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December 1st, 2011
08:45 PM ET

Herman Cain attorney Lin Wood: Media is "participating in the deterioration of the political process"

Herman Cain attorney Lin Wood is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening, in an exclusive interview in the wake of the latest accusation aimed at his client. "What I find naive is the failure on the part of members of the media to be asking the tough questions of the accuser, someone who has, obviously a troubled past," Wood tells Piers Morgan. "Why don't you look at yourself, Piers, and the members of your media?"

Says Wood: "You are participating in the deterioration of the political process."

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  1. Chris J

    Painfully sad that Piers Morgan is the only thing on TV during this timeslot (via CNN Interational in a non-english country). Always interrupting DAILY. I think this guy likes to hear himself talk more than his guests. His tabloid history has no place on CNN even remotely trying to perform as a journalist (which he isn't)

    December 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jennifer d

      I think its funny that I posted on her 15-20 minutes ago and its not on here? hum....do you see it?

      December 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chris J

        Nah. Not surprising. I have had other comments not show up on the Piers Morgan threads. Seems that CNN is trying to justify his existence. His career history speaks for itself.

        December 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pe

      Mr. Wood was absolutely right. Piers Morgan uselessly continues to propagate left-wing slurs based on totally unfounded accusations. When will Mr. Morgan invite Mr. Cain's accusers who totally lack credibility and ask them some tough questions, in particular if those accusers can offer any proof. Mr. Morgan says he tried to get to the truth. The truth is that CNN and the "Piers Morgan Tonight" programme are left-wing outposts trying to turn the political process into a tabloid gutter journalism, where Mr. Morgan spent most of his career in the UK.

      December 2, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Karen

        Agreed!

        December 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ellin

    Mr Wood is missing a major point – Herman Cain has put himself in the limelight by asking us to vote for him as President. We have the right to know these questions about his character. For once, I will stand up for the media and say that they have to ask the tough questions.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jackie

      Why not ask Ms. White to support her claim first?

      December 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • shootruth

        isn't 13 years, 4;20am, LV trip enough proof.

        December 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • mario

      Ellin, The tough questions is NOT how much did he paid other people that Mr. Cains have given to people in the past. The tough questions are the real issues like how to deal with the forecloser problems, jobs, debt problem, economy etc. Thats what is important and the tough questions that Americans are looking to hear. But the media is not focus on those issues. Oh yea! my neighbor just lost their home because my friend husband lost his job. THATS important problem.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • William A.

        Mario, and you really think a morally corrupt Politician like Herman Cain is the solution to your neighbors problems? 999 means millionaires/billionaires continue to get off the hook. When was the last time you saw one of them driving a Chevy or Ford? Cain destroyed Godfathers Pizza, (any in your neighborhood?), and now you want to let him demolish America too?

        December 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      You are right Ellin. As well as the accuser needs to be completely interrogated by the media when trying to bring down a candidate for President. Not just the accusers that threaten the medias choice for President. If someone is seriously and honestly trying to decide on Herman Cain the media needs to do what they went to school to do and live up to those standards. Sadly 3/4 of the media doesn't live up to the standards and as a result they propagate and enable the crap on people they do not agree with.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. howie

    Wood has a lot of nerve.This is not Russia...the Media cannot be silenced.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris J

      Nor does the media (in general) and Morgan (even more specific) believe in facts over sensationalizing. Someone saying something is true in public does not make it true.

      December 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. S. Brooks

    I thought Herman Cain was the most preposterous thing related to this presidential campaign...then his attorney opened his mouth.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jimmy

    Cain's lawyer is being childish in staging a defense that is based oin what is onlyu known to him, instead of clearing the facts he is blaming the media for the affair! Mr. Wood is being too mechanical and it doesn't help cain at all.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Ken

    The question should be whether or not Piers Morgan has any place at all on a news channel. He is sensation only, no substance, confrontational, and totally irrelevant. He makes me change the channel. Put him on a game show.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris J

      Put him in a clown suit or send him back to his tabloid roots. He has no business trying to portray anything close to journalism.

      December 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jim L

      Why is is the CNN (and also MSNBC with Mr. Bashir) think that we need British commentators on American TV? Is it to push their failing Euopean styled left-wing agenda or is it that no one in their right mind wants to be seen on these programms?

