Thursday, August 24, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, August 24, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from the NYC studio.  At the end of the program Anderson did acknowledge the sailors from the USS John McCain who lost their lives.

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12 comments:

Jaanza said...

I was two minutes late to Thursday's 360; I got there during a Sarah Huckabee Sanders' clip after she was asked about Trump's campaign promise that Mexico would pay for the wall and now Trump ordering Congress to find the money for it. Sanders ignored the most important point of the question, that being Trump lying about who's going to pay for the wall, and blandly answering that Trump is "committed to it". Anderson talked to Sara Murray about that Trump campaign promise, the threat of a government shutdown and veterans' benefits.
Next it was a talk with Jorge Ramos about the wall. Ramos brought up Trump's phone call with Mexican President PenaNeito, his request to the Mexican Prez not to publicly say he won't pay for the wall just so Trump could save face. Also discussed were Trump maybe pardoning Arpaio, the number of immigrants crossing the border, racism, white supremacy, Trump's other comments and journalists' responsibility to say when Trump is lying.

Trump and Sen. McConnell are not getting along. Anderson had an overview, clips from Sen. Corker and Sarah Sanders and a Q&A with Jason Miller and Van Jones. I didn't pay close attention because I don't care about this issue. Anderson ended the segment with news of white supremacist Christopher Cantwell, arrested for 3 felony counts, was denied bond. Anderson showed one clip of Cantwell ranting high and mightily to a reporter and then the later clip of him crying to the camera fearing his upcoming arrest.

James Clapper's often-repeated clip of his worries about Trump's stability and his access to the nuclear codes was repeated again. This led to Anderson's interview with retired General and former CIA Chief Michael Hayden about Trump, white supremacy marches and how to respond. Hayden spent some time on how intelligence agents used to study government stability and authority in other shaky foreign countries but are now conducting those studies for the U.S.

"Politico: Kelly Trying To Control Info Trump Sees" read the chyron at the start of the fourth segment. That would be new Chief of Staff John Kelly. Anderson spoke with Nancy Cook of Politico on why Kelly is doing this and how well that's going. David Gergen and Paul Begala were brought in for their perspectives and the discussion ended with talk on Ivanka and Jared's influence.

The last segment of the first hour had two topics. The first was Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico and headed towards Texas. The second was Randi Kaye's report on a government watchdog group request for records on Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and luxury-attire-loving wife Louise Linton wife's trip to Kentucky. This was the trip that spawned that Twitter spat when Linton advertised her designer duds and a mom in Oregon took offense at that. Apparently, the trip which was made at government expense, was made simply to observe the eclipse.

The start of the second hour was exactly like the first.

The interview with Jorge Ramos was my favorite part. Although there wasn't anything as awesome as Wednesday's first segment, Thursday's 360 was a good solid show.

Anonymous said...

CARL BERSTEIN HAS BEEN VERY CRITICAL OF THE PRESS FOR NOT DOING A BETTER JOB AT VETTING TRUMP AND HIS CABINET MEMBERS AND NOT ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
HE IS SO RIGHT. THEY ALL SIT AND LOOK AT THEIR TABLETS WAITING AND HOPING FOR INFORMATION FROM THEIR SOURCES....SO THE SOURCES DO THE WORK FOR THEM. I'M AFRAID THIS ALSO INCLUDES ANDERSON.
BERNSTEIN SAID SUNDAY THAT THE PRESS OF TODAY IS NOT THE PRESS OF THE NIXON WHITE HOUSE.
BERSTEIN AND WOODWARD WERE STREET REPORTERS WHO DID ACTUAL "LEG WORK." NO ONE WAITED FOR OTHERS TO DO THEIR INVESTIGATIONS.
TRUMP LIES ALL THE TIME BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT "THE MEDIA" WILL JUST SHRUG AND WAIT FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN. IF THE PRESS WERE MORE EXPEDIENT, BOGUS WOULD HAVE BEEN OUSTED LONG AGO AND CHALOTTESVILLE MAY NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.
UNFORTUNATELY, ANDERSON IS TOO USED TO REPORTING ON INFORMATION THAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. HE HAS NEVER UNCOVERED NEW INFORMATION THAT COULD BE CRITICAL OF THIS ADMINISTRATION, AND THERE IS SO MUCH OUT THERE. HIS PANELS ARE JUST "LAZY JOURNALISM."
IN THE MEAN TIME BOGUS JUST PARDONED JOE ARPAIO, THE CONTROVERSIAL SHERIFF FROM ARIZONA. NOW LET'S HAVE A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS. IT MEANS YOU HAVE TO NIGHTS AIR TIME FILLED WITH NONSENSE.

