August 21st, 2010
10:00 AM ET
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Keith in Austin

    The issue of Erkel OBozo's religious persuasion pales in comparison to how miserable of a President he truly is.

    August 21, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. Shannon

    We seem to be a country with a lot of bigots and racists hiding behind the cloak of religion. It's time for average Americans to speak out loudly and clearly that these people don't speak for the majority of Americans.

    August 21, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. GI Joe

    CNN, and especially John King, are as bad as FOX these days – no news, no truth - just inuendoes and stirring up more hate and unrest.

    Watch nbc OR cbs news - no the 24/7 people that are adding to the divisiveness in this country. You won't be fooled, and you'll have less anger, hate, lies, fear in your life.

    August 21, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. Chris

    Let's see, the same group the believes Obama is a muslim also believes:

    Obama has a faked birth certificate
    Sarah Palin is a genius
    All muslims are terrorists
    Trickle down economics work
    Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks
    The entire universe is only 6,000 years old
    Tax cuts pay for themselves
    America was founded as a Christian nation
    Health Care Reform establishes Death Panels to kill your grandma
    There is absolutely no racism at all in the Tea Party
    Terror Babies are real and they are coming for you
    Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Liberalism, and Nasizm are all interchangeable terms with one another, and they all mean: Anything Obama does

    And the list goes on and on....

    August 21, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. jerry good

    cnn you started this current situation with grahams comments on the john king show on wehter president obama is a muslim or not. you had one guy expressing his opinion with no other person on there to explain another side. you do a great diservice to this country by putting on air these types of one sided veiws espeacialy comming from someone like graham whose own character and values are under question. be responsible with youre reporting and don`t stoop to being another tabloid.

    August 21, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. NC Ex-Pub

    John King's question to the professor... "Do you think it really matters to American voters as to whether or not the President is a Muslim?"

    WHAT? DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    John are you a fool or a complete idiot? You dedicate TWO entire shows to this subject and you ask if it matters. Are you really that stupid?

    CNN, King belongs on Fox Noise! Get him off your network.

    August 21, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. w l jones

    It appears we have a lot of mine reader in this country. Pssssss What the state lottery going to be tonight.

    August 21, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Facts are not fair to the GOP

    Next week, Fox republican news under Glenn Beck is going to trash the civil rights movement and three amendments to the constitution. Racist Ted Nugent will be playing Dr. Martin Luther King. You have to hand it to Fox for promoting racial hatred and fear.

    August 21, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. ramtruck2500

    This was interesting. What have we started to unleash. Time to take a step back and cool down. Muslim indeed and every other malady in the world yup all caused by Obamma. what a joke!

    August 21, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  10. Hugo

    Sniffit August 20th, 2010 12:39 pm ET

    "So how is that "hope and change" working for "you"?"

    At this point, I'm pretty sure there is a large segment of the population who would be happy if the only change to occur was for imbecile GOPer talking-point regurgitators who can't think for themselves, do no research to inform themselves, have all the facts and evidence mixed up because they simply believe what they're told, etc., would just shoosh themselves until they are (a) informed and (b) have something new to say instead of parroting the same spiteful, baseless crap over and over and over again.
    _______________
    How does anyone think that the housing market collapse was due to anything but the failure of the Democratic support of the Mortgage banking and associated AIG Mortgage insurance collapse. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mandates to private banks to lend NON-QUALIFYING

    August 21, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  11. Facts are not fair to the GOP

    There you go again Keith:
    Bush trashed the constitution as the wizard of wiretap, became the dean of debt and deficit with his unfunded tax cuts and preemptive wars (not to mention the bank bailouts), the Rajah of rendition, the Guru of government growth with homeland security, and left the country on the brink of a great depression. You can not hide that Bush was the worst presidents in history.

