Skip to comments.Amanpour reaps what she's sown
Posted on 02/04/2011 3:10:44 AM PST by Scanian
Christiane Amanpour has spent her entire career pretending to be an impartial journalist. Yet, the dark-haired Iranian with the British accent has taken every opportunity to use journalism as a tool to undermine America and her ally Israel's reputation on the world stage.
Ms. Amanpour has had many low points in her quest to portray the United States in a less than favorable light. In the Muslim world, America's standing was severely damaged when, in an unbiased way, the London-raised journalist commiserated with radical terrorists by suggesting that the Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation mirrored Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
In Dharamsala, India, while Christiane interviewed the Dalai Lama, she peppered her commentary with innuendo. Amanpour suggested that the Dalai Lama successfully evading Chinese Communist forces on horseback in 1959 was a "somber remembrance that is a little like what the Palestinians do every year." Christiane said: "They call it al-Nakba, or catastrophe,' which marks 1948 when they lost much of their land as the state of Israel was founded."
Amanpour's pathetic attempt to demean the nation of Israel is rivaled only by her describing American Christianity in the same breath as radical Islam. Referring to the CNN special God's Warriors, the neither fair, nor impartial host shared: "Wherever I go, what the believers do all have in common is that they want to bring the politics of faith into the very center of public life - we are seeing this now on almost every continent."
Amanpour's comments implied little difference between theocratic Islamists imposing Sharia law on whole nations and evangelical Christians in the United States choosing to participate in government and politics.
On a personal note, Christiane is married to James Rubin, former State Department spokesman in the Clinton administration. Rubin "worked as a foreign policy adviser on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign...[and] would like to work in the Obama administration."
Even after Christiane expressed the partisan opinion that merely having Barack Obama as President abated global disdain for America, Mrs. Rubin remains convinced, "Nobody knows [her] biases."
Defending Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Amanpour said, in just six months, the President had "Obviously done something very significant, and that is, after eight years in which the United States was really held in contempt," thanks to Barack, the United States has "a new relationship with the rest of the world."
Two years later, while embedded as a reporter in Cairo, Amanpour personally experienced the result of Obama's Middle East peace effort. After spending decades promoting anti-American sentiment, Christiane ironically became a victim of the type of hostility her journalistic bias has helped foster around the world.
Reporting from Tahir Square, the ABC News reporter was attacked by an "angry mob of pro-Mubarak protesters" that surrounded Ms. Amanpour and chased her car, shouting hate for America as well as hate for the American media.
Stranded in Cairo, being pursued by a furious anti-American mob, Amanpour must have secretly been wishing she were home in the mean old US of A, especially when protesters "kicked in the doors" and "broke [the] windshield" as she and her cameramen drove away.
Imagine the twist of fate! After years of portraying the United States in a negative light, to find yourself defenseless against the very people you've strived to ingratiate. Far from the safety of America's shores, struggling with an "overwhelming sense of fear," would a person like Christiane Amanpour even stop to consider that maybe the words she's built her America/Israel-hating career upon could be what helped fuel an atmosphere that endangered her life and threatens world?
She’s too hard-headed to learn anything from this experience.
You could see absolute fear on the face of Amanpour when the small crowd that she was trying to get comments out of....went anti-American and focused on threatening her. From last night...you could see that she’s strictly in controlled areas and very likely limiting any time outside of hotels.
I would agree...she has spent a career provoking anti-American sentiment, so it’s finally come full-circle...she is a target of the anti-American sentiment now and she’s likely thinking over the intended consequences.
And for ABC, that would be; HOW CAN WE PROTECT OUR IMPOSTOR.
....nothing will change, she will continue to blame America for anything that happens. It’s not a political thing with people like her, it’s a religion.
she’s hardly an objective source - from wiki “Amanpour is married to James Rubin, a former Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department during the Clinton administration and currently an informal adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. “
I think Ann Coulter referred to her as a “war slut”
Good pic but your missing John McCain in it...
