacks would find Trump's message insulting instead of asking Sellers, Angela Rye or Tara Setmayer. That made me turn to Hayes' sub Reid.

The second segment started with the same Trump clip. Anderson showed poll numbers - among African-American voters Clinton gets 85%, Trump 2%. After a short chat with John King about those numbers the panel was back. It got a little wild between Rye and McEnany and it was hard to follow because they were talking at the same time but you can pretty much guess what their viewpoints were. Anderson seemed to take a step back and let it all happen. Good. Setmayer finished up the discussion with a statement that boiled down to 'Trump doesn't get it.'

While Anderson covered the latest in Hilary Clinton's email investigation, I watched Reid cover Trump's visit to the flood-ravaged area of Louisiana. Governor Edwards told Trump not to come just for a photo-op and it turned out to be only a photo-op (helping unload a truck for exactly 49 seconds). And a complaint against Obama for not being there even though the Governor asked Obama not to come until things got further under control.

Next was the latest on the Ryan Lochte "robbery" story. Again Anderson talked to Christine Brennan from USA Today which made me wonder what happened to Nichole Whats-her-name? Late last year, early this year CNN had a woman named Nicole who seemed to be the go-to person for all sports stories and she even had her own 1/2 hour show for a while. What happened to her?

The last segment of the first hour was on the Zika virus, "CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Miami-Dade Co." Anderson talked to CNN's go-to person for all medical stories Sanjay Gupta.

I didn't watch the second hour but am surprised there was one. That's unusual for Fridays. Was there actually any big news stories covered in the second hour that weren't important enough for the first hour?