Editor's Note: Thursday’s news about the bonuses taken by Wall Street execs did not sit well with many of you. We received a lot of opinions that it was irresponsible and pathetic. Some of you were hopeful that something will come of President Obama’s public admonishment. We also heard from some who felt the parody of Aretha Franklin was out of line. Our Ted Haggard segment received mixed feedback. Here are some of the comments we received, and we’d love to know your thoughts:
How dare Wall Street give themselves bonuses! I'm calling for an immediate withdrawal of all TARP funds. Let these companies fail and let them get in the unemployment lines right behind us. You only get a bonus when your company is doing well, not when you need a bailout. This is ridiculous and it's showing the lack of morals and ethics in American business.
As an accountant, that has seen my clients lose thousands of dollars in the Lehman Bros. debacle, I am furious that the financial firms, that did receive a bail-out, which Lehman Bros. did not, are using the funds so irresponsibly! There are many that believe it was a big mistake to not help one, when so many other firms were rescued! Please Mr. President, is there any way my clients, some who are in their 90s, can see their losses recouped, by some type of help, belatedly, to Lehman Bros.? According to the research I have done, they were basically told, they must file for bankruptcy! This certainly appears to be grievous discrimination!
I am glad President Obama is criticizing the banker bonuses, but why is neither he nor Congress asking that the money be returned? Why are we continuing to feed the greed, now with taxpayer dollars?
The parody of Aretha Franklin on 360 was disgusting and a slap in the face to a distinguished artist. Surely there was other important news – perhaps international – to be used in place of such a degrading piece of reporting.
I was very disappointed with your showing of the Aretha Franklin imitator/comedian you had in the side by side clip. It seemed out of place for you to make fun of her on your show.
Your continued coverage of Mr. Haggard’s 'heterosexuality with issues' only promotes the obsolete idea that homosexuality is some kind of mental defect. Mr. Haggard’s argument about a homosexual man cheating with a woman and being called out as a heterosexual is clever but very few homosexual men can claim to be purely 'mo'.
It is a travesty to deny the existence of bi-sexuality. If Rev. Haggard has a good SEXUAL relationship with his wife and also has "homosexual attachments" with men he is bi-sexual….bi-sexuality is real. Your expert is naive.
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