Jaanza said...

On Friday I didn't get home until late and 360 missed the first 45 minutes of 360. I figured it didn't matter because the 5 pm (EST) Situation Room have about 45 minutes coverage of Hurricane Harvey. I thought 360 would be about the same.

Imagine my surprise when I turned 360 on and there was John Berman reporting on Trump pardoning Sheriff Arpaio. It was honestly the first time I heard that news. Harvey was shoved off to the side. Berman talked to Alice Stewart and Bakari Sellers and later to reporter Sara Murray. There was also an interview with Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and the hour ended with a phone Q&A with former Dubya Bush ethics adviser Richard Painter.

If Trump thought that announcing the pardon of Arpaio late on Friday as Harvey swamped Texas was going to guarantee little if any news coverage, he was very very wrong. At least for Friday he was wrong. Today on CNN it appears to be mostly Harvey flooding. Hopefully on Monday Anderson or Anderson's substitute (vacation time for A?) will have a report or two not only on Arpaio's pardon but also the new subpoena's handed out by Mueller in the Russia investigation.

@CAPPY - Good point from Bernstein about today's media and investigative reporting. Let's hope that old lion can inspire today's reporters to do some real digging.

Anonymous said...

WHEN BOGUS VISITS HOUSTON, TEXAS THIS TUESDAY, HE MUST WALK IN THE MUDDY, DIRTY FLOOD WATERS AND REPEAT THIS SAYING: "I KNOW CLIMATE CHANGE EXISTS NOW. IT IS REAL BECAUSE I'VE NEVER SEEN FLOOD WATERS SO HIGH." IF HE DOESN'T CHANGE HIS MIND AFTER SEEING THIS SO CALLED "TROPICAL STORM" DUMPING EPIC AMOUNTS OF WATER AND THEN STALLING, BOGUS MUST SWIM UP STREAM AND PLEDGE TO HELP BOTH THE VICTIMS AND THE VOLUNTEERS. AND IF THAT STILL DOESN'T CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, HE MUST PONY UP FUNDS TO HELP THOSE THAT HAVE TAKEN SHELTER IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE FLOODED LOCATIONS. IN FACT BOGUS MUST DO IT ALL.
IT IS ABOUT TIME BOGUS SPENT HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH IS. WHY BOTHER TO SEE REAL LIVE, DISTRESSED PEOPLE, IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ACTUALLY HELP THEM? GET OUT YOUR CHECK BOOK, BIG, BIGOTED DADDY, AND DO SOMETHING FOR A RED STATE THAT HELPED GET YOU ELECTED. YES, TEXANS ELECTED VERMIN TO TAKE A SEAT IN THE OVAL OFFICE, AND NOW IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO BECOME A DECENT HUMAN BEING, FOR ONCE, AND THANK THOSE, WHO SAW KINDNESS, WHEN THERE WASN'T ANY.

Anonymous said...

Is Anderson on vacation?

Anonymous said...

MAYBE I'M A BIT PREMATURE OR MAYBE HE'S JUST SUBBING FOR ANDERSON, BUT IT DOES LOOK AS THOUGH
CHRIS COUMO IS NOW IN THE SECOND HALF OF ANDY'S TIME FRAME. I KEPT THINKING WHEN I SAW THE FLOOD WATERS RISE IN HOUSTON, WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ANDERSON? WE ALL KNOW HE HAS PAID HIS DUES, BUT TO BE COMPLETELY ABSENT FROM THIS HORROR, IS VERY UNUSUAL.
YES, I KNOW ANDERSON TAKES LABOR DAY VACATION, BUT CHRIS COUMO SHOWED HE HAD "THE CHOPS," WEEKS AGO, AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH SOMEONE ELSE NOTICED AS WELL.

Pragya said...

where is anderson? today's 9 p.m. hour was titled "Cuomo PRIMETIME" and it made me worry

Pragya said...

@anonymous

well anderson did say on wwhl that he was tired of doing two hours every night, but i would have thought tapper would get that slot, considering. but also i miss anderson. news is too depressing these days, and anderson has a very soothing presence.

Anonymous said...

