October 5th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Ellen DeGeneres on the Battle Against Bullying: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight, truth in advertising. You deserve no less from the people seeking your vote. But you may not be getting it. Plus, kids and bullying. My talk with students and a special conversation with Ellen DeGeneres, who is passionate about the problem.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (234 Responses)
  1. Laurie Willard

    Sure maybe some people are bullied because they are perceived gay, but has anyone heard of Asperger's Syndrome? In my opinion, with loads of research to back it up, I will say that most kids are most likely on this syndrome.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  2. Kaytee

    Although I will say just because there are other awful ads out there, that doesn't make it right.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  3. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, Sree, Nicole, everyone. Somewhat late again sorry.

    Mr Webster's statement is the complete opposite of what Rep Grayson's campaign ad makes it out to be. You are right to call Rep Grayson on it. Rep. Grayson's other ad though does not say that he Rep Grayson was in the military.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  4. Laura in Canada

    Alan Grayson is a good example of why people have no faith in politicians. That was an uncomfortable interview to watch, but great job Anderson! You asked the tough questions!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  5. David (Charleston, SC)

    The anti-gay agenda is what is winning in this country. Our own government does not support homosexuals to serve in the military or even enter into a marriage contract like other full citizens enjoy. So why are we surprised that gay kids are made to feel like second class citizens? That's exactly the way they are treated by the government's actions, regardless of what politicians say.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  6. Sue R. Canton MI.

    With all the attacks and bashing of the political candidates in these ads,,it would be nice to see an ad showing a candidate with some solutions or ideas that they would like to implement to help solve some of the serious issues that were dealing with in our country.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  7. Anastacia Reyes

    I agree with you....I'm watching your segment now...he cannot stand up for himself....instead he must take stabs and make statements about others....to me he makes it seem like Americans are not intelligent enough to understand what he is doing....he says" it breaks a solider heart" my interpretation is that he is a solider....but he isn't...do what u do best Anderson...Keepin them honest and exposing the truth.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  8. Canadian Jason

    The greater problem is not the bullying, but the adults who send the message to children that being gay is wrong. The bully is at fault, but the adults who create this atmosphere are to blame.

    Thank you Anderson and Ellen, my husband and I appreciate your speaking out.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Janis Hewitt

    Some people running for office are not talking to Anderson? What, are they all running for cover too? Guess they don't want anything exposed at such a sensitive time. Honest people wouldn't have anything to worry about. They'd love all the free campaign exposure.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Emily

    @Mike, IA
    "Did I really hear that anti bullying is considered a gay agenda?"
    What some are saying is that because we want it to stop, some how it's "promoting a gay agenda". I have no idea what that means.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Nancy in Oregon

    Oh my gosh, is that what was said, Mike? I wish bullying was limited to one arena...it'd be a lot easier to work on. Unfortunately, bullies bully anyone...which puts bullying potentially in everyone's backyard.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  12. kim

    love that last piece

    October 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  13. Tara

    I agree with Anderson, I thought the ad made him seem like he was in the military and he was calling his opponent "unpatriotic." That was absolutely my first impression of the ad, and he denied that that was his intention!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  14. vic , nashville tn

    I appreciate FL congressman for appearing the show we need a leader right or wrong face the questions

    October 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  15. Meret

    Everyone ridicules reality television but it is a cultural mirror. The hatefulness and bullying you see on those shows is what is going on in these schools. And it has to stop in reality and in the media. One feeds upon the other.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  16. Kaytee

    I think the ad stinks and takes quotes out context. But I also think there are a LOT of questionable ads out there and Anderson should also question them face to face, if they are willing to come on (most likely not!) And there are plenty of politicians questioning other's patriotism just because they have a different view. Lets keep it completely honest.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  17. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Wow, that's a cool breeze, Anderson, not wanting to speak with AC360. Oh well; nevertheless!"

    October 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  18. Kenya

    Funny how these politicians come on to be kept honest..then when they can't answer simple questions they turn it around to make it seem like Mr. Cooper is attacking them.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Karen, MN

    Alan should know that I think his ad seem like he served in the military. He shouldn't now try to change his story.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Emily

    Grayson must think that people are fools!
    Why would he feel the need to point out his opponents record, instead of telling us what he is going to do?

    October 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. vic , nashville tn

    Hi every one Good evening

    October 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Nancy in Oregon

    Yes, he does seem able to absorb it, Starr.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Mike, IA

    Did I really hear that anti bullying is considered a gay agenda?

    October 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Nancy in Oregon

    It sounds to me like the tape does imply the speaker thinks the wives might want to write in their diaries that bit about submitting...so maybe the whole thing wasn't taken so much out of context after all. Interesting.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Emily

    Why didn't he just answer the question since he was sitting there?
    Instead of getting his back up against the wall...
    He didn't like it when Anderson so-called "misquoted" him.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  26. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, David, Isabel, Nichole, Nancy, Megan, Emily, Jo Ann, Mike, Casey, all bloggers.

    What an intense interview! Go Anderson, but i must say this gentleman seems to be able to take it.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  27. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    What a cheap shot for a campaign ad

    October 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    OOPS! Here we go, there is edit of ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. matthew benzor

    Wait a minute....! What a Fake christian

    October 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  30. Janis Hewitt

    A fox is clever. Grayson is very clever. Hello, 360ers.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  31. Emily

    Did you notice that he didn't answer Andersons question? (what gives him the right to make that ad)

    October 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Karen, MN

    Alan Grayson shouldn't slander someone's name. Nice job calling him out, Anderson.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Jerry

    Keep him honest, Anderson!!!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Nancy in Oregon

    'Selective editing'...oh so common.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Sharon Hastings

    I thought Rick Scott was the story in Florida. Rep. Grayson didn't play fair though.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Emily

    That is really insulting...referring to someone as a "Taliban". Anderson is correct. It's like calling someone a "Nazi", and all it does is fear-monger.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Happy Tuesday Night!!!!:)

    October 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Monica M. Williams

    The President may gush about those other guys. As for me, it's all about the 360 spectrum view of today's topics. Thanks AC! : )

    October 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Lisa in Louisville

    And there's a lot of pollution in those waters!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Nancy in Oregon

    Good evening people. So right, Emily. A class act.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Lori, CA

    These political messages are getting wackier. Five hundred years from now, a poor archaeologist will find these and really wonder "what were they doing?"

    October 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and Bloggers

    October 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. I just love this show. Sounds like an interesting evening.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Emily

    What is a "gay agenda"?

    October 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Libby

    Evening everyone! :O)

    October 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Lori, CA

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Good evening Anderson and everyone!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Gloria, Libby, Starr & Bloggers!

    Glad that Steven Hayes was found guilty!
    Dr. Petit handled himself with class today outside the courtroom.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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