Friday, September 30, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, September 30, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.   We are including the video below because we found Anderson's facial expressions priceless as Jeffrey Lord deflected and rambled when asked a direct question:

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3 comments:

aries moon said...

Trump has been exhibiting crazed, un-presidential behavior since the beginning of his campaign so his early morning tweet storm is not really that shocking, but AC seemed to be really taken aback by it--AC did manage to get Jeff Lord to admit that Trump was not acting presidential but only by the "old standard" of what is or isn't presidential. There is only one standard and Trump doesn't measure up to it. Trump's campaign manager Kelly Anne Conway allegedly scolded him about his treatment of Alicia Machado and he went on his Twitter rage-out because of Kelly Anne's reprimand (I wonder how long she'll last on Team Trump). AC's reactions to Lord's comments were pretty funny--I think he's just about had it with the Trumpies relentless and illogical defense of their insane candidate. Ana Navarro made some excellent points but I didn't agree with her about Trump not representing the Republican party--they built him.

Jaanza said...

Friday's 360 had some very good parts in the first hour. That doesn't entirely negate the disappointing absence of coverage on Trump violating the U.S./Cuba embargo, Trump Foundation required certification, Obama eloquently eulogizing Simon Perez, Judge Roy Moore's suspension, Hurricane Matthew or the Korrki sisters. Maybe all of these were in the second hour?

Anderson started with two new polls - Clinton 4 points ahead in a national poll and 60% believe Clinton won the debate compared to 20% for Trump. Somebody, not John King, was at the Magic Map with poll numbers nationally and in certain states (didn't catch the woman's name). Then it was a very good panel of just three smart people who aren't surrogates- David Gergen, Kirsten Powers and Dana Bash - for analysis. Trump's pre-dawn tweets dissing Alicia Machado and Hillary was reported by Jason Carroll. It was a good report with lots of info but did not theorize Trump putting out these tweets to divert attention from his scouting for business in Cuba or his Foundation in big trouble.

Trump's delusions that he won the debate and didn't take the bait / fall for the traps Hillary set started the second segment. Gergen & Powers & Bash had another good discussion and during it Anderson asked 'how the hell can Trump say he didn't take the bait?' (paraphrased). And I liked Gergen waving away the nonsense of Trump blaming the debate microphone.

My favorite segment was the third; a battle between Ana Navarro and Jeffrey Lord and Navarro won. The segment started with a Randi Kaye report listing a number of Trump's public feuds against Spy Magazine, Rosie O'Donnell, Megan Kelly, the Khan family and Machado.
ATA has posted the discussion between Anderson, Lord and Navarro which started after Kaye's report. You gotta watch it. It's awesome not only for Anderson's pushback on Lord and insisting on an answer, it's also an amazing study in how much Lord can hem and haw and spin and deflect before finally giving a weaselly answer. Navarro continues to gain my respect for trusting her gut and refusing to follow the GOP line to get behind Trump no matter what. I loved her line, 'Melania for the good of the country should smother him with a pillow when she sees him reach for that phone'.

Next up was Randi Kaye's report on African-American voters. I watched Hayes cover the news about the 9/11 bill Congress passed, Obama vetoed saying it was bad, Congress overriding the veto, then finding out it was a bad bill and Obama's reason for vetoing were good and now McConnell is blaming Obama. Maybe Anderson had this in the second hour.

The last segment in the first hour was Gary Tuchman's report/interview of how nine-year-olds feel about the election. I didn't watch.

What was in the second hour? What will 360 cover on Monday? Will it be more on Machado, marriages and salacious tabloid-style stories? Or will Anderson cover more concrete serious news like Trump scouting for business in Cuba, his and son Eric's shady charities or a good look on the candidates positions on Syria, fixing Flint or the Standing Rock pipeline protest?

Anonymous said...

@THE ATA TEAMA: THANK YOU THANK YOU, FOR INCLUDING THIS CLIP. IT IS PRICELESS AND YES ANA,
"WE ALMOST FORGOT WHEN TRUMP STUCK TO HIS SCRIPT, THAT HE WAS INSANE!" BUT SOMETHING TELLS ME
KNOWING HILLARY, THAT SHE HAS OTHER LITTLE BAIT TIPS ON HER FISHING ROD, AND SHE IS GOING TO
USE THEM...DRIP DRIP.
THIS PAST SUMMER SHE EVEN HINTED THAT SHE HAD A "FEW THINGS UP HER SLEEVE AND NOT TO WORRY."
AND JUST MAYBE MELANIA WILL DO US ALL A FAVOR AND SMOTHER TRUMP WITH A PILLOW AND PUT US ALL OUT OF OUR MISERY.
AND KNOWING AC HE WILL MAKE BOTH CANDIDATES STICK TO HIS TOPIC AND WE WILL GET AN ANSWER,
WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT.....PERHAPS DUMBO WILL REALIZE, SINCE EVERY CREDIBLE NEWS PAPER HAS INDEED WRITTEN, 'TRUMP IS UNQUALIFIED' AND "IN OVER HIS HEAD," AND TAKE ONE MORE GLASS OF WATER, AND THEN "WALK OFF THE STAGE"....A SIGH OF RELIEF HEARD ROUND THE WORLD.