Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from the NYC studio.   With Trump's big bucket of crazy press conference today there was plenty to discuss.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

ANDERSON OPENED HIS PROGRAM WITH A COMMENTARY ON TRUMP'S LATEST DEBACLE ABOUT CHARLETSVILLE.
AC SAID THAT AS PRESIDENT, TRUMP WAS "MORALLY BANKRUPT," AND DIDN'T STAND BY HIS STATEMENT OF THE PREVIOUS DAY THAT WAS SCRIPTED. PRESIDENT BOGUS SAID AGAIN, THAT BOTH SIDES WERE TO BLAME IN THE RACE DRIVEN RIOTS, AND THAT THERE WERE "FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES." HE ALSO SAID HE DIDN'T REPLY IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE HE "WAS WAITING FOR THE FACTS,".... IN HIS ALTERNATE UNIVERSE.
NATURALLY EVERYONE HOSTING ON CNN WAS ASTOUNDED BY HIS REACTION, AND HIS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS SCRIPTED COMMENTS, THE DAY BEFORE, WHICH DENOUNCED THE NAZIS AND THE WHITE SUPREMACISTS.
PERSONALLY, I AM NOT SURPRISED AT PRESIDENT BOGUS' REACTION TO THE VIOLENCE. BOGUS NEVER ADMITS WHEN HE IS WRONG, WHICH IS ALWAYS, AND HE IS TOTALLY IGNORANT ABOUT PRESSING ISSUES AND HISTORY. SO FOR HIM TO "MAKE STUFF UP,"SAYING THE ANTI-VIOLENT PROTESTERS WERE EQUIVALENT TO THE NAZIS AND THE WHITE SUPREMACISTS IS JUST "TRUMP BEING TRUMP, IGNORANT TO A FAULT. HE CAMPAIGNED AS A FASCIST AND HE HASN'T LET HIS BASE DOWN.
VAN JONES ON ONE OF AC PANELS, WAS SO EMOTIONAL THAT HE BEGAN TO CRY. I CAN UNDERSTAND HIS FRUSTRATION, BUT WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE WHO CLEARLY SHOWED US HIS "STRIPES," DURING HIS CAMPAIGN. THEY WEREN'T PATRIOTIC THEN, AND WE SHOULDN'T EXPECT THEM TO BE PATRIOTIC NOW. HILLARY WARNED US THAT TRUMP WOULD BE 'DANGEROUS,' AND SHE WAS RIGHT AS RAIN.

Jaanza said...

If Trump didn't have that press conference at Trump Tower today, I believe Anderson would have covered more news (updates on Russia investigation, North Korea, etc) on Tuesday's 360 but that press conference did happen and it was a doozy.
And not in a good way.

The opening chyron was "Trump Press Conference Goes Off The Rails" and could have just as easily have said "Trump's Sanity Goes Off The Rails" or "Trump's Sense Of Decency..." or "Decorum" or "Civility" or "Humanity". Anderson had many clips of the things Trump has said which later were justly criticized by nearly all (Sen. McConnell stayed quiet) except the far-right. Several times Anderson would show a short clip and then come back to give a reality check. I especially liked it when after the clip of Trump ranting that his delay in properly condemning the neo-Nazis was because he wanted to "get all the facts", Anderson came back and with an iron edge to his voice told viewers, "President Trump wanted to know the facts... let that sink in for a moment." And then he stated how many facts were available Friday night.
There was a talk with Jim Acosta, who attended the "...press conference from hell..." and talked about Bannon, divisions in the White House, the White House public face that "both sides acted irresponsibly", the departure from yesterday's statement and how some in the GOP are losing patience with Trump but will they do anything about it?
A panel of 3 started. David Gergen wouldn't go as far as to say Trump is dangerous for the country but he does have "massive issues with insecurity". David Axelrod quoted Michelle Obama, "The Presidency reveals who people really are", said Trump won't change, what you saw today is his true character. Van Jones got emotional talking about his grandmother, fighting for civil rights and people need to give a damn.

The second segment was a panel of 6 discussion and usually I don't stay for giant panels but I was interested to see if anyone would defend Trump and how. That was Paris Dennard and he did it badly. After Charles Blow started with a passionate talk about racism, Dennard blabbered something inane about Black Lives Matter and statues and Anderson had to stop him to tell him "You're not making any sense." Kirsten Powers and especially Tara Setmayer told him the same thing, Setmayer even telling Dennard "Shame on you!" for defending Trump. Scott Jennings, getting back to Dennard's claim that there were some good people at the "Unite The Right" march, said 'if you're a good person and you're marching with someone carrying a Nazi flag, you go home or you turn in your 'Good Person' card'. Paul Begala got the last word in about the "moral blindness" of Trump.

The clip of Trump blaming the "alt-left" was repeated, Trump, '...they charged in without a permit and were very very violent'. Cornell West came back and Anderson had a Q&A with just him. Subjects covered here included racism, neo-fascism, the oppressed, the silence of too many and the hope that the GOP/Dems/people will push Trump out. West wants a moral and spiritual awakening of the comfortable middle class, to shatter complacency and to embolden people to take action.

The second hour essentially started at :57 into the first hour with Anderson again giving the basic overview of Trump's press conference.

aries moon said...

Anderson's show opening statements about 45's repulsive defense of white supremicists have been powerful and impressive--he's really been getting to the heart of the hypocrisy, lies and 45's failure to fully condemn those monsters spreading hate and violence. I don't see how any sane/decent human being could continue to support 45 after the decidedly un-presidential behavior he displayed on Tuesday. This is nothing new to those of us who heard him loud and clear the moment he slithered down that escalator when he began his campaign. Like his panel (aside from the idiotic, delusional and pathetic Paris Dennard), AC was clearly appalled by 45's embrace of some of the most vile 'humans' on earth. I like seeing AC fired up, especially when it comes to such a difficult, never-ending subject such as racial hatred in America. I suppose some of the reporters/pundits who dismissed accusations of 45's racism as nonsense have learned a few things now.

Anonymous said...

It seems like with Jeffrey Lord gone he is more aggravated at Trump. Wonder if JL and Ac were good friends and he didn't get so down on Trump accept when he talked about the dump on the desk. Either way I am glad to finally see AC appalled at Trump

Anonymous said...

@ARIES MOON: GLAD TO SEE YOU'RE USING THE NUMBER 45 IN REFERENCE TO BOGUS. I SAW AND HEARD THE VICE MAYOR OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, USING THE NUMBER OF HIS PRESIDENCY AND THOUGHT IT WAS BRILLIANT. YES, IT SUITS BOGUS PERFECTLY BECAUSE I TOO, WILL NEVER CALL HIM PRESIDENT. HE CERTAINLY DOESN'T DESERVE THE TITLE. I REALLY CAN'T STAND IT WHEN THE ANCHORS ALL SAY, 'PRESIDENT.' BOGUS DEMEANED THE TITLE WHEN HE "SLITHERED" DOWN THE ESCALATOR, AS YOU SO APTLY PUT IT.
@JAANZA: VERY GOOD SUMMATION OF WHAT WENT ON TUESDAY NIGHT. YES, BOGUS WANTED TO WAIT UNTIL HE HAD ALL THE "FACTS." WELL NOW THAT HE HAS ALL THE "FACTS" IN HIS ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, WHERE WERE THE HALOS ON THE NAZIS? OH THAT'S RIGHT, ABOVE THE TORCHES THEY WERE CARRYING. GOT IT.