Friday, January 13, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, January 13, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio in the 8pmET hour.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I REFUSE TO WATCH TRUMP'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS TO THE NATION. AS LONG AS HE SEES RUSSIA AS AN ALLIE
AND NOT A FOE, AND AS LONG AS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT WHAT WAS IN THE FBI
BRIEFING, GIVEN TO THEM BY SENATOR MC CAIN, I WILL NOT PARTICIPATE OR VIEW THIS HYPOCRITICAL PROCEDURE WHERE THIS PARTICULAR NOMINEE IS GIVEN THE OATH OF OFFICE FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
HE HAS ALREADY SAID HE IS GOING TO LIFT RUSSIAN SANCTIONS THAT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE, AND IN A NY TIMES EDITORIAL JUST TODAY, CALLED THIS AN ACT THAT COULD BE ON THE ROAD TO RUINING OUR DEMOCRACY. DONALD J. TRUMP IS DANGEROUS AND THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED HAVE LIMITED MENTAL CAPACITIES, AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GOVERNMENT.....JUST LIKE THE CANDIDATE HIMSELF.
CNN SHOULD NOT BROADCAST THIS EVENT, BUT THEY WILL BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY THEY WILL LOSE
TO OTHER NETWORKS IF THE DO NO COMPLY.
I DON'T CARE WHAT HIS MESSAGE IS OR ISN'T. NOR DO I CARE WHAT "SHE" IS WEARING. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. THE DAMAGE WILL HAVE BEEN DONE. TRUMP HAS ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT RUSSIA COULD HAVE INFLUENCED THE ELECTORAL PROCESS. WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO KNOW?

Pragya said...

@aries moon

I just wanted to respond to this comment you made

" I guess Trump and the GOP stripping away much needed health care from millions of desperate people will give the wealthy AC a big tax break and that's all that counts for him."

You don't really believe that. You really think that all AC cares about is being rich? Then he has made some terrible career decisions. Forget all his war coverage and field reporting. Even working for low paying CNN compared to all the networks that have wooed him for a long time is very dumb. Calling the Trump team liars when Trump is considering the AT&T and Time Warner anti trust issue- biggest mistake of all.

He said very clearly that he respects all public servants and he has said many times (when Republicans were trashing Obama) that the office of the president needs to be respected. As for the ACA (which I support as a Health Economist), he was the one who asked Trump about pre-existing conditions during the debate.

Look, Trump is terrible. I hate him. He deserves censure. But he is also the president. As an unbiased journalist, AC needs to respect that. I don't have to because I am not a journalist. The problem would be if AC was covering up his misdeeds. All that matters is he hold him accountable. And if he can do that while being respectful, even better. Because then Trump will look even worse. Just like Jim Acosta is doing.

Pragya said...

Scholastic Kids Press has a great (adorable) interview with AC about Prez Obama's farewell address, if the team has not seen it :)

aries moon said...

@pragya, I wish I had the same amount of confidence you have about Anderson being totally unbiased when it comes to Trump/Obama, but I don't. Hearing AC say he has 'enormous' respect for Trump was disturbing to me because he singled him out in a specific way that he's never done for President Obama, maybe he respects the 'office' of the president, which is fine, but that's all he should've said, but saying that he has respect for 'all he's done' and 'all he hopes to do' sounds like he's rooting for the cruel, mean spirited and vile Trump agenda to succeed, thereby hurting millions of people like me. I want Trump held accountable and not praised.

Anonymous said...

ANDERSON SHOULD BE COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE. TO HEAR HIM ACKNOWLEDGE RESPECT FOR THIS OPPORTUNIST IS FRIGHTENING. THE OFFICE ITSELF IS DESERVING OF RESPECT. TRUMP HAS DONE VERY LITTLE TO ACTUALLY EARN ANYONE'S RESPECT, ESPECIALLY AFTER A TOP SENATOR HAD TO BRING INFORMATION ABOUT TRUMP'S TIES WITH
RUSSIAN OPERATIVES. AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DRUMPF HAS TO USE UTMOST DISCRETION
AND WATCH EVERYTHING HE SAYS. HE HAS DEMONSTRATED, SO FAR, THAT HE IS NOT WILLING TO SACRIFICE HIS "TWEET ACCOUNT," FOR THE PRESIDENCY AND HAS ENGAGED IN PETTY BICKERING OVER TRIVIAL MATTERS, AND EVEN HAD THE AUDACITY TO ARGUE WITH A MAN OF JOHN LEWIS'STATURE. HOW CAN ANDERSON, A JOURNALIST WITH HIGH CREDENTIALS USE THE WORD "RESPECT"IN REFERENCE TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T RESPECT OTHERS??
PERSONALLY I THINK ALL THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD BOYCOTT THE INAUGURAL PROCEEDINGS BECAUSE OF THE TRUMP'S RUSSIAN TIES AND HIS "DEVOTION" TO PUTIN. HIS LEGITIMACY SHOULD BE QUESTIONED BY EVERY JOURNALIST AND EVERY CITIZEN. HE HAS A 40% POLL RATING AND HE HASN'T EVEN TAKEN THE OATH OF OFFICE YET. TRUMP HAS YET TO PROVE HE IS 'WORTHY' OF ANYONE'S "RESPECT."