Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017


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

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7 comments:

Pragya said...

I felt bad for Manu Raju tonight! and for Anderson too. They had the actual big scoop of the night, Comey going public with the Russia investigation (or intending to.) But no one watched!

and I agree with Anderson, Trump definitely leaked those returns himself to distract from the wiretapping hearing and the Comey news.

As for Maddow, this is why I have always had an issue with her, despite her many, many good qualities. Why so much hype and pageantry? Why stretch it out to the last minute? I get it, ratings are important. But now Trump and his supporters are gloating about how "MSM" got taken for a ride. And this will give them a great excuse to dismiss legitimate Trump tax return and Russia concerns.

Oh well. Hopefully Comey will come through. But who are we kidding, it is Comey.

Jaanza said...

I missed the very start of Tuesday's 360; Anderson was already talking to Manu Raju on "Senator: Comey To Go Public On Trump-Russia Probe". I was glad this was the lead story but it also included news on the Dept. of Justice and/or FBI asking the White House to show their proof of Obama wiretapping Trump and news on the Congressional hearings later this month on Russia interfering with the 2016 election. When the panel of 6 started I went to Hayes.
Does 360 like these massive panels because they think it's all about presenting as many viewpoints as possible? I simply find them shallow and not nearly as informative as talking to a couple of experts instead of pundits.

Jim Acosta had a "Keeping Them Honest" report on TrumpCare. The Trump/GOP team likes the Congressional Budget Office's assessment when it comes to reducing the deficit and premiums but doesn't like it in terms of how many people will be covered. Anderson and Acosta had a short Q&A about a few other details before getting to Phil Mattingly and what changes the GOP might make to their healthcare bill. Then it was the same panel again and I left again.

The third segment started with more on TrumpCare; there were several clips of Trump making promises during the campaign about what TrumpCare would deliver. More panel but I didn't watch the discussion.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is still ranting about immigration, race, the racial demographics of the U.S. and "blacks and Hispanics fighting each other". Anderson interviewed Jorge Ramos about King's remarks, multiculturalism, American racial history and how King's remarks reflect on Trump and the rest of the GOP.

The *BREAKING NEWS* was not about Rachel Maddow about to reveal a small piece of Trump's tax returns (as she had tweeted and Hayes mentioned on his show) but the *BREAKING NEWS* was the statement from the White House about it. Jim Acosta reported that figures from Trump's 2005 had been uncovered, that Trump claimed in the past he couldn't release his tax returns because they were under audit, that the IRS said "so what, go ahead and release them" and that Trump paid $38 million in taxes for that year. Anderson began talking to Philip Bump of the Washington Post regarding what the uncovered tax document might show...
However this was the last segment of the first hour and bled into the second hour and I had to switch to Maddow to get the scoop from her.

Anonymous said...

WASN'T TRUMP'S 2005 TAX RETURN RELEASED DURING THE SUMMER? SOME HOW THIS DOES NOT SEEM LIKE BREAKING NEWS? HE SUPPOSEDLY PAID $38 MILLION DOLLARS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN TAXES OUT OF
THE $150 MILLION DOLLARS HE EARNED THAT YEAR. AC'S PANELISTS ALL DECIDED THAT IN THAT PARTICULAR YEAR, HE DID PAY HIS FAIR SHARE.
THE PUBLIC IS SKEPTICAL OF THE TAXES HE DID NOT PAY AFTER HE DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. HE HAS NEVER
ONCE TAKEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN WHY HE HASN'T PAID FEDERAL INCOME TAXES FOR 18 YEARS.
HIS ONLY REMARK WAS, "IT WAS ALL LEGAL."
TRUMP SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS LACK OF COMPLIANCE WITH TRADITION, IN WHICH ALL PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS RELEASED THEIR TAX RETURNS. WHEN WILL HE BE MADE TO PUT ON HIS "BIG BOY
PANTS," AND COMPLY WITH WHAT HAS BEEN ASKED? WHY IS HE DIFFERENT? WHAT IS HE HIDING AND WHY?
UNTIL HE IS MADE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND MADE TO COMPLY WITH THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE PRESIDENCY, HE WILL NOT BE TRUSTED BY A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE VOTING POPULATION.
HIS LACK OF COMPLIANCE IS LIKE A SMALL CHILD SAYING "NO, MAKE ME." AND SOMEONE HAS TO.

Anonymous said...

Because your precious Anderson and the rest of the media latch onto the next big ratings scoop and run with it. CNN could have just gone with the Comey story, but Nooooo they had to follow the rest of the pack.

Rachel is great and the fact that she explains things rather than have pundits and surrogates take the lead is much better in my book. She is 100 times better than Anderson and doesn'take shit from anyone, that's more than wittle Anderson does as he tends to back down after awhile.

Used to be a big fan of his and CNN, but now I want someone who thinks for themselves and doesn't rely on ratings to tell them what and how to report.

Anonymous said...

That was his 1995 returns released previously.

Anonymous said...

First for you saying Trump's 2005 taxes had been previously released please do some simple research before posting your inane comments. His 1995 taxes were available but not 2005's.
As to the media frenzy over the 'leak' what a travesty. Trump is playing you like a violin. Wag the dog, wag the dog, wag the dog.

Anonymous said...

HUFFPOST IS REPORTING THAT TRUMP HAS BEEN TRUMPED AGAIN BY A FEDERAL JUDGE IN HAWAII OVER HIS
SECOND 'INNOVATIVE TRAVEL BAN.' DRUMPF WENT BEFORE A TENNESSEE AUDIENCE TO READ HIS SECOND TRAVEL BAN REWRITE, AND SAID HE WAS DOING IT ONLY TO KEEP US SAFE. SURE. HE ALSO REPEATED HIS ALLEGATIONS THAT OBAMA, NOW "SPIED" ON HIM, AFTER IT WAS FOUND THAT
NO WIRETAPPING WAS EVIDENT. OKAY TRUMP IS LYING AND OBAMA IS LAUGHING HIS HEAD OFF.
IS HIS PURPOSE TO DISCREDIT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CREDIBILITY?
SORRY, PRESIDENT OBAMA LEFT WITH A VERY HIGH APPROVAL RATING AND IT'S GETTING HIGHER WITH EVERY DRUMPF LIE.
LYING TRUMP SHOULD START WORRYING ABOUT HIS OWN CREDIBILITY BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO TENNESSEE FOR APPROVAL, AND YOU CAN'T FIND ANY LOVE ON EITHER COAST, SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH
YOUR PRESIDENCY.
MARK CUBAN, WHO WAS JAKE TAPPER'S GUEST ON HIS SHOW "THE LEAD," SAID OUR PRESIDENT HAS NO LEADERSHIP QUALITIES. HE CALLED IT A "TRAIN WRECK." SMART CHOICE OF WORDS. THE GOOD NEWS IS, CUBAN DIDN'T RULE OUT A RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 20/20. MARK WAS AN AVID HILLARY SUPPORTER.