Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  The first hour was a lot of panel discussion and much of the second hour was devoted to a protest happening at UC Berkeley over an alt-right speaker.   At the end of the second hour was a short segment with Thomas Friedman of the NY Times on the fallout of Trump's travel ban.  Luckily the full interview was posted to the website and we've included it here.

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Earlier in the day Anderson hosted a Facebook Live event to promote this week's paperback release of The Rainbow Comes and Goes; the book he wrote with his mother.

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6 comments:

aries moon said...

Anderson and Jeff Lord (who AC allowed to drone on endlessly) sounded like they disapproved of the protest in Berkeley--they better get used to it because this is what happens when people object to having a racist, sexist troll for POTUS, a POTUS who's letting a white supremicist shape national policy--not to mention the other regressive, reckless members of Team Trump. The Resistance movement is growing nationwide and has already dwarfed the Tea Party movement--what they need to do is make sure they motivate people to go out and VOTE when it counts--those of us who see the danger of Trump can't afford to be complacent.

I was barely paying attention to the Glenn Beck interview but I did hear AC making some comments that struck me as odd or should I say irritating? Maybe I'll go through the transcript.

Unless I missed something, there was no mention of the Trump Administration's disastrous raid on Yemen which killed a Navy Seal and possibly civilians, including children. Apparently our genius leader didn't bother to acquire sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations according to military officials. AC would've had this as the lead story if President Obama or Hillary Clinton ordered it--plus he'd bring in McCain and Giuliani to bash them relentlessly over it--Trump gets a pass?

Why hasn't Charles Blow been on 360 lately--is he too truthful about Trump for AC's taste? The panel hasn't been very diverse lately--where's Angela Rye, Bakari Sellers, Maria Cardona? Are they keeping them off on purpose? I sure hope not--even though AC has a tendency to cut them off in order to allow K-Lee, Jeff or another Trump toadie get the last word. AC seems to prefer Van Jones, probably because he's sympathetic to those 'misunderstood' Trump voters. I've been watching Don Lemon's show because he has a more diverse lineup of political commentators and he generally touches on subjects that are important to me--subjects AC USED to also discuss but no longer seems to think are important since Trump 'won'. All 360 seems to care about is what Trump voters think.

CWM84 said...

These acts but the alt left is the very definition of what they so called oppose. They are the facist, the nazis. Its one thing to protest but riot, set fires, damage the school, local businesses? The left has become the intolerant one and they seem to think this is the way to go. Hopefully more police will crackdown on these acts of terrorism. A woman wearing a trump hat was pepper sprayed. A man was chased down and beaten. Where is the outrage from medai and democrats? This is not protesting. This is anarchy and part of the reason Trump won. Many former dems like myself had to take a hard look at this election.. and one thing was for sure... the left, dems have become the party of hate, racism, facist, communist misguided mistfits. Free speech is only allowed if you agree with them... or you will be verbally or physically attacked... or if you are in congress not even show up to vote. This is out of control. Do they expect to do this next four years? Feds and national gaurds need to come in and keep the peace.

CWM84 said...

Trump is not racist. Hell anyone who is not a dem is racist to libs. What happened last night was sick, violent and unlawful. If you think, condone that you are just as sick as they are. The alt left is unhigned and want to destroy america. They can't win at voter booths so they take it to violence. Cowards. They will continue to lose in elections.

Anonymous said...

"A WOMAN WEARING A TRUMP HAT WAS PEPPERED SPRAYED." REALLY?? AND THAT IS UNLAWFUL? TRUMP IS AN ILLEGITIMATE MORON WHO STOLE THE PRESIDENCY AND YOU DEFEND HIM? NOW THAT'S UNLAWFUL.
WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IF THE ALT-RIGHT WASN'T INVITED TO SPEAK. AND THE
ALT-RIGHT IS ANOTHER NAME FOR RACISM AT ITS WORST AND I FULLY CONDONE ANY ATTEMPT TO SHUT TRUMP SUPPORTERS DOWN. PLEASE, IN YOUR SPARE TIME, DO SOME READING ABOUT DEMOCRACY.
"A MAN WAS CHASED DOWN AND BEATEN." WELL MAYBE IF STEPHEN BANNON, THE WHITE NATIONALIST, WASN'T TRUMP'S
CLOSEST ADVISER, THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. YA THINK.
YES, RACISM DIDN'T BEGIN WITH TRUMP, BUT HE SURE LIKED TO PROMOTE IT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TO WIN
UNSUSPECTING VOTERS, LIKE YOURSELF.
"THIS IS NOT PROTESTING. THIS IS ANARCHY." YES, IT IS AND IF IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THIS MISFIT OUT OF OFFICE, I SAY THE SOONER THE BETTER. HOWEVER, LOGICALLY, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER,
TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED....BECAUSE HE KNOWS ZERO ABOUT GOVERNING.
"THE ULT-LEFT IS UNHINGED AND WANTS TO DESTROY AMERICA." DON'T YOU HAVE THIS EXACTLY BACKWARDS?
YES, THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT IS GROWING NATION WIDE BECAUSE MOST REASONABLE PEOPLE, LIKE MYSELF
KNOW A "CON ARTIST" WHEN THEY SEE ONE. THE EMPHASIS HERE IS ON THE WORD "REASONABLE."

Anonymous said...

CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ARE LINING UP TO PLACATE ALLIES, LIKE AUSTRALIA, AFTER RUDE COMMENTS WERE MADE FROM PRESIDENT DON JUAN CHAOS, BETTER KNOWN AS TRUMP. SINCE TRUMP CONTINUES TO BE THE JACK A.. HE
PORTRAYED DURING HIS CAMPAIGN, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO KEEP CLEANING UP THESE INSULTS TO FOREIGN ALLIES. SOMEONE HAS TO TEACH DON JUAN, THAT WHAT HE IS REALLY LACKING IS CALLED "DIPLOMACY." THE QUALITY HE MOST POSSESSES IS TACKINESS, SOMETHING FAR LESS DESIRABLE.
ISN'T THERE SOME SCHOOL WE CAN SEND DON JUAN IN ORDER TO TEACH HIM HOW TO BEHAVE AS A "STATESMAN"
INSTEAD OF HIS INERT PERSONALITY, THE INNER THIRD RATE, D-MINUS PERFORMER, OF AN AFTER DARK NIGHT CLUB STRIP JOINT, IN VEGAS?
I DON'T MIND OPPOSITION, BUT I DON'T WANT SOME CON ARTIST REPRESENTING ME OVER SEAS. PERSONALLY,
I'D RATHER SPEAK TO EACH AND EVERY ALLY WE HAVE LEFT, MYSELF, APOLOGIZING FOR EVERY WORD AND UTTERANCE DONALD J. TRUMP SAYS. THAT IS HOW SHAMEFUL WE SHOULD ALL FEEL.


aries moon said...

@Cappy, thank you for BOTH of your comments. Trump's president campaign BEGAN by attacking Muslims and Mexicans and he has a long history of bigotry, so it's hard to make the argument that he's not a racist--lots of evidence out there for all to see.