Thursday, August 11, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, August 11, 2016


The very capable John Berman was once again in the anchor chair for an expanded two hour edition of AC360.

As requested in comments on Wednesday night's program - the feisty panel!:

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

@ATA TEAM: THANK YOU! IT IS A SHAME THAT MS QUINN ISN'T NOW THE MAYOR NYC. YOU DON'T WANT TO
MESS WITH HER!

Jaanza said...

Again I didn't watch the entire 360 on Thursday. This was partly because of Hayes and partly because of a football game. However, I jotted down what John Berman covered in the first hour:

- "Trump Again Calls Obama ISIS Founder (He's Not)" (on-screen title) a Q&A with Jim Acosta, a clip of Trump in 2007 calling for immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq and a panel of six.
- same topic, Randi Kaye report on history of Trump throwing various allegations at Obama and Berman talked with Gloria Borger and Maggie Haberman.
- "Are Trump And GOP Chief Feuding?" Berman talked with Dana Bash about Trump and Preince Rebus and also the "75 Republicans To RNC: Abandon Trump Campaign" then panel.
- "Clinton Slams "Trump Loophole" In His Tax Plan" report by Jeff Zeleny then chat with Berman.
- "Pelosi: DNC Hack Is "Electronic Watergate" " Jim Sciutto report.

I didn't watch the second hour.

Big thanks, ATA, for posting the wild panel discussion Kaleigh McEnany wanted to make a point about the mentally ill father of the Pulse shooter being "attracted" to the Hillary campaign. Quinn asked McEnany about anti-gay people being attracted to the Trump campaign and Trump speaking to a group of them later this week. Berman gets big points for asking McEnany, "What attracts David Duke to the Trump campaign?" She simply never answered that.

@Aries Moon - your post yesterday said Anderson would have never let the panel get that raucous. I think you're right. I also think he never would have asked McEnany "What attracts David Duke to the Trump campaign?" Maybe this will change when Trump drops further in the polls and maybe Anderson will be less willing to let nonsensical pro-Trump comments from the panel just slide by.

aries moon said...

@Jaanza, I'd be pretty surprised if AC asked one of his guests why Trump attracts white supremicists like David Duke--I don't think AC likes to focus too much on racism and Trump and his supporters--in fact, I clearly remember AC emphatically agreeing with K-Lee when she said once that people are too quick to label others racist these days--I know there may be many people who feel the same, but it irritated me when AC agreed with K-Lee because I know for certain that most people are not tossing that accusation around lightly without any evidence or justification behind it--and generally folks who believe what AC and K-Lee do about it are not likely to be impacted negatively by actual racism to begin with, so it's easy for them to be dismissive of it.

There was a gentleman from Media Matters, a very left leaning website, on 360--I might be mistaken, but I don't think I've ever seen anyone from that site represented on 360 before--AC probably wouldn't have them on!

The disgusting Trump apologist Rudy Giuliani was given a big chunk of time to defend Trump--I couldn't stomach watching it but apparently Chris Cuomo pushed back and challenged Giuliani forcefully. Do CNN anchors/reporters ever sit down for long drawn out interviews with Hillary supporters who wish to defend HER? I haven't seen anything like that yet.

I wish CAPPY (to borrow Jaanza's nickname for the all-caps ATA commenter) could come face to face with the Trumpster and tell him off in the excellent, truthful and hysterical way she does here with her comments. He'd drop his ridiculous campaign instantly.

Anonymous said...

@ARIES MOON: HEY I'M GAME. ANY TIME HE AND BLONDE AMBITION WANT TO MEET HEAD ON.
I SHALL REMIND THEM BOTH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT, READY, WILLING AND ABLE....WELL NOT THAT ABLE.
GOOD NEWS: ACCORDING TO WA PO, PRESIDENT JACK ASS IS BEGINNING TO REALIZE THAT HE MAY NEVER GET TO "PLAY I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT." GUESS FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE SPOKEN TO HIM ABOUT A REALITY
CHECK AND HE'S OKAY WITH THAT....IN FACT, AND I AM ONLY GUESSING, HE SAID HE ALWAYS WANTED TO
BE A FIREMAN ANYWAY, WHEN HE GROWS UP.

