Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from Chicago, IL ahead of President Obama's Farewell Address.


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13 comments:

Jaanza said...

I'm not thrilled with Tuesday's 360. Although there was a good amount of time spent covering Obama (who was ignored practically the entire 2016 campaign season) there were other problems.

Anderson and a gazillion panelists were in Chicago at Grant Park, the site of Obama's farewell speech coming up soon. There was a good Q&A with Michelle Kosinski about Obama's speech and what it would likely contain. Unfortunately Anderson then introduced a panel of eight of the usual pundits and I went to Hayes (covering Intel revelations that the Russians have oodles of stuff they could and may already have blackmailed Trump with). When I checked back on 360 later Gloria Borger was talking but noise from the pre-Obama concert in the background was mostly drowning her out.

Anderson handed off the second segment to Jake Tapper in Washington D.C. Tapper, Jim Sciutto (who broke this story?) and Ivan Perez discussed "Intel Chiefs Presented Trump With Claims Of Russian Efforts To Compromise Him"; that's a polite way to put it. Russia has all kinds of personal and financial info on Trump (thanks to Britain's M16) and the FBI is also investigating. The four CNN guys - later joined by Carl Bernstein - didn't get into the more lurid and sleazy rumors of what the Russians have but check around the web if you're interested.

After a clip of Obama's election night victory speech at Grant Park in 2008, Anderson interviewed Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) about Obama's legacy. When the giant panel returned to discuss the same I left.

The fourth and last segment before Obama's speech had Anderson's interview with Father Michael Pfleigen and focused on gun violence in Chicago. Anderson's first question was 'has Obama done enough to fix this?' Pfliegen talked about the rising violence in Chicago, the conditions in the city and the nation and what he wants Obama's message to be. Bakari Sellars joined the panel; Anderson asked him one question before turning to the rest of the massive panel. I watched Hayes talk to Maddow.

Although I've never wanted more Trump coverage in the past, I felt today's wasn't enough. The explosive news on what dirt the Russians may have on Trump and how they maybe have used this in the past should have been explored further. Tomorrow Anderson might let the Trump nominees' hearings and reaction to Obama's speech last night take up most of 360. And then there's Trump's "news conference" in which he'll say something shocking and crazy to divert attention from how many Russian strings are on him.

Anonymous said...

PRESIDENT OBAMA PAID GREAT TRIBUTE TO HIS WIFE, MICHELLE, WHO REALLY CAME INTO HER OWN IN HER HUSBAND'S SECOND TERM.
WE HAVE NOT HEARD THE LAST OF EITHER OF THEM. WHERE WAS SASHA? I ONLY SAW ONE DAUGHTER BUT I CAME TO HIS SPEECH LATE. ONE THING, HOWEVER, CHICAGO, AT LEAST PORTIONS OF IT, IS STILL ONE RACIAL MESS. HAVING A BLACK PRESIDENT DID NOT HELP TO EASE RACIAL TENSION.
DOES 'DUMB ASS' HAVE ANY REDEEMING FEATURES? NOW HE'S AN "ALLEGED" RUSSIAN OPERATIVE. BUT WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE, OR HE WAS IN CONTACT WITH RUSSIAN OPERATIVES. EVEN IF THERE IS A SLIGHT DOUBT IN
ANYONE'S MIND, TRUMP SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE. IF MC CAIN DIDN'T THINK THIS NEW INFO WAS SUSPICIOUS HE NEVER WOULD HAVE BROUGHT IT TO THE FBI. BUT WE CAN'T SPOIL IT FOR THOSE
POOR COAL MINERS, CAN WE? CARL BERSTEIN SAID IT WOULD BE A LONG PROCESS TO UNWIND. REALLY? ANOTHER
FOUR YEARS OF TAX PAYERS MONEY. WHAT A WASTE AND A HALF ON A BIG PILE OF GOP TRASH.

aries moon said...

A fond, grateful farewell to the greatest president of my lifetime--President Barack Obama.

CWM84 said...

Cnn continues to discredit itself with fake news... once credible news outlet is now a laughing stock. They and buzzfeed despite its own editor saying it was probably fake said they would run it anyway and CNN followed suit. There is no wonder CNN is least trusted out of the major news network. Anderson should really think about his own legacy and leave CNN so he can become more a serious journalist again. I can't watch CNN anymore even as a Anderson fan over the years. We miss real news and stories and field reporting from all over the world. CNN has a witch hunt for Trump and emails showed they aided Hillary in primaries and general election. It seems CNN and its other fake news allies still can't get over Trump won. Same with these whiny celebs. He is President and we should support and wish him well for the best of country. If he fails. Like Obama. We all fail as a country. Truth is we have alot of work to do. Obama rose debt by 9.3 trillion. Poverty has increase, more people on foodstamps, out of work force. Homicides up, especially in Chicago and many inner cities that Obama ignored. Race relations are as bad as i've ever seen. The middle east is in choas... Obamacare was a law based on lies. Yoy could not keep your doctor or insurance. People have not saved money. Deductibles and premiums are out of control for working people. But Obama's legacy is worse of all for his party. On state levels and federal levels dems have lost more seats. More gop state houses and senates control government. Most states, 31, are gop gov. His legacy is a rebuke of his policies. In closing... I voted for Obama and like many he leaves in a dissappointment for not tackling tougher issues on the day. He could have brought people together but instead became the great divider. He could have done more for inner cities, poverty but really only used them for votes. I am hopeful Trump is able to help inner cities, help against this violence destroying our cities and drugs. I wish him well in his efforts. He focused alot of these forgotten people and I really hope he tackles these issues. I wish him well.

Anonymous said...

You're all talk and no action. I've boycotted CNN since the dreadful day of 11/9, so do something instead of yammering all the time. Bet ya can't

CWM84 said...

I have boycotted since like may. So what's your point? I still call out fake news when it happens and its lack of ethics.

Anonymous said...

"THE MIDDLE EAST IS IN CHAOS." I KNEW I'D FIND UNTRUTH IN A RIDICULOUS POST AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. HERE'S A FACT: BUSH W. STARTED IT.....A REPUBLICAN DEAR. PLEASE READ AND STOP MAKING "STUFF UP."
"HE COULD HAVE BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER BUT INSTEAD BECAME THE GREAT DIVIDER." YOUR REFERENCE TO OBAMA IS REPUGNANT AND HAS TO BE REFUTED. TELL US HOW HE BECAME THE "GREAT DIVIDER."
I THOUGHT THE SLEAZE THAT IS ABOUT TO TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE WAS THE "GREAT DIVIDER BY INSULTING
EVERYONE ON STAGE....INCLUDING A REPORTER WHO WAS DISABLED! IT IS ON TAPE.
WHILE THERE WERE OPPORTUNITIES THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA MISSED DURING HIS PRESIDENCY, LIKE NOT PASSING GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, TO SAY THAT TRUMP "WILL HELP THE INNER CITIES," IS TOTALLY NAIVE.
TRUMP DOESN'T KNOW WHAT AN INNER CITY IS, SO HOW IN THE WORLD CAN HE HELP THEM???
WHAT HE WILL DO, AND HAS ALREADY STARTED, IS HELP HIMSELF. YES, THE PRESIDENCY WILL BE REALLY LUCRATIVE FOR DONALD J. TRUMP, ESPECIALLY ON RUSSIAN SOIL.

Anonymous said...

@ARIES MOON: I CRIED WHEN THE POTUS WIPED TEARS FROM HIS EYES OVER MICHELLE. WHAT A LOVE STORY!

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aries moon said...

@Cappy, once again, your comments are sharp, thought-provoking and witty, keep on posting!

Anonymous said...

Your talking points are just that talking points, no real facts and when asked to back up your "facts" you disappear and only return to diss My President Barak Obama and the one true winner of the 2016 election Hillary Clinton. My point is that you can't gandle the truth. I am done with people like you.

Anonymous said...

WHERE DID THE TERMS "FAKE NEWS AND "FAKE OUTRAGE" COME FROM? WELL THE MASTER OF THEM BOTH: TRUMP.
THE NEXT TIME PRESIDENT TWEET WANTS TO CALL A NEWS CONFERENCE HE MUST SIGN A DECLARATION THAT WHAT
HE IS ABOUT TO RELATE TO THE PRESS IS "FALSE." ALL OF IT. NOT SOME IT. ALL OF IT. IF HE'S GOING TO
LIE CONSISTENTLY TO THE MEDIA AND ONLY SPEAK TO HIS SUPPORTERS, THE TWO PEOPLE IN THE BACK ROW BEHIND THE CABINETS ON THE LEFT, THAN THE MEDIA NEED NOT WASTE THEIR TIME.
PRESIDENT TWEET IS A BOLD FACE LIAR...HE IS LIKE THE LITTLE BOY WHO CRIED "WOLF" SO MANY TIMES THAT WHEN HE FINALLY DID SEE A REAL WOLF, NO ONE BELIEVED HIM,....AND THAT'S DANGEROUS.
I'D RATHER GET REAL NEWS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, CNN AND THE WASHINGTON POST. I DO NOT WANT TO
HEAR FROM "THE LIAR IN CHIEF." LIKE MICHELLE OBAMA CALLED HERSELF IN THE FIRST TERM, WHEN THE NEWS OUTLETS DISSED HER, SHE CALLED HERSELF: "MOM IN CHIEF," AND REMAINED SILENT FOR THE REST OF THE FIRST TERM. SO I WILL NOW BE REFERRING TO THE PRESIDENT ELECT AS "THE LIAR IN CHIEF" BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT FLOWS FROM HIS LIPS TO OUR EARS, ARE LIES.....FAKE NEWS. AND HOPEFULLY HIS PRESIDENCY WILL BE IMPEACHED SOONER RATHER THAN LATER SO 'WE THE PEOPLE" CAN GET BACK TO BUSINESS, BECAUSE "THIS GUY AIN'T UP TO THE TASK."

Pragya said...

@aries moon

Indeed. We were lucky to have him for 8 years.

What a fitting send-off. As AC said, we will not hear a speech like that from a sitting president for the next 4 to 8 years at least. And I am going to add probably never to that.