Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  The entire second hour was devoted to the new protests in Charlotte, NC following a fatal police shooting.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

THERE ARE NOW RIOTS IN CHARLOTTE N.C,.....OBAMA NEEDS TO STEP IN BECAUSE IF HE DOESN'T TRUMP
WILL TURN THIS INTO A POLITICAL HAY DAY AND SAY THAT "HE CAUSED IT, AND DID NOTHING."
I SAY, TIME TO CALL THE NATIONAL GUARD. JOHNSON CALLED IT FORTY YEARS AGO, AND IT WORKED.
PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST. THE FIRST AMENDMENT DOES NOT GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO LAWLESSNESS, BREAK WINDOWS, AND LOOT BUSINESSES THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE POLICE WHO ARE DOING THEIR JOB, AND THE SHOOTING.

Jaanza said...

I was five minutes late; Anderson was already talking to a reporter in Charlotte NC about the protests there. People were protesting the police shooting and death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who may or may not have had a gun in his vehicle. Next Anderson talked to Sara Sidner at a meeting in Tulsa OK concerning another police shooting of another black man, this one seen on helicopter video although there are different "interpretations" of what the video shows. I see a man standing with his hands up. There was another look at the protests in Charlotte before the commercial break.

Anderson interviewed Minister Corine Mack of the Charlotte NAACP about the situation in that city. Then a clip of Trump advocating for more 'stop and frisk' because it worked so well for NYC and Anderson pointed out it was judged unconstitutional for targeting minorities. The clip of Trump stating things are "worse than ever" for blacks and things are better in Afghanistan was shown again. Charles Blow and Chris Durand, a Trump parrot, discussed this. Blow came across as the smarter of the two. Durand spent too long saying the "intent" of 'stop and frisk' is good but its implementation was bad and somehow kept advocating for a badly implemented practice. Although Anderson had to point out to him that 90% of those stopped were minorities and 93% did nothing wrong, Durand still touted intent.

Hillary Clinton is still 6 points ahead in a new national poll and there were some new state poll numbers. John King explained it all before joining a panel with Gloria Borger and David Axelrod. I was glad to see three sane people on the panel but unfortunately was distracted during most of this segment.

In the fourth segment there was a dramatic LIVE update from Charlotte with the reporter and cameraman running from tear gas at one point. I did't catch the name of the reporter.

The last segment in the first hour was on former NY Rep. Anthony Weiner's new sexting scandal, this one involving him sexting a 15-year-old girl. Randi Kaye had a report and Anderson discussed with Jeffrey Toobin.

I checked in on 360 during the first half-hour of the second hour. Like Maddow, Anderson was covering LIVE the increasing chaotic events in Charlotte. After hearing a man was shot and killed at the protest I needed a break from the news.

Anonymous said...

Too much coverage of the protests. Give it a segment, give an update at the end of the hour and cover other news. The last thing needed in these types of situations is people giving commentary of what should be happening when they aren't there and don't know the whole situation.

While I'm against violent protest and looting, etc. I understand people's frustrations when the police aren't transparent. I look to the Laquan McDonald shooting in Chicago as evidence. The police reports all said that McDonald was approaching officers when he was shot and when the video was finally released months later it was clear he was moving away from officers, not waiving his knife around and shot in the back. 7 officers are facing firing over the shooting. The cop that shot him and 6 others that filed false police reports to cover for the cop that shot him. I look at the police union in Chicago that urged officers not to work overtime on Labor Day weekend amid a violent Chicago summer. While not all police are bad, until the good ones start calling out the bad and the police unions quit covering for them the problem will only continue and get worse.

Perhaps if video of this incident were released and people could see the man had a gun instead of taking the police's word for it, these violent protests could have been prevented.

Police need to be transparent and so does Donald Trump. He still hasn't released his taxes, detailed health records and information on his foundation. Instead of Don the Con, maybe people should start calling him Crooked Donald!

aries moon said...

I read an article about a recent incident involving a white man who was waving a gun around and threatening to shoot police officers but he still managed to come out of it alive because the cops made the choice to de-escalate the situation and arrest the perpetrator. It's become too common for African-American men and women to be gunned down by police even if they're unarmed and complying with orders--this is unjust and although violent protests and looting are never the right action to take, it makes you wonder what type of protests are acceptable when you have someone like Colin Kaepernick being demonized for choosing to not stand during the national anthem to peacefully protest police violence against people of color. There are cops in Florida who are refusing to protect the Miami Dolphins simply because certain players have followed in Kaepernick's footsteps. How is it that African-American cops do their jobs and protect the KKK/white supremicists when they march for their rights but African Americans can't expect cops to protect them if they exercise their right to protest? Until police are truly held accountable for their actions, the protests will probably increase and get worse and no one wants that.

I was disgusted when I saw CNN reporter Ed Lavendera being knocked down by a protestor--no excuse for that.

Anonymous said...

@12:21 AM: ACTUALLY I LIKE 'DON THE CON' BETTER. CROOKED DONALD IS JUST TOO NICE.
HILLARY SHOULD GO AFTER HIM DURING THE DEBATE FOR NOT RELEASING HIS RETURNS. HE HAS USED EVERY
LAME EXCUSE IN THE BOOK AND THE MEDIA LETS HIM GET AWAY WITH IT, INCLUDING ANDERSON.
SOMEONE HAS TO HOLD THIS CON ARTIST ACCOUNTABLE AND IF THE MEDIA DOESN'T DO IT, WHO WILL?
HE THINKS HE'S ABOVE THE LAW, RULES DON'T APPLY TO HIM, AND ANYTHING GOES, AND THE MEDIA JUST
"BUYS IT."
ANDERSON SHOULD START THE DEBATE WITH "WHAT ARE YOU HIDING MR.TRUMP? WHEN HE SAYS HE'S NOT HIDING ANYTHING. IT'S NO BODIES BUSINESS, AC SHOULD COUNTER WITH: "YOU ARE RUNNING FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND. YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH IS THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS OR YOU SHOULD NOT
BE RUNNING. THIS IS JUST ONE ITEM ON THE LIST THAT YOU HAVE NOT COMPLIED WITH. WHY ARE YOU
DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER CANDIDATE WHO HAS AS MUCH MONEY OR MORE MONEY THAN YOU DO??
IS IT FAIR TO SAY YOU ARE NOT A BILLIONAIRE?"
YES, TIME FOR ALL THE GOTCHA QUESTIONS TRUMP OR LET HILLARY DO THE JOB WE ALL KNOW YOU'RE NOT CAPABLE OF DOING.
HOLD TRUMP'S SMALL HANDS AND SMALL BRAIN TO THE FIRE, ANDERSON. IT'S YOUR JOB.