September 15th, 2009
07:16 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 9/14/09

Editor's Note: Last night and this morning we heard from many of you who wanted to talk about Mark Williams’ appearance on Monday night’s AC360°, and his role as organizer of the Tea Party Express tour. While many were happy to hear from him and get more insight on what the Tea Party Express was all about, a larger group expressed annoyance with both his viewpoint and how the interview was handled. Those viewers felt there was a lack of control around Williams’ conversation that allowed him to go on and on, and to talk over David Gergen and James Carville. Separately, as the news of the death of Patrick Swayze spread, we heard from many who wanted to express their love for him and who wanted to offer condolences to his family. Here are some of the comments we received, and we’d love to hear from you too:


I simply do not understand how you could let the Tea Party representative talk on and on, spewing his slick misinformation. I think you neglected your duty as moderator to be in charge of the discussion. He talked over David Gergen and you let him do it. James Carville just dismissed it with a smiling face. It was all terribly offensive to me.

Anderson, I would like to compliment you on your coverage of the Saturday Tea Party with guests David Williams, James Carville and David Gergen…I agree with most of the Tea Party gatherers and I try to watch CNN to find out what the other side feels and thinks. Although I don't agree with them too often, it is interesting to find out how they arrived at the conclusions they have.

You are not achieving a sensible and honest discussion by having individuals such as Mark Williams who frankly seems to be part ofthe lunatic fringe.

Anderson – you really let Mark get away with a lot of baloney. I would like to see a little better journalism from you.

I was so sorry to hear that Patrick Swayze lost his fight with cancer. "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" are both classic movies that I will watch over and over. He had a lot of class and strength right till the end. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. My condolences go out to his wife at this difficult time.

Patrick Swayze was a class act and will be missed. His family is in my thoughts and prayers…..

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