Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


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



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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

HUFFPOST IS REPORTING THAT THE INFLUENTIAL "DALLAS MORNING NEWS," IS ENDORSING HILLARY, THE
FIRST DEMOCRAT IN 75 YEARS, BECAUSE OF HER ACTUAL EXPERIENCE.
THE REASON THIS IS AN IMPORTANT GET AND YOU WILL NOT SEE IT OR READ ABOUT IT IN ANY CONSERVATIVE NEWS PAPER, IS THAT IT REPRESENTS TEXAS...AND IF TRUMP LOSES TEXAS, IT'S OVER.
AND CNN WILL NOT EVER REPORT IT EITHER, BUT YOU CAN BET THERE'S PLENTY OF BUZZ BEHIND THE SCENES.
ANDERSON WAS A BIT FEISTY WITH THE GENERALS AFTER THE TOWN HALL INTERVIEWS, AND HE ACTUALLY WENT AFTER ONE OR TWO ABOUT TRUMP'S NEXT STUPID ISIS PLAN OR WAS IT IRAQ, "WE TAKE THEIR OIL."
YES, BIMBO DONALD, WE KNOW YOU KNOW MORE THAN THE GENERALS, BUT EVEN AC SAID: "IT'S THEIR OIL.
IS EXXON GOING TO JUST SURROUND THEM AND STEAL THEIR OIL?"
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP.

Jaanza said...

If Hillary Clinton is the lead story you know it's not going to be positive news about Hillary. On Wednesday 360 lead with "Email Exchange Between Powell, Clinton Released" with a report from Ivan Perez about the emails, the FBI investigation and the timing. I didn't stay for the panel of 5 usual pundits.

Sunian Serfaty reported on the Trump's campaign's new focus on the military. It boils down to more defense, Hillary is "trigger-happy" and only Trump can save the world from ISIS. However, I liked the video montage of Trump clips of him spouting off various points of view on ISIS and the Mideast which covered not only all the bases but also left field, right field and the dugout. This time I stayed for the panel but it wasn't the usual pundits. It was Fareed Zakaria, Lt. Gen. Mark Herting, Col. Cedric Leighton and Ana-Malika Henderson. They all made good points but Zakaria was my favorite; loved his lines about Trump "winging it", not thinking about what happens after ISIS is defeated and the irony of Trump wanting to "bomb the hell out of them" and then calling Hillary "trigger-happy".
What's stopping Anderson from talking to just Zakaria for a segment or two?

Next up Tom Foreman did a "reality check" on the numbers Trump was tossing out about the U.S. military. Foreman pointed out Trump was looking at numbers from WWII and the world is different now because technology makes a big difference. Foreman also showed that the U.S. spends more than almost the nine next highest military spending nations combined. When the usual panel started, I went away.
When I came back Herting was talking but half the screen was Kaleigh McEnany. Why? A few seconds later Herting had the whole screen but that was only for another few seconds until he was in a third with Anderson and McEnany each having a third. Why does she get so much screen time? I left again.

"Poll: Voters Want Trump To Release Tax Returns" was the on-screen title and a good report by someone who's name I didn't catch. The report had an overview and focused points on charitable giving, tax rates, net worth and all of Trump's businesses/entities. A new panel started: McEnany, Henderson and Tim O'Brien (author of "TrumpNation"). There was just one question to O'Brien before the commercial break.

The last segment of the first hour was more of the McEnany, Henderson and O'Brien panel. Trump tried to sue O'Brien for that book (suit was thrown out) and I would have liked it if Anderson interviewed him, a new face for 360, instead of having yet another panel.
I don't see gazillions of panels with bajillions of pundits on Tapper's or Blitzer's shows. These panels are so over-used on 360; viewers would be better served by having a more in-depth Q&A with one or two experts rather than a panel which by its very nature is going to be shallower.

