Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.



Anderson Cooper was a guest on Late Night/Seth Meyers Tuesday night:



Anderson had a little different take on the photo Andy Cohen's dog Wacha posted Monday:

 


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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

Anderson was already talking with Jim Acosta when I got to Wednesday's 360. The chyron said "Supreme Court Pick Calls Trump's Attacks On Judges "Demoralizing" " This was Trump's pick Gorsuch; Acosta had more details on Gorsuch's comments and reactions to them. Anderson then interviewed Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) about his meeting with Gorsuch. While it was good to see a Democratic politician on 360 I wish they'd given him a better microphone; it was hard to hear him sometimes. Jeffrey Toobin also asked Blumenthal a couple of questions.
Tangent: my computer's spellcheck keeps changing "Gorsuch" to "grouch".

Anderson recapped the first segment and had another clip of his interview with Blumenthal; this time centering on Gorsuch criticizing Trump and predicting his ability to be independent as a SCOTUS. I still don't like massive panels and when a 6-member one started I left.

Manu Raju had all the info on the Senate confirming Jeff Sessions as Attorney General., how the voting went down, Mitch McConnell trying to silence Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King advocating against Sessions in 1986. Jim Acosta filed a report on "Trump Deflects Blame For Future Attacks" by blaming the courts and also blamed law enforcement for making him implement the badly thought-out Muslim travel ban on very short notice which conflicted with Trump's own statement in an earlier speech. Trump's nasty tweet about Nordstroms stores discontinuing Ivanka's clothing lines, and its posting on a government website, was also covered. The panel this time started with Kaleigh McEnany defending Trump's tweet and I changed the channel.

Ivanka's clothes, Nordstroms, TJMaxx, Marshalls, declining sales and delusions of political. motivations got its own report in the fourth segment. The report included info on Melania also trying to brand herself and profit as FLOTUS. In what was probably the most interesting discussion of the night, Anderson talked about all of this with Michael D'Antonio and Timothy O'Brien. They covered how Ivanka said she would "distance" herself from her company, how Trump sees his brand as himself and even got into Melissa McCarthy's portrayal as Sean Spicer on SNL.

The last segment of the first hour was Randi Kaye's report on a Syrian family finally reunited after dealing with Trump's travel ban.

I didn't watch the second hour.

Anderson on Seth Meyers show was good stuff, I like hearing about his own perspective, Not a big fan of Meyers, I'd much rather see Anderson talk to Colbert or Conan.

aries moon said...

When AC360 reports on racists like Jeff Sessions or racial subjects in general, it would be nice to see a true liberal on the panel to speak out when K-Lee, Tara Setmayer, the rotten Ken Cuccinelli and even AC start to downplay his bigoted history and put the lie out there that folks like Elizabeth Warren and Corey Booker are merely trying to raise their profiles for the presidential campaign in 2020 or to cash in with book deals, etc opposed to having deep concern about his background. Most Democrats DO believe that Sessions is a racist and that's why the majority (except for DINO Joe Manchin) voted against him. Senator Sherrod Brown was on Chris Hayes how and he said that he's spoken to many Republicans who didn't want to vote for Sessions or DeVos but were afraid of what Trump might do to them--they weren't really prepared to stand on principle out of fear of a Trump backlash. Paul Begala and Jeff Toobin spoke the truth about Sessions but they allowed themselves to be taken over by the others on the panel. I wish Angela Rye, Bakari Sellars or Charles Blow would've been a part of the panel to speak out strongly against Sessions and his racist history. I don't know if it was mentioned on 360, but Mitch McConnell would not allow any criticism or an examination of Session's racist history and that is why Warren tried to read Coretta Scott King's letter illustrating why he isn't the right person for the position of AG. It is a HORRIBLE thing for him to have been appointed Attorney General--civil rights will be set back for years because of him. AC has said on the show that he thinks that the word "racist" is overused these days and that might explain why his rare segments on race always seem to give more weight to the arguments made by racism deniers like K-Lee and Cuccinelli and the panels are stacked with people have no interest or concern about the real danger and threat Jeff Sessions poses as AG. This segment annoyed me so much that I forgot everything else that was discussed on 360 Wednesday night.

Anonymous said...

AL FRANKEN, DEMOCRAT FROM MINN. WAS ON SATELLITE WITH BILL MAHER, AND HE SAID THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW IN THE MINORITY AND THE MAJORITY RULES WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. THEY STICK
TOGETHER AND IT HAS LESS TO DO WITH TRUMP AND MORE TO DO WITH PARTY LOYALTY THAN WE REALIZE.
FRANKEN IS A LIBERAL AND HE VOTED AGAINST SESSIONS AND DEVOS BUT TO NO AVAIL.
I HAPPEN TO LIKE ELIZABETH WARREN AND COREY BOOKER AND IF HILLARY HAD CHOSEN EITHER OF THEM AS HER RUNNING MATE, INSTEAD THE PERSON SHE CHOSE WHO DIDN'T GIVE HER INDIANA, SHE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE WON THE ELECTION. BUT COREY BOOKER, WHO I HAVE MET, IS FROM NEWARK NJ, AND SHE WANTED SOMEONE FROM A DIFFERENT PART OF THE COUNTRY. SHE PLAYED "OLD POLITICS" AND LOST.
COREY IS UP AND COMING AND SO IS ELIZABETH. THEY HAVE THE SAME "FIRE IN THE BELLY," THAT OBAMA HAD AT THE O4 CONVENTION. THEY ARE THE PEOPLE THE DEMOCRATS NEED. BOTH ARE OUT SPOKEN AND THAT IS A GOOD THING.
ANDERSON'S BREEDING PREVENTS HIM FROM ANALYZING RACISM REALISTICALLY. HE DOESN'T KNOW BIGOTRY BECAUSE HE WENT TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND WAS SHELTERED. HE GREW UP IN A "TRUMP WORLD."
I KNOW WE FORGET SOMETIMES, BUT HE IS ONE OF THE PRIVILEGED AND THAT MAY ACCOUNT FOR HIS LACK OF DIVERSITY ON THE PANEL. HE DOESN'T "SEE BIGOTRY" SO THEREFORE IT DOESN'T EXIST. SOUND LIKE SOMEONE WE KNOW???