Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AC360 - The RidicuLisst: Crappy Birthday!

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio on Wednesday night and ended the program with a RidicuList:

Anderson posted the following to his Instagram page tonight:


And from Twitter today:

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aries moon said...

Liked the Ridiculist, but the content of 360 has been pretty crappy itself lately. Natalee Holloway??? I know it's been 10 years, but I'm sure only her family and friends are still taking a strong interest in the case. Gary Tuchman's report was ok but it's one of those "how-to" reports 360 always does after some kind of major crisis/event. Drew Griffin's reports are always a pass for me. I'm tired of hearing about the DC murder case and it doesn't help that repulsive bad cop apologist Harry Houck has practically taken up residence at CNN and especially on 360--this is a major turnoff (he's angling for a CNN contributor title I'm betting). What happened to Mark Geragos? I always loved how he'd fight back against folks like Houck and Mark O'Mara. Geragos spoke the truth about bad cops and their corrupt tactics and brutality in minority communities--I hope Houck's perspective on law enforcement doesn't become the predominant one on 360. Tonight 360 AND Chris Hayes (except for his political coverage) were a bust.

Nice pic of AC chopping wood.

Jaanza said...

Wednesday's 360 had a good variety of stories and everybody did a good job... and I still channelsurfed occasionally.

Anderson spent the first two minutes covering the story of the U.S. military mailing live anthrax to various places. Apparently more pressing and more deserving of the rest of the first segment was Drew Griffin's report on identity theft focusing on unemployment benefit theft in Florida. I switched to Hayes and watched him report on the FIFA scandal. It's a big story elsewhere and on CNN's website but, except for two sentences in the Bulletin, Anderson ignored it.

Texas is still dealing with floods, as Ana Cabrea reported. Gary Tuchman had a decent report on how rescuers do water rescues but it really felt like filler, especially when I was waiting for 360's FIFA report.

it's the 10-year mark of Natalee Holloway's disappearance while in Aruba. Martin Savidge reported and Anderson talked to Natalee's dad Dave Holloway and a private investigator named Ward. This was sort of filler, okay for when it's a slow news day but not when there is bigger news happening out there. If not FIFA, then how about Rand Paul blasting the GOP and how the GOP responded?

There's a bit of new news about the Savopoulos family murder. Pamela Brown reported and Anderson talked to Harry Houck and I watched Hayes cover art copyright law. I totally agree with Aries Moon, Mark Geragos is way better than Houck.

I came back when the report by Rene Marsh about the Singapore Airlines flight had already stated what happened to that flight and was listing other recent incidents of planes in Asia failing somehow. There was a Bulletin here with its blip about FIFA.

The Ridiculist was great for 8-year-old boys. Who else likes scatological humor?

I like the photo of Anderson sawing a tree in his yard. And I like his yard; I wish I had a big yard and lots of trees with wild doesn't-have-to-be-mowed plants.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Houck has signed on to be a regular on 360 when it comes to police matters, I switched channels when he came on so I wouldn't have to listen to him.

CWM84 said...

How many homes does AC and Ben have now?