    August 21, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  12. Bill in Phil

    Whatever ailes rupert murdoch ain't John King. King may as well be on King Rupert's payroll. I don't blame King for this exclusively, as he has producers to answer to, who actually do the "vetting" and selection of talking heads to be on the "show". But C'mon, C'Mon, I'm praying here! Between King and Jack Crawford it's hard to tell who asks the dumbest questions, knowing full well they fan the flames of hatred.

    August 21, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. Chris

    I enjoyed the prospective of some one that is knowledgable about the subject. Very good interview.

    August 21, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. musa

    My take in this unfortunate story is twofold; first, i take issue with John King for the way he asked the question; in that it was his own thoughts that were guiding the question and as a moderator wanted that to become the issue rather than the topic. the question was disenginious and hipocritical at best. John has repeatedly use his show to belch out his hatred for this president by hiding behind John King USA to frame questions that he wants answered in his own way.

    For Mr. Grahm, one should not waste their time to talk about an illegitimate bigot who has a seed of evil in him and frankly should not have been born in the first place for the world has no place for such bigoted embezles. This campaing by right wing bigots to demonize Obama is not going to hold for the rest of us are smarter than they give us credit. It is a pity that the Republicans have to be negative to try to win elections. This country does not belong to Republicans and if they a problem with Obama been president; let them move to another univers because he is president and will be for eight years.

    August 21, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  15. edward

    It is known Billy Graham and his father have always been Republicans and openly supported the Republican Candidates and Presidents would try to Religiously Bash the President - what would they say if it were a Republican - you would not even here a comment or they would be defending them. I hope Race has nothing to do with Graham's statements - but..........................

    August 21, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If Americans don't get on the right track and stop the hate and lies we're doomed. One day we will look to the right and look to the left for support and it won't be forthcoming even it's your neighbor.

    August 21, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  17. ruty

    Franklin Graham is a fool. A christain person does not JUDGE others. They are suppose to promote peace and harmony. He has done just the opposite. Shame on Mr. Graham!

    August 21, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  18. diridi

    Listen, Lindsay Gram is just another idiot....just like anyone....listen, youngsters. do not be religious fanatics....just believe in god...that's all....do not be religious fanatics....I am not...

    August 21, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  19. rachidelaidi

    About degre zero mosqué,it's a true, false debate.RE15HGMT26

    August 21, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  20. G.B. in Arkansas

    Something must be fact for seems to me most are defending this so called religion(cult). There hasn't been this much talk even when prayer was removed from the schools. The way Obama has treated the christian religion, can only make a person wonder. Just go ahead and keep backing Islam and soon you willbe under their control. It has got to where a person speaks out for his beliefs they are called kinds of names. We still have the freedom to say what we like and don't like for now. Why isn't anyone backing the christian religion when it is under attack by the atheist. NOT A THING IS SAID ABOUT THAT.

    August 21, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  21. a in austin

    Keith in Austin – you say this about the POTUS and look who is sitting as governor in your state! State is broke but he can spend $250 million to get Formula 1 racing? WTF? Allows illegal immigrants a college education at state rates? Sun must be blinding you...

    August 21, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  22. once upon a horse

    Fear and Misinformation....the Republian mantra continues only these days they have their own news channel to broadcast it.

    August 21, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Regious of Peace - Why all the terorist activity are done by Muslim ? Majority bad incident in the world are done by muslim. Prove me why Muslim religion is for peace ? So call Peace loving muslim country , why they do not allow other religious to be practice in their country ?

    August 21, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  24. annie s

    A dear European friend has told me he longer will maintain his annual visits to America...."this isn't the America I grew to love. It's just a lot of angry people filled with hate". Republicans must be proud at what they've done to our nation.

    August 21, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  25. DENNA

    @Keith in Austin – First stop disrespecting President Obama with that ridiculous made-up name. Second, President Obama is the best President we have had since Clinton. I even preferred Bush senior as president his son, who was clearly out of his league in the oval office. We finally have a classy, well educated president who is trying to do the right thing for America. Forget that he's a black man and give him a break.

    August 21, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
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