Editor's Note: Once again, the topic that brought the most response from AC360 viewers was the proposed Health Care Reform and the town hall meetings occurring across the U.S. We heard the loudest voice from those who feel that the negative side of the issue is getting the most attention, while too many questions remain unanswered about what it actually means for various individuals. Appreciation was heard for Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coverage, but was combined with requests for a “less simplistic approach and more in depth information on the pros and cons.” Here are some of the opinions and questions we received, and we’d love to hear what you have to say:
More coverage on the pro health care reform movement. ...Please....I feel the media is showing mostly the anti health care protesters...stop, and show the opinions of the grass roots PRO health care/Obama health care reform supporters.
I REALLY appreciate your attempt at setting the fact straight on the health care reform "debate?" However, the segment with Sanjay Gupta was at best "milk toast" and at worst it added to the confusion and fueled more rage. Come on guys. Gets some guts. Don't be so wishy-washy. You didn't even mention the most outrageous and widely held fear among seniors, and that is there are provisions in the current bill that will authorize killing of seniors. When are you guys going to stop trying to present everyone's point of view as ok. Sometime, one side is flat out lying. It's time for REAL TRUTH in journalism and you guys just failed your first attempt at returning the truth squad to reporting.
Dr. Gupta's analysis of the public option tonight was far too simplistic ... do it again and actually cover the pros and cons of public option. Why do some think it is a vital piece of reform while others view it is the worst possible thing? Please actually explain so people can evaluate. You do a good job ... now, go further, go deeper, more analytical. Discuss the shades of gray ... you audience may well be smarter than you think.
I was so delighted to see more coverage of health care. But please do not ask why Obama got elected if a silent majority opposes health care reform, as you did tonight!! I voted for Obama because I didn't want to vote for McCain and Palin. But I have serious doubts about health care reform. Also, Dr. Gupta said some may not qualify for public health care, but didn't say why not. I would like more details about the facts.
I voted for Obama but am unsure about health reform. Didn't you ask tonight whether there could really be a silent majority who don't support health reform if they voted for Obama? I don't understand how you can ask that question. It assumes that there was only one issue in voting for President. Please look at your biases!
Finally 360 is covering the news that is important to Americans...bravo. Your show concentrating on the "FACTS" of healthcare was so helpful. Anderson's substitute is doing a great job of allowing facts and keeping the "crazies" in context. We need more of this kind of journalism. Less Jackson, Manson and more about healthcare, economy, spread of guns and violent movements in U.S., stories behind what is happening in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Africa. Your coverage on Anderson's trip to Congo and tragedy of rape as a weapon was powerful and important. Don't look away! So much to cover, so little time for old mass murderers and celebrity dysfunction.
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