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Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, May 31, 2009.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    He's such a lightweight. Why would they put him on?

    It's like he's playing a 60 Minutes correspondent.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's a repeat - hell, Politico's story on CNN's struggles was harsh. I don't think Cooper is that bad, but the way CNN launched him as one part Ed Murrow one part Jason Bourne, one part Steve Irwin was a bit much.
    CNN's biggest problem is that their shows have no structure.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's all true. CNN over hyped him, but that doesn't excuse 60 Minutes for hiring him.

    He just doesn't have nearly the stature of their previous correspondents.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I laughed out loud at that description.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    He is a recognizable name brand thanks to CNN.

    My question is who could 60 Minutes have hired who would have had a greater stature/name recognition? You're not getting anyone from MSNBC/CNBC or Fox News, so CNN is probably the only news network they can try to pull from.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    What, did you want Morley Safer to race Michael Phelps?
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Steve Kroft is considered "the young one" and he's 63. As for racing Michael Phelps, I'd choose Lara Logan.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ed Bradley (RIP) would've kicked his ass in the bong race.

    I don't even know what that means .... 8)
  9. bp6316

    bp6316 Member

    Anderson Cooper was about as strong as you could get for a while there. The whole AC360 show has made him seem a little more lightweight for sure.

    But he's been doing these 60 Minutes gigs since 2006, so it's not like they waited for him to become the second coming of Tim Tebow before they brought him in.
  10. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    He's part dead?
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Two parts dead, one part fictional.
  12. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Put Arsenio Hall on 60 Minutes. Would liven things up a bit, and bring him back into existence.
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