Monday, September 22, 2014

Anderson Cooper Reports The Breaking News That US Airstrikes Begin in Syria

Anderson was in the anchor chair for an expanded edition of AC360 when true BREAKING NEWS occurred about half way through the second hour.  Jim Sciutto reported from Washington DC and Anderson questioned a large group of guests  We found it interesting that no Middle East experts were among the guests.  Without the breaking news, ISIS was still a topic on AC360 with Fran Townsend as the booked guest.   Just one of those things that make us go hmm....

Here's the breaking news coverage.

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1 comment:

Jaanza said...

I wouldn't read too much into 360 not having any Middle East experts to talk to when the news broke about the airstrikes on ISIS. Apparently it was indeed BREAKING NEWS and Anderson had to work with whoever was already there like Jim Sciutto and Fran Townsend.
Tomorrow, however, 360 should have a wider scope of experts to discuss the airstrikes.

The first hour of 360 (the only part I watched) had a good variety of news stories None of these stories really interested me and I didn't pay real close attention:
- the White House intruder, what happened and what should have been done
- FBI suuspicious, investigating travelers to and from Syria
- investigation into the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham
- manhunt in PA for Eric Frein, alleged cop-killer.

Last Friday I asked for a report on the NFL and money and today here it was. I just wish the reoprter was somebody besides Drew Grifiin, his attiude is sometimes annoying. The report was a good look at how the NFL got as non-profit status and excluded from anti-trust laws. However, too much dithering about NFL lobbyists (every major corporation and/or industry have lobbyists) and Griffin didn't do his homework on the NFL's resonse. In that response the NFL said television rights fees were taxed. The money networks pay to the NFL headquarters to broadcast the games is NOT taxed.

Elizabeth Cohen reported from Liberia on ebola and Anderson interviewed the attorney, Lawrence Zimmerman, for the mom who's husband was arrested for the hot car death of their son. I was wondering why this was news now. Did Zimmerman seek this interview just to publicize that his client, the mom, passed a lie detector test?

I did check out Hayes and noticed he reported on the climate change march in NYC's Financial District and Anderson did not. I think it would have made a better story than lawyer Zimmerman.