Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, August 2, 2017


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

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

My favorite segment of Wednesday's 360 was the first one.
The opening chyron was "Trump Makes Up Phone Calls From Mexico, Boy Scouts" and Anderson didn't mince any words in his overview which included the denial from Mexican President's office, the denial from the Boy Scouts and a clip of Sarah Huckabee Sanders stating with a straight face that the Boy Scouts organizers "powerfully praised" Trump after the speech at the Jamboree. Anderson wondered why Trump and nobody in his administration can simply say "it was a mistake". He also talked about the credibility issue, had several examples of Trump making things up, Trump's stint as his own PR guy John Miller and how the White House staffers deal with it.
I stayed for the panel of 5 - Gloria Borger, Kristen Powers, Timothy O'Brien, Michael D'Antonia and S.E. Cupp - and am glad that I did. I enjoyed the discussion of Trump's self-aggrandizement, his self-delusion, the nature of his lies, the work of his staffers to somehow legitimize his lies or twist the truth around like an Arby's curly fry to make the lie fit into the realm of reality, how does this play to his base, how does this play to Congress and also what in the world does Trump himself believe?
S.E. Cupp surprised me; she's changed from touting the GOP talking points no matter what to thinking critically about what's wrong with the Trump administration.

I missed the start of Anderson's talk with Jim Acosta. The topic here was Trump's new immigration plan which basically consists of new ways to keep people out. Before and after the Q&A with Acosta there was a long clip of his exchange with Trump guy Stephen Miller. Acosta asked good questions and Miller tried to weasel his way into an answer by spinning, deflecting or outright criticizing Acosta. The panel of 4 included Jeffrey Lord. I switched to Hayes.
Ana Navarro's presence on the panel probably guaranteed some fireworks... no, outright ballistic missiles aimed at Lord. Until I have confirmation that actually happened, I won't watch a panel with Lord on it. If Navarro ripped Lord apart, I'll watch it the video here or on YouTube.

After a clip of Trump announcing his immigration plan, the panel came back. More Hayes.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), his new book 'Conscience of a Conservative' dissing Trump and his interview with Anderson was the last segment of the first hour. I didn't pay close attention but did see Anderson's preview of the second hour start: same start as the first.

aries moon said...

Charles Blow, Paul Begala, Kirsten Powers, Ana Navarro and AC were awesome against the vile Jeff Lord.

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ANA NAVARRO. LOVE THAT SHE IS STILL A REPUBLICAN BUT SHE IS A PERSON OF PRINCIPLES AND SHE WOULDN'T TAKE "CRAP" FROM ANYONE, INCLUDING JASON MILLER....WHO IS AS OBNOXIOUS LOOKING AS HE SOUNDS. ANA WAS ON THE PANEL AND THERE WERE SMALL FIREWORKS BUT NOTHING THAT AC COULDN'T HANDLE. SHE SAID WHAT I'VE SAID, GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. (IF THERE'S SO MANY LEAKS JASON, CALL A PLUMBER.) OF COURSE MILLER BLAMED THE LEAKS ON HOLD OVERS FROM THE
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. RIGHT JASON, THEY HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT SIT ON PRESIDENT BOGUS' SHOULDER AND TRASH HIM. THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT JASON. BOGUS HAS SHOWN US ALL, THAT HE IS QUITE CAPABLE OF TRASHING HIMSELF WHEN HE ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK OR TWITTER OR TWEET.
AND JASON, NEXT TIME YOU'RE ON WITH AC, PLEASE DON'T CHEW GUM AND THINK THE VIEWER CAN'T SEE THE WAD WEDGED BETWEEN YOUR TEETH. WE HAVE H D FLAT SCREENS NOW JASON, AND WE SEE EVERYTHING, YOU FAT LIAR.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA; YOUR REFERRAL TO ARBY'S CURLY FRIES WAS FUNNY. IS THIS THE SAME ARBY'S THAT WAS IN THE NEWS A WHILE BACK, WITH THE TIP OF A FINGER FOUND IN ITS FOOD?? I KID YOU NOT.
WE MUST TAKE THE TRUMP SURROGATES OUT FOR LUNCH SOME TIME. I HEAR THEY ALL LOVE "FAST FOOD."