July 13th, 2009
07:40 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 7/10/09

Editor's Note: Friday night’s AC360° feedback focused primarily on President Obama’s trip to Ghana. Several viewers wrote in reminding AC360° that President Obama visited Cairo, Egypt in June as well.The ongoing Michael Jackson story had some viewers requesting less coverage. See some of what we heard, and tell us your thoughts on these hot topics:


While president Obama is visiting Ghana, it's misleading to say a trip to Africa when he is just visiting one country in the continent of Africa. If he was to visit England you wouldn't say a trip to Europe unless he visits few other countries in Europe. There is always a misconception especially by most Americans that Africa is one country rather than a continent

Good job Anderson, I’m from Ghana but I am currently an American citizen and I am glad that the First Daughters have the chance to visit such a historical place. I wanted to let you know that I am proud of your in-depth reporting, keep up the good work.

Why are you making a big deal over this African trip to Ghana, he has been to Africa as president to Cairo, Egypt? Why do you think this trip is more significant than one to Cairo?

Good job Pres. Obama on his decision to visit my country Ghana. Reporters, I just want u to know Africa is a continent not a country. Please just say the Pres. Visit the country Ghana and not the continent Africa. When He went to Egypt, u didn't say he went to Africa but rather Egypt.

Please let Mr. Anderson Cooper and the entire CNN crew realize that President Obama was in Africa when he went to Egypt and gave the much applauded speech. I know Americans like to view Egypt as elusively Middle Eastern however that assumption is erroneous. Ghana is certainly a majority black West African nation. The promotion of the CNN Anderson Cooper 360 show should however focus on the connections between African Americans and West Africa. Thanks for this forum to express my thoughts.

Please stop the Michael Jackson overload. The stories are full of speculation and hearsay. This is not news. If you must cover the story to be politically correct, please wait until the facts are out. Other cable channels should cover this story, like E. But, I would like access to tv news on CNN not MJ stories!

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  1. Heather,Ca

    I agree enough with coverage of Michael Jackson . The man unfortuntely is dead. Let family have privacy let the children have the same privacy. Anything you report that hasn't already been made public is just gossip."Sources" is just way of saying the person isn't authorized and shouldn't be speeking to you at all. Please move on to other things and leave that to your sister network HLN which covers this sort of thing.

    July 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm |
  2. Peter

    Why do senators have a whole morning to vent THEIR opinions before hearings begin? It seems like just a forum for pomposity, verbosity and self-importance.

    July 13, 2009 at 11:45 am |