AS YOU ARE AWARE, I AM NO FAN OF KATHY GRIFFIN, NEVER WATCHED HER WITH ANDERSON, AND NEVER THOUGHT SHE WAS FUNNY. HAVING SAID THAT, ACCORDING TO HUFFPOST, ANDERSON CLEARLY THREW HER 'UNDER THE BUS'. GRIFFIN SAID THAT COOPER WENT PUBLIC ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL TRUMP DEBACLE, AND CALLED
IT, "CLEARLY INAPPROPRIATE AND DISGUSTING." THIS WAS WITHOUT GRIFFIN'S KNOWLEDGE.
I GAVE THE REMARK LITTLE THOUGHT AT THE TIME. ANDERSON SEEMED OK WITH HER, AND HE ALWAYS SAID HIS MOTHER LIKED HER.
AFTER READING THE HUFFPOST ACCOUNT, ANDERSON ALSO WENT ON WWHL, WITH HIS FRIEND ANDY COHEN, AND SAID HE WISHED GRIFFIN THE BEST AND THAT THEY WERE STILL FRIENDS. GRIFFIN SAID SHE NEVER HEARD FROM HIM UNTIL AFTER THE JULY SHOW. I DON'T CARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, BUT IT STRUCK ME, THAT ANDERSON SO QUICKLY DENOUNCED GRIFFIN," BUT NEVER ONCE DESCRIBED ANY OF TRUMP'S ACTIONS DURING CHARLOTTESVILLE, AS "DISGUSTING AND TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE." YES, TO ME, TRUMP WAS EVEN MORE DISGUSTING, EQUATING NAZIS WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS....AND YET ANDY STAYED "MUM." WE HEARD FROM ANDERSON IN HIS MONOLOGUES, BUT THEY WERE ALL TOO RESPECTFUL OF A PRESIDENT, THAT HAS SHOWN ONLY CONTEMPT FOR CERTAIN MINORITIES IN THIS NATION. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND WORDS MATTER. ANDERSON COOPER, OF ALL PEOPLE, SHOULD KNOW THIS. JMHO

Anonymous said...

Oh grow up. Anderson is probably on vacation, he has been working hard since CNN started being the Trump News Network and just needed ti ime off.

Anonymous said...

I STAND BY MY COMMENT WHICH HAS NOT ONE THING TO DO WITH MATURITY. IT IS A RATHER MATURE OBJECTIVE COMMENT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN DENIAL.

Jaanza said...

I was 3 minutes late to Monday's 360. John Berman covered Hurricane Harvey's flooding of Houston; a lot of the scenes from Houston were from one intersection in the northeast of the city from a camera on an overpass (or something like that). The floodwaters there were waist-deep in the distance and ankle-deep closer to the camera which showed numerous rescued people getting off of boats and getting to higher ground. Berman talked to Brian Todd, meteorologist Tom Sater and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. A chunk of the interview with Turner dealt with why he told people to stay put in the city. I've wondered about that too but there is a good reason: the horrible evacuation years ago for Hurricane Rita in which 70+ people died on the highways including 20+ seniors on a burning bus.

The second segment had Q&As and reports from Gary Tuchman in the Houston suburb of Katy focusing on the nursing home evacuation and from Ed Lavendera focusing on the National Guard and civilian rescuers.

Next up was Berman's interview with retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore and interview with Gary Corbin of the National Weather Service.

The fourth segment was the Arpaio pardon segment. Berman talked to a reporter (never got her name) on the pardon, the timing (and Trump's excuse that it was because Harvey brought higher ratings last Friday night), Trump's defense of the pardon and others who disagree. There was a panel of Jeffrey Toobin, Trump parrot Michael Caputo and Ana Navarro. They all made the statements you'd expect but Caputo gets the prize for most outlandish statement when he said Arpaio was charged with contempt of court because the judge was partisan. They all wrangled about that.

The last segment of the first hour had Berman's phone interview with Joshua Lincoln of the Louisiana Cajun Navy, a group of volunteers with boats who are helping rescue people in Houston.

The second hour started with Houston's floods. And even though the program guide / info button said "Chris Cuomo" it was Berman who anchored the second hour of 360.

Anderson deserves a vacation just like Wolf Blitzer (also out this week) and everybody else. I hope he has a great time and spends most of his time relaxing at wherever he is.

I will not get into what Kathy Griffin has said about Anderson or what Anderson has said about her. I'm just happy to throw that whole mess out the window, down the drain, into the garbage, etc.
@CAPPY - totally agree Anderson and most of CNN was too respectful of Trump during the campaign and the first couple of months of his Presidency. However, more and more we are seeing more critical coverage of Trump, more backbone and more guts. I hope you saw Anderson's first segment from last Wednesday or were able to watch it here on ATA, it's still posted. I hope this new scrutiny continues when Anderson comes back next week.