No one can dispute he is a major supporter of the usurper.
Usually when a lib gets attacked physically by his own, they blame themselves.
But I’m planning on putting up a photo of Christiane getting attacked in my dining room.
Justice would have been her head rolling in a street gutter and her body being hung and burned by Egyptians.
It’s too bad the war slut got away from the Egyptians as quickly as she did.
“...Christiane getting attacked in my dining room.”
She got attacted in your dining room? :)
How you gonna get her in your dining room, start an intifada?
An angry mod surrounded her car yelling, “We hate America! We hate America!”
Reacting on instinct, Amampour respond with the conviction that only a true sympathizer could.
“So do I!” She screamed.
People in the mob looked at each other, shrugged their shoulders and said, “She has a point. I’ve seen her reports.”
And the let her go.
I had nothing to do with this, I assure you.
Oh, those dangling participles!
Let’s try again: I’d like to put up a photo in my dining room of Christiane getting attacked by a mob.
This, is of course, in reference to her having a painting of the Twin Towers burning - in her dining room.
Anderson Cooper for one.
That sissy boy was very fortunate that none of those muzzies knew about his “preferences.”
Wasn’t he the originator of the “teabagger” smear?
He would certainly know about it.
LOL! I wish there was an edit button to fix my fat fingered mistakes.
Amanpour made it a point to ask Mubarak how he responded to the White House's "veiled calls" (HER words) to leave. As if.
What Obama had already said was that not only did Mubarak need to vacate his office (in favor of what replacement?) "now," but that "now means yesterday."
"Now means yesterday" is hardly a "veiled call" for Mubarak's departure, Christiane. No wonder Mubarak told Obama to pound sand, he was going to do it his way. And, further, no wonder that Mubarak delivered a public slap-down to a POTUS, saying Obama "didn't understand Egyptian culture."
Talk about reaping what one sows.
She married into the Dhimmi Party didn’t she? So what can we expect?
I’m sure Hussein is her “mahdi” and she would walk the plank to defend him. And she almost had her chance, the scuzz.
I liked the first one better where she is attacted in your dining room.
She has a painting of the Twin Towers burning - in her dining room? I was not aware of that. To this day I cannot watch clips of that awful, awful day. In fact, just now, all my hairs stood up on end.
I think the writer misreads the mindset of Amanapour. If she were stoned to death, she’d probably agree with her Muslim executioners since she has been Americanized and deserves to die for America’s sins.
Absolutely true. It’s been posted here many times.
Please don’t misunderstand me. I never doubted you once. It was information I had missed. I certainly believe you.
I can’t imagine going to someone’s home and walking into the dining room for dinner and seeing this painting of the towers...or hanging anywhere else in a home. How very, very sick.
Thank you again.
Were you able to find the picture? I don’t know how to put up pictures on FR. I know it’s shocking to hear such a thing, believe me! I just watched her creepy husband, Jamie Rubin, on tv - he was crowing with pleasure at the fall of Mubarak.
Oh dear...That is a good idea. I didn’t think of googling it. Thank you for bring it up. I will search for it.
“I just watched her creepy husband, Jamie Rubin, on tv - he was crowing with pleasure at the fall of Mubarak.”
That has been my problem. I can’t stand those jerks. When they come up either on TV or on FR, I shut my eyes and ears. This is why I missed the one about the painting. They are awful.
Interestingly, the painting has gotten no attention from the mainstream media. It originally appeared in a NYTs article on Amanpour. I noticed the painting and was struck dumb by it. I began googling around and found that no one had picked up on it. Finally, a very obscure website mentioned it and ran with the picture. Since then, it’s been fairly easy to find on the internet but it’s never been touched by the MSM. Sad.
I found it under comments in an FR posting:
It is sick, sick.
Yes, to bad the MSM has ignored it.
Thank you for the heads up.