March 11th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

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  1. MJ

    I saw the chinese defense minister speaking and just as he was about to speak on cyber security (a hot issue) cnn changed stories. No accusations, but this could be viewed the same way the chinese black out CNN world when presenting certain stories.

    May 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. votedemsout

    The liberal media want us to believe 51% agree with obama on gay marriage...yet 61% in NC just siad NO. Just how dumb do the liberal media think we voters are. Stop spreading these polls as the truth. They are slanted. Just look at the facts.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Paul

    A disgusting display of Government Controlled Media Bigotry and Hate. An Apology across ALL Major Television Networks is the only 'Remedy'. Demand MORE Responsibility from Our 'Media Peers'.

    May 29, 2012 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. vikkidvs

    Auburn University shooter in attic of a Montgomery, AL home! Cops surround house and helicopter in the air! Do not know yet if hostage situation!

    June 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Liz Hayes

    The kids that feel it is okay to verbally attack people need to do some community service hours. They might not think it is so cool after they do some time in a nursing home, alzheimers facility,VA hospital or homeless shelter. The spoiling of Americas youth is really getting out of hand.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jacaranda

    In a comment I read that the lawyers and others searched systematically through Trayvon Martins whole schooltime, they tore apart his whole short life to find faults. And then: They shouted what a bad boy, – what a danger for George Zimmerman he was.
    I beg your pardon, – has anybody done the same in GZ’s case?
    Someone explained, that GZ had his bad times, then for quite awhile he was a good man, than he took a turn to the worse again ‘But you must understand, he was young then, you know. ?? Remember, he was 24 then.’ Are you serious?
    What about Trayvon? He is 17!!’
    IF GZ was on his back and, as he claimed, TM slammed his head repeatedly against the pavement (GZ said the hurting was so terrible, it felt as if his head was going to explode.) How could he walk away as easily as he did? There was no pain in his face. I saw no blood. Well yes, in a later video I did. It looked strange.
    This story makes me very sad. I cant comprehend this tragedy.
    I’m a white female and I’m not a racist.
    I’m writing from my memory, and I don’t know your language well. I apologize
    July 4th 2012

    July 4, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joann

    I would like someone to cover/investigate the recent incident and arrest in Houma,La. I read in the Houma Courier newspaper on Tuesday of this week that a man; michael hebert age 61 was arrested on Monday of this week at the landing apartments in Houma, La. for possessing fake bombs, thousands of forged badges for FBI, CIA, and other governemnt agencies, guns and also thousands of rounds of ammuinition. There is not much information given on why he had all these items and how he obtained them. Please investigate to ensure our safety in Houma, La.

    August 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Debby

    I am having difficulty understanding why CNN reporters, particularly Soledad treat people who have chosen to ride-out the storm as if they are heroes. These people should be fined. I have no respect for those who have chosen to put their lives and those of their children in harms way. What a lack of judgement of these people and of CNN by encouraging such behavior!

    August 29, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott


      You are exactly right! It's crazy that Clark Howard will remark at a 2 year old being evacuated off a roof that "children are resilient". It's INSANE! They should be asking why these people chose to disregard repeated warnings and mandatory evacuations. They needlessly put first responders at risk because of their stupidity!

      August 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rachel

    I'm still not buying the pasta and tuna fish common man as positioned by Mrs. Romney. Wasn't Mitt's dad head of AMC? I guess George didn't help his kids. Two degrees from Harvard. Get real,

    August 29, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Forever Texan

      Rachel, maybe you don't know the whole story.
      Mitt Romney gave his entire inheritance to charity.
      He inherited nothing from his father.

      Yes, they built the lives they have.
      It could have failed just as easy as it was successful.
      Have we gotten to a place in America that no one can believe a man can build a successful business?

      Maybe just maybe he has a talent and abiltiy not seen in many men?
      Certainly not in Obama, who has NEVER met a payroll.

      He has done well and he should not have to apologize for success.

      September 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Debbie

    I have turned on CNN twice today looking for news of the evacuations, flooding, breeched levees and power outages, and can only see constant reporting of the RNC!!! PLEASE report the NEWS!!! The RNC is not news when there is this much damage across two states!!!!

    August 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Clayton Burton

    I want to know why the 2nd Marine Division is not at least enroute to Libya. The attack on our legation was an attack on America, just the same as the Twin Towers. Every thing inside the fence around that facility is sovereign American soil. An attack on any diplomatic unit anywhere in the world is an attack on America, and an act of war. It is time for the "Big Stick" to be swung.
    Clayton Burton

    September 13, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Marv Volz

      They're now ships and troops all over the Suez, etc.

      September 13, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • silverpelican feather

      Don't be stupid, it would take 40 divisions to pacify a nation the size of Libya which also has totally porous borders with at least 4 other Islamic countries. The US cannot take on the planet, even 3 pieces at a time and your kind of thinking got us in the soup originally.

      September 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • easy

      because you cannot win in any country without losing the entire country > get it? fill up the gas tank and drink up.

      October 2, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mike-E

    Put your big boy pants and big girl dresses on and quit looking for someone/something to blame for all the attacks! These attacks on the US are not about a video, the video is just an excuse. it was 9-11 and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that it was premeditated...they just didn't run out of their house after watching YouTube, pick up a rocket launcher and start a protest, right? I saw a photo of our Americans being dragged through the streets by these mobs and it sent chills down my spine. These jihadist / radicals / extremists / terrorists are just wicked!
    And why does every caption to a picture have to explain that "the violence depicted here is in response to an anti-Islam video"? Do you think this would happen after an anti-Chrisitan, anti=Budhist or anti-Jewish video? NO! Have the jihadists ever said anything wrong about America or Christians or jews or non-Muslims? YES! These people HATE us. Its written in their Qurans to behave this way! And we are letting them get away with this kind of behavior, hoping they might finally shut up and go away...but its never going to happen!
    Wake up America – we've let the extremists overthrow every Middle Eastern country’s government over the past year and a half...this is OUR fault! Are we really THAT stupid? Stand up America...cause if you don't, we are going to get run out of town and run out of this land!
    Your choice...are you going to find someone to blame it on and go back to your barstools or are you going to start reporting the truth and start behaving responsibly and start standing up for what’s truly important (not your pathetic birth control pills for crying out loud)!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saty

      "Its written in their Quran"? Can you please quote something from the Quran with the context in what it was addressed at? You are simply ignorant. Good luck with blaming about 2 billion muslims out there and disgracing their religious book. Yes, Islam is for peace. And the extremist version originates from Saudi Arabia. Oh, can you remind me who is protecting the corrupt Royal Family in Saudia?

      September 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • silverpelican feather

      There are about 300 million Americans including all faiths or none. There are 1.6 billion Muslims and they are the fastest growing religion due to the huge number of children that each family has. So it borders on insanity to demand that we, the US, force the Muslims, as a global group, to do anything. We should have trashed Iraq, drove the AQ bunch out of Afghanistan and got the hell out. And we have no horse in the race in Syria either. Among other things, the Christians are backing Assad, so if we support the FSA, which is filled with the same kind of crazies as attacked in Benghazi. we will certainly be killing Christian children. Want to try to explain that at Sunday church?

      September 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • easy and simple

      because you cannot win in any country without losing the entire country > get it? fill up the gas tank and drink up.
      your genocide chaos making wedding days are truly over- you say no? I say yes.

      October 2, 2012 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. RC

    Early this week prior to the attacks their was an interview done by a reporter with the brother of one of the leaders of a subversive group in middle east who stated that his brother was offered peace to the USA in exchange for prisoners. The reporter proced to ask if the USA did not comply would we have more attacks; the individual seemed to suggest that it was a possibility. I was disturbed with the interview and I wonder who was the reporter and could that reporter could be interviewed.

    September 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Eli

    In Israel about 10 days ago, a monastary was attacked with the words"Jesus is a monkey " scrawled across it..Do Christians react crazily like shows what a wicked and evil lot you muslims are. Evil does not go unnoticed however and on judgement day ,you will pay for is just an excuse to do eveil in this world and is childish and eveil

    September 18, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
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