Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from CNN's Washington, D.C. Bureau.  It was another night of the supersized panel!

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2 comments:

Jaanza said...

I missed the very start but the lead story was the release of Comey's opening statement for his testimony before the Senate committee tomorrow and what the statement said. A report covered the statement, Comey's recent history, the FBI investigation of Mike Flynn and of course Trump. When the panel of 8 was introduced I switched to Hayes.
I don't know if that panel lasted only the rest of a long first segment or if they were there for two segments. Panels this size is just ridiculous. I realize Anderson and/or 360 want to look like they have a wide variety of pundits if not opinions. However, having 8 on a panel means everyone is reduced to giving sound bites.

The next segment started with the chyron "Trump Atty: President Feels "Totally Vindicated"" and a talk with reporter Athena Jones regarding Trump's and his adminstration's POV. A much more sensibly-sized panel convened: Alan Dershowitz, Gloria Borger and Jeffrey Toobin. Dershowitz defended Trump, Toobin saw parallels to Nixon and Watergate and the two of them squabbled quite a bit. Meanwhile Borger tried to bring the focus back to Flynn and she was able to have the last word.

The other big topic today was Dan Coats and Mike Rogers being questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about their dealings and coversations with Trump. The committee did not get good answers; those two evaded and dodged as best they could to avoid saying practically anything. I liked the clip in which after Coats said something like "...I feel it is inappropriate to answer..." the Senator (who was that guy?) did an excellent Judge Judy impression and told Coats "What you feel is irrevelant." This was all in a Brianna Keller report followed by a short Q&A with Anderson.
The panel of 8 came back and I stayed for a little while because Hayes was in a commercial break. The panel included Toobin, Ryan, Bernstein, Mudd, Begala, Axelrod and two new faces.

Thursday's 360 will be entirely on Comey's testimony. I'll want to hear about it and all the big stuff but I don't want an entire hour on this topic. But it will be the whole hour, the whole two hours and will likely include Jeffrey Lord making delusional spins.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU JAANZA FOR YOUR CONCISE RECAP.
AFTER LISTENING TO COMEY'S TESTIMONY, TRUMP NEEDS TO RESIGN AND THE SOONER HE DOES IT THE BETTER THE COUNTRY WILL BE. WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS AND THE BUSINESS OF GOVERNING, WHICH HAS BEEN COMPLETELY LOST WITH BAD BOY MAN DONALD TRUMP.
IN THE END, AND WE HAVE ALL SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE, REPUBLICANS WILL HAVE TO ASK HIM TO RESIGN.
HE WILL SAY "NO," AND THEY WILL PUSH HIM OUT AND CHOOSE PENCE. TRUMP WILL NEVER DO THIS ON HIS OWN. BUT BAD BOYS NEVER STOP DOING BAD THINGS AND HE NEEDS "PERMANENT SUSPENSION."
REPUBLICANS ARE WAITING IN THE WINGS FOR TRUMP'S BASE TO CLOSE IN ON HIM, AND THEY DO NOT WANT THIS ALBATROSS HANGING AROUND THEIR NECKS.....THEY DON'T GIVE A HOOT ABOUT "HIS BASE." HIS BASE MAKES UP 37% OF THE VOTING PUBLIC....AND IT WILL EVENTUALLY GO LOWER WHEN THE COAL MINERS FIND COAL IN THEIR STOCKINGS AND NOT MONEY.
SO FAR HE HAS LIED, UNDER OATH, AND OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE IN MORE WAYS THAN WE CAN COUNT.
HE HAS OFFENDED ALL OUR ALLIES AND ONLY SPEAKS TO HIS "BASE." HE IS SO IGNORANT FIFTH GRADERS COULD EASILY TAKE HIS PLACE AND NO ONE WOULD NOTICE HE WAS GONE. HE IS A LOSER AND I WILL NOW REFER TO HIM AS "LOSER IN CHIEF." HE HAS LOST CONTROL, AS VAN JONES SO ARTICULATELY PUT IT, AND AS ANY GOOD TEACHER KNOWS, WHEN YOU LOSE CONTROL OF THE CLASS, IT'S OVER. WE HAVE STOPPED LISTENING....EVEN TO YOUR STUPID TWEETS.