Monday, March 20, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, March 20, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from Washington, D.C. on this very big political news day.


AC360 Transcript

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

Thanks to massive panels on 360, I watched a lot of Hayes. The opening chyron was "FBI Director Confirms Trump/Russia Probe, Refutes Wiretap Claim" and would appear throughout most of the first hour. Anderson's overview included a series of Trump & Team lying or spinning. Pamela Brown's report covered Comey's remarks in the House hearing, wiretapping, Michael Flynn, Russia, the 2016 election, the investigation and leaks. After a couple of questions for Brown, Anderson talked to Ryan Nobles at Trump's rally in Knoxville TN regarding the White House response and Sean Spicer not backing down on anything. Anderson mentioned former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort denying any involvement with Russia or DNC hacking. And then it was a huge panel of 8 and I went to Hayes.
When I checked back during a Hayes commercial break, the panel members were in a small box on the screen and Trump's speech was in a box, though muted, on about 70% of the screen. I left again.

After a clip of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) questioning Comey, Anderson interviewed him. Always great to see a Democratic politician on the show. Also great to see the coverage of Trump's speech was no longer on the screen. Anderson and Schiff discussed Trump, Russia, hacking, Trump's totally wrong tweet about what Comey said, things Trump said during the campaign, Trump now blaming Obama for everything (remember "I inherited a mess."?), Flynn and how at the hearing today the GOP was focused on leaks and the Democrats were focused on links to Russia.

During the third segment Anderson asked Rep. Troy Gowdy (R-SC) about the same topics. I did a bit of channel surfing but caught Gowdy, after Anderson asked him about Trump accusing Obama of wiretapping which is a crime, Gowdy completely deflected. He babbled and said "...I never accused Obama of a crime...". Hey bub, Anderson didn't ask about you, he asked about Trump.

Anderson had a clip of Comey, when asked about Russian influence in the 2016 election, saying "...we haven't looked at the impact...". Then the panel of 8 came back and away I went.

In the last segment of the first hour Anderson started with news that Trump never brought up wiretapping in his Knoxville speech. Gary Tuchman filed a report of him talking to Trump supporters waiting to get inside that Knoxville rally. I don't remember hearing anyone say anything but nice positive loyal comments about Grand Poobah Cheesehead. At one point a woman brought up Hillary Clinton and her use of private email servers. Tuchman did not point out to her that there have been many credible reports of Trump's White House also using private email servers.
Anderson previewed the start of the second hour: news on an electronics ban on flights to several MidEast airports. When I checked in at 4 minutes into the second hour there was Anderson and the same chyron ("FBI Director Confirms...") and Pamela Brown. I watched Maddow.

Anonymous said...

HOW CAN ANYONE COME AWAY FROM LISTENING TO THE HEARINGS IN THE HOUSE, AND NOT THINK THAT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ASSOCIATES ARE NOT GUILTY OF COLLUSION WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT??
IT ISN'T BAD ENOUGH THAT THE TRUMP IS IGNORANT BEYOND BELIEF, LIES EXCESSIVELY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HAS POOR JUDGEMENT ON ALMOST EVERY IMAGINABLE TOPIC, BUT NOW HE IS OR HIS ASSOCIATES ARE, UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. WHERE AND WHEN IS THIS GOING TO END AND WHEN ARE THE DEMOCRATS GOING TO SAY ENOUGH, AND PUSH FOR THIS UNFIT PERSON TO RESIGN AND IF HE DOESN'T RESIGN, HAVE HIM IMPEACHED??
THIS IS NO JOKE ANYMORE. DONALD J TRUMP CANNOT BE TRUSTED AND HE IS UNFIT TO LEAD.
STOP THE PARTISAN BICKERING, ACT LIKE ADULTS, AND PUT PENCE IN CHARGE. IT IS OBVIOUS WHERE THIS INVESTIGATION IS LEADING AND IT IS ALSO OBVIOUS THERE WAS COLLUSION ON TRUMP'S PART.
THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE DISPLAYED A MORE VIGOROUS APPROACH DURING COMEY'S TESTIMONY THAN DID THE DEMOCRATS. I'LL GIVE THEM THAT. LET'S GET THIS UNPOPULAR FIGURE OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. OUR DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON IT AND IT SHOULDN'T TAKE FOUR YEARS!!

aries moon said...

The 'president' has zero credibility and cannot be trusted--he and his team STILL insist that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower in spite of being shot down repeatedly by darn near everyone--pure insanity. Anderson and his panel jumped all over Jeffrey Lord's typically crazed defense of Trump's corruption and lies, no one was buying it. Rep. Adam Schiff was a rockstar in how he laid out the highly suspicious connections Team Trump has with the Russians and it was good to see him on 360. As Cappy states, it is really hard to imagine that Trump's dealings with the Russians were completely above board and innocent.

There's no way that Trump should be able to name a justice to the Supreme Court now that we know he's under investigation by the FBI and may not even be the legitimate POTUS--Merrick Garland was denied a SCOTUS hearing--if Gorsuch gets in the seat was STOLEN from Pres. Obama by the GOP and it's infuriating.

Anonymous said...

ARIES MOON YOUR COMMENT IS SPOT ON. I WAS THINKING THE EXACT SAME THING.
PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS DENIED HIS PICK WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY THE PICK OF THE GOP, AND THEY WOULD NOT ALLOW THE NOMINATION OF MERRICK GARLAND TO GO FORWARD....LONG BEFORE THE INSANITY OF TRUMP AND HIS SENSELESS TWEETS.
BUT HAVING SAID THAT, I AM REMINDED OF ANITA HILL AND HOW SHE FOUGHT AGAINST REAGAN'S PICK OF
CLEARANCE THOMAS. I BELIEVED EVERY WORD HILL SAID ABOUT HIM AND HE TURNED OUT TO BE HORRENDOUS. I ALWAYS THINK OF THE TESTIMONY ABOUT THE (PUBIC HAIR AND THE COKE BOTTLE!)
I CAN'T STAND TO LOOK AT JEFF LORD'S OBNOXIOUS FACE ANYMORE.
THERE WAS A PROFILE OF IVANKA TRUMP ON 360. AS IT HAPPENS SHE IS THE MOST SANE OF THE TRUMP CLAN. IN FACT, I'D RATHER HAVE HER "THINKING" FOR DADDY INSTEAD OF DADDY. SHE KNOWS HIS COUNTLESS FLAWS AND SHE'S NO FRIEND OF BANNON. I FEEL SAFER WHEN SHE IS IN THE OVAL OFFICE.
SHE SEEMS REASONABLE AND EDUCATED AND PROBABLY KNOWS MORE ABOUT GOVERNMENT THAN ANYONE AROUND THE BIGOT. PRESIDENT BIGOT DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE SUPREME COURT DOES FOR PETE SAKE.
HE'S SUCH AN IGNORAMUS! YOU'RE RIGHT. NO CREDIBILITY WHATSOEVER!