Regina Rodríguez-Martin said...

Why hasn't Anderson been on his show lately?

Anonymous said...

DONALD J. TRUMP SEEMS TO THINK THAT BY WEARING A SUIT AND TIE AT HIS CAMPAIGN RALLIES HE LOOKS
MORE BUSINESS LIKE IN THIS ATTIRE, MORE PRESIDENTIAL. I'D LIKE TO AGREE WITH HIM, BUT THERE
ARE TWO THINGS HE NEEDS TO DO NOW IN ORDER TO REVAMP HIS WARDROBE.
FIRST HS MUST GET RID OF THE RED CAP THAT SAYS "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN." IN ITS PLACE HE MUST START WEARING A BASEBALL CAP THAT READS: "I'M NOT FIT FOR THE PRESIDENCY." HIS SUPPORTERS
WOULD APPRECIATE IT ANYWAY, BECAUSE MOST OF THEM CANNOT READ, AND SECONDLY HE MUST DITCH THE
SUIT.
AS SARAH PALIN LEARNED EARLY ON IN O8: YOU CAN PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG, BUT IT IS STILL A PIG,
AND WHAT A PIG "THE DONALD HAS BECOME." TRY A MORE CASUAL ATTIRE, SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO: HOG IS MORE LIKE IT.

Anonymous said...

Problem with he who should not be named(according to someone on MSNBC) he keeps talking to the same group of people, at the same type of venue, and never gets out among the people, so to speak.

Jaanza said...

@Regina - Best guess is Anderson is taking a vacation this week. Sometimes when he's on vacation there will be news about it on social media, sometimes from Anderson himself.
Wherever he is, I hope he's taking it easy but is still following the news so he'll be ready to battle stubborn Trump parrots on Monday.

Anonymous said...

GOOD NEWS ALL: POPPY HARLOW FROM CNN JUST REPORTED THAT THE WSJ, A VERY CONSERVATIVE NEWS ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS JOURNAL, IS CALLING FOR THE GOP TO DROP TRUMP BY LABOR
DAY, IF HE DOESN'T CHANGE HIS AGENDA.
WE ALL KNOW HE WILL DO WHAT HE WANTS BECAUSE HE IS A BRAT THAT WILL NOT LISTEN AND THINKS HE
KNOWS EVERYTHING SO EVERYTHING IS STARTING TO UNRAVEL FOR PRESIDENT JACKASS. THE WSJ SAID THEY WOULD MUCH RATHER SEE PENCE AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET AND PRIVATELY THIS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED.
EITHER WAY,I SEE IT AS AN INDICATION HILLARY IS ON HER WAY!!!
LOVE IT THAT "THE MEDIA" WHICH MADE "THE JACK ASS," TO BEGIN WITH, AND FOLLOWED HIS EVERY MOVE,
IS NOW CALLING THE SHOTS.
TRUMP THOUGHT HE WAS BIGGER THAN THE PARTY, BUT HIS BIGGEST MISTAKE IS BITING THE HAND THAT FED HIM.....THE MEDIA!
PRESIDENT KENNEDY KNEW TO CHARM THE MEDIA BECAUSE HE WAS AN INTELLECT, AND SO DID REAGAN TO SOME EXTENT...BUT AN ASS IS AN ASS NO MATTER, AND IN SOME CIRCLES THE MEDIA IS LIKENED TO THE "FIFTH ESTATE." BUT TRUMP WOULD NOT KNOW THIS BECAUSE HE'S SO IGNORANT HE CAN'T EVEN NAME THE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT....EVEN NOW!