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November 6th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/06/09

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Tonight we have the latest developments on the attack at Fort Hood, Texas.  Plus, Anderson's one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey on her book club selection and more.

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  1. mike

    can't believe we have americans in country wishing for our conversion to islam or death. why is pc preventing authorities from taking action? only in america do we suffer from our own people so much, not to mention the our overabundance of child molesters.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  2. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Spin, spin, spin that economy news! Everyone out here can tell you the sad truth of it all. It's bad. It's really bad.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  3. Chris

    AC, I am in the military myself with two tours in Iraq, was wounded on my second one and spent 5 months at Walter Reed, I am watching the program right now and am appaled at the radical muslims in NYC promoting these actions. I am still in the military and support the right to free speech, however these men on the streets of NYC are taking it way too far. I raised my right hand to defend this country from enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. These men are promoting the ideology of hurting Americans and those I protect. Something needs to be done. This is outrageous to see Americans promoting violence and praise Osama Bin Laden, whom every true American should hate with a vengeance!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  4. Vince

    I believe we have to many free rights in the U.S. Freedom of Speech, It is a sad day when Muslims are promoting hatred in the streets of NYC. Everybody wants everything but no one wants to sacrifice anything.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  5. Brandon Fresia

    hey maybe a coincidence but last night a private in the marine corps killed another marine and tried to commit suicide, and apparently is now in custody

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  6. James

    If you are unhappy with your life or with the way things are going for you, don't take it out on innocent people. Let the others live and just take it out on yourself.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  7. Cindy

    Its a dirty shame when our kids are being killed in a enemy country......by enimies............... but in our own country by one of their own??? It makes you question what is "our own"???

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  8. Carl Lawson

    @ Chris. I agree thet the number of rounds fired by Hasan is very skeptical....unless the man walked in with 10 full clips ready to go. That is why I would love to see a reporter ask the question about empty clips by him or on his person.If it went down as quickly as reported, and 100 shots were fired by him, he NEVER would have had time to reload clips.He would have to had full ones so he could reload quickly.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  9. karen

    Talk about red flags that scum on the streets of NY condoning the acts at Fort Hood should be arrested for Hate Crimes. if any of us were out preaching hate against whites or blacks in the middle of NYC we would be taken away. This is just unbelievable that this can be allowed. I am furious. We offer so much to all people that come to this country and that spit inour faces. This needs to be stopped and stopped now.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  10. Cynthia, NC

    All right.....More of the dancing prisoners!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  11. Bryan

    I am a dear friend and fellow soldier of 5 of soldiers who either lost their life or is wounded. I am filled with a lot of anger and sarrow, but still don't hate the muslims. I find it difficult to understand hate of a race. Please just keep all your prayers and thought with the soldier in Ft. Hood.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  12. akay

    Unbelievable Anderson ...I just watched how radical muslims outside the NY mosque preaching hatred ....legal rights !! protection under ist amendment...shame on america! it is a cancer with no cure.
    i was reading the other comments .. how naive are americans!! they are unable to see the elephant in the room..God bless America .

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  13. Tony

    The tragedy of this event brings to the front of our attention the error of being too "politically correct." Evil is still evil, not merely "morally challenged."

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  14. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    "Your tax dollars at work." No kidding. It's truly disgusting. What are these people thinking (on both sides)? Why respond? What's the point?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  15. bruce

    just saw that report on the muslims speaking their mind in NY , okay , I understand about the freedom of speech but that`s going too far. they desrve a good beating in public .... where are the real americans with some attitude ?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  16. amy

    good eveining Anderson

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  17. Emily

    @Kelly,
    Whatever it is, it had Oprah is stitches! 😛

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  18. Amy Virginia Beach VA

    What those men are saying sounds like bodily threat. Isn't that RED flag. And if one man can kill 13 and wound 30 what can a small group of men do? Have we sold America out ?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  19. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    Go Yankees!

    While we are talking about free speech, how does Palin get to "ban" all media, phones, recorders, cameras, etc. from her speech. What is she afraid of?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  20. Tamesha

    If they hate the country so much, leave!!! I wish he would have asked them why they're here.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  21. Laura

    so they are standing on street corners talking about killing Americans...I notice they don't mind hiding under the protection of the First Amendment even as they profess hatred for Americans and the American way of life...

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  22. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    It's so funny in Pennsylvania how they reported that "the Phillies lost" and that's it, no mention of the Yankees winning the world series.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Jennifer - AZ

    Yeah! Dancing prisoners!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Joshlynn

    I am a US Soldier with 19 years of service and it sickens me that groups like the Rev Muslins are protected by americans who lay down their lives to protect their freedom of speech and their sick belief of hurting inocent people in the name of religion. Religion should teach you how to be a better preson. America is a great Country get on broad or go home!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  25. Azam khan

    Hi, i am an ex- Airforce Officer, i feel sorry for all the families. I pray that Allah gives you the courage to face this time of grief. Worst part the two radical muslims shown preaching wrong things about Islam must be thrown to jail without any trial. They are bunch of lunatics not even muslims. Islam forbids even to harm an animal, what to talk about human being. They are not muslims bt non- believes who want people to hate Islam. Thanks.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  26. Omar

    I'm a american muslim (born and raised in america) and am very disgusted and disturbed by what these so called muslims are saying and doing (both by the tragedy at ft. hood and these retards in NYC). My religion does NOT allow us to "terrorize" anybody who is not muslim. These two idiots both do not understand Islam and are not muslims. I wish they get jailed and deported. I am so sick of what all these so called muslims are doing in the name of my religion...