      December 2, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jaker

    That lawyer is a "Jerry Springer" canditate himself, never mind Herman Cain.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Bobby F

    Cain's lawyer apparently never heard Herman Cain when he had his own talk show on WSB in Atlanta, or subbed for Neil Bortz. He treated any Democrat and many other public officials the same way, with accusations and opinions, just like talk show host do. He did nothing but judge, every night he was on the air. Well now, he's being judged. Don't claim it's not fair now. Deal with it!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. WE

    Morgan blew it tonight. Horrible excuse of a mature interview.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Steven Casciola

    Piers!

    You made a fool of yourself tonight interviewing the attorney. You lost the high ground, and it's a shame that your producers allowed you to continue with the salacious grilling of Cain's attorney. He took the high ground and you lowered yourself in a way that can hurt your brand and CNN. Shame on your approach. It can't be all about ratings when our country's values are at stake. Apologize of lose fans who see through your "Nancy Grace" gimmicks.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MARRY

      Could not agree more!

      December 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • mario

        Agree!!! Terrible and unfair interview Piers Morgan. Piers, can you or other publc officers need to post to everyone in American how much money you gave to help other people. Its A personal matter Piers!!!! not a public matter.

        December 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dale

      yes i blame the media and piers.I like Cain but would not vote for him because of some of his ideas. I do not like piers, period,
      he is not right for CNN or anywhere in the states. People are suppose to be innocent until proven guilty. The accusers should be the one to have to prove their claims.

      December 2, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Russell Bonney

    I haven't got any skin in this game but it's sad to hear Piers misinterpreting what Herman Cain actually said in order to spin the facts for his liberal audience, most of whom didn't even hear what Mr Cain actually said! Journalism impartiality. Are those words even in the dictionary anymore?

    December 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Roberta

    Lin Wood's damage control is not working. Agreeing with Ellin!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jimmy Obuya

    The attorney is reinforcing the accusation by mentioning that Cain 'pays other ppl as well', why didn't he share the information with his wife, if he wan'ts to be president and can't share such details with his wife, how can he be trusted. What else is he hiding? who else is he helping? Can he help me coz i sure would use some extra money. Mr. Woods is mocking our intelligence by imputing improper motive on the media in this affair.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. jeanette

    I AGREE!!!! Hearing Piers act like he's such a moral person/journalist wanting to get facts..... when he headed a tabloid that destroys peoples live.... and then..... after just a few short months ago he denied the charges that he was tapping at his tabloid, then when his hand got caught in the cookie jar he said...uh, uh .well, maybe it was happening but I didn't know about it!!!!! HAHAHA, Get off your high horse piers, your a tabloid journalist and to think you have the right to nail someone elses personal life when your own "white lies" and denial at the begiinning of your front page news...YOU TRIED TO LIE YOUR WAY OUT OF IT and only came forward with a half truth to cover your ass.....sorry call it like you see it...Piers you have no grounds to talk about Cain when you did the same song and dance when the media bit into your ass!!!!!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Marry

    This is one of the worse interviews I have ever seen. Cain's lawyer has gained my respect for providing a much needed insight into what has become an embarrassing debate for the presidential campaign and prime time TV. The attention given to this issue and types of questions being asked demonstrate the lack of substance by media channels who cannot focus on the real issues, real topics of national and global concerns in politics today. I wish not to watch Piers Morgan again. Can he not get any interesting guests, stories that he must focus on these issues only???

    December 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. yaw

    Morgan is a terrible host. He needs to be fired. He never allows his guests to finish answering his questions. I can't understand why CNN still has him on the air.
    I miss Larry King so much.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jackie

      Great point...We went from Larry to sloppy cheap reporting! Horrible choice for a replacement as respectable as Mr. King!

      December 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rick Boettger

      This is the stupidest comment in a list of horrors. Congratulations. Fact: Piers does in fact let his guests finish their statements more than any other talk host on television..EXCEPT Larry King, the dumbest talk host ever (opinion), who let everyone say whatever they wanted, because he neither understood them or their topic.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • tobea

