September 22nd, 2009
06:59 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 9/21/09

Editor's Note: While Monday night’s AC360° drew response from viewers who were intrigued by the panel discussing the current turmoil in Afghanistan, response was dominated by feedback from those who feel that in the midst of new information on John Edwards and his mistress, his wife Elizabeth deserves respect. We heard from many who feel this story should not be in mainstream media primarily for the sake of Elizabeth. Do you agree? See some of the comments below and tell us your opinion:


Wow, Peter Bergen, Michael Ware, AND Rory Stewart on the panel? Good job, Anderson. They're the most knowledgeable people around….

…Let the John Edwards Story go. Those involved have suffered enough and it is very disturbing to have their personal lives and problems constantly in the news. He is no longer a Candidate; Elizabeth is suffering something terrible and why visit more stories to hurt her even more….

…All your media should keep your mouths shut and your stories on ice and let the truly innocent one, Elizabeth Edwards, live the rest of her life in dignity and at least the illusion that her husband is supporting her through these last difficult times. There is nothing to be gained by the story you are doing now. Whatever 'could have been' it did not happen and those shameful people, John and his mistress, can be exposed when Elizabeth is a peace. But I don't suppose any of you will have the decency and honor to ban the story.

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  1. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Yesterday I was so disappointed with the first half hour of the show. I think it was a lot of time talking about John Edwards.

    Already taken over the Afghanistan issue was very good.

    In my opinion, the subject John Edwards could take less time and the subject Afghanistan could take more time. The debate about the potential increase of American troops and allies’ desire to leave Afghanistan would be more profitable.
    I had asked to talk about Afghanistan and about this issue ambiguous about the troops in Afghanistan. I think there is much that can be discussed about it yet. Thanks!

    September 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm |