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March 8th, 2010
03:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your comments 3/8/2010

Editor's Note: On Monday, American Morning’s audience voiced strong approval of President Obama’s call for an “up/down” vote on health care reform. Many expressed a continued desire for reform proposed by the president. Some remarked that children were especially vulnerable without coverage, commenting on the AM series “Saving Carlos.”

  • Wayne: Why at 7:05 am or so on 3/8/10 are we listening only to McConnell - and aonther I miss - come through with lies objecting that reconciliation is totally partisan when he does not acknowledge that is how Bush's tax cuts were passed - by the way with Cheney's tie-breaking vote? I have to conclude yu are biassed and bought out by your owner.
  • Dan: CNN – still working hard to defeat health care reform. You just showed Hatch and McConnell repeating their talking points, without pointing out how misleading those points are. That's a polite way of saying that they're lying. You also showed one Democrat who was on the fence. You also framed the entire story as if reform were likely to go down. You made it sound as if Obama is on a desperate mission. That's the way it comes across out on this side of the TV. Isn't it bad enough that CNN aired multi-million dollar ad campaigns from insurance company front groups for months, and yet NEVER mentions how these campaigns have affected public opinion. Of course, those campaigns pay your salaries, so I guess it's asking too much to think you might deal with reality on this issue. Simply pitiful.
  • Lanny: I think your morning new is great reporting on your one story saving Carlos we should have more health care for our children as a taxpayer i would not care if they took more tax out for health care for our children

What is your opinion of the “up/down” vote on health care reform? How do you think it will affect elections in the fall? Continue the conversation below.


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  1. Mary

    John – You hair cut looks great! It actually makes you look younger. 🙂

    March 9, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  2. cathy

    Your trying your best to kill health care, you are right in line with McConnel, Limbaugh, Beck, and the rest. I see lie, after lie, after lie, and you go right along with it. I keep turning you OFF, more , and more. Great job CNN

    March 9, 2010 at 8:26 am |
  3. hilroy

    Are you surprise that CNN/amfix is biased against the DNC and President Obama? Look at amfix hosts. I havw been observing this bias even during the election.

    All this disrespects and spin against the president and health care, is the reason why Minister Louis Farrakhan is becoming more popular and his Nation of Islam is growing by leaps and bounds.

    March 9, 2010 at 8:15 am |
  4. Sam

    last week, you guys had a segment, with two guests, and Christine Romans. It was about jobs, and job losses. During the segment, everyone erupted into a laugh fest about a comment someone made on the current jobless rate made by the guest host, last name Newman? Now, today, another segment about jobs, and it was almost like you guys were trying to make a joke out of it. Look, I'm all for having fun at your job, and loving what you do, but do you understand that there are millions of people who watch your show, that do no have a job? Try for once to put yourself in someone else's shoes. How would you feel if YOU had been unemployed for several months, couldn't find a job if your life depended on it, and yet, the news commentators that you watch are having fun, and joking around with a subject that is literally destroying your life! I'm a huge fan of CNN, but American Morning has just about gotten on my last nerve.

    Sam

    March 9, 2010 at 7:32 am |
  5. jim vicalvi

    Well, Wayne, it seems that they cut back on your education a long time ago. Your use of the English language is as lousy as your opinions.

    March 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm |