Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from the NYC studio.  He ended the program with a RidicuList:  Not A Dead Body ~

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

Still way too much time spent on the Trump vs NFL players story ( in the first hour 3 of the 5 segments) and not enough on important other news. I asked for coverage of this story but not this much, not so much that other big news is not getting covered.

At the start of Tuesday's 360 Anderson mentioned Puerto Rico and Mueller's Trump/Russia investigation but the lead story was Trump vs NFL players. Anderson showed a clip from Monday night's game of the Dallas Cowboys plus owner Jerry Jones kneeling for a moment before the anthem started. In his overview Anderson said Trump was "ignoring a few facts" and the players were protesting not the flag or anthem or military but "Trump's words". He talked to Jim Acosta about Trump being preoccupied with the NFL which now the White House is countering with photos of Trump allegedly hard at work. However Trump was heard to say, as if he was congratulating himself, at a dinner yesterday that his feud with the NFL players "has really caught on". After a brief review of protesting athletes during the 1960s civil rights era, Anderson interviewed Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll talked about making a statement, having an impact, sharing the message, having a dialogue and hoping Trump will listen.
Before the commercial break Anderson promoted tomorrow's CNN Special "Patriotism, the Players and the President".

Anderson talked to Maggie Haberman about Trump vs NFL players and "Inside The President's Decision To Speak Out". The talk covered why Trump is doing this, the Alabama speech, culture wars, playing to his base and various details.
However neither Anderson or Haberman touched upon the idea that Trump planned this as a distraction from the failing GOP healthcare bill and from members of his White House (Jared and Ivanka included) using private email for government business. Other news anchors have covered this angle but it never pops up on 360.
The rest of the segment was a debate between Paris Dennard and Cornell West. West viewed Trump's feud as being disrespectful to Americans. Dennard wildly spun it into a positive for Trump, he's "the catalyst for dialogue". Oh please. I didn't put up with watching idiotic Trump sycophants and parrots like Jeffrey Lord and Kaleigh McEnany and I don't have to put up with Dennard now. I switched to Hayes.

The third segment began with another short history lesson on protesting athletes during the 1960s but then the West and Dennard debate began again and I went to Hayes again.

I missed the start of Anderson's Q&A with Dan Diamond of POLITICO regarding HHS Sect. Tom Price using private plans at taxpayer expense even for trips to visit family and friends. The second half of the segment was Pamela Brown telling Anderson the latest on Mueller investigating Trump's ties to Russia and getting info from the IRS.

The last segment of the first hour began with a clip of Trump talking about Puerto Rico, congratulating his team for doing a good job and blaming any problems on Puerto Rico because "...it's on an island in the middle of an ocean, a very big ocean...". Bill Weir had a report and then chat with Anderson on the devastation in Puerto Rico; it's really bad and could easily get a whole lot worse.
Anderson previewed the start of the second hour: Trump vs NFL players.

Thanks, ATA, for posting the Ridiculist. I'd give Anderson a B-. I'd give the Holloween prank homeowner a D. It doesn't make any sense. What's the deal with the bloody handprints on the outside of the garage door? How on earth could anybody in that predicament get his hands out there? And in that position? Arms and hands are not that flexible especially when underneath a garage door. Or maybe he was murdered and the murderer left those hand prints? But that's even stupider.
Yes, I'm way over-analyzing this. That's because the prank wasn't funny.

Anonymous said...

JAANZA: THANKS MUCH FOR YOUR CONCISE UPDATE ON 360. LOVED BOGUS'S COMMENT ABOUT HOW "HIS FEUD WITH THE NFL HAS REALLY CAUGHT ON." HE FINDS A COMPLIMENT IN EVERY THING HE DOES....EVEN IF IT IS VILE.
THE DEVASTATION IN PUERTO RICO SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE LEAD. CONDITIONS ARE DEPLORABLE. I CAN'T
IMAGINE LIVING WITHOUT POWER FOR MORE THAN SAY 24 HOURS. THOSE POOR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WITHOUT POWER FOR 8 DAYS....BUT IF WE "FOLLOW THE MONEY," A WOODSTEIN QUOTE, PUERTO RICO IS NOT A PRIORITY AND IT IS NOT A PRIORITY BECAUSE IT IS A TERRITORY AND NOT A STATE. THE PUERTO RICAN
RESIDENTS HAVE CONTINUALLY VOTED DOWN STATEHOOD OBLIGATIONS IN FAVOR OF BEING A TERRITORY. WITH THAT SAID, WE HAVE ENOUGH SUGAR CANE TO LAST US UNTIL NEXT YEAR.
I DON'T MEAN TO BE SARCASTIC OR CRUEL, BUT THE POPULATION HAS TO TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR
BEING A LIABILITY, WHEN IT COMES TO US FEDERAL AID. HELP IS ON THE WAY AND THAT IS A GOOD THING, BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT RACE. I'VE HEARD COMMENTATORS ON CNN SAYING THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS PURPOSELY IGNORING PR BECAUSE TRUMP IS A BIGOT.
WHILE I DON'T DENY THAT BOGUS IS A MORON, YOU KNOW ME, THE NEXT TIME PUERTO RICAN'S GET THE CHANCE TO MAKE THE ISLAND A STATE THEY SHOULD VOTE YES. IT JUST MAKES MORE ECONOMIC SENSE.
MONEY SPEAKS VOLUMES. RACE IS STILL STRUGGLING TO FIND ITS IDENTITY.

