Friday, July 14, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, July 14, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pmET hour and for the first half of the 9pmET hour from the NYC studio.  A special on Donald Trump, Jr. aired in the second half of the second hour.



Anderson was spotted at an art gallery in Chelsea earlier in the day.  The above photo was posted on Instagram.


After Anderson finished anchoring he posted the following to his IG account.  He's headed to Paris for a 60 Minutes assignment.

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12 comments:

Pragya said...

I feel so guilty, anderson literally does not stop working, and here I can't get a proposal finished.

btw Trump trolls have descended on his instagram, sent by Hannity. so tiresome.

wonder what the assignment is? am intrigued by all his stories this year.

Jaanza said...

Friday's 360 was on but because of a "Pointless" discussion with my DH, I didn't pay much attention to most of the show.

Anderson started with new info on Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Russian lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton back in 6/16. He covered what was new, the issue of transparency, the changing stories and had clips of Jr.'s interview at FOX and various Trump parrots defending Jr.. Anderson talked to Jim Sciutto for further details. Next he interviewed Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow about legal violations, ethics morality, transparency, Jr.'s emails, what did Trump know and when? It was around here the "Pointless" distraction began.
And I do mean "Pointless"- it's the name of a British TV quiz show my DH has recently become a fan of. If you like "Jeopardy" and know a lot of obscure info, this is the show for you. DH often stopped the video to ask me the questions before seeing the answer himself to ask me if I knew and this went on throughout most of the rest of 360.

However, I was able to jot down the topics of the segments:
Second - Sekulow interview part two and panel of 5 discussion.
Third - Panel discussion.
Fourth - "White House in Crisis" Anderson talked with David Axelrod and David Gergen.

The last segment of the first hour was on the newest awkward - and long - handshake Trump had with French President Macron and his wife. Anderson timed how long it went on and Randi Kaye had a report "Presidential Pomp and Circumstance" looking at Trump's foreign trips. After Kaye's report Anderson launched right into the start of the second hour; again focusing on Jr.'s meeting with the Russians but this time the chyron was about a lobbyist with ties to Russia who was also at the meetings.
Perhaps this is the new format? To have the last segment of the first hour bleed into the second hour to attempt to keep viewers from changing the channel during the commercial break?

I watched Maddow but if it's any consolation the "Pointless" distraction continued though most of her show.

Anderson's going to Paris? I'm so jealous... the least he could do is eat a croissant on my behalf.

aries moon said...

Anderson seems quite concerned that Trump's corruption and the media's focus on Russia is stifling his agenda and he's not getting anything done "for the American people"--since this American person thinks Trump and the GOP's agenda is rotten to the core and against everything I believe in, I'm glad it's being stifled. AC should stop implying that ALL Americans want Trump's policies (which he barely has any real understanding of) to succeed, maybe AC wants that--is this why he keeps asking his GOP guests to speak about what Trump could do to handle this crisis better and move his agenda forward? Why does it sometimes seem that AC is trying to give that orange clown some advice through these GOP guests he has? AC and other CNN reporters know Trump watches CNN incessantly even though he claims he doesn't, but it's not their jobs as objective reporters to surreptitiously solicit advice from the right wing pundits/politicians & Trump shills in hopes that Trump might take it to heart. Yes, I am probably being paranoid but I'm just a little annoyed by the tone of some of AC's questions. And I'm also irritated by how overly complimentary/pleased AC seemed to be to have the disgusting Jay Sekulow on the show again. I think AC's so worried about offending deplorables that he gives more deference to Trump scum/shills than he ever does with Democrats who appear on his show. Having said that, I do believe Anderson, 360 and the majority of the other anchors/correspondents on CNN are doing a great job of holding the Trump Administration accountable--combine their work with the stellar MSNBC prime time team and you have some fine journalism happening right now. Heck, even some of the reporters on Fox are going after Trump as well.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: PRESIDENT SCUM AND HIS MERRY MOBSTERS ARE GOING TO EAT MORE THAN CROISSANTS ON YOUR BEHALF. IF IT IS JUST CROISSANTS HE'LL GOBBLE DOWN THE ENTIRE PLATE WITH HIS SMALL HANDS AND THAN KNOWING HIS LACK OF ETIQUETTE, RUB THE GREASE ON HIS PANTS. EMBARRASSED YET?
@ARIES MOON: I AGREE WITH EVERY WORD IN YOUR COMMENTARY....BUT I THINK AC MIGHT JUST BE TURNING THE CORNER. THEY ALL ARE. THEY CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THIS MORON IS THIS CORRUPT AS WELL.
YES, NIXON IS REALLY LOOKING LIKE A SAINT EACH PASSING DAY.
IT IS THE PRINT MEDIA THAT IS DOING THEIR HOMEWORK. THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST ARE DOING WOODSTEIN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING AND FOLLOWING "THE MONEY." BRAVO TO THEM BOTH FOR DIGGING RELENTLESSLY. PRESIDENT MORON BIT THE HAND THAT FEEDS HIM AND THAT BITE IS GOING TO GET A WHOLE LOT MORE SORE BEFORE THE TIMES AND THE POST GET DONE WITH HIM AND HIS BELOVED "FAMILY,"OF LIARS, FRAUDS, AND RUSSIAN GANGSTERS.