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  27. Bob

    All Officers in the Armed Forces are required to hold a SECRET security clearance. That is normally based on what is know as a National Agency Check. It is just a basic background investigation and is done every 10 years.

    So when Hasan entered the military they would have done his investigation and would not have been dues for a reinvestigation for 4 more years.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  28. carla

    Also heard that he was indeed on the fbi watch list....weren't watching too well

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  29. Daniel

    Okay, about these extreme Muslims protesting in New York. They are standing out on the corner shouting ridiculous beliefs and the FBI and police say they can do nothing. Yes they have that right but... What about all those other American G-20 protesters that were peacefully protesting in Pittsburgh and the police there introduced there new auditory weapon on them the LRAD. What is going on here?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  30. Emily

    Really?!
    Palin barred cameras from her speech, right before Sat. night?
    No way!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  31. Janine from PA.

    Good evening AC 360:
    What they believe goes beyond freedom of speech, it is treason. They are not Americans even if they are born here. I would like to see all the people that attend this Mosque go outside and shout down these fanatics if they really are against them and are trying to say that Islam means peace. Anyone who admires osama admires a coward who hides and sends others not even any from his own family to die.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  32. Cheryl

    It is upsetting to hear that people who live in this country are allowed to wish us death and see a mushroom cloud go up over Israel. This is what the very people Hassan shot are fighting for. Why don't they get it. If they are that upset maybe they should go to their own countries and fight for their rights there.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  33. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Palin banning recording devices and the press... that's so American... not!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  34. California

    I think following your religion is fine, but becoming so radical isn't.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  35. Donna Hagensen

    Don't be ignorant. The military did not create this monster. He is the only one who should be held responsible for this massacre, he knew what he was doing. Premeditated!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  36. ibrahim

    It's unusual to wear the kind of garb the shooter was wearing on the morning of the attack, unless it's Friday. That's the kind of thing someone might wear on a special occasion. Has anyone suggested investigating where he was immediately before he went to that convenience store? That may be important.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  37. ashley

    Dear Anderson I am sadden to hear of the Ft Hood tragedy. I feel horrible for the families of all the soldiers involved. I am a military wife and had lived on a post for five years and had always felt safe. I felt I lived in a gated, guarded community with everyone there on the same playing field. Now that security has been taking away from all those families.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  38. Madeleine

    On your segment on the muslim extremists – they should not be allowed to live in this country. It is a disgrace that the Constitution protects them. If they don't like it here – go somewhere else.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  39. Sally

    Nice AC – great journalism. Giving fringe movements airtime? What's next – you going to interview the KKK or a white supremicist movement or Waco-type militia-types to see how it's linked to the Orlando shooting? This is obviously an individual who had a lot of issues. Perhaps if we spent time and started to address the issues surrounding why people snap as opposed to focusing on outlier idiots who rant and rave – we may have a chance of saving future lives.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  40. Rebecca

    @Sharon Schultz
    Friendly Fire is when you are injured or killed by your own troops

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  41. carla

    I heard on your station that he became a major in may of this year

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  42. John-Winnipeg, MB

    Hi Andy,

    What happen in Ft. Hood is awful. Hope we find out soon exactly what lead to him killing all those people.

    -John

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  43. Emmanuel

    Religiion is not the problem, but stupidity is

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  44. Ngoc Thao Nguyen

    evening anderson

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  45. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Orlando is for me a quiet and perfect. It's where I wanted to live. I can't imagine such violence!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  46. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    Well, that is just a disturbing that the Military would ignore ALL those 'red flags' as was yesterdays terror act itself!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  47. Dannielle

    Great story on the radical muslims. My Lord, they are so full of hate and rage. This was enough to scare the bejeebers out of me.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  48. Jan

    If those guys on the corner in NYC don't like America, they're welcome to leave. They're a waste of space.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  49. Nicole

    Tragic. I really cannot understand why people would justify such actions. I thought Muslims pray for peace but then they do this. Then they ask why people discriminate them.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  50. Katja in Florida

    I agree Matthew, why is it that only when a Muslim who has done wrong is their religion brought up constantly? Or if a horrific act has been done by a person of color, that fact is brought up everyother sentence? It seems that keeping racism alive and well has become a favorite past time of the media. How will we ever move forward?

    One another note, our thoughts and prayer go out to everyone at Ft. Hood and the families of the victims. I done have the right words to express the horror we felt watch in this unfold.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
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