The Iranian election remained the focal point of American Morning’s Friday audience. The GOP was strongly criticized for demanding intervention in Iran, as most respondents recalled the “stolen election” in the United States and the GOP’s silence at that time. President Obama was mostly praised for his careful response to the Iranian election; but others questioned why the U.S. had intervened in the political affairs of countries like China and Northern Ireland, yet allowed this situation to be ignored.
- Sherry: I support Obama's position on the Iran election. Let the internal politics of Iran stay internal. Would we want them interfering in our elections?
- John: Where were the Republican anti Obama people when Bush stole our Election. We should have hit the streets then. And how would they have liked the world sticking there noses in our business. Obama should watch vigilantly what is happening but stay out of there politics.
- Jean-Louis: How interesting that those Republican politicians who are calling for US intervention in Iran are the same ones who said there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the ones who led the USA into an unnecessary war!
- Bill3: I tend to believe that this is another ploy be the US to start a war that they have no business in. Over the past months there has been harsh criticism from the US on Iran. Now the election is in question?? the country bans press coverage. It is now the top story in America. Try to focus on the real issue good hard working Americans are losing their jobs and homes. America wake up take care of your own backyard first!
- Bill: I love my country, the USA, and I wish freedom for everyone around the world. I understand the concern about Tiananmen Square and now Iran but wonder where was the concern when British Troops fired into peaceful demonstrators in the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)? As I recall, one of the thirteen unarmed people killed was a thirteen year old boy. No less an American than Gail Sheehy describes this incident as she was there and the boy was standing next to her. Are our allies allowed the type of conduct we condemn in other countries? It really doesn't make much sense to condemn some and not all as the discrepancies are seen all around the world.
- Ginspelts: Where is one of those great inspiring speeches from the President in support of the Iranian people. Maybe the American people will have to take to the streets with their signs in support of the Iranian people. Afterward we are talking about freedom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As one viewer noted, the U.S. has involved itself in past internal politics with such countries as China and Northern Ireland; should we become involved in Iran’s presidential election?
Most believed feminism was not dead, and others felt it had simply morphed into something new. Some noted that the right-wing “corruption” of language was the real reason for the discussion on feminism.
- Dan: The right-wing has made a lot of good words negative, such as liberal and feminism. Their corruption of the language has worked quite well for them, as the mainstream media has followed their lead. Hence, this morning's discussion.
- Kym: Feminism is not dead. It has just changed. Women in the US now can get education, have the control over their bodies and even be TV announcers (in the past it was said that a woman announcer had no credibility only the men). However in the Muslim countries it is illegal for a woman to have an education or be skilled. In those countries feminism is just starting. I think it is wrong for a woman to be property, beaten or killed just because they want to read.
- Gina: Feminism today is not what we started out to be.....today it is a sexual object of scumy drose as "Hip-Hop" describes whores..sad but, true......Yesterday it was we didn't want to be sex objects we had a brain too, could run major companies.... but probably still remains a womens scorn is "Loose lips sinks ships"....in other words too many women have a big mouth..................Today American Media has made a mockery of women with all those little ones running around with cheap hooker type looks, displaying their private parts on Ipods & you tube......Feminism ????
- Savannah: A feminist is empowered to do whatever she wants to do and believes other women should be able to do whatever they want and believe in whatever they want rather than thing there are limited roles and limited views. So, she can be anti-abortion or pro-choice. And a feminist doesn't have to think that Dave needs to take back his joke that was clearly meant to be about the knocked up Palin – grown enough to be someone's mother, legally an adult – and not the 14 year old.
How do you feel about the word “feminism”? Does it connote a positive or negative image to you? Is the issue of feminism being obsolete a result of the “right wing” hijacking our language to make some words “bad”? Comment here or on Carol Costello's story.