READER COMMENTS ON
"Brad on Iran on 'CNN Live'..."
(13 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 6/16/2009 @ 9:05 pm PT...
I thought you were marvelous darlin...
but I think some guys, and some women, may be distracted by the interviewer. It's great to see you on the big screen. (You're getting chubby cheeks, did you quit smoking
I guess it's better the journalists were banned or they could have been targeted and shot like in Iraq.
Some 137 of them if my clogged up brain remembers correctly.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 6/16/2009 @ 9:59 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 6/16/2009 @ 11:17 pm PT...
I am unspeakably grateful that you managed to tone down that travesty of imperialist "journalism". Couple of fine Exceptionalist Democracy spreaders on there with you. I'd have reached out of my screen and strangled both of them.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 4:54 am PT...
I'm from Iran - Tehran, I saw the program on CNN and I think you were great. Everything that you said is correct and you know exactly what is on protesters minds.
I guess what I'm trying to say is you have good knowledge of the situation in Iran and Obama situation and I agree with you 100%
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 6:06 am PT...
Thanks Brad for trying to tamp down the manufactured hysteria.
Can you imagine CNN covering Ohio the way they are covering Iran?!?
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 6:45 am PT...
Very professional Brad.
Best interview responses I've seen from you.
Now... what is the hidden geopolitical (US/UK) agenda here?
Are we seeing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his faction trying every tactic to stay in power or are we seeing Mir Hossein Mousavi and his backers (domestic & foreign) take power under false pretenses?
Perhaps a little of both....
I trust nothing that is published on this.
It looks like a carefully orchestrated power shift in the making... something the US has been doing effectively for more than 100 years.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 7:30 am PT...
Nice work Brad. You created more of a pro journalist look than the other two, who each worked the "sitting in the bedroom" blogger stereotype.
I think it's important that you hammered home the idea of free, fair elections with transparent ballot protection; and the US lack of moral authority in that area. Slipping in a 2004 dig and the fact that folks have been jailed for it was strong, too. All in all, a "beyond blogging" delivery. I think of you as more of a "citizen journalist."
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 8:51 am PT...
One of the few things we know about this - here in America, those that most-strongly denounce the election in Iran are also the ones that adamant that dur chimpfurher legitimately won 2000 and 2004.
Those 2 elections can be reasonably proven as stolen, but the MSM will not cover it.
Americans have no "high ground" on this issue, and most of all, especially the repugs and neocons that are making the most noise.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 10:25 am PT...
Here's the story of a clever blogger
who looked like a Central Casting CPA
He had stylish glasses and an earnest manner
And he lived in California, East L.A..
Then a man called Dubya stole an election
That his dad-picked judges gave the rubber stam’.
And for eight years his pals stole all they could carry
In a big “wam bam” without a “thank ye ma’am”
When our blogger saw this he became offended
By the cons who threw the people’s votes away
And he said “this will not do, it must be ended
And the broken system fixed without delay.”
So our blogger bought a domain and a server
And began a website midst the L.A. smog
And the crooked politicians were confronted
By the upstart site known as the Brad-y Blog
The Brad-y blog, the Brad-y blog
That’s the story of the famous Brad-y blog
Then one day our blogger met some other bloggers
And discussed Ahmadinejad over lunch
It was even broadcast live on Blitzer’s network
In their weekly program called the Blogger bunch
The Blogger bunch, the Blogger bunch
With our there to give the show some punch
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
karen from illinois
said on 6/17/2009 @ 10:30 am PT...
good job brad
u got the most important thing in..that if votes are counted in secret,people can never be sure of the results
shannan said"I think it's important that you hammered home the idea of free, fair elections with transparent ballot protection; and the US lack of moral authority in that area."
excellent comment,i couldn't agreed more
for example(of losing the moral authority) nancy tobi has been trying for monthes to get some answers thru foias from NH about the primarys...dbl check me on this but unless i have missed the foias on bbv NH's sec of state has done everything but answer her simple requests,and NH is trying to change the law so citizens CAN NOT foia simple ballots cast numbers and /or results
i saved the sec of states recount numbers and they do not match the official corrected numbers posted on their web site...nancy has asked in many dif ways...how did you get from the recount numbers to what you are currently posting...and they simply refuse to answer
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 11:14 am PT...
Paul McCarthy - Too too funny. Well done!
GWN - This may sound like an excuse, but it's not, in truth, the aspect ratio on the web version of the segment is screwed up! I may have put on a pound or three over the years, but my "chubby cheeks" are not quite that chubby! (Yet.)
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 2:11 pm PT...
You definitely had the most professional backdrop and appearance. I liked the way you kept throwing it back onto the failings of the US election system as well, although its hard to know how much a non-bradblog reader would have picked up on that.
Honestly they shouldn't have you on as one of a 'bunch' of bloggers. You should be on as an elections expert or something ("senior election correspondent" as Jon Stewart might phrase it).
I certainly hope the airtime helps your site too.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 6/17/2009 @ 11:08 pm PT...
I think you were really great... but I'm not sure because
I was highly distracted... who is that hot host showing so much, knee, etc.