Thursday, March 09, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, March 9, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from the NYC studio.  Since Anderson's taking tomorrow night off for his AC2Live Tour, we'll be taking a three day weekend as well.


A Throwback Thursday to Anderson Cooper reporting for ABC News...


Today marked the 20th anniversary of the day Notorious B.I.G. was killed.  Anderson filed the following report for ABC News at the time.

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11 comments:

aries moon said...

Anderson asked the panel if Dems were overplaying their hand by pushing for more investigation into Trump's ties to Russia and Russia's intereference in the election to damage Hillary Clinton--there weren't that many media types asking whether Trump and the Republicans were overplaying THEIR hand when they were going after Hillary relentlessly over her emails/private server/Clinton Foundation--why should Democrats have to tread lightly in their pursuit for answers about Trump/Russia? I hope they go all in on it--turns out Hillary Clinton did nothing illegal while Trump is basically giving our country over to Russia--what's the bigger problem here?

Anderson said Trump is 'charming'--some sociopaths and serial killers have also been described as 'charming'. The guy from NewsMax had to be out of his mind when he suggested that journalists go easier on Trump from here on out--Trump is beyond corrupt and the last thing reporters need to do is go easy on him. The NewsMax guy was trashing President Obama and saying that he never reached out to the GOP, but AC pointed out that liberals felt that the GOP never really wanted to work with President Obama--I was glad AC said that.

Rachael Maddow is doing some great investigative reporting on Trump/Russia/Putin/WikiLeaks--AC is still suggesting that there's more smoke than fire and that it's possible that Trump's dealings with Russia were all above board--but Rachael has been connecting the dots and seems to think there's something far more grave and sinister going on and that it's putting our democracy and way of life at risk--it's interesting to see the contrast in how AC and Rachael report this disturbing story.

Anonymous said...

IT SEEMS THAT AC IS THE ONE WHO ALWAYS TREADS LIGHTLY WHEN IT COMES TO TRUMP AND INVESTIGATIVE
REPORTING. BUT HE WAS ALL OVER OBAMA WHEN THE DEMOCRATS HELD THE PRESIDENCY.
NO, THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE RELENTLESS IN THEIR PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH. TRUMP, IT SEEMS BORROWED EXTENSIVELY FROM RUSSIAN BANKS. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN BENIGN NEGOTIATIONS, TRADE DEALS AND SUCH, OR HE COULD HAVE PROMISED TO "GIVE AWAY THE STORE," SHOULD HE BECOME PRESIDENT.
I SUSPECT CORRUPTION, ON TRUMP'S PART AND THAT IS WHY HE IS NOT RELEASING HIS TAX RETURNS.
AC IS LIVING IN A BUBBLE IF HE THINKS TRUMP'S DEALINGS WITH RUSSIA WERE ALL "ABOVE BOARD."
FROM THE LITTLE WE KNOW ABOUT TRUMP, WAS HE EVER "ABOVE BOARD?"
CNN DID A REAL "FLUFF" PIECE ON MELANIA. SHE IS HER "OWN WOMAN." EXCEPT SHE USES PRINCE CHARMING'S MONEY TO "BE HER OWN WOMAN."

Jaanza said...

John Berman was anchoring on Friday. Here are the topics he covered:

- Attorney General Sessions fired 46 Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys; Berman talked to a reporter, a former U.S. Attorney and a panel of 5.

- Former National Security Advisor Gen. Micheal Flynn was a foreign agent for Turkey, when did the Trump team know about it, House Intel Committee asked White House for wiretapping proof. This was all in a Jeff Zeleny report, Q&A with Berman and then panel.

- "WH Praises Jobs Report Trump Used To Call "Phony"", numerous clips of campaigner Trump dissing the jobs report, clip of Sean Spicer saying it's because "the numbers are real now" and a discussion with Robert Reich and Stephen Moore.

- Sect of State Tillerson saying nothing about anything, SIL Kushner taking over some State duties, many State positions still empty and daily State Briefings only starting this week. Berman talked to former State (and National Security) guy Tony Blinken.

- "Muslims At Odds Over Trump", Martin Savidge report including bits from his focus group of three Muslim men from a Chicago suburb.

Throughout the hour there was a countdown clock onscreen for the Melania Trump special coming up next; which also got a preview/promo in the last two minutes.

@ATA Ladies - enjoy the weekend and I hope the weather is nice where you are. Big thanks for the ABC News report by Anderson long ago, back when it was gunmetal grey and not yet silver.

@Aries Moon - totally agree with your entire post and especially about Rachel Maddow; she's not going to let a delusional wiretapping claim stop her from covering Trump's Russian connections, a much more important story.

Pragya said...

@aries moon

Pretty sure Anderson was talking about an NYT report that quoted Dems on the Intel committee saying that they were worried that people were expecting far more than they had found so far, because the media has hyped up the Russia connect too much. They said people were going to be disappointed. Should read that article. It's good to be prepared.

I am sure the Russian connect is there, I just don't know if the intel is there to prove it.

Anderson was in Indy today, unfortunately some people were... well

@andersoncooper & @Andy thank you for coming to our best bar @TiniontheAve. Excuse the #deplorables for harassing you. Goodnight

Pragya said...