Anonymous said...

IN ADDITION: TRUMP HAS ABSOLUTELY NO COMPREHENSION SKILLS AND DOESN'T UNDERSTAND ANY OF THE LEGISLATION HE IS READING OR SIGNING. THIS WAS EVIDENT WHEN HE WAS DEBATING. HE STILL DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF MANY OF THE ISSUES BROUGHT TO HIM SO HE HAS TO HAVE A LINGUIST AT HIS SIDE TO UNTANGLE PHRASES HE ACTUALLY IS CAPABLE OF READING.
THE REASON ANYONE, INCLUDING HIS BASE, LISTENS TO HIM AT ALL, IS TO SEE A SPECTACLE. WE ALL KNOW HE'S GOING TO PUT ON A SHOW, BECAUSE THAT'S ALL HE'S ABLE OF DOING: PERFORM LIKE A SEAL AT A CIRCUS. (I DON'T MEAN TO DEMEAN SEALS)

aries moon said...

@Cappy, exactly, Nixon was a crook, but he wasn't an idiot and he understood legislation and how to govern--Trump's not experienced in politics and the people who voted for him still think he's their hero but he doesn't even seem to have the discipline, intellectual curiosity or enough concern for his supporters to even bother learning about what it takes to get things done in Washington, he's leaving up to the VP and Congress. His MAIN focus continues to be himself and how he's being 'victimized' and 'persecuted' by the press. Also, thank you for pointing out how outstanding the print media has been in covering Trump/Russia--their excellent work cannot be overlooked--you're right Woodstein should be proud of both the WP and the NYT.

Pragya said...

@aries moon

Honestly, I don't think Anderson cares about currying favor with the Trump admin. But I do think that it genuinely bothers him that his Republican viewers who used to love him now think he is rude and hateful and anti-conservative. He got a lot of backlash for the eye roll and the "dump" comment. So he is being as polite as possible, to show that he is not anti-Conservative, he is worried about the corruption and the Russian influence. But what he doesn't understand is that the criticism they have for him is not rational. Fox news and conservative media don't actually believe that he is a propaganda artist for the DNC. But they will keep saying it anyway because they want to discredit all honest media. So it is pointless.

But also, aries, we need to understand, it is not Anderson's job to oppose Conservative policies. Trump got voted in, so people want those policies, or at least they think they do. Anderson believes every President should get the chance to enact their agenda. I remember he had a segment called "War on Obama" where he talked about how Repulican opposition was impeding Obama's ability to enact his agenda. And Obama's and Trump's agenda could not be more different. So I don't think it is possible to read into what anderson wants based on his news coverage. He is an old school journalist who insists that journalists' should keep their personal opinions out of their reporting. CNN in general is. MSNBC is the partisan, liberal network. They are the liberal Fox (with ethics and standards added).

