Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, January 19th, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360  from Washington, D.C. in advance of tomorrow's inauguration.


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18 comments:

Jaanza said...

It's Inauguration Eve and 360 had brand spanking new logos for the commercial bumpers proclaiming "The Inauguration of Donald Trump"... as though anyone forgot about it.
After a clip of Trump's speech this afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial, Jim Acosta reported on Trump's schedule today, him and Pence laying a wreath at Arlington, the concert at the Lincoln Memorial, blah blah blah. Acosta and Anderson had a short chat on Trump's inauguration speech before beginning a panel of 8 of the usual pundits. I watched Hayes interview Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

The second segment started with two chyrons, "Awaiting Remarks From Trump At Campaign Donor Dinner" and " "El Chapo" Extradited To United States". Anderson talked to Ivan Perez about "El Chapo" and why it's now instead of a day or two when it's the Trump presidency. The panel had just barely started, I didn't even have time to change the channel yet, when Anderson interrupted his own question to John King to narrate footage of the Trump family leaving their hotel. Did viewers really need to see that? I didn't. At this time Hayes was talking to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL).

Viewers also did not need to see aerial footage of Trump's motorcade going to that dinner. But that's how the third segment started. Fortunately most of the segment was Anderson interviewing Andy Card, former Chief of Staff for Dubya Bush, about the Presidential first day, briefings, schedules, the oath, the role of Reince Preibus, filling the Cabinet and other important positions and his advice to Trump. The advice was pretty much "educate yourself" and listen to many different sources. Meanwhile Hayes had Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Manu Raju told Anderson all about the confirmation hearings for Trump Cabinet nominees focusing on Rick Perry for the Dept. of Energy. I missed - not on purpose - a chunk of the start of their discussion. Then Anderson showed a taped interview with Sen. Joe Manchin (R-WV) about his good pal Perry. At first I was glad to see a current member of Congress on 360; Hayes seems to have access to so many more politicians. However, after Manchin spinner away Anderson's first two questions (about candidate Perry promising to abolish the Dept. of Energy and about Perry not knowing what the job responsibilities are) with not nearly enough pushback from Anderson, I went back to Hayes.

The start of the last segment of the first hour showed Pence speaking at that donor dinner. Anderson explained what was going on and said, "Let's listen in." NOPE. Hayes had a discussion with two pundits but when Trump took the stage MSNBC broadcast his speech. Of course so did CNN. Thank goodness the NFL channel had a classic football game.

No apologies for mentioning Hayes so much. I really don't like the gargantuan panels and I really didn't like how the Manchin interview started. Honestly, why did Hayes have more politicians? And fewer pundits? Why so few politicians on 360?

I didn't watch the second hour and probably won't watch at all tomorrow.

Jaanza said...

It's Inauguration Eve and 360 had brand spanking new logos for the commercial bumpers proclaiming "The Inauguration of Donald Trump"... as though anyone forgot about it.
After a clip of Trump's speech this afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial, Jim Acosta reported on Trump's schedule today, him and Pence laying a wreath at Arlington, the concert at the Lincoln Memorial, blah blah blah. Acosta and Anderson had a short chat on Trump's inauguration speech before beginning a panel of 8 of the usual pundits. I watched Hayes interview Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

The second segment started with two chyrons, "Awaiting Remarks From Trump At Campaign Donor Dinner" and " "El Chapo" Extradited To United States". Anderson talked to Ivan Perez about "El Chapo" and why it's now instead of a day or two when it's the Trump presidency. The panel had just barely started, I didn't even have time to change the channel yet, when Anderson interrupted his own question to John King to narrate footage of the Trump family leaving their hotel. Did viewers really need to see that? I didn't. At this time Hayes was talking to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL).

