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Amanpour reaps what she's sown
The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 04, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis

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?


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; antiisrael; dalailama; egypt; islam; journalism

1 posted on 02/04/2011 3:10:49 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Her Karma has run over her dogma.


2 posted on 02/04/2011 3:15:13 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Scanian

She’s too hard-headed to learn anything from this experience.


3 posted on 02/04/2011 3:16:43 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Scanian

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.


4 posted on 02/04/2011 3:18:21 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
"she’s likely thinking over the intended consequences."

And for ABC, that would be; HOW CAN WE PROTECT OUR IMPOSTOR.


5 posted on 02/04/2011 3:22:33 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Scanian

....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.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 3:36:56 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Scanian

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. “


8 posted on 02/04/2011 3:40:34 AM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Scanian

I think Ann Coulter referred to her as a “war slut”


9 posted on 02/04/2011 4:05:06 AM PST by heylady
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To: Diogenesis

Good pic but your missing John McCain in it...

No one can dispute he is a major supporter of the usurper.


10 posted on 02/04/2011 4:09:11 AM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution.)
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To: Doogle

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.


11 posted on 02/04/2011 4:20:50 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Scanian

Justice would have been her head rolling in a street gutter and her body being hung and burned by Egyptians.

LLS


12 posted on 02/04/2011 4:31:08 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Scanian

It’s too bad the war slut got away from the Egyptians as quickly as she did.


14 posted on 02/04/2011 4:45:07 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Snowpalooza 2011)
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To: miss marmelstein

“...Christiane getting attacked in my dining room.”

She got attacted in your dining room? :)


15 posted on 02/04/2011 4:52:01 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: miss marmelstein
I’m planning on putting up a photo of Christiane getting attacked in my dining room.

How you gonna get her in your dining room, start an intifada?

16 posted on 02/04/2011 5:05:22 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Scanian

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.


17 posted on 02/04/2011 5:09:36 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
An angry mod surrounded her car

I had nothing to do with this, I assure you.

18 posted on 02/04/2011 5:19:58 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Scanian
The Egyptians are onto the press. I saw this clip this morning, the shock on the bitch's face when she realized that she was not loved of worth listening to her snooty attitude. BTW there are about 19 other “journalists” that have been attacked and one or two missing.
19 posted on 02/04/2011 5:23:24 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

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.


20 posted on 02/04/2011 5:32:40 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: mad_as_he$$

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.


21 posted on 02/04/2011 5:32:47 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Admin Moderator

LOL! I wish there was an edit button to fix my fat fingered mistakes.


22 posted on 02/04/2011 5:35:42 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Scanian
He did start the tea bag smear and deserves all he gets from the muzzies. He currently is cooped (Ha!Ha!) up in a hotel room talking from the balcony.
23 posted on 02/04/2011 5:35:44 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Scanian
As I have posted elsewhere, Amanpour also is engaging in ridiculous attempts to shield Obama from the fallout of his incompetent actions on Egypt.

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.

24 posted on 02/04/2011 5:41:16 AM PST by fightinJAG (Americans: the only people in the world protesting AGAINST government "benefits.")
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To: fightinJAG

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.


25 posted on 02/04/2011 5:46:04 AM PST by Scanian
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To: miss marmelstein

LOL!!!!

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.

Good grief!!!


26 posted on 02/04/2011 5:57:45 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Scanian

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.


27 posted on 02/04/2011 6:28:27 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Absolutely true. It’s been posted here many times.


28 posted on 02/04/2011 12:04:45 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


29 posted on 02/04/2011 12:51:36 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

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.


30 posted on 02/05/2011 4:17:41 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


31 posted on 02/05/2011 4:27:46 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

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.


32 posted on 02/05/2011 4:45:45 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Found!!!!

I found it under comments in an FR posting:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2613580/posts

It is sick, sick.

Yes, to bad the MSM has ignored it.

Thank you for the heads up.


33 posted on 02/05/2011 4:54:36 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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