Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, 02/19/2104

Anderson Cooper was in the AC360 anchor chair, but didn't tweet anything about AC360 today/tonight, so here's the AC360 tweets about tonight's program content:

Anderson did take time out of his day to reply to someone who apparently wasn't aware that "The Onion" is satire. 

You may click on the above link to read the pretty clever article!

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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Jaanza said...

Wednesday's 360 was okay. I don't know what I can really say about it, it was okay. Nothing outstandingly good or bad in it as far as I could see.

Ukraine was the lead story. Anderson talked to Nick Paton Walsh about the truce. Jim Sciutto was brought in to mostly report the new airline terror dangers and security changes. All good information but again the news on Ukraine was split into two pieces.

Nonetheless each of the two pieces were well-done. In the second segment Nick Paton Walsh, Jill Dougherty and Jim Acosta discussed Ukraine in more depth, more detail and speculated on the future for the country.

Of course there was a Michael Dunn trial segment because there was video of a new interview one of the jurors, Valerie, had with ABC News. Anderson followed that with an interview with Jordan Davis' aunt. A perfectly nice interview but also perfectly predictable and punctually. Will there be another Dunn segment tomorrow? I don't know if there will be anything new to report; right now it seems like this story has run its course.

I appreciated seeing a report on politics,this one on the Governor's race in Texas. The GOP candidate, Greg Abbott, has connections with far-right asshat Ted Nugent and many people have been debating this. However, many of those debates were yesterday, 360 is a bit behind the game on this story. The panel was Gloria Borger and Ana Navarro.
Navarro defended Abbott and stated he shouldn't be held accountable for anything his pal Ted Nugent said. Does anyone remember Navarro's stance back in 2008 when everybody was dissing Obama for things Rev. Wright said?
Navarro started out sounding really good but the more into the argument she got the more her voice distracted me. I started wondering if she voiced a character on 'The Simpsons', what would she look like?

Chad Myers had s short segment on the weather; he and Anderson talked about possible flooding due to the massive amounts of snow melting (i.e. Red River Vally 1997). So it's surprising to read Wonz's post yesterday concerning Anderson's belief there's been too much weather reporting on 360. Hmmm.

I'm glad there was a Bulletin. The Ridiculist confused me. Was it about a thief who smashes a cop car window to steal a laptop while Darth Vader idly stands by? Was it about a guy who dresses up like Superman? There was a video clip in the middle of these two that I can't even remember except to say it was also rather disjointed and muddled. Next time I'll try to pay more attention. I'm sure there was a point in there somewhere.

aries moon said...

There should've been a Democrat included in the discussion of Greg Abbott and Ted Nugent. Nugent has gone further than any of the examples on the left that AC/Borger/Navarro tried to trot out in order to use the tired 'both sides do it' argument. Someone needed to push back on that assertion because Nugent has been investigated by the Secret Service for making death threats against President Obama and yet the GOP still haven't admonished him. Bill Maher's comments about Palin pale in comparison to the despicable statements from the right about President Obama--if 360 were really doing honest reporting, they'd know the differences are quite stark.