Friday, August 11, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, August 11, 2017


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

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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

Anderson started Friday's 360 with Trump's latest threat to North Korea, the "locked and loaded" one and had a clip of it. He talked to Jim Acosta about Trump's latest blastings, Trump not answering questions, Trump not talking to the Governor of Guam and the point-of-view of U.S. allies. Anderson then talked to Barbara Starr for the military angle including info on the U.S. personnel in Guam, questions about evacuation, the "possible military option" in Venezuela and the Pentagon statement that they haven't received any official orders. When the panel of 4 started I chose this time to go to the kitchen.
When I got back at :20 the panel was still talking but I don't know if this was a new segment or not. The panel included Peter Feaver, military guys Rick Francona and Anthony Tata and a woman who's name I didn't get.

Anderson had a really good Q&A with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times. They talked about threats, diplomacy, the "carrot and stick" policy, getting China involved, past overtures with North Korea and current alternatives.

"Trump Thanks Putin For Expelling Embassy Staff" and now White House staffers state Trump was being sarcastic when he said '...thanks, this will save us money on payroll...' After a clip of Trump saying that and more, Anderson spoke with former NATO and Greece Ambassador Nicholas Burns and former CIA guy Rolf Mowatt-Larssen. They discussed how wrong this is, how important diplomats and diplomacy are, took apart Trump's later comment that there's "no real reason" to send the diplomats back and just generally pointed out how stupid Trump is being.

The last segment of the first hour focused on "Trump Slams McConnell On Health Care, Again" with a panel of Amanda Carpenter, Rick Santorum and Matt Lewis. It was a lot of blah blah blah mostly on who's to blame and not enough on how to move forward.
Anderson's preview of the second hour start looked exactly like the first.

Today Rachel Maddow pointed out that the news of North Korea's ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead to fit on a missile was reported two weeks ago. Furthermore, that report has been popping up every few years for the last decade. However, it's only this week that Trump is making a big deal about it and saber-rattling. Maddow strongly suggests this is to distract everybody from the Russia investigation. Perhaps a panel I didn't watch already covered this or Anderson had it on Thursday when I was watching football?

Anonymous said...

WHEN IS THE SOUTH GOING TO GET OVER THAT FACT THAT THEY LOST THE CIVIL WAR?
PRESIDENT OBAMA TWEETED AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE WHILE BOGUS CONDONED THE VIOLENCE. MORE TO THE POINT, HE SAID BOTH SIDES WERE WRONG. NO, ONE SIDE WAS WRONG BECAUSE THE STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE, A CONFEDERATE LEADER DURING THE CIVIL WAR, MUST COME DOWN.
IT WAS WRONG TO TAKE A CAR AND USE IT AS A WEAPON, BUT THAT IDEA IS NOT ORIGINAL AND BOGUS COULD HAVE AT THE VERY LEAST, CONDEMNED USING CARS AS WEAPONS.
BUT HERE'S WHAT BOGUS COULD DO FOR STARTERS: FIRE STEVE BANNON. YES, STEVE BANNON IS A WHITE NATIONALIST AND HE WORKS FOR BOGUS. HE SLIPS UNDER THE RADAR BUT YOU CAN BET THAT HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO TAKE PLACE IN VIRGINIA. HE KNEW IT IN ADVANCE AND NATURALLY THE ANCHORS WOULDN'T THINK OF REPORTING IT.
BUT I WILL AGREE ON ONE ISSUE THAT BOGUS TOUCHED ON: CABLE NEWS IS GIVING THIS EVENT MUCH TOO MUCH PUBLICITY BY SHOWING GRAPHIC DETAILS OF THE VIOLENCE REPEATEDLY. ONCE TWICE, THREES TIMES, AND THEN THE NEWS MEDIA IS GUILTY OF SPREADING THE SAME HATE, FOR RATINGS.
I DON'T OFTEN AGREE WITH ANYTHING BOGUS SAYS BECAUSE IT IS, JUST THAT, "BOGUS." BUT HE DID SAY THAT NEITHER HE NOR PRESIDENT OBAMA COULD STOP THE HATRED. THAT IS TRUE, BUT BOGUS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN IS NOT, "MAKING AMERICA HATE AGAIN," AND YOU ALONE DID JUST THAT. WHY CAN'T YOU RESIGN? YOU DIDN'T CREATE HATE, BUT YOU ARE GUILTY OF SPREADING IT.

Anonymous said...

OMAROSA, WHO IS NOW A COMMUNICATION'S DIRECTOR FOR BOGUS, IS A TRUMP CLONE. I CAN SAY THIS MOST ASSUREDLY, BECAUSE I WATCHED HER ON ONE OF THE MANY EARLY "APPRENTICE" SHOWS. SHE'S MEAN,
HATEFUL, VINDICTIVE AND CALCULATING.....JUST LIKE HER BOSS. ON THE SHOW, TRUMP LOVED HER BECAUSE SHE WAS "HIM." HER GENDER AND RACE WERE DIFFERENT, BUT THE WAY SHE HANDLED HERSELF IN HIS BOARD ROOM, SPOKE FOR ITSELF. WHEN OMAROSA SPOKE, EVERYONE PAID ATTENTION. SHE DEMANDED IT. SHE RECENTLY ATTENDED A BLACK JOURNALIST MEETING AND CAUSED A REAL STIR IN THE AUDIENCE, EVEN BEFORE SHE WALKED OUT. NATURALLY IT ENDED WITH DRAMA, AND WHEREVER OMAROSA GOES THERE IS ALWAYS DRAMA. REMIND YOU OF ANYONE WE KNOW?