Viewers also did not need to see aerial footage of Trump's motorcade going to that dinner. But that's how the third segment started. Fortunately most of the segment was Anderson interviewing Andy Card, former Chief of Staff for Dubya Bush, about the Presidential first day, briefings, schedules, the oath, the role of Reince Preibus, filling the Cabinet and other important positions and his advice to Trump. The advice was pretty much "educate yourself" and listen to many different sources. Meanwhile Hayes had Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Manu Raju told Anderson all about the confirmation hearings for Trump Cabinet nominees focusing on Rick Perry for the Dept. of Energy. I missed - not on purpose - a chunk of the start of their discussion. Then Anderson showed a taped interview with Sen. Joe Manchin (R-WV) about his good pal Perry. At first I was glad to see a current member of Congress on 360; Hayes seems to have access to so many more politicians. However, after Manchin spinner away Anderson's first two questions (about candidate Perry promising to abolish the Dept. of Energy and about Perry not knowing what the job responsibilities are) with not nearly enough pushback from Anderson, I went back to Hayes.

The start of the last segment of the first hour showed Pence speaking at that donor dinner. Anderson explained what was going on and said, "Let's listen in." NOPE. Hayes had a discussion with two pundits but when Trump took the stage MSNBC broadcast his speech. Of course so did CNN. Thank goodness the NFL channel had a classic football game.

No apologies for mentioning Hayes so much. I really don't like the gargantuan panels and I really didn't like how the Manchin interview started. Honestly, why did Hayes have more politicians? And fewer pundits? Why so few politicians on 360?

I didn't watch the second hour and don't think I'll be watching Friday's show.

Anonymous said...

I DID TAKE A PEEK AT THE PARADE DOWN PENNSYLVANIA AVE. AND THIS TIME MELANIA WAS DRESSED APPROPRIATELY. I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE HER THE HONOR OF FLOTUS BECAUSE SHE IS NOT MY IDEA OF A FIRST LADY. SHE IS A SHELL OF A WOMAN, AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN WHO IS OBVIOUSLY VERY CONTROLLED BY HER HUSBAND. "LOUNGE LIZARD" IN CHIEF, WHO HAS ALREADY DECLARED "CARNAGE IN AMERICA." AH YA, IF YOU START WW III SOME DAY, WHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND AN INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO YOU BY INTELLIGENCE, OF WHICH YOU HAVE NONE.
VERY GLAD THE CROWDS WERE THIN, THE DAY WAS GRAY, AND RAINY, AND BARON SEEMED TO BE LIMPING. POOR
BARON, DID NOT LOOK HAPPY AND MUST HAVE BEEN THINKING, AS HE WALKED ALONG SIDE MOM AND DAD, IDLY WAVING TO THE "CROWD", "WHAT THE f---. NOTHING LIKE PAST PARADES, WHERE THERE WAS ACTUAL CELEBRATIONS AND SPIRITS WERE HIGH. I KNOW MINE WASN'T..
JUST A NOTE ON DRESS: DANA BASH, I KNOW YOU HAVE TO REPORT ON THE BALLS, BUT THAT RED DRESS, ARE YOU FOR REAL??YOU ARE AN OBJECTIVE OBSERVER. AN OFF THE SHOULDER RED DRESS IS TOTALLY OUT OF ORDER. MHO

Jaanza said...

Sorry for the double postings. For a long while it looked like the first one didn't get there.

360 isn't on today. Instead CNN has five or six hour "Inaugural Ball" coverage.

Pragya said...

@jaanza

I think Anderson has alienated a lot of politicians on both sides because of his tough interviews. Democrats can go on MSNBC and be assured of a soft interview, Republicans have Faux News sucking up to them, but with AC you never know what to expect. I have noticed that the big interviews and town halls are mostly being conducted by Tapper these days, on both sides of the aisle.

Anonymous said...

Atleast when the Democrats are on MSNBC they are allowed to talk whereas on CNN they are shouted down by KellyAnne and Lord.

Pragya said...

btw some Trump supporters in DC have posted pics of AC saying they are going to throw rocks at his head when he comes out of the building... it is insane

Anonymous said...