      Piers Morgan is rude and arrogant. Why did he not accept Mr. Wood's suggestion that he call all of the republican candidates to a public forum and have them alll discuss their extramarital affairs. Would Newt Gingrich survive his lead in the polls after it is once again told how he cheated on is last wife with is current wife! And how would he explain what he did to his first wife? Exactlyl how many affairs did he have during his three marriages, while running for president twice and holding a seat in the US Congress. .Oh, by the way.,,After you ask him about his extramarital affairs include his finances problems, and work as a lobbyist. Ask him if he is no longer in debt and how he paid his way out. It is disappointing and a shame that CNN is becoming more and more biased in who and what they choose to cover as "news". I am not a republican,but a proud African Ameircan woman who is not a Cain fan, but wants to see equitable treatment of all candidates. i am disgusted that Piers Morgan spent this much time on Cain, but has never brutally questioned Newt Gingrich. CNN announcers say Newt has joined the Catholic Church and changed his life. Does a leaopar change his spots? And what about CNN's unnnfair coverage on Sarah Palin. Her oldest daughter was pregnant while her mother was running for Vice President. Bristol was a made out to be a victim. Her youngest walked around pushing and being rude to reporters when her mother was on her bus tour. No one dared highlight her rude and inappropriate behavior. Of greater important was the failure of CNN and other meida outlets to hold Sarah Palin liable when Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot after Palin placed her in crosshairs. Palin's crosshairs comments were incendiary, but she was never viliefied or held accountable for her don't retreate "reload" mentality. Piers and others overlooked the fact that several people around and near Gabby when she got shot were killed and are now dead. Why was Sarah never interviewed and held accountable? Cain may or may not have had an extra-marital affar, but if he did no one died because of it. And yet, Piers is insistence to know every detail became verbally abusive to his lawyer.. Were his questions about his wife's feelings; how much money was spent or given in fifteen years asked for any reason other than to disgrace Mr and Mrs Cain and for that matter, Ms White.Such bias. Much stupidity on the part of Morgan and those who allowed this show to be aired. Morgan apparently dislikes Cain almost as much as he hates PRESIDENT OBAMA. Whenever he gets a chance he never hesitates to ask if his president has worsened race relations while neglecting to mention that one man is not and cannot be responsible for solving a nation that has been divided by racial tensions since slave ships arrived at U S ports from the Middle Passage..
      g for VP her unwed pregnant daughter was portrayed as a poor victim. As a result of the media coverage of her, Bristol Palin became rich. If an African American candidate said put an elected figure in cross hairs and that elected official was then shot, CNN would cover every angle and demand the person who made the statement be held accountable. When Gabby Gifford who wa one of the people Palin had in the croos hairs was shot, the media whispered what Palin had done and never held her accountable for her actions.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Nancy

    What a snake the attorney is! Seeing Mr Wood blame the media for his clients issues, only reinforces the low opinion I already had of Herman Cain. My distaste of the law profession is only reinforced by the disdain displayed by Mr. Wood.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mario

      Nancy.... Sorry the media is needed.... but with all the cable network, talk radio and web.... the media is just looking for stupid gosip and its not important factor of helping our problems in Amerian. Why doesn't the media spend the more tv, radio or cable time on the most important factors... like jobs, foreclosers, debt issues etc... The media is not asking the right questions or just the gossip issues. Just my two cents.

      December 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Jaker

    Herman Cain "smart"? God help us, if we realised he was stupid as President. The world wouldn't last a full week of his first term.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cari

      Jaker, Next time you call someone stupid, try to spell your own words correctly.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. kathy

    Where was Lin Wood when President Clinton was being attacked by accusers who later recanted but set the stage for having to answer the very same kinds of personal questions. The Republicans have kept discussion open to personal scrutiny with such campaigns as lthe long version of President Obama's birth certificate. What could be more personal than that ? Spare us the phoney piety – Wood is burning up one big smoke screen and IS naieve to think that we are buying it.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sarah

      Kathy, I had an affair with your father. Ask him about it...he'll probably deny it but don't believe him, believe me. After all, I am Sarah from the internet and I've told you so.
      Kathy....just stop for a moment and think about what you say before you hover over your keyboard and start typing out your simple liberal minded slop. Re-read the above statement. Are you going to grill your father about my accusations? And please don't give me the BS about running for the office of the presidency crap. Really...just stop sniffing incense for a few minutes and TTTHHHIIINNNKKK.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Kick

    I agree with Mr. Wood. Stop the "tabloid" TV based upon accusations that have not yet been proven. It would have been much more valuable for you, Piers, to be interviewing Mr. Cane regarding his affiliation/work with The Fed. Our Country is in far too SERIOUS trouble to be discussing all of this.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Jim

    I am embarrassed for Piers and CNN. CNN producers should have cut him off after 15 minutes and Wood should have politely stopped answering his questions. Wood is right on target calling out the media for not being balanced in their evaluation.
    Will someone at CNN step in or will this continue? I won't know because I'm shutting it off.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary

      Wood should go on Fox News. Then the scales will be balanced.

      December 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Calvin

      Unfairly places too much of the bruedn on low income families while excluding high net worth individuals who's primary income is either dividends, or, as (many are, or can be classified to be) business owners, they can convert current income to dividends and pay no tax.The 9% tax on all purchases including food will place a further extraordinary bruedn on those least able to afford it, and this tax is in addition to state, county and local taxes therefore many will actually pay 19+% of essential goods and services. No wonder even the Cain economist' is backing away from this critical step in the plan and is suggesting a replacement 9% payroll tax so either way, those at the lowest end of the economic ladder will get hit the hardest.And, finally, this is only an interim step in Cains plan the final step is to replace the 9,9,9 with a 30% federal sales tax in addition to those pesky state, county and local taxes mentioned above, on all purchases including goods and services. How about paying almost 50% more than you're currently paying for groceries, prescriptions, etc just to support government?The only winners are the rich! It's a great plan for them but since they account for 1%, it further exacerbates the problem.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Moody Arnaout

    Mr Morgan. How can Mr Cain's attorney say that Mr Cain is a smart man when the issue about China's question became a joke! second, Mr Cain thought that LYBIA was a martian word!, now this is FUNNY. Thank you. Moody

    December 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. brian

    The media, politicians, lawyers, etc. all deserve each other. It gets more ridiculous and absurd every election. This whole process is insane. Anyone actually capable of running this country has enough sense to keep out of the circus. I've had enough.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Mario

    Pier you are not understanding that this is personal matter. You keep pushing the wrong question as per if he gave money to help someone or to keep them quiet. I agree with Cain's attorney that this is personal matter and Cain does not need to disclose who he has help or paid to help them. If this was so important, why didn't Clinton explain his affairs before or during his public service. Media is just looking for gosip and smear Cain name. Why don;t you get the accuser on the air and let them bring out the facts. Just texting someone does not make him guilty having an affair. So what if he gave her $1 or $1000 dollars to help this lady. Are you going to ask him how much money did he tip the lady waitress. Terrible interview by Pier MOrgan

    December 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Jaker

    The only thing Cain is; is not "Able"!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Will E

    I can't BELIEVE we will sit here as a nation and entertain this nonsense. Ok...guilty or innocent it does not matter. All I need to say is that if Cain didn't want everyone questioning his credibility in this matter then perhaps he should have just been open and honest from the beginning. Honestly is the best policy especially if you are running for President. I'm not here to talk about the private matters of Mr. Cain...blah blah" but Mr. Wood you are quick to try and tear down the character of these women and bring up their private matters. "She has been having financial problems" and therefore must only be out to get money with a lie. Um, not sure if you have been awake for the past few years but there are A LOT of people who are having financial problems presently. Try to spin some other angle at least. Blame the media! Are you not trying to USE the media to vilify (another of the Cain Camp's favorite words). Hypocrites all of them.

    IF YOU ARE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES EVERY QUESTION IS RELEVANT. How does that not make sense to these clowns? They might not all be "smart questions" but I would expect my President to be able to answer them whether the answer is a lie or not. But when you dodge the questions and assume that the people watching you are stupid enough to not see the major gaps in the plot line of your story it's truly offensive. Honestly I wish the media would have more of a spine. Who cares about your sponsors? I'm tired of being entertained by these fools who seem to believe nobody can remember past yesterday. The world doesn't suffer from amnesia on a day to day basis and stories and history can be tracked. Ask the question and don't ask any other question until it is answered. "Did you have an affair with this woman?" "My 999 plan...yada yada" "I'm sorry, that isn't any way related to what I asked."