At the last minute Anderson previewed the start of the second hour: a look at how Hillary and Trump did at the "Commander-in-Chief Forum" which just ended on NBC and MSNBC. I watched Maddow's review of that Forum and it included reactions from the veterans who asked questions on how well the candidates answered. Each time I checked on 360 (during Maddow's commercial breaks) the Forum was covered but I'd bet the back 40 Anderson didn't have feedback from the vets who were there.

aries moon said...

Gen. Mark Hertling, Fareed Zakaria and Barbara Starr had made very strong points about Trump's nonsensical approach to ISIS and other military matters--Fareed stated the obvious that is not stated nearly enough, Trump doesn't know what he's talking about. During the second hour, Hillary Clinton's appearance at the Commander in Chief forum wasn't even discussed until about 30 minutes into the show, but I didn't like that Fareed basically blamed HER for not being as 'compelling' as Trump--360 CHOSE to focus mostly on Trump during the program--they could've just as easily spent that time talking about Hillary's views/policies instead of focusing soley on what she said about her emails.

I'm glad Jaanza noticed the ridiculous amount of screen time that K-Lee received on 360 and I was just as irritated and perpelexed when Gen. Hertling was speaking and K-Lee was inexplicably on the screen--CNN/360 treats her like she's royalty or something--she's on nearly EVERY panel on EVERY CNN program and she almost always is given the last word. Is K-Lee really on the same intellectual level as a David Gergen, Charles Blow, Carl Bernstein, Maria Cardona or Ana Navarro? I don't think so, but CNN has elevated her in a way she hasn't earned or deserves. The news/political websites are overrun with clips of CNN panels laughing at the ludicrous, illogical nonsense K-Lee spews when defending Trump.

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY AGREE. CAN'T STAND THAT DUMB BLONDE ONE MORE MINUTE, AND YES, SHE IS DUMB, BUT THE
MAN SHE IS SUPPORTING IS DUMBER.
WHEN IS HILLARY GOING TO TURN THE TABLES ON HER QUESTIONING AND JUST CALL OUT TRUMP FOR WHAT HE IS; IGNORANT. SHE IS JUST TOO POLITE. SHE HAS TO GET DOWN IN THE MUD BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW HE'S
A PIG WEARING LIPSTICK TO LOOK PRESIDENTIAL, DARLING.
TRUMP IS THE MOST IGNORANT CANDIDATE THAT EVER RAN FOR OFFICE AND IT IS HILLARY'S JOB TO NAIL
HIM: JUST TURN TO HIM AND SAY: "DONALD YOU ARE IGNORANT. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. NAME A SUBJECT. ANY SUBJECT,EXCEPT YOURSELF AND PLEASE TALK POLICY BECAUSE NOTHING YOU SAY MAKES ONE BIT OF SENSE.
YOUR LAST STUPID QUOTE, AND THEY ARE ALL EQUALLY STUPID: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND I HAVE REDUCED THE GENERALS TO"RUBBLE" MAY I REMIND YOU. SOME OF THOSE GENERALS WERE APPOINTED UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, AND MOST OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE SAID CAN NEVER BE DONE. YOU "MAKE STUFF UP," AND PEOPLE LIKE MATT LAUER JUST SIT THERE AND NOD THEIR HEADS LIKE THEY ARE IN A TRANCE. YOU HAVE ZERO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ANYTHING AND DON'T YOU DARE INTERRUPT ME, YOU MORON."
WHAT HAS SHE GOT TO LOSE?
AND THEN I WOULD QUIZ HIM: NAME THE LAST BOOK ON GOVERNMENT YOU READ? HOW MANY BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT ARE THERE? WHAT IS THE JOB OF THE SUPREME COURT? NAME THE SUPREME COURT NOMINEE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTED TO APPOINT BUT COULDN'T BECAUSE OF THE REPUBLICAN BLOCK, ETC AND I'D KEEP TALKING. HEY HILLARY...FILIBUSTER TRUMP! JUST KEEP ON, KEEPING ON....
THERE'S A REASON HILLARY IS GETTING THE EDUCATED VOTER AND NOT TRUMP SO LET'S SHOW STUPID HOW STUPID HE REALLY IS.