JUST MAYBE "LOUNGE LIZARD" SHOULD STOP SAYING HOW HE DISLIKES THE PRESS SO MUCH AND ANDERSON MIGHT
FEEL A BIT SAFER.
YES, LOUNGE LIZARD IN CHIEF WENT TO LANGELY TO GIVE HIS VERSION OF A "PEP TALK" TO INTELLIGENCE, OF WHICH, MIGHT I REMIND YOU, HE HAS NONE, AND WOUND UP SPEAKING ABOUT HIS FAVORITE SUBJECT, HIMSELF.
BILL MAHER'S NEW SEASON BEGAN YESTERDAY AND THERE WAS NOT A TRUMP SUPPORTER TO BE HAD. HE TOO SAID THAT THE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE TRUMP WAS THE CLASSIC "ID."
SO GLAD TO SEE THE TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF DISLIKE FOR LOUNGE LIZARD IN CHIEF. ALTHOUGH HE WAS DRESSED IN HIS INAUGURAL ATTIRE, REMEMBER: YOU CAN PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG, BUT IT IS STILL A PIG.
AND WE GOT OURSELVES A REAL PORKER!

Anonymous said...

I FOR ONE, DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR THE MEDIA NOW THAT TRUMP IS IN OFFICE. HE LIED ALL SUMMER RIGHT THROUGH THE FALL AND NO ONE CALLED HIM ON IT. THEY WERE TOO BUSY GOING AFTER HILLARY AND HER PRIVATE SERVER. NOW TRUMP WILL BLAME THE MEDIA FOR EVERYTHING AND THAT'S FINE BY ME. CNN IS
AGAIN TOUTING "THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS" SLOGAN. WHERE WAS THAT SLOGAN WHEN THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE VETTING ALL THE CANDIDATES? SUDDENLY THEY WERE NOT THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS.
LOUNGE LIZARD'S PRESS SECRETARY "LIED" ABOUT THE CROWD SIZE BEING THE LARGEST EVER. THERE WERE PHOTOS SHOWING THAT WAS NOT THE CASE, COMPARING TRUMP'S INAUGURAL TO OBAMA'S. TRUMP'S WAS SPARSE IN
COMPARISON, AND PICTURES DON'T LIE. PRESIDENTS DO, AT LEAST THIS ONE DOES AND ALWAYS WILL.
THE PRESS HAS THEIR JOB CUT OUT FOR THEM, AND THEY BETTER STOP TALKING ABOUT IT, GET OFF THEIR REARS, AND SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY. HILLARY WARNED YOU.

Pragya said...

The Saturday edition of AC360 was good. Anderson was openly laughing at Trump's absurdities.

But seriously, that press conference was insane.

btw, I watched the Kellyanne interview and AC made it pretty clear he doesn't socialize with politicians. Which could explain why he doesn't have as much access to politicians as Fox News and MSNBC do. Because I know MSNBC reporters have relationships with the Dem party, just like Faux news is basically a front for the republican party.

aries moon said...

Very lively, feisty and combative discussion on Saturday's 360--the push back by most on the panel against Jeff Lord and the other conservative panelist (who rivaled K-Lee in her obnoxiousness) was refreshing, although I didn't agree with them when they said that the size of the crowd at the inauguration wasn't important--it WAS important because it clearly showed that there are many people in this country who take strong issue with Trump and do not support him. If President Obama had been as divisive as Trump has been, he would've never gotten the large crowds that he did at his own inauguration. Anderson was very perplexed by Trump's ludicrous, un-presidential behavior and expressed it several times during the broadcast--later he did a softball interview with one of the planners of the inauguration in order to keep some balance (I suppose). Trump's behavior at the CIA event and Sean Spicer's disastrous first White House press conference (where no questions were allowed from the press) was just shameful but not surprising. CNN anchors/reporters still seem to be waiting on the big pivot, that somehow Trump will take his job seriously and become more presidential, but I think that ship has sailed--he's incapable of it. I read an article which asserted that Trump/GOP might be deliberately causing a bunch of commotion so that the press will not be able to focus on the actions they're taking that will be devastating to the country and the environment.