    In the end really it isn't the "media" making the candidate look bad they are doing it themselves. Why? Because clearly they aren't ready to be President.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Ken

    A refreshing pause in the craziness of "Got'cha politics. Wood is right on track.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Rmack1956

    What an idiot. Herman Cain chose to run for the highest office in the United States if he does not think that his private life, which is what defines ones character, matters he is a fool. I don't understand why this attorney even appeared unless he thinks he can intimidate the press which probably will not work. The other reason could be to try to head off others who might come forward. The list of people whose indescretions have been publicized and caused them to lose elections or get ran out of office is a lengthy one.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dave

      Rmack..the better part of your daddy's seed clearly ended up on the sheets. Typical lib reply. Really...just stop for a moment and think. Use your brain my little nut. Wood just exposed the bias Piers and his employer have. No different than the state run media in North Korea.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Joan

    I don't believe that his personal life should come up as an issue of him being president – but since it has – you have to wonder if he is lying about this – what else will he lie about.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Norma

    Talk about a hostile interview, and slanted view!!!!!!!!!!! Pierce Morgan definitely know you are a biased when it comes to your reporting!!! You wouldn't even let Lin Wood talk. And by the way why don't you do like he said and find out where these accusations are coming from that would be a REAL news story now, but oh that's right it would go against your MSM ways wouldn't it. As far as the number of times that you referred to Herman Cain "paying" White, he was HELPING her just as he has done others, when you help someone you are not paying them you are HELPING them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FInd the source!!!!!!!!!!! CAIN 2012 !!!!!!!!! And as far as Herman Cains supporters leaving hate to break it to you the numbers are growing!!!!!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. george

    Piers,
    I think you are missing the point. Suppose someone accuses you of having cheated on your income taxes in the past. Therefore it is judged you are dishonest and cannot be trusted to tell people the truth, Do you have to then present to the public all of your income statements and tax returns to prove your innocence even though your accuser has not offered any factual information of your tax cheating and dishonesty? This is the USA not England – here we are innocent until PROVEN guilty not until we are accused of guilt. You are just feeding into trying people in the media which of course the media seems to like to do because it increases ratings. Who is the real dishonest one here?

    December 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Eric Doherty

    Piers Morgan is a TABLOID Journalist period...........
    Regarding the destruction of Herman Cain, Piers is not interested in facts, fairness, etc ..........only listening to himself talk! British Tabloid Journalism has no place in American politics!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Mike

    Wood just ate Piers lunch

    December 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jen

      AMEN!!!

      December 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • mario

        BRAVO Mr Woods.... I want him as my attorney. You are the only one that can tell the media they are unfair and just want gossip so they can raise their ratings.

        December 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. lucie hood

    So very pleased to hear Mr Wood tonight. He is right on target when he said to interview the accusers and if there are facts to back up statements he and Mr Cain will go on and answer questions. Thank you Mr wood for being very clear why you went on tonight.
    There can be 50 allegations, but until there are facts the media should go after accusers and find out facts.
    If Mr Cain is lying WHY did he say he did not tell his wife about giving Money to Ms. White. If he is a lier he would have lied and said his wife knew.
    If these are false allegations, based on how Mr Cain has handled the media, in my opinion, he can handle any terrorist and I will vote for him.
    Thank you
    Lucie Hood Sugar Land Texas

    December 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      You are a scary person and it scares me that you live in America and have the power to vote.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      But I see you are from Texas.....so I should not be surprised that you are too dumb to see beyond the Brim of your Cowboy hat.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Dave

        Hey Steve, typical lib reply....no substance, just name calling. Oh, by the way steve, I had an affair with your mother. Make sure you grill her about my accusation...after all, I am Dave from the Internet and she is guilty until she proves to you that she is not. I am a burly fat man from Arkansas and really enjoyed her company. Please do not grill her like Piers would...ok?
        Let me be a lib for a moment.....Idiot!!

        December 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pink

      Lucie: Cain has surely pulled the wool over your eyes. You may want to vote for Cain....but you will not get a chance to

      December 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Jen

    CNN you have stooped to a new low. The politics of personal destruction towards conservative are alive and well in the liberal media. The blatant double standard that CNN practices on a daily basis is beyond the pail.
    Oh and by the way lose Piers Morgan,, he is a DISGRACE!!!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Frank

    Great questions Piers. Hey Piers, when's the last time you beat your wife???

    December 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Joe

    Great job piers...just made CNN look like the biased fools they truly are. Donate your pay to the fools occupying Wall Street.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. kadams

    Any man who would betray his family (wife) would betray you...me and even his country. Why would I vote for anyone who doesn't have enough discipline to keep his life straight....and put him charge of keeping my community and my country straight.
    Mr. Cains attorney is insulting me the viewer, the host. The public has a right to know everything about every candidate who is going to make decisions about this great nation.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris J

      Like Bill Clinton, right?

      December 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dave

      Kadam, are you really that stupid? Should this country really allow anyone to make a accusation without any evidence what so ever and expect the accuser to prove his innocence in the publics eyes? Typical liberal.

      December 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • James Godfroy

      How did Obama, the left wing dunce, get elected? The Liberals from CNN, NBC, CBS supported him and the socialist nuts from MSNBC kissed his A–

      December 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Well said, very very well said . Couldnt agree more. And to all you blind Rightwingers....there IS evidence! And not only that Cain has admitted he is a liar and that he paid her. If you think he was paying her out of the goodness of his heart, you have more problems than being a tea-bagger!

      December 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mario

      LIke Clinton and Edwards!!! Right!!!

      December 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Pink

        Marlo: What does Clinton and Edwards have to do with Cain's issues?

        December 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Where did you see anyone defending Clinton or Edwards? They are both liars, and should never have had the public trust either. Just as Kadam says...if you betray your vows to the person closest to you in the world, you are not to be trusted. This goes for anyone, Right or Left wingers....stop trying to defend Cain by comparing him to others...he is a no good liar and his lawyer and he would stop at nothing , even destroy this woman...if it would help them save face. And i am not saying she is innocent, but she should not be attacked as if she is evil or something! If she is a democratic plant, how do you explain the money he gave her YEARS AGO!! Cain is Finished!!!

      December 1, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chris J

        LOL I might have given your statement some merrit unitl you started to toss around that biased (in your case left) name calling. Zero credibility for you – blind rightwingers and tea bagger in the same post.

        December 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. James Godfroy

    Mr Morgan along with the other left wing nuts should be taken off the air. Why don't you start asking the Dunce, President, where is your original certified birth certificate, where are your grades from Harvard, etc. Why are you always missing action in Washington. Why did you try to spoil the Christmas Tree Lighting last night in New York. Why not ask where the Dunce has become the tax reduction President? Maybe we can get the union thugs from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to pay the station a visit with their bat and ax handles. GOOD BYE . I am even trying to stop paying for your crap on my cable bill!!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Russ

    My brothers blog went missing. Piers put your hand up if you've stopped cheating on your wife.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Mary

    Piers, go back to judging singers. Just had a lawyer named "Wood" give you some wood right where you need it.
    CNN...send Piers back across the pond!! Mr. Wood is right...Piers, start asking the tough questions to the accusers. Oh wait...that would be doing something a true reporter would do. Great line by Wood...turning the political process into a Jerry Springer show.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. stephen

    C N N Sucks

    December 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. bob

    I agree great post

    December 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Linda S

    Piers Morgan should be fired for his interview with Lin Wood. He was rude,rude,rude. Who the hell is he to demand questions?

    The news media has increasingly become Obama's army. On another note, if we don't get Obama out of there and fire him, we won't have a country left.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Linda S

    I mean answers? Sorry!

    December 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Tom Folwell

    Piers needs to go. He is disrespectful, biased to the left, interrupts and I do not like his demeanor towards his guests.

    Tom Folwell

    December 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kirlian

      we already have a fed insiedr destroying the country called Barrack Obama. state tax? we already pay state tax with maybe two state exceptions? War? every heard od iraq,vietnam,korea,how is that herman cains fault.your precious Obama is set to take is into Iran soon anyway.num nuts. why you think he is bringing the troops home?cause he is such a sweety?how bout to regroup,retrain and resupply.

      November 12, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Lexpert

    What a joke! All Piers talked about was the texts and money to White which may be explained as helping a friend....but where was the question of their trip to Vegas for the Holyfield fight! Piers, you're a light weight (pun intended).

    December 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Sylvia Murphy

    Americans are without jobs, americans are struggling, americans are suffering and this moron, this dumb Herman Cain, hope-to-be President is at the top of the news????? But then who are the dumb Americans who are supporting him? Your country is becoming the laughing stock of the word. God, get serious already – the world is a mess especially your country.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Patricia

    BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! To Piers for an amazingly tough interview with Herman Cains attorney!

    Please Piers arrange an interview with the attack dog for Romney, Chris Christie who is now spending significant time away from his very important New Jersey governor duties to beat up on Gingrich for Romney.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  50. jackie

    CNN has lost its 9:00 talent!

    December 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Russ

    Patricia get back on topic

    December 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Harry Sands

    I was once the victim of an outright bald face lie a woman told one of my clients and nearly lost that client. Fortunately for me I was able to immediately refute the allegations, but I am here to tell you that it isn't that hard for someone to smear you for their own benefit. Let's remember where we live Piers; we live in the U.S.A. where you are innocent until proven guilty. Your constant bullying of interviewees on your show is neither professional nor entertaining. Mr. Wood should be congratulated in his demeanor during his interview and you should be put on the next plane back to sleaze-land where you came from. Remember what happened to your former employers when the sleaze got out of control. You could be next. I will anxiously await your interview with any of Mr. Cain's accusers, particularly Ms. White. She will no doubt come to the interview with an attorney which she has no money to pay for.......hmmmm, do you wonder in your private moments why a woman who is flat broke would put herself in this situation? Gee, let me think......oh yeah, because she can make some money selling a story!! This is America, not the National Enquirer office. If you consider yourself a journalist let's see you put some meat into the story instead of innuendo.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pink

      Harry: I hear yeah on your personal experience....but so are all 6 women lying? There's a differnce in 1 person accusing someone, and 5 or 6 accusing someone of something.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Veronica

    Good job Pier on bringing more facts to light. You're a competent attorney Mr. Wood but it was a BAD to move put your your reputation on the line for Mr. Cain while stating that you don't have any evidence to suggest that Cain did not have an affair with that girl or others. Needlees to say, whatever is in the dark will come out in the light. I'll give this one about two more weeks max. It will be interesting to see if Cain is still in the race or not.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris J

      He's an attorney. Read the oath. He has to represent his client without bias or prejudice. Take that along with the process of innocent until proven guilty. That does not include trial be media. Cain may be a slime. If that is the case, the evidence will surface and that will be that.

      December 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Pink

    Should Cain be disqualified because of all the allegations? No. Should he be disqualified to run because he doesn't know or can't remember jack....Yes

    December 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Pink

    Who are these people that seriously think Cain can run the country? I think they are people that want President Obama out of office so bad that they will support anyone.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Pink

    Cain has been wasting people's time and money from day one because he has never been a viable candidate!

    December 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cari

      Obama isn't a viable President and all he has been doing is throwing our money away with both hands as fast as he can and then asking for more. Any of the GOP candidates would be better than Obama.

      December 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. Jim in Boise, ID

    Excellent interview. About as fair and balanced as it gets. But Piers, you could have REALLY backed attorney Wood into the corner. He stated at least a half dozen times that the allegations against Cain were "false." Well, "unsubstantiated" and "FALSE" are two very different things.

    Piers should have asked Wood for the same "evidence" that Wood asked of Piers. In other words, Piers should have asked Wood what EVIDENCE he has to claim that the allegations against Cain are FALSE as opposed to unsubstantiated.

    At that point, all Wood could have said is Yaba daba dab.

    Jim in Boise

    December 2, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. GORDON GRIFFITH

    THOSE WHO VOLUNTEER FOR PUBLIC OFFICE, ARE THEREFTER DEEMED TO LIVE IN THE PUBLIC EYE. THEIR ACTS AND OMMISSIONS, PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE, ARE FOREVER SUBJECT TO PRINCPLES OF PUBLIC POLICY, THE POWER OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY, AND THE COURSE OF PUBLIC DESTINY GENERALLY REFERERRED TO AS HISTORY.

    THAT SAID, HOWEVER, THE SO-CALLED "COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION" (A FORCE (REAL OR IMAGINED) OF PUBLIC INFLUENCE DRIVEN BY PUBLIC MEDIA IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC GOOD; FUELED BY PERCEIVED CONFLICT ARISING FROM COMPETING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INTERESTS) - IS, NEVERTHELESS, EQUIVALENT TO A 'QUASI-JUDICIAL' FORUM, AND AS SUCH MUST BE BOUND BY PRINCPLES OF NATURAL JUSTICE, THE RULE OE LAW, PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS, AND THE ADMISSIBILTY OF EVIDENCE.

    IN THE CASE OF 'AMERICAN WOMEN V. CAIN' - ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN PLEADED-STATEMENTS OF DEFENCE HAVE BEEN FILED. THE PLAINTIFFS BEAR THE BURDEN OF PROOF.

    MR. CAIN HAS DONE EVERYTHING HE IS ABLE, OR OUGHT TO DO.