Also, I want to add that the Healthcare bill is a travesty at all levels and I hope Anderson reports on it in more details. People need to be aware of what is going on.

I have seen people talk about Maddow's investigative reporting, but from what I see on twitter, she has been reporting on other journalists reports, right? Like the New Yorker article, which Anderson featured too. Has she broken any original stories?

aries moon said...

@Jaanza, yes Rachael Maddow's reporting on Trump and Russia has been stellar and eye-opening.

@Cappy, CNN's Melania profile is worth a million eye rolls--they try their darndest to elevate her story but she's just a glorified mail order bride.

Anonymous said...

Why not watch her, if you can. Rachel has a crack team of researchers who have their shit together unlike CNN which relies only on panels of Trumpsters to talk about what is going on. CNN is NOT what it used to he, it's worse and no amount of Anderson's charming talk will fix it. They still bow down to Trump and the Swamp.

Anonymous said...

@ARIES MOON: VERY GOOD DESCRIPTION OF HER. NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT WAY BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT SHE IS. SHE WILL NEVER BE ACCEPTED BY THE OTHER FIRST LADIES, NOT IN THAT TIGHT CIRCLE,
NOR SHOULD SHE BE. AND HE WILL NEVER BE ACCEPTED OR TALKED ABOUT WITH ANY SORT OF RESPECT.
NEITHER ONE HAS EARNED IT.

UNICORNS BACON said...

AC was on Stephen Colbert Late show the other day. Anderson admitted to muting Trump on Twitter.

Anonymous said...

THE NUMBERS ARE REAL NOW PERTAINING TO JOBS. THEY WERE ALWAYS REAL. THE ONLY THING THAT IS NOT REAL ARE THE WORDS COMING OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE LIAR IN CHIEF.
LAST I HEARD, THE LIAR IN CHIEF HAD CONTACT WITH RUSSIAN BANKS, 2800 TIMES ON A TRUMP SERVER.
IF YOU HAVE THAT MUCH CONTACT WITH RUSSIA, CONSIDER IT A DEAL BREAKER WHEN YOU AND THE RUSSIANS ARE DOING BUSINESS TOGETHER.
GOOD FOR MC CAIN WHO WAS ON 'MEET THE PRESS' EARLIER TODAY SAYING THAT IF THE LIAR IN CHIEF HAS EVIDENCE THAT HIS PHONES WERE TAPPED, THEN HE SHOULD PRESENT IT. IF NOT, RETRACT THE STATEMENT. WE KNOW HE WOULDN'T RETRACT IT AND HE ALSO WANTS TO UNDERMINE THE INVESTIGATION OF HIS RUSSIAN TIES. TRUMP IS BEYOND DESPICABLE AND WORSE EVERY DAY.

Anonymous said...

KELLYANNE SPIN, ACTUALLY TOLD CHRIS CUOMO, ON NEW DAY THIS MORNING, THAT OUR MICROWAVES COULD IN
FACT BE, "WIRETAPPED." I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOUR MICROWAVE, BUT IF MINE WERE WIRETAPPED, IT WOULD BE A BIGGER THAN BIG WASTE OF TIME, AND HOW STUPID DOES TRUMP THINK HIS BASE IS, TO ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT OBAMA PUT THAT MUCH TIME AND EFFORT, INTO SECURING INFORMATION FROM DUMB TRUMP,
THAT HE WOULD EVEN GO AS FAR AS WIRETAPPING HIS MICROWAVE OR FLAT SCREEN.
WELL OBVIOUSLY HIS BASE, WITH THEIR LOWER THAN LOW IQ'S, LIKE HIS, MIGHT IN FACT, BELIEVE ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT OBAMA, JUST BECAUSE OF HIS RACE. BUT THE LIAR IN CHIEF, PRESIDENT LAUGHABLE, IS A JOKE....A REALLY DISTASTEFUL, UTTERLY INCOMPETENT, JOKE.
ON TONIGHT'S 360, ANDERSON WAS HAVING SOME FUN WITH PANELIST JEFF LORD, TRYING TO INSINUATE THAT LORD COULD NOT SUPPORT ANY EVIDENCE THAT "THE BRAINLESS TWIT," WAS WIRETAPPED BY OBAMA.
THERE IS STILL ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE THAT THIS EVER HAPPENED AND EVEN AC SAID, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL HIS REMARKS.
PAUL BEGALA SAID AND I QUOTE: "TRUMP IS EITHER CRAZY OR "UNDER MEDICATED" MAKING UP THESE FALSE ALLEGATIONS." I WOULD SAY BOTH PAUL. HE IS A MAN WHO HAS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR MAKING FALSE ALLEGATIONS ABOUT THE FORMER PRESIDENT, EXCEPT THAT HE IS A "STUPID, INSECURE RACIST."
HIS POLICY IS THIS: HE ROLLS OUT OF BED AND MAKES STUFF UP, AND THEN THE TAX PAYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL HIS RIDICULOUS UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS. "PLEASE DEAR LORD, IMPEACH THIS MAN SO WE CAN MOVE ON AS A COUNTRY...I BEG OF YOU." AMEN