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July 1st, 2009
07:38 PM ET
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Milton Smith

    Holy unsantioned hell boy, where you going with those rape victims yeh it's time to sanction your ass oh and you know what America should do, next time some one wants a company then they better have a buisness degree. Then you can say what the hell do you know about companies and can't trust you with the economy boy. You like health care insurance hey, well guess what if you live unhealthy then pay threw nose, like breaking laws do you that's o.k, yeh it's o.k and it's 250000 bucks for double parking. What's wrong rich boy can't afford it, too bad oh and your company sucks whers your degree in buisness no degree well that's a few hard labour and a billion bucks.

    July 2, 2009 at 7:34 am |
  2. Ben

    I really thought you were a journalist with something important to say. ( at least it look that way ).
    But now I think you are just like all the other one, just celeb whore trying to make a buck.
    Shame of you, I know you probably have no choice in the matter because, you boss is as bad as you are and you just look at the $$$$$$$$.

    I am sorry to say all these but I can help it I have been patient for too long, so, lets get back to what is important and not what makes $$$$$.

    hint: ( people are getting killed ).
    i would love to hear your respond....

    July 2, 2009 at 2:39 am |
  3. Afsaneh

    The news of Michael Jackson's death was a shock to me but killing of all those young men and women and beating of Iranian demonstrators are more shocking. I wished you would go back to Iran's coverage. Government of Iran used their thugs to shut people off. What is CNN's excuse? Iranians inside Iran were hopeful to be able to make a difference by sending you clips or pictures of events in Iran. It is not fair to those hopeful people for CNN sell them out and cover what should really remain private to Jackson's family. At least respect M. Jackson let him rest in peace. He did not get much when he was alive and now digging deep deep into personal stuff without considering what damage if would do to his family.
    Iranian-Americans are holding candel vigil every night in Los Angeles in front of Federal Building, there is no coverage of that. They are trying to support and get world's attention to Iran and Iranians inside Iran being beaten, stabbed, shot and tortured by Basigies or Thugs of Iranian government. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION.

    July 2, 2009 at 2:37 am |
  4. Joey -Singapore

    To Anderson
    No matter what were the reasons that led to MJ's death we should put it to a side and let's give him a send off suited for a King and lets remember him the way he was-he knew when he began his plastic surgery that there would be side effects and he would need medication-its the media that drove him to this point with their speculations and assumptions-because no matter what the media says he will always be the King Of Pop-Joey

    July 2, 2009 at 12:23 am |
  5. David

    How will Obama face this issue, ignore it as is his policy when it does not fit neatly into his packaged product sales pitch to the American people of reform, transparency and most important, urgent action. I believe that the confessions of news reporters in Iran are accurate – look what the media feeds America

    test

    July 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm |
  6. David

    I believe that the confessions of news reporters in Iran are accurate – look what the media feeds America

    July 1, 2009 at 11:40 pm |
  7. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    Yikes. Why can't they keep their hands off of the journalists?

    July 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  8. puggles

    Recommend story about the dangers of journalism – in unstable countries, let alone in war time/zones. Esp the case for investigative journalism in other than US – and sometime in US (source protection.)

    July 1, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  9. Annie Kate

    I hope this journalist gets released soon. I remember during Carter's administration the Iran government took hostage 52 Americans for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, They were freed as President Reagan was sworn in as the next President. Hopefully since it is just one hostage this time the diplomatic efforts can arrange for a speedy release.

    July 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  10. Tim Gibson

    How will Obama face this issue, ignore it as is his policy when it does not fit neatly into his packaged product sales pitch to the American people of reform, transparency and most important, urgent action.

    July 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  11. Robin

    I am as big a fan as anyone of Michael Jackson, but hey enough is enough. There are other things going on in the world. Can we get back on with the news of the world instead of just the Jacksons.

    July 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  12. Joe G. (Illinois)

    If Obama has nothing to do with all these journalist getting held by foreign countries then he should and for that negligence ought to resign. Would somebody tell Obama that N. Korea is a threatening country.. That Iran is a threatening country..

    July 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  13. Dee

    Enough of Michael Jackson, He's dead let it go. Day's and Day's of coverage, enough, report on the real news, Cap and Trade, the US going down the toilet. No wonder Cnn rating are falling.......

    July 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  14. Gary Morton

    There is no way Micheal Jackson could not have a perm. cather placed for his IV drug usage. You see these in Cancer patients and long term IV therapy. It is place in the operating room and usualy is in the subclavian...this would provide immedate access to give Propofol. I believe he had one place in the Middle East at the Sultan when he had some of his plastic work.

    July 1, 2009 at 8:17 pm |
  15. Jasmine

    Please don't stop covering the struggle for democracy in Iran. This has been the first time in decades that CNN and other news agencies show how most people of Iran are different from their government. You guys did a great job. Thank you!!

    However, we always got punished for the crimes of our government. For those of us that left Iran and moved to US, since we could not take it anymore, FBI stopped by our door often, our parents could rarely visit us due to US visa clearances and hardship, etc. We are treated as if we are like our government. CNN never covered any of these. This seems like the right time to finally cover how we, as Iranians, pay for the crimes of the government of Iran. Thanks for all your efforts.

    July 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm |