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CNN's Amanpour Again Denies That She's Political; Gets Mushy Over Cronkite
NewsBusters.org ^ | 07/29/2009 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 07/29/2009 6:07:41 PM PDT by Pyro7480

On CBS’s Late, Late Show on early Wednesday morning, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour again claimed that she was a nonpolitical entity: “I know it’s very fashionable and trendy to wear your politics on your sleeve right now, but I just don’t.” When host Craig Ferguson favorably compared her to the late Walter Cronkite, Amanpour gushed, “He was so special. I think we really will miss him” [audio clips from the interview are available here].

Towards the end of the interview, at about 22 minutes into the 1 am Eastern hour, Ferguson asked her if she about her political stance, specifically in the context of her native Iran: “What about you and politics though? Do you find yourself in accord with Ahmadinejad?” The CNN chief international correspondent tossed a question back at him: “What do you think?” When the CBS host joked that he didn’t view her as “a big Ahmadinejad-i,” Amanpour replied with her claim of objectivity: “You know...I know it’s very fashionable and trendy to wear your politics on your sleeve right now, but I just don’t.” Ferguson complimented her, but she continued that “I feel- to be very honest with you, that- that if I went and- and treated every story through my own political lens, then how is anybody to know what’s- what’s true? Or at least as close to the objective truth.”

Ferguson replied to this claim by dropping Cronkite’s name as an example of an objective journalist, and made his glowing comparison between the dead anchor and Amanpour. In response, the CNN correspondent went on and on about how he was her role model and how much it was an honor for her to meet the now-dead journalist.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amanpour; cbs; cnn; cronkite; denial; liberalmedia; warslut
I've got a bridge in NYC to sell you, Christiane.


1 posted on 07/29/2009 6:07:43 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

I’ll bet she also sees a beautiful thin person when she looks in the mirror, too.


2 posted on 07/29/2009 6:10:43 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Pyro7480

The war whore denies what everyone else can see.

She is to the left of Karl Marx and supports the fall of the Western World in the name of Political Correctness.


3 posted on 07/29/2009 6:12:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: digger48

Amandpour doesn’t have a reflection...


4 posted on 07/29/2009 6:12:37 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Pyro7480

Ferguson replied to this claim by dropping Cronkite’s name as an example of an objective journalist

You mean like his March 68 Tet Offensive cave in?


5 posted on 07/29/2009 6:13:40 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Pyro7480
This thread requires pictures



Does anybody remotely conservative watch late night TV anymore?
6 posted on 07/29/2009 6:15:11 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun
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To: digger48

sorry, I guess she actually IS thin. I’ve avoided any visual contact with her for many many years.

I find that get more reliable international news coverage from that pile of recycled Dog Chow in the back yard.


7 posted on 07/29/2009 6:15:54 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

sorry, I guess she actually IS thin. I’ve avoided any visual contact with her for many many years.

I find that get more reliable international news coverage from that pile of recycled Dog Chow in the back yard.


8 posted on 07/29/2009 6:16:06 PM PDT by digger48
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To: max americana

ROFLMAO!!! Good one. ;-)


9 posted on 07/29/2009 6:16:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (Next time you need help, don’t call a cop, call a liberal.)
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To: Pyro7480

She’s not political, she’s just anti-American. I doubt Ferguson knew who Cronkite was.


10 posted on 07/29/2009 6:31:52 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: JacksonCalhoun

“Does anybody remotely conservative watch late night TV anymore?”

No, most all of us get up in the morning and go to work.

Unless we’re working 2nd or 3rd shift jobs.


11 posted on 07/29/2009 6:41:24 PM PDT by Clarence (back to lurking now...)
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To: Pyro7480
CNN must think their audience collectively fell off the turnip truck yesterday...
12 posted on 07/29/2009 6:43:49 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: JacksonCalhoun
Does anybody remotely conservative watch late night TV anymore?

No. Too many other more entertaining ways to be insulted...

13 posted on 07/29/2009 6:45:26 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Pyro7480

Oh, I remember Christiane. She’s the one who told us that Benedict was the first Catholic Pope in 200 years.


14 posted on 07/29/2009 7:00:37 PM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Craig Ferguson is getting turned to the dark side. That didn’t take long.


15 posted on 07/29/2009 7:19:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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