June 25th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 6/24/09

Editor's Note: Wednesday night viewers commended AC360° for our continued coverage of the Iran election fallout. However, several viewers felt too much time was dedicated to the South Carolina Gov. Sanford’s affair story, leaving less time for Iran coverage. Check out some of the feedback we received, and let us know what YOU think:


I have been so deeply moved by your coverage of protesters, largely lead by women, standing and falling for equality and freedom in Iran that I am compelled to ask for your continued help in supporting them in every way possible. If marches lead by women here and around the world were plastered all over every possible media outlet, we could reach and support them in a powerful way.

Reza Sayah, who did a marvelous job in Tehran, mentioned that after checking on Twitter he went to a location and it was not as BAD as they claimed. Would CNN please try to get this point across that a view point of an Iranian youngster might be way different than a reporter who has seen many other ugly situations thus knowing what to expect? To the teenagers the situation was horrible. I've been a teenager during the last revolution and remember how I felt. I hate for even one CNN viewer to think that the freedom fighters of Iran are lying.

I want to commend you and all the people in the CNN newsroom for the amazing job you are doing not only bringingthe images of the atrocities in Iran to the world, terrific reporting but also in presenting a fair analysis using varied experts. I feel so helpless... With July the 4th, Independence Day, fast approaching and all the pride that I feel for my birthplace, America .... The freedoms we have here and yet how can I celebrate knowing what is going on in Iran? Thanks for all you do.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. gary

    anderson please tell me why did obama give money to citi group when at this very moment citi bank is not taking part in his plan to help homeowner something must done about these banks they are creminals.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  2. Tony Chu

    I think your coverage of Governor Sanford would be enhanced if you gave more emphasis to 2 things that seem to be getting less airtime in this circus-type story:

    1. he left his electorate and state leaderless for 4 days – abandoning his responsibility totally, not even leaving a "next-in-line" person in charge.

    2. his actions are a direct contradiction to the righteous comments made about family responsibility during the Clinton impeachment. His recent actions should be contrasted with his sanctimonious "family values" rhetoric of the past, make this more than just a simple case of a weak man giving in to temptation.

    The real question is, is this man fit for office? I would say not. Deserting his post, to commit a hypocritical act – what else would you need him to do in order to prove he does not deserve the trust of the electorate?

    June 25, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    Good to see vanished news reporters returning, presumably from Iran?Too bad about violence in protests, but perhaps it is also related to discontent re their standard of living. Hope U.S. can untangle itself from Middle East conflicts and concentrate on our own problems in U.S.

    June 25, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  4. Nancy

    Hello staff and fans of this program:

    We of the Treasure Coast and Space Coast here in Florida, were led to believe and widely shared the information regarding a segment on Bill Dillon. It was not on Wed. evening's program and were told it would be aired on Thursday's, June 25th program. Do you intend to air this segment about the man wrongly imprisoned for 27 years, and freed by the Innocence Project on today's prgramming please? This is a very important subject for the Space and Treasure Coast area's of Florida, as corruption here has led to imprisonment of many because of faulty witnesses and testimony. With the Supreme Court striking DNA testing for some; it is one more piece of a puzzle bankrupting many counties due to overcrowded jails. Since the U.S. incarcerates more of it's citizens than any country on earth; this is news. Thank you

    June 25, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  5. Sharon

    I'm confused about why the fiasco in Albany is not getting any coverage on CNN.

    It's a monumentally bizarre story and yet has received no national press.

    A rich billionaire, Tom Golisano, and his very corrupt lackeys, who once had power and now want it back, have brought the state to it's knees and no one is even vaguely attempting to embarass them nationally.

    I think some national attention would force the idiots in the state legislature to regain their consciousness, if not their sanity.

    June 25, 2009 at 10:17 am |

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