Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, August 9, 2017


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

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

My not-so-wild guess is that the first 9 minutes of Tuesday's 360, which I missed, were about the tensions with North Korea. I say that because the next 40 minutes were about North Korea and the preview for the start of the second hour was North Korea.

When I got to the show Anderson was talking with former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. The alternating chyrons were "North Korea Calls Trump's Warnings A "Load of Nonsense" and "North Korea Threatens To Launch Four Missiles Near Guam". This first segment ended at about :12 into the hour.

After a clip of Trump's "fire and fury" comment Anderson had a panel of 4 discuss: Douglas Brinkley, Gloria Borger, Mike Rogers and another guy. They talked about Trump's comment, reality, the U.S. nuclear arsenal, what Trump should have said, North Korea's response, U.S. allies' reaction and reaction in Guam.

Anderson started the third segment on Trump's tweets and threats and had 7 or 8 clips of Trump saying "...the likes of which the world has never seen before" and slight variations for a variety of situations and its use going back to campaign times. The same panel met again and went over language and diplomacy with North Korea and Capitol Hill reaction. I was distracted for the rest of the discussion.

Who was the smart former military man at the map talking about North Korea / South Korea geography, population centers, missile sites and military capabilities? I never got his name. Two other retired military guys - Mark Herting and Wesley Clark - also gave their perspectives on fighting in North Korea, diplomacy, rhetoric and "unintended consequences".

The last segment of the first hour was on the FBI raid at former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's house looking for financial/tax records and how this has "rattled" the Trump team. Jeffrey Toobin and Phillip Mudd analyzed the raid, the reason why, the Russia investigation, the justification for the warrant and what they were looking for.
Anderson previewed the start of the second hour: North Korea of course.

At the risk of being redundant, North Korea is a very serious topic right now but I still get bored with all the time 360 spends on it. Hayes covered North Korea and a few other topics; I suppose he might think the viewers who want tons more North Korea coverage are already at 360.

Anonymous said...

Jeffrey Lord is out at CNN

Anonymous said...

OT a bit, Jeff Lord is gone.

Anonymous said...

WITH BOGUS BEING ON A "WORKING VACATION," THE NEWS MEDIA HAS NOTHING MORE TO SPEAK ABOUT BUT
THE COMMENT ON FIRE AND FURY AND ITS MEANING.
DOUGLAS BRINKLEY IS THE ONLY ONE WORTH LISTENING TO WHEN IT COMES TO THE BREAK DOWN ON KOREA.
THE REST, AND THIS INCLUDES JEFFREY TOOBIN AS WELL, ARE JUST GUESSING. WHAT IF THIS? WHAT IF THAT? WHAT IF THERE WERE NO ANCHORS, AND WE WERE LEFT ON OUR OWN TO THINK ABOUT TRUMP'S NEXT STUPID REMARK. WHY ANALYZE SOMETHING YOU ALL KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. TOOBIN KNOWS THE LAW, HE DOES NOT KNOW MILITARY ASPECTS, SO WHY IS HE EVEN ON A PANEL? NO FORMER GENERAL LIKE "SPIDER MARKS" CAN SECOND GUESS A WELL RESPECTED COMMANDER IN CHIEF. SO WHY WASTE OUR TIME WITH SUPPOSITION? WHEN WAS YOUR LAST COMBAT MISSION, SPIDER?
AND WE DO NOT HAVE A WELL RESPECTED COMMANDER IN CHIEF. HAS EVERYONE ON 360 LOST THEIR MINDS? BOGUS MADE ANOTHER STUPID REMARK WHILE HE WAS HOLDING HIS REMOTE. PERIOD.
BOGUS CAN'T FOCUS AND DOESN'T READ AND HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT AND NO ONE ON YOUR PANEL IS GOING TO SAY THIS, SO WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU ALL SPEAKING ABOUT SO AUTHORITATIVELY? SPIDER MARKS SAYS "LITTLE KIM" WOULDN'T STRIKE GUAM. ARE YOU SURE?
PLEASE STOP FILLING AIR TIME WITH NONSENSE. PLEASE. IT ISN'T ENTERTAINING TO TALK ABOUT WIPING OUT THE HUMAN RACE AND THE AFTERMATH. IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T SPEAK. "I COME BEFORE YOU, TO STAND BEHIND YOU, TO TELL YOU SOMETHING, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. AMEN.