July 9th, 2009
10:29 AM ET
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Lori

    Is this Flamin Hot or Original?

    July 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  2. Anna, HK

    Whoever placed the cheeto on ebay, obviously was an opportunist with a big imagination & some time on their hands! ....as for the buyer... too much money, too much time, with a sense of ridiculous, perhaps?

    To the buyer – what are you going to do with it, now? It will decay after a while you know.... perhaps enshrine it in gold for more permanence?

    July 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm |
  3. J. Rucker

    I do appreciate the coverage on Michael Jackson, but what I don't like is the negative aspect of the reporting. Why does it matter who the biological father is? As far as I'm concerned Michael was and will always be their father. That is who they knew. Because you have a sperm match does not make you a Father. Anyone can be a daddy, but everyone cannot be a Father. The man is dead–please let him rest in peace. It is amazing how he was loved in other parts of the world more than he was loved here in the United States.

    July 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  4. sam

    so Lame I feel bad for anyone who wastes money on that stuff

    July 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  5. Nora

    Time in their hands is an understatement!!!! People time is a valuable thing that you can never regain. Why not use wisdom on how and what we spend our time on. Let every minute count for the Greater Work in our Nation.

    July 9, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  6. Pat Joyner

    Yall, this is totally ludicrous! Not even worth the time it takes to type this message....Michael Jackson is dead, he's not coming back in th form of a Cheeto or any other form. Let him rest in peace and let his children live their lives with a bit or normalcy for Christ's sake. They are babies...they deserve better than this. Sobeit, Michael was an icon, he truly was, he was a great performer, no doubt, and he should be remembered as such without all the bad publicity that he already receives. The man is gone, he's gone, he's not coming back, just like Elvis, he GONE!

    July 9, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  7. Saira

    Dear Anderson,

    It really disappoints me the way Michael Jacksons Kids paternity is being quiestioned in the media especially in the CNN.

    As far as the the kids know they had a very loving father and we should leave the rest as private affairs. The digging in into the paternal matters does not benefit them or anyone. Media should be used to discuss or bring possitive changes or things that affect a community.They should not complicate individula lives and in this case kids are involved which makes it more sensitive.

    In this case the media should dig into the drug use of Jackson but not the paternity. It will be really devastating for them to know that the fatherthey loved is not their real father not enough that they dont have a legal mother.

    CNN is one the nations favourite channel and I guess it should use some discretiion in topics based on sensitivity also rather that the coverage.

    July 9, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  8. mary lou

    Erica Hill's bday is just around the corner. I think Anderson should purchase the piece of toast with the MJ brand on it. It's gotta be better than a snugglie or a sham wow

    July 9, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  9. Tim Cahoon

    I'll start the eBay bidding at $500.00! LOL

    July 9, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  10. Shane Davis

    I knew it wouldn't take long. When will the sightings start? Will it be in the Nevada desert near Area 51?

    July 9, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  11. Lori

    I am speechless! :o)

    July 9, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  12. Lee Black

    It looks a lot like those fingers that did all that walking through the yellow pages to me. 🙂

    July 9, 2009 at 11:10 am |
  13. Tina

    OMG, are people crazy? Have they lost their minds? It's a cheeto, Michael Jackson did not make it from his grave. They are all oddly shaped! Give me a break 🙂

    July 9, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  14. Nora

    We said that this country is in a recession, how so if we can spend $35.00 on a Cheeto. Have we now reduced MJ – The Greatest Entertainer to a Fried Cheese Puff?

    July 9, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  15. Nora

    Someone's got to much free time on their hands, maybe they were just recently laid off.

    July 9, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  16. Dynesha Mason

    I am very concerned that national attention and coverage has not been given to the developing story in Philidelphia involving an exclusive club contracting with a local community organization to utilize it's pool resources and subsequently backing out of this contract once the children arrived and they realized that the children (appearing to be ages 7-11) were members of ethnic minority groups. The children were asked to leave immediately and their community center was refunded their money ($1950.00). It was later explained (by phone) that there was concern (and I paraphrase) that the children would change the "complexion" and the environment of the club.

    Why is this story NOT being addressed nationally so that we can all – as American citizens – rally to protect our youth from the degrading, humiliating, de-humaizing, and identity altering affects of RACISM?...

    CNN, this is a story that can easily be folded into Soledad's "Black in America" series as well as linked with the death and legacy of MJ (his efforts to "heal the world, make it a better place" and be culturally inclusive), the ongoing racial struggles and turmoil in America – particularly since there is a naive thought that racism has diminished since we have a President who identifies as African American, AND we continue to wonder why children from impoverished communities have low self esteem, score poorly on exams, and feel alienated in the US...

    PLEASE GIVE THIS STORY ATTENTION. WE – as Americans – NEED TO KNOW so that we can rally around our children! WE as Americans also need to know the responses of several White communities in that area to this story – an outpouring of help and support for these children who have experienced racism and will be forever changes because they heard, "Why are these Black kids here..."

    July 9, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  17. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    See? there has already been an MJ sighting!

    July 9, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  18. Robin

    Seriously...that's the nicest thing I can say... 🙂

    July 9, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  19. Donald Becker

    You have expressed puzzlement about Sarah Palin's decision to resign. It's really pretty simple. Mohammed Ali said "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" Sarah Palin said, "Float like a butterfly".

    July 9, 2009 at 10:40 am |