    December 2, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Realmaia

    President Obama should have released Herman Cain with the other turkeys.

    December 2, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Don Ross

    I like Piers Morgan, He is great and the whole problem with Piers, you people just want an American doing your shows. Lighten up America and accept people from other countries. That,s your biggest problem.Larry King { who was great} but his time had come to go. I like Anderson Cooper , but if he was not American you would,t like him either.Why are you people not more tollerent?

    December 2, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Gander Slander

    Piers,
    Have you wiped the egg off your face yet?
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see your journalistic skills when faced with logic and facts. You, my bloke, just showed how much of a biased hack you truly are. Mr. Lin Wood took you to the "Wood" shed. I enjoyed watching your face turn various shades of pale. Quite a contrast of how you treated Ms. Allred. You where gushing like a gossiping school girl during her various appearances on your "show".
    In the mean time, I'll be waiting for you to get that interview with Ms. White. Don't forget to remind her to bring some proof of her allegations to the interview. And no, a bar of soap from a hotel won't quite suffice.

    December 2, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  62. kristen

    Isn't 999 the sign of the devil ? Hello

    December 2, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  63. kristen

    Isn't 999 the sign of the devil? Hello

    December 2, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Sharon

    What happened to you last evening? Please have your surgar level checked. Did you learn nothing from your interview with Ms. O'Brien? Hopefully, there was no youth of America viewing your segment with Mr. Wood. You took bullying and badgering to a new height. I had just commented to a friend a few days ago that with a few more years on you and a little polishing, you had the ability to become a "top-notch" professional in your field. I sat in my own family room watching and feeling embarrassed. Did you really think you were going to get Mr. Wood to trip up and give you the next day's sound-bite. Please quit stroking yourself and return to the sometimes hard hitting, respectful, interviewer that your predecessor was. Of course, if your ratings keep dropping, you can always go over to Fox and become a sidekick for Hannity/O'Reilly. I force myself to watch them at times, just to keep all in balance and not get locked in to someone else doing my thinking. Mr. Wood was absolutely correct when he admonished most of the media reporting. It's tough some evenings to find a news media that doesn't resemble ET or TMZ. Leave the sensationalism to them and get back to what you once were doing pretty well.

    December 2, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • WE

      Sharon, well said. I am very much a conservative however the issue at hand is the professionalism of Morgan and his ability to conduct a thoughtful and engaging interview. I have no time to waist on these elementary sideshows and would hope to find something more professional from CNN.

      December 2, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  65. Steve

    Pier Morgan's interview with Herman Cain is trash journalism by CNN. Asking sarcastic questions, he is like a fisherman fishing for don't know what and quickly turn to another question when the one before didn't work in his favor. Say hi to new reality TV by CNN.

    December 2, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Keith Travis

    I am a supporter for Herman Cain but not telling his wife about the so call friend is a bit to much. Instead of being a leading gop candidate he has become a gop distraction.Great job Piers! Time to hang it up sugar cain.

    December 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Marlene

    It is unbelievable that this cheap tabloid style, which has no place on CNN, is given prime TV time, adding insult to injury. Piers Morgan just doesn´t know how to conduct an interview, he´s too much in love with the sound of his own voice. In an interview a guest should not be constantly and so rudely interrupted. He totally lacks any form of journalistic skill. There is a reason why BBC doors remain closed for him. CNN would be well advised to send him back to the Murdoch family. Morgan makes the mistake of attempting to turn the studio into a courtroom and taking on the role of prosecutor. I will not be missing anything by never giving him my time again.

    December 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom Folwell

      This is a follow on to my last comment. I agree with the above comment. Piers Morgan needs to get another job that does not affect anybodies life but his own. Piers Morgan is one of the many reasons why I do not watch CNN very often.

      December 2, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Wasilwa

    text messages at 4.30 a.m to a woman who is not y? our wife?thats normal? for a presidential candidate? shush...and Pierce Morgan is to blame? NEVER

    December 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Kathleen

    I think Piers is very rude. He NEVER lets a person finish their sentence and then you hear both of them talking and you CANNOT understand one thing that is said. Piers needs to put a lid on his mouth and learn to respect the person he is interviewing.

    December 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Alexander

    Mr. Wood should wake up and smell the coffee. The political process is what it is and has been forever. The only difference is that with the internet and 24 hour news, things now happen a lot quicker. It's also easier to spot a liar.

    December 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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