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Larry King Live Transcript:Christiane Amanpour,War slut,and Peter Arnett
CNN ^ | 1/30/06 | Transcript

Posted on 01/31/2006 3:15:17 AM PST by baystaterebel

LARRY KING, CNN HOST: Tonight, ABC News anchorman Bob Woodruff and his cameraman seriously wounded yesterday by a roadside bomb in Iraq. We'll get the latest on their condition. Plus, disturbing new video of kidnapped journalist Jill Carroll in tears shown on Al-Jazeera TV.

With us friends and colleagues of Bob Woodruff and Jill Carroll, including ABC News White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz, CBS Evening News interim anchor Bob Schieffer, CBS News and "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan, she's reported extensive from Iraq and Afghanistan; CNN's Christiane Amanpour, most recently in Iraq last month; veteran war correspondent Peter Arnett and more.

They're all next on LARRY KING LIVE.

(Excerpt) Read more at transcripts.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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Michelle Malkin caught this on Drudge and has comments on it. Thought you made want to read it for yourself. I dont think one could find two more anti-American reporters than this pair of hairy brown eyes but Larry seemed to pull it off.
1 posted on 01/31/2006 3:15:18 AM PST by baystaterebel
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To: baystaterebel

UnFair & UnBalanced. We Report, We Decide.


2 posted on 01/31/2006 3:17:33 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: baystaterebel
"War Slut"...*chuckle*
3 posted on 01/31/2006 3:23:33 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: baystaterebel

As a child, Christiane Amanpour would march around and loudly declaim, "I want to be a War Slut when I grow up." The young dear lived her dream.


4 posted on 01/31/2006 3:29:28 AM PST by Socratic
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To: baystaterebel
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR SHEDS THE MASK
By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 30, 2006 11:30 PM

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Download and watch the video
(.wmv file). 9.2MB. Large file, but worth it.

You'll love these snippets from the cable news network that admitted suppressing news of atrocities in Iraq in exchange for access from Saddam Hussein to Baghdad. It's CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour shedding whatever thin mask of objectivity she has worn and riding on her high horse about the need for "independent" war reporting--as she delivers a made-for-moonbats diatribe on Larry King Live about the "disaster" and "spiraling security disaster" that the Iraq war has become. Also spiced with self-congratulatory oratory about journalists such as herself who are sacrificing so much to bring the world the "truth."

And yes, that is disgraced propagandist Peter Arnett appearing with Amanpour.

Hat tip: Drudge

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Partial transcript:

Clip 1:

AMANPOUR: If we don't do it, who does it? We have had, uh, we have to have an independent eye on these conflicts. The war in Iraq has basically turned out to be a disaster. And journalists have paid for it, uh, paid for the privilege for witnessing and reporting that. And so have many, many other people who have been there. And I think that's terribly, terribly difficult for us. And unfortunately, for some reason which I can't fathom, the kind of awful thing that's going on there now on a daily basis has almost become humdrum. So when something happens to people that we identify, like Bob and like Doug, we wake up again and realize, no, this is not acceptable, what's going on there. And it's a terrible situation.

KING: Well said.

Clip 2:

AMANPOUR: [Trashes reconstruction efforts] ...Most of the Iraqi people are losing hope that the promised reconstruction is going to happen and that the quality of their lives is going to increase. This is a big drama, because hope is the only thing they have in the middle of this spiraling security disaster. And by any indication, whether you take the number of journalists killed or wounded, whether you take the number of American soldiers killed or wounded, whether you take the number of Iraqi soldiers killed or wounded, uh, contractors, people working there, it just gets worse and worse.

Well, we're there to report what's actually going on. And we pay a heavy price for trying to get to the truth and the truth is what our business is all about. And that's why we're out there despite the enormous, enormous personal costs to us, to our families, to our networks.

I am sure milbloggers, among others, will have a lot to say about this.



5 posted on 01/31/2006 3:30:25 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: baystaterebel
I switched it on just in time to hear a caller asking them (paraphrasing):

"I am sorry about what happened, but why does a reporter get 100 times the media coverage of his injuries when we have our brave troops being wounded almost every day, and the media does not go off like this?"

6 posted on 01/31/2006 3:34:58 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: baystaterebel

I don't know about her politics, but Lara Logan is HOT!!


7 posted on 01/31/2006 3:40:05 AM PST by Keltik
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To: baystaterebel

8 posted on 01/31/2006 3:43:25 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: baystaterebel
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR:

" ... The war in Iraq has basically turned out to be a disaster and journalists have paid for it, paid for the privilege of witnessing and reporting that and so have many, many other people who have been there.

And I think that's terribly, terribly difficult for us and unfortunately for some reason, which I can't fathom, the kind of awful thing that's going on there now on a daily basis has almost become humdrum. So, when something happens to people that we identify, like Bob and like Doug, we wake up again and realize that, no, this is not acceptable what's going on there and it's a terrible situation.

LARRY KING: Well said."


Peter Arnett, Christiane Amanpour, and Larry King.

Talk about "headliners" that would sell tickets for a turkey shoot!



