Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours.

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

Anderson's lead story for Wednesday's 360 was Trump's re-election rally which was closed to the press. He spoke to a reporter who was right outside (never got her name, every time I noticed it was down at the bottom of the screen it would instantly disappear). Then it was a panel of David Challian, David Gergen and Kirsten Powers for the historical perspective, talk of Trump being more comfortable campaigning than governing, the no press allowed element and if Trump was financially benefitting by having the rally at his hotel.

"Sources: Admin Officials Frustrated Trump Unconcerned With Russian Election Meddling" was the topic for the second segment. Anderson talked to Sara Murray for the reporting and then Jim Sciutto and Nicholas Burns for the analysis.

Trump has been promising a "Big Surprise" on healthcare. Anderson said dryly, "...Trump enjoys telling people to stay tuned." There was a series of clips going back months of Trump promising something new and exciting. Anderson then quoted Trump from his "Art of the Deal" book, 'you can only be a conman for so long....eventually you have to deliver the goods'. Jim Acosta came onboard to discuss the current state of the GOP healthcare bill and Trump working to garner more votes. Anderson had poll results showing only 27% of Americans view the GOP healthcare bill favorably (other polls are much lower). The segment ended with a Q&A with David Challian for his POV.

In a very close finish, the fourth segment was my second-favorite of the night. Anderson covered Trump's fake Time magazine cover, its display at numerous Trump properties and Time asking Trump to remove it. David Farenthold and Micheal D'Antonia had a great discussion about this.

However the last segment of the first hour was my favorite. Anderson covered "Reporter Confronts WH Spokesperson Over "Fake News"" with a panel with Acosta, Toni Ryan and Brian Karem. It was another great discussion and I was glad to see it on 360.

So far this week the panels have not had more than 4 members at a time. It's a welcome change from the gargantuan panels of recent past. But I wonder if many pundits are taking vacation this week and that's the only reason panels have been smaller

aries moon said...

Richard Painter has become one of my favorite Republican Trump critics, he's always on point and doesn't suffer Trump defending fools like Jeff Lord gladly--Painter is a regular fixture on MSNBC and he makes no secret of his total contempt and disgust with Trump in his typically blunt, no-nonsense manner that few political pundits can match.

Happy to see AC interviewing Brian Karem, April Ryan and Jim Acosta on Karem's takedown of Sara Huckabee Sanders and the no-camera rule that Team Trump has imposed on the WHPC--I didn't think AC would even touch this story, but it's a worthwhile and important topic to discuss.

Anonymous said...

MORNING JOE SLAMMED THE LIAR IN CHIEF BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE ISN'T HANDLING STATE DEPARTMENT
SLOTS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
WHAT DOES TRUMP DO TO DEFEND HIMSELF? HE SLAMS MICA...MORNING JOE'S CO-HOST. THIS IS A VERY HIGHLY RATED SHOW AND FOR THE RECORD, MORNING JOE HAS ALSO CRITICIZED PRESIDENT OBAMA ON CERTAIN ISSUES, BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA IS A GROWN UP WHO KNOWS INSTINCTIVELY, HOW TO HANDLE HIMSELF AND NOT GO ON THE DEFENSE LIKE A NINE YEAR OLD.
WHEN IS THE LIAR IN CHIEF GOING TO GROW UP AND BECOME AN ADULT?
WE ELECTED A CHILD IN MAN'S CLOTHING TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. HE SHAMES US ALL,
EVEN PEOPLE IN HIS CABINET THAT HE APPOINTED! LIKE THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

Anonymous said...

IN MORNING JOE'S DEFENSE, I WILL NOW REFER TO THE LIAR IN CHIEF AS THE MORON IN CHIEF. THE WORD LIAR HAS BEEN OVERUSED...AND NOT ONLY BY MYSELF.
ON DAY TWO, THE MORON IN CHIEF IS CONTINUING TO BATTLE WITH THE CO-HOSTS OF THE MSNBC MORNING SHOW BECAUSE "JOE" RESPONDED BY SAYING "THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT MENTALLY EQUIPPED TO WATCH HIS SHOW." YES, IT IS TRUE. WE ARE BOTH SPEAKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FOLKS, NOT BEING MENTALLY SOUND ENOUGH TO TAKE CRITICISM.
THE STORY DOES NOT END HERE...THIS INEPT DUFFUS, TRIED TO BLACKMAIL "JOE" THROUGH THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER, A TABLOID THAT NOBODY BUT TRUMP, READS. WELL THAT'S NOT TRUE...TRUMPET LIKE MINDS, DO READ THE 'NATIONAL ENQUIRER' BECAUSE IT IS LESS COMPLEX THAN SAY, THE NY TIMES OR THE WASHINGTON POST. WE HAVE A "MORON" FOR PRESIDENT. WE DO, AND I AM NOT KIDDING. DOESN'T TRUMP HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO IN HIS "BUSY DAY," BUT TO BULLY JOE SCARBOROUGH AND MIKA?
"HERE ARE THE MORNING PAPERS YOU REQUESTED SIR," THE LEAD STORY IS YOUR BATTLE WITH TELEVISION HOST JOE SCARBOROUGH! WHAT HAPPENED TO HEALTH CARE, DEFENSE SPENDING, THE BUDGET?? YOU KNOW.. THE THINGS 'NORMAL PRESIDENTS' USED TO WORRY ABOUT.
FOLKS, YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP,....AND CNN REPORTED THAT TRUMP TOOK CREDIT FOR PUTTING MINERS BACK TO WORK. THE TRUTH WAS......IT WAS ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. GOD HAS TO, HAS TO, BLESS AMERICA. WE HAVE A 'TRUE MORON' AT THE HELM AND THE SHIP IS SINKING.