Monday, August 14, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, August 14, 2017


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

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHEN TRUMP FIRES HIS CHIEF STRATEGIST STEVE BANNON, WHO IS A KNOWN WHITE SUPREMACIST, THAN WE WILL KNOW THAT HE TRULY MEANS WHAT HE SAYS. UNTIL THEN, ALL HE IS SAYING ARE WORDS THAT MEAN NOTHING TO HIM BECAUSE HE LIES CONSTANTLY. SO DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY IS JUST ANOTHER IN HIS OVER THE TOP RANTS. AND HE WOULDN'T FIRE BANNON UNTIL THE PARTY DEMANDS IT. WHEN BANNON BECOMES A TRUE LIABILITY TO TRUMP, HE WILL BE FIRED. UNTIL THEN, WHATEVER HE SAYS, IS BOGUS, JUST LIKE HIM. HE CONTINUES TO BE A SHALLOW, IGNORANT, RACIST, WHO INSPIRES OTHER RACISTS TO DO WHAT THEY DID IN VIRGINIA.

aries moon said...

'Brother' Cornell West once called President Obama and Hillary Clinton 'puppets' while calling Trump 'a genuine human being', I'm not here for him--he could never get over Pres. Obama not needing his counsel and has been bitter over it ever since. Paris Dennard is just a pathetic Trump defender who has no soul like the 'man' he bends over backwards to support. Anderson was awesome throughout the entire show calling out Trump and displaying genuine outrage with Trump's deplorable, too little too late response to the neo-Nazi, KKK violence in Charlottesville. Bakari Sellars was right when he said that Trump's behavior is not exactly a surprise to many of us who saw him for exactly who he was a long time ago.

Jaanza said...

Of course, Monday's 360 was another one-topic show. The protest, the crash and all the surrounding issues in Charlottesville VA are certainly big news and there was a lot to cover and to discuss. I simply wish Anderson had taken a moment to report on Trump considering a pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And I wish Anderson had taken another moment to point out Arpaio was found guilty of contempt of court and contempt of court is a non-pardonable offense (so is treason).

360 began by showing the protest outside of Trump Tower in NYC where Trump will be going to soon. Anderson had an overview of events in Charlottesville and since Charlottesville especially how Trump took two days to make a somewhat acceptable statement. There was a clip of Trump mechanically reading someone else's words. This was paired with a series of clips of Trump's more obnoxious and hateful comments during the campaign last year. Anderson did remark that Trump's statement today was "read off a teleprompter" before showing a clip of the crash.
Jim Acosta said Trump's statement was "...more forced than heartfelt" and he talked about Trump complaining about the media criticizing him.
Anderson had a profile of Heather Heyer, the woman killed in the crash, and an interview with her mother Susan Bro. It was a good interview but difficult at times for Mrs. Bro and for viewers. Anderson ended the segment with news of the two police officers killed when their helicopter, used to monitor the Charlottesville protest, crashed.

After another look at the Trump Tower protest and the Charlottesville crash video, Anderson talked to Cornell West and Paris Dennard. West was angry about what happened, angry at Trump and eventually angry at Dennard for defending Trump. Lots of issues were brought up during the discussion including whether Trump knows David Duke, honesty, accountability, if Trump is complicit, Steve Bannon, Merck President Frazier and somehow at the very end Anderson managed to bring in Hurricane Katrina.

Merck President Frazier isn't the only CEO to quit the Presidential council on manufacturing, the President of Under Armour also quit. Anderson also had news on the Confederate statue taken down by protesters in Durham NC. The taped report on hate groups also had a clip of Trump from the Larry King show in the mid-90s talking about David Duke (so he did know the guy!), A panel of 4 started but only Maggie Haberman got to speak during this segment.

Trump arrived in NYC (I later read that he "snuck" into Trump Tower) and the rest of the panel - Van Jones, Mike Shields and Matt Lewis - got to talk about Bannon, Ivanka's Jewishness, "clean right" vs "dirty right", whether Trump's second statement got it right, Trump's birtherism issue with Obama and what Trump truly believes or understands.

The last segment of the first hour was an interview with Ryan Kelly, a photographer at the Charlottesville protest at the time of the crash, on what he saw and did and the photos he took.
The preview of the second hour start looked just like the first hour start.

Sorry this is late.

Phebe said...

Jaanza, If the charge of contempt of court is based on the performance of an illegal act then it is criminal and pardonable, contempt of court convictions based out of a civil action are not pardonable. So it is my understanding, since Sheriff Arpaio's conviction was based on an illegal act (violating a direct Federal order), it is a criminal offense and pardonable. That said even if it was not pardonable our idiot and chief would do it anyway, laws seem to only apply to us commoners.