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September 9th, 2013
07:32 PM ET

Cutter and Paul debate about diplomacy

CNN's Crossfire host Stephanie Cutter and Sen. Rand Paul debate the chemical weapons ban treaty.

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  1. tbd13.0

    I tuned into CNN for the first time since Soledad O'Brien was a host. I had high hopes that things were changing on this network to offer a more balanced discussion. The overt bias and subsequent denial of bias exhibited by Soledad was over the top.

    I will soon be tuning out again at this rate. What is the point of having Newt Gingrich on the program? Stephanie Cutter does not allow another opinion that isn't hers or the Democratic guest. At one point I even noticed her grab Newt's arm and give him a look and motion to let Senator Menendez instead of allowing him to question or challenge the Senator. Meanwhile, she cut off Senator Rand, challenged everything he said and made the show about her.

    If this show is just going to be a repeat of her behavior during the last campaign, just cancel it now. I would have thought someone at the news station would have explained the format to her.

    September 10, 2013 at 11:26 am | Reply
  2. ChazCookz

    LOVE Stephanie Cutter!!

    September 10, 2013 at 10:34 am | Reply
  3. askdavey

    this clown talks out of both sides of his mouth,compermise.......each side gives alittle ? then what have you done in congress besides bad mouth the potus, and say no only ?.......I hope America see;s this load mouth for what he realy is,

    September 10, 2013 at 8:52 am | Reply
  4. Virginia Bowie

    Menendez was given way too much air-time. Cutter said way too much about nothing really, and Newt wasn't given an opportunity to weigh in much on the Syrian issue.

    September 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  5. Cindy

    Cutter spoke a lot but said very little. I would have liked to hear more of Newt too I would have liked to hear serious analysis rather than campaign rhetoric. Dominating the show by keeping your lips moving really fast is not the same as contributing something worth my time. Spitting out talking points as fast as you can is a campaign ploy but it wasn't interesting tv and a total waste of 30 minutes of my life.

    September 9, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  6. Cora Mae Kocher

    Has anyone out there stoped to realize that we have no right to go in and bomb Syria.Let Europe take care of this problem.
    Also we have been told by Syria we are not wanted to try to solve their problems.And why has the US sent 3 atomic sub's
    over there? Could it be Obama is planning his own 9-11 attack? Why can't we mind our own business. Syria has 4750
    missel sites as stated on TV.We don't need to get mixed up in this mess. There are enough armies in Europe to take on this job. I sure don't hear them comming forth to help.As one man from Europe put it "Why not let the Yank's do the job".
    "We did in the big war". WAKE UP CONGRESS and the SENATE and this President too.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  7. Ed Cliff

    Tuned in to listen to Newt! Very disappointed that he had such a minor role in the discussion. Stephanie Cutter dominated the show, even grabbing Newt to "shut up" and let Senator Menendez continue. Hopefully, you will correct this!

    September 9, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Reply

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