Ready on the left! ... Ready on the right! ... All ready on the firing line!





9 posted on 01/31/2006 3:52:07 AM PST by G.Mason ("I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone" -- Bill Cosby)
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To: SkyPilot; kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul
"I am sorry about what happened, but why does a reporter get 100 times the media coverage of his injuries when we have our brave troops being wounded almost every day, and the media does not go off like this?"

Bingo!

When I saw there was breaking news on ABC on Sunday I thought something big had happened. Then to find out Bob Woodruff and his cameraman were injured I was a bit incredulous.

Soldiers get wounded and killed, and its not treated as breaking news. This just continues to show the double standard that the media is bogged down in.

10 posted on 01/31/2006 3:56:56 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee
When I saw there was breaking news on ABC on Sunday I thought something big had happened. Then to find out Bob Woodruff and his cameraman were injured I was a bit incredulous.

There are none so important as they themselves. MSNBC actually had coverage this morning of the two being transferred to a plane for the flight back to the states. It probably wasn't the point MSNBC wanted to make, but what impressed me was the professionalism of our soldiers caring for these two.

11 posted on 01/31/2006 4:31:44 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: Northern Yankee; SkyPilot; kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul
Marshall McLuhan famously said that, "The medium is the message."

It's all about the media, they are the stars of the show and we little people don't get it.

12 posted on 01/31/2006 4:42:11 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: SkyPilot
"I am sorry about what happened, but why does a reporter get 100 times the media coverage of his injuries when we have our brave troops being wounded almost every day, and the media does not go off like this?"

Oh, man, sorry I missed that one! What was their response?

13 posted on 01/31/2006 4:44:22 AM PST by Thermalseeker
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To: SkyPilot

Is CNN actually ressurecting Peter Arnett?


14 posted on 01/31/2006 4:53:47 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: baystaterebel

Yes, while channel surfing last night, I saw Mrs. Jamie Rubin proclaim that the Iraq war was "disasterous"...just another unbiased reporter for CNN giving us the news.


15 posted on 01/31/2006 4:57:01 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Northern Yankee

To the media, when soldiers are wounded or killed it's not breaking news, it's good news.


16 posted on 01/31/2006 4:57:11 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: baystaterebel

Link to CNN comment on Amanpour.

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form4.html?1


17 posted on 01/31/2006 5:01:33 AM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: ConservativeGreek

Thank you so much for that handy dandy link! Email sent....and I feel a bit better now.


18 posted on 01/31/2006 5:12:26 AM PST by VirginiaMom (abortion is NEVER an option!)
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To: baystaterebel

Peter Arnett. I remember he was fired from NBC and went to work for a tabloid in Great Britain. He must have a problem restraining himself from cheering every time a US soldier is killed.


20 posted on 01/31/2006 5:36:38 AM PST by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: baystaterebel

"veteran war correspondent Peter Arnett" >>>> Can we sorten that to just plain--- LIAR?


21 posted on 01/31/2006 5:41:18 AM PST by litehaus
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To: Thermalseeker
Oh, man, sorry I missed that one! What was their response?

They said that Woodruff was a "big star" and it was news. I also watched the Abrams report on MSNBC and he dealt with this question as well. He was more honest about it.

He told the audience the question "was a very fair one, and you may not like the answer." The answer was that because he was a "media star" the MSM covered his being wounded with the same amount of saturation coverage they give to big stories that affect the entire nation. OK, I can live with his honesty at least.

Only FOX News was more candid, saying that Woodruff is relatively unknown to most of the public. He has only recently filled Peter Jennings anchor position, and moreover, who watches TV network news anymore?

My reaction, and the reaction of scores of people I work with and know, was the same: "Who the heck is Bob Woodruff?"

Prayers to Woodruff's recovery, as well as to our soldiers who are wounded every week, and get almost no attention other than to be used as a statistic for what a failure they are in Iraq.

22 posted on 01/31/2006 9:09:50 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: baystaterebel
Alright, you know the rules...the first two words in the very first post were Michelle Malkin, and yet all I see are fugly CNN reporters and buttfugly CNN reporters.

Is there no mercy, have you no compassion?

On the topic, however, these left wing lackeys only care about ratings, and their own butts.
They signed up for this imbedded reporter deal, and if they didn't know the risks then, they should have kept their a$$es in the house.

And off-topic a bit, but still talking Iraq and wounded, did anyone hear Rush talking about the report that new advances in battlefield medical technology were concealing the "true toll" of the war?
Guys that would have died from the same injuries 20 years ago, are now surviving and some dofus wrote it up like it was a bad thing.
The left wing media will twist anything to make themselves out to be superior to us ignorant peasants.

23 posted on 01/31/2006 1:53:38 PM PST by concretebob (We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jail-time.)
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To: baystaterebel
Guess I'll just have to do it myself


24 posted on 01/31/2006 1:57:56 PM PST by concretebob (We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jail-time.)
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To: concretebob
An even better one


25 posted on 01/31/2006 2:10:42 PM PST by concretebob (We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jail-time.)
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