Loved the coverage of the Women's March and the panel discussion--one of the main topics that they kept talking about was whether or not it will have a lasting impact--most of the panel believe that it won't, but I think they're mistaken. These women and men are WOKE and will fight against this rotten administration. I like a lot of Madonna's music, but nothing will top what she said to the detractors (some on the AC360 panel) using very colorful language--she got lambasted, but I totally agreed with the sentiment.

Anonymous said...

HUFFPOST HAS A TRULY WONDERFUL ENTERTAINING SKIT FEATURING AN SNL PARODY OF KELLYANNE CONWAY.
CONWAY IS PLAYED BY THE TALENTED KATE MC KINNON WHO REALLY EMBODIES CHICAGO'S ROXY HART FROM THE BROADWAY PLAY CHICAGO.
THERE IS ALSO A CLIP OF CONWAY BEING INTERVIEWED BY CHUCK TODD IN WHICH SHE BLATANTLY LIES ABOUT THE PHOTOS OF TRUMP'S INAUGURATION, CALLING WHAT TRUMP'S PRESS SECRETARY ALLUDED TO YESTERDAY,
AS QUOTE: "ALTERNATIVE FACTS." WHICH OF COURSE ARE LIES.
I SAY LET THE "ALTERNATIVE FACTS" SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: EXHIBIT A: COMPARISON PHOTOS. CLEARLY TRUMP'S INAUGURAL CROWD PHOTO IS SPARSE IN COMPARISON TO OBAMA'S.

Anonymous said...

@aries moon

Agreed about the softball interview with the organizer (frankly a slog), but I loved that Anderson quoted Hillary at him when asking about Trump's think skin. and yes, with Madonna 100%. I was very pleased about the Planned Parenthood interview too.

This is very bizarre, but following up from some of our earlier discussions, do you think Anderson is a little too influenced by Jake Tapper? CNN in general seems to have become harder on Obama since Tapper joined in 2012 (remember he called Obama arrogant and then he became famous for his hard questions at Obama pressers) and I know Jake is very respected in media circles, so was wondering if AC takes his cues from him. I know, it's weird, but I had a feeling. Of course hiring Tapper could have been part of Zucker's attempt to steer CNN towards the centre.

BtW AC360 on inauguration day was the only non-foxs hour to crack the top 16 with 5.5 million viewers. So, well done.

CWM84 said...

Some of these people who represent the left, dems or claim to are truly unhinged and need serious help. These should be not examples that any real activist encourages or admires. It seems many people have really lost their minds because Trump is President and if people don't get control of their emtions and actions we could be looking at something more choatic. The hypocrisy from these people is mind blowing. A lot of communities, people have been raped for decades and not a damn word. But now that a white male, republican, billionaire get's in office they come out here and yell, destroy property use all type of vile langauge. Hollywood is using people. This is nothing more but people not able to accept outcome of election. I respect free speech but this is baseless and misguided and does nothing but make Trump, GOP and those who voted for Trump and GOP much more embolden to do it again.

Anonymous said...

