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CNN GIVES CHRISTIANE 'PRIVATE' DRESS DOWN
New York Post ^ | September 16, 2003

Posted on 09/16/2003 12:56:12 AM PDT by Timesink

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:16:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

September 16, 2003 -- CNN news chief Jim Walton had a "private converation" with reporter Christiane Amanpour after she accused her own network of being "intimidated" in its coverage of the Iraqi war.

Amanpour, a guest on last week's "Topic A with Tina Brown" on CNBC, set off shockwaves in the TV world over the weekend when she said she thought her employer, CNN, was "muzzled" in its war coverage by a combination of the White House and its competitive position with the higher-rated Fox News Channel.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: amanpour; cablenewsnetwork; cheeseandwhine; chickennoodlenews; christianeamanpour; cnn; cnnschadenfreude; mediabias; schadenfreude; warcorrespondents
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BWA-HA!
1 posted on 09/16/2003 12:56:12 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times CNN Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.


2 posted on 09/16/2003 12:56:52 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
add me please
3 posted on 09/16/2003 1:02:51 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Timesink
Silly twit was crying wolf again -- because her viewpoints weren't supported by her own U.N. sponsoring, pacifist editors. How many times did we hear Wesley Clark criticize the military? How many times did we hear that Iraqi civilians were suffering at American hands? CNN had full freedom of the press and then some. In fact, it's excellent proof that the Bush administration is being careful with its wartime powers.
4 posted on 09/16/2003 1:03:18 AM PDT by risk
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
add me please

Done!

5 posted on 09/16/2003 1:04:47 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
Brit Hume played the clip of Amanpour's statement without editorializing.I have enjoyed immensely the exposure of silliness,sour grapes, and hypocrisy of Amanpour.I'm still mad from Gulf War1.She is anti American.
6 posted on 09/16/2003 1:06:44 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Timesink
I'm still confused. Does the "War Slut" mean to try to tell us that they could have been more anti-American in their war reporting, but chose not to out of fear?
7 posted on 09/16/2003 1:07:46 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Timesink
That's what happens when you get an Ae-rab to do an American's job.

Talk about a race based hiring. She was a nobody before CNN put her in a position over her head. A reporter with a terrible vocal delivery and HARD on the eyes to boot.

Now she criticizes them for disrespecting jihad. That is what this is about. Will she be fired? Of course not. She said what CNN thinks and will be promoted at a later date, as long as she keeps her mouth shut from now on.

She really made CNN look like a weakling compared to FOX. Morale must really be low at CNN!
8 posted on 09/16/2003 1:08:29 AM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (Concerned about globalism? PLEASE read http://toogoodreports.com/spotlight/110100-td.htm)
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To: Timesink
She's nothing but a prostitute for the left. Did you notice who she was making these remarks to (there was video of her making the remarks)?

Overrated and full of herself Tina Brown and Al Franken who was sitting on the couch hoping for lesbian sex to break out.

9 posted on 09/16/2003 1:10:30 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats have stunted brain development!)
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To: MEG33
Brit Hume played the clip of Amanpour's statement without editorializing.I have enjoyed immensely the exposure of silliness,sour grapes, and hypocrisy of Amanpour.I'm still mad from Gulf War1.She is anti American................


CNN plays world wide and I'm sure the war slut is a major hit in Europe, in Arab nations and other 3rd world holes
10 posted on 09/16/2003 1:11:00 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
That's what happens when you get an Ae-rab to do an American's job. .............


She ain't no Ayrab. She one half Iranian
11 posted on 09/16/2003 1:12:27 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Timesink
A Fox News spokeswonman said: "It's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than spokeswoman for al-Qaeda."

Perfect!

12 posted on 09/16/2003 1:12:28 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi (Tag Line copying encouraged))
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
When pressed about what was withheld..she said it was the "TONE" that was stifled!We know that tone,don't we?
13 posted on 09/16/2003 1:12:48 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Fledermaus
Overrated and full of herself Tina Brown...

Last I heard Tina Brown's show was the lowest-rated on CNBC by far. It's down in, or on the edge of, asterisk territory (meaning the numbers are so low Nielsen can't accurately measure them).

