March 2nd, 2009
07:11 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 2/27/09

Editor's Note: After Friday night’s AC360°, comments were about the economy, LA Governor Jindal’s speech, Anderson’s culinary lesson and Michelle Obama’s wardrobe. Some of you felt the segment by Candy Crowley was slanted against 95% of the population who are being affected by this economy (those earning under $250,000). And we got a lot of kudos was heard for the reporting of Governor Jindal’s Katrina story as well as the segment from Michael Ware about Iraq. And finally, some don’t feel that Michelle Obama’s lack of sleeves is anything to be reporting on.

Thanks for reporting the JINDAL LIED story. Not only did he lie, he lied about lying. I think this should disqualify him from ever running for president, don't you? Is he really the "rising republican star"? How laughable.

Good job of cutting the onion tonight. If you would watch the food channel once in a while you might even become proficient in the kitchen. You need to expand your horizons. You might even find out you enjoy working in the kitchen and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Interesting that a clip of President Obama's speech to marines to end the war was shown but the applause by the marines was either edited out or left out.

Please let us not forget those who are in most harm of this. Leaders need to come together very quickly and understand that now it is "trickle UP" economy...

Hi. While you're keeping "them" honest, how about keeping Candy Crowley honest? Could her Friday piece on Obama's tax plans have BEEN any more slanted? Go back and see how many comments she had bemoaning its effect on 5% of the population ($250,000 and above). She clearly has very little interest in 95% (the rest of us). Oh, and Robert Reich did NOT "say the same thing" as the Republican she showed. Reich is not STUPID–he knows going back to the Clinton tax rates is NOT "socialism". Crowley's reports on Obama should be clearly labeled, "Editorial".

Dear Anderson Cooper, You have a great sense of both humor and style and manage to get some great reporting done along the way. But why are you covering Michelle Obama's wardrobe and comings and goings so much? The stock market has tanked 20% since the inauguration and that doesn't just affect Wall Street "fat cats" but all of us. We are still in Iraq and gearing up even further in Afghanistan. Unemployment is over 10% in my state, California. And we really need a few minutes on Michelle's Michael Kors' dress? Well, you're a good guy and looking at the mix of stories on 360 tonight, I just had to comment.

This is about the woman answering the financial questions asked from viewers. She was talking about credit cards and that it was a privilege to have one. Yes, that is true however I want to point out that every single person that gets a credit card applies for them with certain terms and fees that they agreed to at the beginning. After the people use the card for a while and are use to that, the credit card company increases the fees and interest rates which had they been in place at the beginning, people would not have gotten them. The companies wait until people get a balance they can't pay off really quickly and change the terms to rip people off. She came off as if the credit card companies were in the right and people should just deal with it.

I watched your interview tonight with your guest Michael Ware, it was very interesting.

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  1. Michele Gomis

    For those of us either out of work or, shall we say, under compensated at best, the new "poverty line" of $250,000 per annum is incredible. I should be so lucky to paid in even CLOSE to 6 figures!

    What IS the median wage nowadays? Shouldn't THAT be the benchmark? The true percentage is 99.9999999% (add more 9's) rather than 95%.

    March 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  2. Gail Ellis Duncan

    Ya know, I really would love to see more hero stories along with ways to help each other out. Moaning, groaning and complaining ain't going to solve a thing. More positive reports on how to survive these changes. Change is a part of life and continue to let us know how people are rolling with the punches. We have a choice on how we will react to all this. Humour, a positive attitude and pulling together seems like a sure bet. Otherwise, GREAT JOb 360!!! Keep keeping it real.

    March 2, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  3. Shirley

    Rush Limbaugh is just full of it. I just cant stand him!!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2009 at 10:22 am |