Jaanza said...

If there is an ATA post for Wednesday, it's not coming through on my computer. So I'll put this here:

I missed the first minute of Wednesday's 360 but don't think I missed much. The chyron was "Trump Attempts To Unwrite History" and Anderson was talking about Trump deleting the tweets he wrote in support of Luther Strange in the Alabama Senate primary. Roy Moore won and now Trump is calling Moore a great guy. The other chyron of the segment was "Trump's Bad Math On Health Care Votes" concerning Trump saying the GOP had the votes to pass their healthcare bill but it's best to wait until january or February. Anderson explained why Trump was wrong and got more details from Phil Mattingly about exactly how the Senate scorecard added up. I missed a chunk of the show and when I got back a panel of 4 was on. Kirsten Powers, Paul Begala, Jason Miller and Kevin Madden discussed the GOP healthcare bill, future GOP attempts, Trump's perception, the Alabama Senate primary and the 2018 races outlook.

Anderson is moderating the town hall coming up next on "Patriotism, the Players and the President" and here was an appetizer to that: Anderson interviewed Spike Lee. A variety of elements on the topic were bantered around.

Puerto Rico is still a horrible mess. Anderson explained the Jones Act, a law that was waived for Texas and Florida to allow foreign ships to help the hurricane recovery efforts but hasn't been waived for Puerto Rico and they haven't been getting the supplies they desperately need. In a clip Trump took the side of shipping companies instead of helping. Sanjay Gupta filed a report on the hospitals, caregivers, the need for power and supplies. Gupta also had a Q&A with Anderson.

"CNN Exclusive: Russians Bought Black Lives Matter Ad On Facebook Targeting People In Baltimore And Ferguson" was the chyron for the fourth segment. Anderson interviewed Preet Bharara about the legalities, implications and Mueller's Russia investigation.

HHS Sect. Tom Price, his use of private jets at taxpayer expense and Trump declaring he's "not happy" about it was the last segment. The House Oversight Committee is now investigation 24 of Price's trips. There was a clip of Sarah Sanders waffling and spinning when asked about Price and a clip of Price in 2010 criticizing the Obama administration for wasteful spending. Anderson spoke with Norman Eisen about it all including why won't Trump fire Price, hypocrisy, entitlement and ethics. The end of 360 went straight into the start of "Patriotism, the Players and the President".

@CAPPY - You're welcome but you're thanking me at the wrong time. On Thursday's I can't post a rundown of 360 because of "Gotham". Judging by Wolf Blitzer's show the big story today is Puerto Rico, the horrible mess they're in and the slow and inadequate federal response. Of course Trump and his administration believe they're doing a pretty good job. At the very least Trump finally lifted the Jones Act from Puerto Rico. Could Puerto Rico vote to become a state? Doesn't it involve more steps? Congress? or the President to sign off on it?

Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE YOU NEED A REFERENDUM FOR PR TO HAVE STATEHOOD AND IT WAS UP FOR A VOTE YEARS AGO.
HAVING SAID THAT, THEIR OWN PREFERENCE WAS TO REMAIN A TERRITORY BECAUSE OF.....TAXES! THIS IS SOMETHING NOBODY HAS BROUGHT UP. PUERTO RICANS HAVE CITIZENSHIP STATUS BUT THEY CAN NOT VOTE. BINGO!
THEY DO RECEIVE SOICAL SECURITY FROM OUR SS SYSTEM AND AS AC HAS POINTED OUT, THE POPULATION
OF THE ISLANDS INHABITANTS ARE CONSIDERED AMERICAN...BUT AGAIN WITH THIS DISASTER, WHICH HAS DEALT SUCH A HIDEOUS BLOW TO AN ISLAND THAT WAS ALREADY IN DEBT, THERE ARE LIMITATIONS TO WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED AND HOW SOON. TOURISM HAS BEEN SUFFERING FOR YEARS. WHY GO TO PUERTO RICO IF YOU GET GO TO ISLANDS THAT OFFER MUCH MORE.
MY FEELING IS, FLORIDA AS WELL AS TEXAS, ARE GOING TO BE HIT THE HARDEST. THEIR RESOURCES AND CAPITAL WILL BE USED TO HOUSE AN ENTIRE POPULATION. OF COURSE BOGUS DOESN'T KNOW THIS YET. WE KNOW HE'S NOT THE TYPE TO THINK AHEAD. HE DOESN'T THINK MUCH ABOUT DISASTERS BECAUSE HE IS ONE.
AN ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES ON MONDAY SAID IT BEST: PUERTO RICO HAS NO "POLITICAL CAPITAL." AND IN THE TRUMP WORLD, WHICH IS THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, YOU ARE NOBODY UNTIL YOU BECOME "USEFUL TO HIM." HE USED THE EXACT WORD TO DESCRIBE WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO HIM...
"PERCEPTION." IF YOU ARE BELIEVED TO BE POOR AND A LIABILITY THAN YOU ARE JUST THAT.
THAT IS "TRUMP'S PERCEPTION OF "THE TERRITORIES." YOU GUYS DON'T COUNT BECAUSE YOU DON'T VOTE. END OF STORY.