Monday, March 13, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, March 13, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio in the 8pmET hour.  There was a special on Putin in the 9pmET hour.


Anderson was touring with Andy Cohen for their AC2 Live show on Friday and Saturday.  He posted the following to his IG account on Saturday:
 

And on Sunday, Anderson was in San Antonio, TX to speak at the NASPA Conference:



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6 comments:

Pragya said...

Thank you Team. I was reading all the feedback for Anderson's keynote, and I especially loved what he said about the term political correctness being used disparagingly for basic human decency.

Sorta underwhelming 360 today. I wish more people would focus on the complete dismantlement of the State department. Also am looking forward to the intel hearing on the 20th.

For Maddow fans, NYT has a great feature on her success in the age of Trump.

Also, Jake Tapper, Brian Stelter and my fave, Katy Tur, all won Walter Cronkite awards for excellence in tv political journalism. So congrats.

Jaanza said...

Anderson previewed a few stories right at the start but the lead was the Congressional Budget Office's assessment of the GOP healthcare bill. He spoke with Phil Mattingly for the details, how many will be uninsured and when, the premiums, the cost to the federal government and clips of Rep. Paul Ryan and also HHS Sect. Tom Price spinning. Robert Reich and Stephen Moore sparred in their opposing analysis of TrumpCare.

Anderson introduced a panel of 5 of the usual pundits - including Jeffrey Lord - to discuss TrumpCare and the CBO's assessment. I watched Hayes.

Trump's claim of Obama wiretapping him was the third segment. Jeff Zeleny reported on the Dept. of Justice wanting more time to gather evidence, Trump refusing to answer questions about his claim, Sean Spicer walking back Trump's tweet by saying "wiretapping" doesn't mean wiretapping, it means all kinds of surveillance and the investigation. Kellyanne Conway's remark about surveillance through microwave ovens was also mentioned. When the same panel started again I left again.

Rep. Steve King's (R-IA) tweet about immigration, "somebody else's babies" and homogenous populations got a segment. There was a clip of King from CNN's morning show of him explaining but not backing away from his remarks. A panel of Paris Dennard, Keith Boykin and Margaret Hoover discussed the issue and there were varying degrees of either explaining away King's remarks or explaining why it matters.

The last full segment of the hour covered the new Michael Brown video. Brown was the young man killed by police in Ferguson MO two years ago which started a long series of protests against police and police brutality. The report covered the "conflicting accounts"(as the chyron called it) of what the store surveillance tape actually shows.

The last half-minute of the show was Anderson on the blizzard warning for the northeast U.S.

I'm surprised Fareed Zakaria didn't get a nice big preview/promo for his special on Putin coming up next. This could have been easily accomplished by not having the panel discussion in the second segment.
I'm also surprised Anderson didn't cover Olly's agility run at the Crufts Dog Show in the U.K. Olly is adorable and hilarious. Google it if you a need a giggle.

aries moon said...

During the segment on Rep. Steve King's "babies" comments, AC said that there's nothing worse than liberals painting Trump voters with a broad brush and characterizing them as like-minded racists when some of them said they didn't care for a lot of what he said but he was the only who addressed the issues that concerned them most--I think there IS something worse and that is the fact that those Trump supporters still felt he was worthy of their vote IN SPITE of his racism/sexism just as long as he gave them what they wanted. What's so admirable about a person whose willing to overlook the worst parts of a candidates character and accept it as part of the package? A person of genuine good character would NOT back someone like Trump regardless of what he's offering--human decency would prevent that and that's something folks like AC, Paris Dennard and Margaret Hoover seem incapable of grasping. I'd like to see Keith Boykin on 360 more often, he spoke the truth. The segment was edited oddly and of course Margaret Hoover (who needs to stop being in denial about the racism in her party) got the last word--probably because AC agreed with her point of view. If 360's going to discuss race/racism, it would be better to do the segment live so that it won't seem as if the segment was edited selectively.

Pragya said...


@aries moon

I didn't like the racism segment either. Anderson has talked about having friends who voted for Trump and how they are good people bla (I am sure he means Marcus Luttrell because who else) and so he is always quick to say "not all Trump supporters/Republicans are racist." But you are right. Even if they are no actively racist, they are at best indifferent to it. It is not a deal breaker for them. And just because you know and like some Trump voters does not mean they aren't racist too.

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP, VOTED THEIR POCKETBOOKS. PERIOD. THEY SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPLEMENT ALL KINDS OF TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH, LIKE AC'S FRIENDS, AND THEY OVERLOOKED RACISM BECAUSE THEY NEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH IT.
THE REST OF HIS BASE WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE HIS LIES AND THEY DIDN'T CARE WHAT CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH. THEY WERE INDIFFERENT TO HIS SEXISM AND IGNORANCE.
SO NOW STEVE BANNON, TRUMP'S CLOSEST ADVISER, WHO NO ONE VOTED FOR, IS RUNNING AND RUINING THE COUNTRY.

aries moon said...

@Pragya, yes, I'd almost forgotten about AC's close relationship with Marcus Luttrell--I do remember him appearing at the RNC. Pragya, your last sentence says it all and you didn't even have to write up a long diatribe like I did to make that important point!