Monday, August 29, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, August 29, 2016


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

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I REALLY AM ATTEMPTING TO AVOID CNN, WHETHER ANDERSON IS ANCHORING OR NOT. I AM TOTALLY SICK OF THE POSITIVE SPIN ON TRUMP AND THE NEGATIVITY BEING GENERATED TOWARDS HILLARY.
EVERYTHING IS STUFF TRUMP MADE UP, LIKE RELEASING HILLARY'S MEDICAL RECORDS, TO CREATE DOUBT.
THAT IS NOT JOURNALISM. JEFF ZUCKER IS NO JOURNALIST AND ANDERSON SHOULD STOP PROMOTING THINGS
HE KNOWS ARE UNTRUE AS TRUTH. IF THERE IS A CONSPIRACY IN THE MEDIA JEFF ZUCKER STARTED IT AND
JUST WOULDN'T STOP.
NOW THE "BREAKING NEWS" IS ANTHONY WEINER AND IS SEXTING TAPE. WOLF WAS ACTUALLY GLEEFUL THIS
NOON TO REPORT THAT WEINER AND HIS WIFE ARE SPLITTING AND TRIED TO LINK HILLARY'S CAMPAIGN TO
THE SPLIT. EVEN THE PUNDIT SAID IT WOULD BE "HARD FOR ANY VOTER TO RELATE THIS TO THE CLINTON
CAMPAIGN." WHO CARES IF THE WIFE IS HILLARY'S TOP AIDE AS LONG AS SHE DOES HER JOB. IT'S ONE THING IF PRESIDENT JACK ASS WANTS TO PROMOTE THIS NONSENSE. IT IS QUITE ANOTHER FOR A MAJOR
MEDIA NETWORK TO BE DOING IT IN THE GUISE OF "BREAKING NEWS." IT IS NOT NEWS.
IT IS A PLOY FOR BRAINLESS TWITS LIKE THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO FEED ON, AND EVEN THEY, FIND IT DIFFICULT TO LINK HILLARY WITH THIS SCANDAL. TRUMP CAN'T MEMORIZE ONE FACT FOR THE DEBATE SO HE SHAMELESSLY CLINGS TO GOSSIP, AND HE'S SOOOO EASY TO READ.
I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL HILLARY DESTROYS TRUMP IN ALL THE DEBATES. SHE WILL EAT HIM ALIVE AND SPIT OUT THE PIECES. SHE'S LICKING HER LIPS NOW.

Jaanza said...

As usual I watched only the first hour, which had only two stories: Donald Trump and Anthony Weiner.
I was two minutes late, Anderson was already talking to a reporter about the latest Weiner sexting scandal. Next he spoke with Jeff Zeleny for other details and later with Jim Acosta about Trump's comment on the story and if Weiner had access to any of Hillary Clinton's classified information. I left when the panel started.

The second segment looked at Trump's attempt to get African-American voters in light of his latest stupid tweet concerning the murder of Dwyane Wade's cousin and the supporter who tweeted a photo-shopped picture of Hillary in blackface. Although I was glad to see Anderson discuss this with only two people - Charles Blow and Jeffrey Lord - I still checked out Hayes and football. When I got back to 360 Lord was talking about the Democratic Party, the KKK and generally how not nice Dems were to blacks over 100 years ago. That's a cheap and stupid way out of not explaining why in the here and now your candidate sucks... and sucks especially for black voters.

Anderson's interview with Spike Lee was the best part of the show. I loved it when Spike Lee burst out laughing when Anderson asked him about Trump's line "What do you have to lose?" as an incentive for blacks to vote for him. The interview could be summed up in one of the on-screen titles during the segment, "Spike Lee on Trump: "I Don't Think He Cares About Anybody But Himself." " The interview was obviously taped but labelled LIVE.

Weiner's sexting scandal came back. Anderson interviewed psychologist Wendy Walsh.

Weiner also got the last segment of the first hour. There was another report, this one focusing on Weiner and Huma Abedin's marriage, past scandals, Abedin's work with Hillary and possible political ramifications.

At the very end Anderson previewed the first story of the second hour: "Trump To Unveil Immigration Plan Wednesday Night." Wasn't this going to be last Thursday and Trump just never got around to it?

aries moon said...

The segments with Charles Blow, Angela Rye, Spike Lee and the sweet tribute to the late great Gene Wilder were the only worthwhile moments for me on 360.

