Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017


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

On Tuesday night's AC360 the 9pmET hour included some panel discussions with Charles Blow on the panel.  Health Care:


More on Health Care with a little Steve Bannon thrown in:


AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

I was 2 minutes late to Wednesday's 360 but I don't think I missed much. Anderson was talking with Sanjay Gupta about Sen. McCain's diagnosis of brain cancer. They discussed the cancer, the tumor, the malignancy, etc. Then it was Dana Bash, David Axelrod and Gloria Borger to talk about McCain's life and impact. This felt too much like a eulogy to me so I switched to Hayes' sub covering Trump's rant about the investigations.

That rant and those investigations were the topic of 360's second segment. A new NY Times interview chronicled the rant and Anderson had a Q&A with Maggie Habermann over the phone on Trump dissing Att. Gen. Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, being mad at former FBI Director Comey, his belief he's not under investigation himself and his irritation over all kinds of things. A panel of 5 began their analysis of all of this. I went back to MSNBC.

Next up Anderson questioned Jessica Schneider on "Kushner, Trump Jr. & Manafort Scheduled To Testify Next Week In Russia Probe". Anderson also covered how Trump's White House is trying to downplay Trump's previously secret meeting with Putin at the G20. Anderson talked to Jeff Zeleny and there was clip of Sarah Huckabee Sanders spinning an weak explanation ('...of course world leaders are going to talk to each other... no big deal...'). Ian Bremmer and Thomas Pickering spoke on how odd the meeting was in light of diplomatic and political protocol, how the Trump excuses don't make sense, Trump's lack of credibility, what the Russians want and how Trump could be easily played by the savvy Russians.

Ryan Nobles reported on "CBO: 32 Million Fewer Insured By 2026 Under Obamacare Repeal Bill" and answered some questions from Anderson. Then there was a clip blaming the failure of the GOP healthcare bill on "obstructing" Democrats. This led to an interview with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) about the healthcare bill, GOPers who refused to support it, the ACA and so on.
This interview stepped into the second hour which Anderson started, without commercial break, on the news of McCain's cancer again.

ATA - Thanks for the videos of Tuesday's panel discussions with Charles Blow; althoughI have to wait until tomorrow to watch them on the better computer I'll definitely watch. These discussions are not available on the 360 website... gee I wonder why?

aries moon said...

Ah @Cappy, your two comments on the previous post were sooooo on point. I was really annoyed with how the panel seemed to be joking around and how AC was overly focused on Maggie Haberman's observation that the orange clown is feeling 'upbeat' in spite of all the turmoil around him. Who cares? Haberman may be a well respected reporter, but sometimes she comes off like a cheerleader for Trump and his team--I think Paul Begala was hinting at this when he said she was like Trump's 'whisperer'. I've heard that Haberman has been somewhat friendly with Trump and his family for years, so her reporting on him can be a little too soft at times and AC always eats this up. WHY would AC and the panel pretend that Trump never said horribly disrespectful things about John McCain in the past? And I'm saying this knowing that I haven't been a big admirer of McCain myself, but Trump shouldn't be allowed to suddenly start praising McCain without someone mentioning what he said in the past.

There was a moment in the show where the panel was talking about how Trump said he would just let Obamacare fail and Kirsten Powers said that it was immoral for a president to make such a statement and not show any concern for the impact on actual people's lives if he were to do that--AC glossed over her consequential comment and made a joke instead. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

YES, WHY WOULD ANDERSON CARE IF OBAMACARE FAILED? IF THE BOGUS ADMINISTRATION DOESN'T FUND IT PROPERLY, IT SURELY WILL FAIL AND AC DOESN'T HAVE TO WORRY. HE HAS MILLIONS. HE COULD "BUY" PRETTY MUCH ANY HEALTH PLAN HE WANTS BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS.
THIS SUBJECT IS NOT SOMETHING TO GIGGLE ABOUT AND GLOSS OVER. IT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF THE DISENFRANCHISED AND THOSE WHO WOULD LOSE MINIMAL BENEFITS. I WAS REALLY ANNOYED WITH HIS "I'VE GOT MINE," APPROACH TO TRUMPCARE. PERSONALLY I THINK ANDERSON HAS NOT QUITE RECONCILED THE FACT THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT FOUND FAULT WITH HIM. HE IS NOT USED TO CRITICISM AND DOESN'T WEAR IT WELL.
I DO NOT CARE FOR MAGGIE HABERMAN AND NEVER READ HER ARTICLES IN THE TIMES. I THINK SHE SPEAKS TOO QUICKLY AND IS HARD TO UNDERSTAND AND MUMBLES. THE NYT HAS MANY FINE WRITERS, AND SHE IS NOT AT THE TOP OF MY LIST.
JUST LOVED PRESIDENT BOGUS'S REMARK: "WE WILL NOT OWN IT." NO, YOU'RE RIGHT, BECAUSE A CERTAIN RUSSIAN ALREADY "OWNS YOU."
ARIES MOON: YOU TOO, ARE ALSO ALWAYS "ON POINT." WE HAVE OCCASIONAL DIFFERENCES, BUT WE SEEM TO ALWAYS COINCIDE ON IMPORTANT ISSUES. WE BOTH SEE THE "WHOLE PICTURE" AND THEN LOOK AT THE PETTY IRRELEVANT CHATTER.