14 posted on 09/16/2003 1:13:29 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: dennisw
Other half Brit
15 posted on 09/16/2003 1:13:57 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Timesink; Registered
Speaking of Christiane Amanpour -

"A Fox News spokeswonman said: "It's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than spokeswoman for al-Qaeda."

What was the name of that ex-CNN reporter that got fired while doning coverage in Baghdad? Arnett something?

CNN sure knows how to pick 'em.

16 posted on 09/16/2003 1:19:07 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (LIBERTY has arrived in Iraq - Now we can concentrate on HOLLYWEED!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Yes, Peter Arnett. But he was working for NBC this time.
17 posted on 09/16/2003 1:19:51 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: dennisw
"She ain't no Ayrab. She one half Iranian "

You had to ruin my fun?
18 posted on 09/16/2003 1:21:31 AM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (Concerned about globalism? PLEASE read http://toogoodreports.com/spotlight/110100-td.htm)
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To: Timesink
Wasn't there some scandal report about how CNN agreed not to report some things in exchange for being allowed in country? I forgot all the details, but it was little things like rapes, mass murders and torture; stuff no one would be interested in reading.
19 posted on 09/16/2003 1:23:56 AM PDT by Brad C.
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I'm still confused. Does the "War Slut" mean to try to tell us that they could have been more anti-American in their war reporting, but chose not to out of fear?

You are not confused at all. You have it exactly correct.
Used to be, CNN was a 24-hour cable news monopoly and they could go as far left and anti-American as they pleased without worry that somebody would report the truth. That is no longer the case. It is now Amanpour and her fellow travellers who are confused. They don't know what to do and so they blubber.

Regards,
LH

20 posted on 09/16/2003 1:25:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Timesink
Watching Cnn International's run up to the speech delivered by Bush on Irak, I was apalled but not suprised to hear her state as a bold fact that Irak was a land of "chaos and anarchy."

She is not American; she works for a network which works against America; she married the spokesman for Clinton's State Department.
21 posted on 09/16/2003 1:31:21 AM PDT by nathanbedford (qqua)
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To: risk
Let me remind you that it was her network, CNN, that refused to report that one of their Iraqi employees in their Baghdad bureau was kidnapped, jailed, and tortured for 2 weeks.

She can take her censorship and stuff it.

22 posted on 09/16/2003 2:12:46 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: Brad C.
Check my post #22.
23 posted on 09/16/2003 2:13:46 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: KC_Conspirator
Right, it was disgusting. You can bet that CNN management is much more worried about that scandal reappearing than Armanpour's wimpers. I hope FR finds a way to kick up the dirt on that all over again.
24 posted on 09/16/2003 2:18:49 AM PDT by risk
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To: Timesink
I seem to remember CNN admitting earlier on that they were in fact cowed...by Saddam Hussein and further admitted to covering the news as he wanted it covered at times... Why isn't that mentioned in this article???
25 posted on 09/16/2003 2:34:25 AM PDT by swilhelm73
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To: Timesink
CNN GIVES CHRISTIANE 'PRIVATE' DRESS DOWN


Can you imagine those hazy nights when she and Jamie Rubin play dress up for a special 'BRIEFING?'

Yeech!
26 posted on 09/16/2003 2:38:31 AM PDT by ConservativeStandUP
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To: Fledermaus
Did you notice who she was making these remarks to (there was video of her making the remarks)?

I saw it. It was on a PBS magazine/talk-show, forget the name. Other guest for the segment were Victoria ("Tory") Clark and Al ("I-can-only-sell-books-by-leaching-off-the-fame-of-conservatives") Franken.

