Thursday, August 25, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, August 25, 2016


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

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that Anderson traveled to a Trump event to interview him. I thought the interview was pointless as Trump just gave his usual word salad. It's obvious by his limited vocabulary that he has no knowledge of the issues. Someone needs to tell him the current Immigration laws concerning touch-back don't allow people he would deport to come back to the U.S. for three to ten years. That's not coming back "quickly" by any stretch of the imagination. SCOTUS ruled POTUS executive action on Immigraion as unconstitutional so I'm not sure how Trump plans to just "fix" it himself. Someone also needs to ask where he plans to build this wall. The border is the Rio Grande. Is he going to drain the river and fill it with cement to build the wall or build the wall on the U.S. side? Either way he would be depriving the people of TX access to the Rio Grande with is no small thing.

Something that AC360 hasn't covered from his town hall with Lumpy (Jon Stewart's name for Sean Hannity) was his comments about how to fix crime in Chicago. Apparently he had a fever dream according to the police and everyone else in Chicago. His comments didn't even make sense as he said he spoke to a top cop who said he could fix the problems in a week and that Donald passed the guy's name on saying he should he hired. Why would they need to hire the person if he's a top cop already? Seems like The Donald can't keep up with the own yarns he's spinning. It was all over Chicago media and his comments made him sound stupid as it was clear he has no knowledge of what's happening in the City of Chicago - just spouting headlines someone fed him. It's also what he did with the AP report on the Clinton Foundation. While the AP's tweet was misleading, the actual article explained things and even said there was no evidence of pay to play. Unfortunately, Trump and the GOP latched onto the misleading tweet and didn't read the actual article.

And I'm not sure if Anderson just wants to feed into the narrative to create controversy for the appearance of balanced reporting, but he's asked the last two night's why things would be different if Hillary was POTUS from when she was Secretary of State as far as the foundation. As Bill Clinton explained - when she was Sec of State, there was an appeal to the President process available. That would change if she were the POTUS. And no, the foundation cannot be shut down immediately and the work continue. Bill as explained the time needed to make sure that people don't lose their jobs, their income and the good work continues. Apparently Trump and the GOP don't care about people losing their jobs, incomes, dying of AIDS, Malaria, etc.? And Paul was absolutely right that the media didn't questions George HW Bush's Points of Light foundation when W was President. I guess it's different because it's a Clinton foundation?

Jaanza said...

I got home when the first hour of 360 was already half over. I already heard about Anderson's interview with Trump and figured it would be the centerpiece of the show and nothing else would be covered. Two checks on 360 in it's second half hour revealed parts of Trump's interview and the usual mega-panel discussions on what Trump said; wasn't interested in either and watched football.

One of the reasons for football was a sad one. There was no expectation Anderson would ask tough questions or even follow-up questions. If he had it would have been all over the place by now. Remember when Anderson, during primary season, remarked right to Trump's face that he was acting like a five-year-old? Where did that chutzpah go?

@Anonymous 11;58 PM - excellent point about the Clinton Foundation and Bush Senior's Points of Light Foundation.

aries moon said...

I didn't watch AC's interview with Trump for the same reason as Jaanza (AC can be a good, tough interviewer when he wants, but Trump tends to leave him and maybe everyone else fumbling around and flustered). I watched the panel discussion and Paul Begala saying that the press and the GOP get together to gin up any controversy they can against the Clintons (same goes for how the press/GOP treats President Obama). The GOP panelists tried to laugh off Begala's assertion but he was 100% correct and it's something I've believed for a long time.

Anonymous said...

HUFFPOST IS REPORTING THAT HILLARY'S LEAD IS DOWN AND THERE IS JUST A 5 POINT LEAD OVER HER
OPPONENT. WHILE I KNOW THAT THE POLLS WILL VARY FROM NOW UNTIL ELECTION DAY, HOW VERY SERIOUSLY
IGNORANT THE VOTING PUBLIC IS, IF THEY CAN HONESTLY EVEN CONSIDER VOTING FOR TRUMP.
HE HAS SO MANY OBVIOUS NEGATIVES AND AND HE'S AN ABSOLUTELY DEPLORABLE CON ARTIST ARRAY OF SPIN.
HILLARY'S LEAD SHOULD REMAIN IN DOUBLE DIGITS. ANYTHING LESS IS FRIGHTENING.
IT DOES NOT HELP WHEN CELEBRITIES LIKE CHER WEIGH IN THEIR SUPPORT. THEY HAVE VERY LITTLE APPEAL EITHER WAY. OF COURSE THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO THEIR OPINION, IF ONLY THEY COULD KEEP IT TO
THEMSELVES.
AND ANDERSON'S INTERVIEW WAS NOT AN INTERVIEW. HE RAN AFTER TRUMP LIKE SOME EAGER BEAVER JOURNALIST, TRYING TO GET A GET. HE HAS ENOUGH EXPERTISE TO IGNORE JEFF ZUCKERS' ZEALOT AGENDA. NOTHING EARTH SHATTERING IS ABOUT TO DROP OUT OF TRUMP'S MOUTH, EXCEPT ANOTHER GAFFE.

CWM84 said...

The people can vote for who they want and why should the public vote for a woman who took money from trump all these years abd wall street owned and middle east brought?