Friday, March 17, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, March 17th, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from the NYC studio.


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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

The very first chyron was "Govt Official: DOJ Report Does Not Confirm Trump's Wiretap Claim" and Anderson talked to Manu Raju about it. Afterwards Anderson explained Trump was still harping on wiretapping during his press conference with German leader Angela Merkel but this time he said "perhaps". There's also a kerfuffle with the U.K. over Sean Spicer's remark that the British intelligence services were involved, others in the White House said Spicer was wrong and Spicer had an official explanation but no apology. Regarding his wiretapping claims, Trump said '...talk to FOX News..." which led to a clip of Shepherd Smith saying essentially '...don't blame us...'. Anderson introduced a panel of 4 including Jeffrey Lord via satellite. I went to MSNBC.

Same topic in the second segment. Anderson had a Q&A with Jeff Zeleny for more details on Trump's side of the fantasy blah blah blah. I didn't pay much attention because I was ticked off 360 covered more on the wiretapping story instead of Merkel's visit with Trump or TrumpCare or the Trump budget proposal or Tillerson in South Korea or the Congressional investigation starting Monday into Russia influencing the 2016 election.

Even Amderson's interview with Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) supposedly on TrumpCare and his opposition to it, had several questions about Trump's wiretapping delusion.

The fourth segment started out with more wiretapping angles, "Trump Unapologetic Over British Spy Claim, UK Furious". Anderson reviewed the Brit tangent of the wiretapping story and included clips of him asking Trump about his assertions that apologies were sometimes good and necessary, "When was the last time you apologized?" and Trump babbling a word salad. However there was also a clip from Trump's video piece after the "Grab them by the pussy" comment in which he did actually say the apology that was on the teleprompter. Alan Dershowitz and Michael D'Antonio analyzed and psychoanalyzed Trump's behavior.

The last segment in the first hour was a Gary Tuchman report focusing on a grade school in Georgia and what would happen to its terrific after-school program if Trump's budget cuts proposals passed Congress.

The second hour started exactly like the first including the same chyron and Manu Raju. I didn't watch.

Anonymous said...

BILL MAHER HAD JAKE TAPPER ON HIS SHOW AS A GUEST. JAKE SEEMS TO BE GETTING INCREASED PUBLICITY AND THAT IS A GOOD THING. HE TACKLES ISSUES HEAD ON AND I ABSOLUTELY FEEL HE WILL EVENTUALLY TAKE OVER THE LEAD ON CNN. HE'S NOT AFRAID TO "GO THERE" WHEN OTHERS WOULDN'T.
THERE WERE TIMES WHEN HE WAS ROUGH ON OBAMA, BUT HE HAS BECOME EQUALLY TOUGH ON TRUMP.
BERNIE FRANK WAS ALSO ON AND HE SAID THAT HE THINKS THE PRESS IS FINALLY GETTING A HANDLE ON
TRUMP'S LIES, AND CALLING HIS TWEETS, WHAT THEY ARE.
BILL SAID TRUMP WAS 'A CHILD ON STEROIDS' AND TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL, TO THE POINT WHERE HE PROBABLY IS NOT MENTALLY SOUND. (AN UNDERSTATEMENT)

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: LOVED YOUR "BABBLING A WORD SALAD" COMMENT.
ANGELA MERKEL'S EXPRESSION AFTER TRUMP SAID: "NOW WE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON,"JUST ABOUT SAID
IT ALL. SHE LOOKED AS THOUGH SHE WAS ABOUT TO EITHER SLAP HIM OR JUST TURN AROUND AND KEEP ON WALKING. HE'S SUCH AN EMBARRASSMENT. HE NEEDS A "RESTRAINING ORDER."