Also, I think it is new CNN policy to be as polite as possible to the Trump admin. I noticed Jake Tapper was so nice to Gorka yesterday. Normally he is more abrasive, but he was much nocer to him than Anderson was. But Tapper is a Conservative so that may have something to do with it. But it also has something to do with the At&T and Time Warner deal. Wouldn't be surprised if Anderson got a note from Zucker.

tl:dr: Anderson doesn't care about politicians liking him, but he does seem to be bothered by whether or not all of his audience (Repub AND Democrats) like and trust him, and I think that is his biggest flaw. He needs to understand that some people just hate him because he is on CNN and their hatred is beyond reason. Also, he listens to his CNN bosses.

Anonymous said...

PUTIN'S PUPPET CONTINUES CALLING ALL THE INVESTIGATIONS HE INCITED, "A WITCH HUNT AND A HOAX."
MISS SPIN CYCLE, HELD UP SCHOOL GIRL CHART OUTLINING CERTAIN WORDS SHE USED AND THEIR CORRECTIONS. IT WILL BE NICE WHEN THESE INVESTIGATIONS ARE OVER, TO SEE HER IN THE SLAMMER.
ACTUALLY IT WILL BE MORE THAN PLEASANT TO SEE ALL THE TRUMPS IN THE SLAMMER BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL THE LOWEST CALIBER OF INTELLECT, AND THAT INCLUDES IVANKA.
ANDERSON SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING TRUMP, THAT NO ONE HAS EVER NEGOTIATED "ANYTHING" DURING A CAMPAIGN WITH "AN ENEMY OF THE STATE." IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT NOTHING CAME OF IT. THE ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO UNDERMINE THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. IF THAT'S NOT COLLUSION, WHAT IS?" SO NOW WE HAVE PUTIN'S PUPPET RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT.
IN THE FIFTIES THE SAYING WAS:"THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!" THANKS TO TRUMP THEY ARE ALREADY HERE. I HAVE TO CORRECT MYSELF. I DON'T WANT TRUMP IMPEACHED ANYMORE. I WANT HIM TRIED FOR TREASON. HE IS AN "ENEMY OF THE STATE," AND I DON'T WANT HIM PARDONED.
PUT JUNIOR IN THE SLAMMER. I CAN'T STAND THE SIGHT OF ANY OF THEM.

aries moon said...

@Pragya, I do think it's true that AC's probably not happy about how some previously supportive conservative viewers have turned on him after witnessing his frustration with certain Trump surrogates on 360--you're right that he's wasting his time trying to sway these viewers away from their preconceived notions of his and CNN's reporting. I'm so disgusted by everything/everyone Trump that I want to see AC and all reporters treat him and his surrogates with the scorn and disdain they deserve for the real damage they're doing to our democracy and traditions but I realize that's not a reporter's job. I guess I can take AC being overly polite to the vile Trumpies as long as he continues to call out their lies and hold them accountable in spite of how Trump supporters might feel about it. As far as AC and Trump's agenda goes, I know he can't oppose conservative or liberal policies, but it's frustrating to hear him and reporters like Jake Tapper and Dana Bash express so much empathy and concern for idiotic Trump supporters when they CHOSE to vote for a corrupt, chaotic candidate. If they would've taken a better look at his record and history instead of being so thrilled by him validating their own bigotry and hatred they might've thought twice about electing a failed businessman and clown. Watching much of President Obama's agenda being obstructed by the despicable GOP was a real travesty because his voters knew he was an intelligent, decent man genuinely trying to help this country improve and move forward but the hateful GOP chose to sabotage that. This is precisely why I'm not interested in hearing AC and other reporters go on about how sad and disappointing it is for Trump voters to not see any progress made on his agenda--they brought all of this on themselves by voting for someone they were warned REPEATEDLY about and they refused to listen. Because of THEM, we all have to suffer under one of the worst presidents/administrations ever.

aries moon said...