Bravo to CAPPY and Jaanza's astute (as usual) comments.

CWM84 said...

What has Clinton done for blacks? She supported jobs shipped overseas, she is more for teaching unions then students, she is for common core... her policies and dems policies have kept many blacks poor for decades and crime ridden, so why should not blacks look for more options when dems policies have kept many poor minorties down. Look I.live in Baltimore. This city is run by career politicians and dem rule for 50 years and the city is filled with crime, drugs, gangs, againg infrastructure, poverty and homicides. We have a serious drug issue. What Trump and gop is saying is there are other options for minorities and not just the same politicians who have got you in to this mess and who are more interested in refugees and illegal immigrants and nafta and tpp. Of course Hillary now says nafta was wrong and against tpp when she supportted it 45 times in public!

Anonymous said...

@ARIES MOON: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU AND READ YOUR ASTUTE COMMENTS AND ANALYSIS. HOPE YOU HAVEN'T GIVEN UP YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR THE POLITICAL ARENA!
TRUMP SIGNS ARE BEGINNING TO EMERGE AND I HAVE THIS SUDDEN URGE TO GET OUT OF THE CAR AND START PLUCKING THEM OUT ONE BY ONE....AND THEY AREN'T EVEN ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY!
SPIKE LEE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. TRUMP IS USING THE BLACK COMMUNITIES TO JUSTIFY HIS OWN IGNORANCE. HE HAS ZERO COMPASSION FOR EVERY MINORITY AND DON'T EVER BELIEVE OTHERWISE.
@CWM84: JUST WHAT PLAN DOES TRUMP HAVE TO STOP CRIME? I WANT A FULL COMPREHENSIVE DETAILED
ANALYSIS OF A PLAN....ANY PLAN BESIDES BLEACHING HIS TEETH AND DYING HIS HAIR, I MEAN WIG.
AND DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU WHEN YOU MENTION HILLARY'S SUPPORT OF UNIONS, THAT THERE ARE MANY,
MANY, AFRO-AMERICANS WORKING IN THE UNIONS YOU DISMISS, LIKE TEACHERS, NURSES, BUS DRIVERS, ETC...DON'T BE SO DISMISSIVE AND NAIVE ABOUT ORGANIZED LABOR. IT HELPS US ALL!!

Anonymous said...

THE NEXT TIME ANDERSON INTERVIEWS DONALD TRUMP JR. IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IF HE ACTUALLY
ASKED HIM SOME QUESTIONS THAT WE COULD HEAR. FOR SOME REASON HE SPEAKS TOO QUICKLY LATELY,
LOWERS HIS HEAD, AND DOESN'T ASK ANY QUESTIONS OF REAL SUBSTANCE.
NOW I GET THAT SPEAKING TO TRUMP, SUBSTANCE IS NOT A WORD IN HIS VOCABULARY. HE HAS NONE, AND
DOESN'T HAVE THE VAGUEST IDEA WHAT IT MEANS.
HOWEVER, ANDERSON WAS SPEAKING TO HIS SON, WHO SEEMS LITERATE COMPARED TO HIS FATHER AND VERY
DEFENSIVE, WHICH IS A GOOD THING, BECAUSE HE SEEMED READY FOR A FIGHT.
UNFORTUNATELY AC WASN'T GOING THERE. HE DID MENTION THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND HOW TRUMP SENIOR
WAS "MAKING AN EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO AFRO-AMERICANS." DONALD JR. SAID HIS DAD,"DOESN'T PANDER
TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY." ONE BRIGHT BLACK FEMALE PANELIST SAID, "NO HE DOESN'T PANDER, BUT HE SHOULD."
HE AVOIDS ACTUALLY HAVING SIT DOWNS WITH ANYONE AND GOING ONE ON ONE, WHICH HILLARY HAS DONE."
AC DIDN'T CHALLENGE EITHER REMARK AND HE SHOULD. PLEASE NO MORE SOFT BALLS ANDERSON. WE KNOW YOU'RE IN COLLUSION WITH ZUCKER, BUT DON'T MAKE IT THAT OBVIOUS.

aries moon said...

@CAPPY, thank you for your nice comment--I'll be around here as long as 360 stays on the air, --I love reading everyone's thoughts on 360, AC and politics in general, even if I'm sometimes feeling too lazy to comment myself!