WHILE I DON'T THINK IT IS FAIR GAME TO GO AFTER CHILDREN OF THE PRESIDENT, BARON IS AN EXCEPTION.
HIS BEHAVIOR WAS NOT UP TO PAR WITH OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CHILDREN. JUST LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL WAY
JOHN KENNEDY JR. SALUTED HIS FATHER AFTER HE WAS SLAIN. HE WAS ONLY THREE AND YET THAT IMAGE IS EDGED IN OUR MINDS. BEHAVIOR IS TAUGHT AND MICKED FROM THE PARENT.
TRUMP'S CHILDREN, ALL OF THEM, ARE WELL MANNERED AND HAVE BEEN TAUGHT VALUES, AND THAT IS COMMENDABLE. BUT BARON, IS FROM A DIFFERENT GENERATION AND IT IS OBVIOUS, THAT HE HAS BEEN "HANDLED" DIFFERENTLY. PEOPLE HAVE MADE OBSERVATIONS ABOUT HIS INAUGURAL BEHAVIOR AND THAT IS NATURAL IN THIS DAY OF IMMEDIATE RESPONSE. YES, HE COULD HAVE BEHAVED BETTER. HE CLEARLY WAS NOT ENJOYING HIMSELF AND IT WAS A TRYING EXPERIENCE FOR ANY TEN YEAR OLD, BUT HIS BEHAVIOR IS PUBLIC DURING AN INAUGURAL
CEREMONY. IMHO HE WAS NEVER "CHASTISED OR BULLIED." BARON YOUR FATHER IS NOW PRESIDENT AND EVERYTHING YOU DO, IS ON DISPLAY. GET USED TO IT.

Anonymous said...

WE ARE LOOKING AT SOMETHING CHAOTIC BECAUSE TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, "DEMS" OR OTHERWISE.
THE ONLY ONE TO USE "VILE LANGUAGE" WAS TRUMP. CALLING SOMEONE A LIAR IS NOT CONSIDERED VILE, ESPECIALLY IF HE IS LIVING IN A BUBBLE OR AN "ALTERNATE UNIVERSE." AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE PRODUCES
ALTERNATIVE FACTS, WHICH ARE LIES. WE ARE THE TAX PAYERS AND WE SHOULD NOT BE "LIED TO."
THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T ACCEPT THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION, WERE THE REPUBLICANS WHO NEVER ACCEPTED
OBAMA WHO HAPPENED TO HAVE BEEN LEGITIMATELY ELECTED, AS OPPOSED TO THE ONE WE NOW HAVE, WHO WARNED US ALL THAT THE ELECTION "WAS RIGGED" UNTIL HE WON, ALLEGEDLY BECAUSE OUR ELECTORAL PROCESS WAS
HACKED BY RUSSIAN OPERATIVES. THOSE ARE THE FACTS THAT CANNOT BE DISPUTED, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU LIVE
IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, WITH "ALTERNATIVE FACTS," WHICH YOU SEEM TO.

aries moon said...

@anon 5:07 pm, interesting theory about AC and Jake Tapper--I distinctly remember feeling irritated when I learned that Tapper was getting his own show on CNN because he always seemed to go after President Obama in an overly aggressive way that I don't think was warranted (someone within the Obama Administration clearly didn't care for Tapper either because they sent an email asking why Jake was such a "d**k). I know sound like a hypocrite because I do expect and want Tapper to take on Trump in that manner, but with him, there's no doubt it's warranted. I do think Anderson admires Jake Tapper's tough, assertive style of reporting and that could be one of the reasons why AC became so critical of Pres. Obama, but I also believe there are other reasons as well.

Anonymous said...

ARIES MOON: DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS OR NOT, BUT THERE WAS A CLIP OF OBAMA AT THE CORRESPONDENCE
DINNER WHERE OBAMA KIDS TAPPER ABOUT HIS "REPORTING." IT MIGHT BE WHEN HE WAS AT THE PODIUM. HE SAID SOMETHING LIKE: "I SEE A REAL JOURNALIST IS HERE FROM CNN, JAKE TAPPER." AND THEN HE GRINS AND
STARTS TO LAUGH. WINK WINK....SO SOMETHING WAS GOING ON BETWEEN THEM. NO ONE REALLY KNEW WHAT THE
REFERENCE WAS ABOUT. I JUST RECENTLY THOUGHT OF THE EXCHANGE AFTER READING THE POSTER'S COMMENT.
ANON 5:07 PM COULD BE RIGHT.