Bravo Cappy.

Anonymous said...

DO WE REALLY CARE IF JARED KUSHNER'S SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REVOKED? DOES JARED KUSHNER REALLY CARE IF HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REVOKED? DOES JARED KUSHNER KNOW WHAT A SECURITY CLEARANCE IS? FOLKS: WE ARE SPEAKING ABOUT THE "GANG THAT COULDN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT." NONE OF THEM, INCLUDING PRESIDENT DING DONG, SHOULD HAVE SECURITY CLEARANCE, UNLESS THEY CAN TELL US WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW TO USE IT. IF PRESIDENT BOGUS: AH, NOW THAT'S A FITTING TITLE, CAN TELL US ABOUT FAKE NEWS, WHILE HE IS MAKING IT, THAN HE DOESN'T NEED CLEARANCE.
CLEARANCE IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND TO FUNCTION.
AFTER ALL, PRESIDENT BOGUS HAS A SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, WHICH MEANS HE SHOULD BE ON RITALIN.
IT ALSO MEANS HE'S A SLOW LEARNER AND CAN'T COMPREHEND "FACTUAL" INFORMATION, SO HE TENDS TO MAKE "STUFF UP." DO WE KNOW ANYBODY LIKE THIS?
TAKING RITALIN CAN DO WONDERS FOR CHILDREN. IT MAY EVEN DO WONDERS FOR PRESIDENT BOGUS. HE WOULD ACTUALLY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL NEWS, AND THE FAKE UNIVERSE HE LIVES IN.
HE WOULD BE ABLE TO FOCUS.....ON THE TRUTH FOR ONCE, AND LISTEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE OBSERVED HIS PRESIDENCY, AND LEARN THAT HE IS DOING A MISERABLE JOB AT SOMETHING HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT.

Anonymous said...

TWO MORE GOP SENATORS ARE NOT SUPPORTING THE OVERHAUL OF OBAMACARE AND FOR GOOD REASON, IT DOESN'T COME CLOSE TO MEASURING UP TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN SET FORTH BY PRESIDENT OBAMA.
RAND PAUL AND SUSAN COLLINS, BOTH REPUBLICANS, WERE FIRST IN LINE TO SPEAK NEGATIVELY ABOUT TRUMPCARE, REPEAL AND REPLACE. NOW GRASS ROOT ADVOCATES ARE GATHERING FOR ONE PURPOSE:TO "KILL THE BILL" AND THEY MEAN THE REPEAL AND REPLACE BILL THAT EVERY GOP MEMBER WANTED SHOVED DOWN OUR THROATS JUST TO ERASE THE "STIGMA" OF OUR FORMER STATESMAN, PRESIDENT OBAMA.
PRESIDENT BOGUS DIDN'T THINK HEALTH CARE COULD BE "SO COMPLICATED." WE KNOW THAT HE IS A SIMPLETON. HE HAS SHOWN US ALL, REPEATEDLY. NOW HE IS SHOWING THOSE THAT SUPPORTED HIM AND THEY ARE "ANGRY." LITTLE BY LITTLE HIS BASE IS SLOWLY ERODING, AND THAT IS WHEN THE LAST SHOE WILL DROP. THERE ARE SIGNS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE STEPPING AWAY FROM HIS STUPIDITY AND
"HIS SO CALLED AGENDA." WHY? NOT BECAUSE OF THE SCANDAL WITH THE RUSSIANS, BUT BECAUSE THEY MADE A BAD CHOICE. THEY CHOSE A MAN THAT IS SO SHALLOW, HE HAS NO AGENDA. HIS AGENDA RISES AND SETS ON HIMSELF.
ALL WE NEED IS A "FEW GOOD REPUBLICANS" AND THEY ARE OUT THERE, AND THE MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS, AND TRUMP'S HOUSE OF CARDS WILL BEGIN TO FALL, JUST LIKE HIS INEPT ABILITY TO PASS HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION...... DRIP, DRIP, DRIP.