27 posted on 09/16/2003 2:47:22 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Stultis
Oh, right, CNBC, not PBS. (It just seemed like PBS).
28 posted on 09/16/2003 2:49:53 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Brad C.
Not only the scandal that CNN held back news to get access, Amanpour made a statement when it was clear that Bush had won the election, something like, "how could we let this happen?" She is anything but an objective reporter, and her mouth has gotten her in trouble more than once. She should be concerned about job security.
29 posted on 09/16/2003 2:50:36 AM PDT by RJayneJ (To see pictures of Jayne's quilt: http://bulldogbulletin.lhhosting.com/page50.htm)
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To: RJayneJ
If one is fired from CNN, where does one go? AlJeezera?
30 posted on 09/16/2003 2:56:39 AM PDT by onyx
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To: Brad C.
The NYT's reporter, John Burns, called out all his compadres who were engaged in sucking up to Saddam. It's a fascinating read. I found it through Andrew Sullivan's blog.
31 posted on 09/16/2003 2:58:58 AM PDT by Benrand
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To: onyx
It has to be disheartening for CNN. They're not even in second place in most cases but a sluggish 3rd place and battling to get out of the basement and they have folks like Amanpour shoot their mouth off and make things even worse. They still think they can pass off liberal ideology for objective reporting and the public is not buying it.
32 posted on 09/16/2003 3:06:33 AM PDT by RJayneJ (To see pictures of Jayne's quilt: http://bulldogbulletin.lhhosting.com/page50.htm)
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To: onyx
It has to be disheartening for CNN. They're not even in second place in most cases but a sluggish 3rd place and battling to get out of the basement and they have folks like Amanpour shoot their mouth off and make things even worse. They still think they can pass off liberal ideology for objective reporting and the public is not buying it.
33 posted on 09/16/2003 3:08:10 AM PDT by RJayneJ (To see pictures of Jayne's quilt: http://bulldogbulletin.lhhosting.com/page50.htm)
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To: Benrand; All
'There Is Corruption in Our Business' [Journalists bribed Saddam's thugs]
34 posted on 09/16/2003 3:12:39 AM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: Timesink
I heard she had an affair with Baghdad Bob. She cut him off just before the war started. He kicked her butt out of the country.
35 posted on 09/16/2003 3:16:29 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Anyone who accepts the LA Times as the truth has no business calling anyone a RINO.)
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To: Timesink

Christine Amanpour: "Half Brit; half Iranian; all al-Jazeera." :)

36 posted on 09/16/2003 3:43:38 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: Timesink
FNC morning people talking about this now. Just said everytime they heard her, she was ripping into the military strategy and seemed to be working for the other side!
37 posted on 09/16/2003 3:50:09 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Brad C.; KC_Conspirator; RJayneJ; Benrand
The News We (CNN)
Kept To Ourselves [must read]

5 demerits for not bookmarking that one!!

You get 10 merits for also reading

Why Broadcast Journalism is
Unnecessary and Illegitimate

38 posted on 09/16/2003 4:01:03 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The everyday blessings of God are great--they just don't make "good copy.")
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To: Jeff Gordon
Did that headline really say that CNN pulled her dress down?
39 posted on 09/16/2003 4:10:59 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Fetch this!)
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To: MEG33
She is anti American.

Definitely. Moreover, she is boring even in her anti-Americanism: she takes the latest sentiment of the BBC (her aspiration group) and then sells it to the American audience. Today she holds against us --- also Israel and Western civilization in general --- exactly that which was made an issue by the BBC a day earlier. Boring and pathetic for someone who tries to come across as an intellectual.

40 posted on 09/16/2003 4:53:39 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
What is it with lib-female hands? Those thick, stubby, sausage-like fingers look very similar to Hitlery's.

I will NOT think about where those fingers have been.
41 posted on 09/16/2003 4:53:41 AM PDT by Bennett46
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To: Timesink
CNN denied it was cowed by anyone in its coverage - but said to have no plans to reprimand Amanpour. "I respect her," Walton told reporters yesterday and emphasized that Amanpour "speaks for herself" and not for CNN.

A Fox News spokeswonman said: "It's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than spokeswoman for al-Qaeda."

A DAMN CLASSIC line!!! Any idea who spoke it? Are we sure that Carville didn't make it up for K Street?
42 posted on 09/16/2003 4:55:50 AM PDT by jmstein7
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To: swilhelm73
I seem to remember CNN admitting earlier on that they were in fact cowed...by Saddam Hussein and further admitted to covering the news as he wanted it covered at times... Why isn't that mentioned in this article???

I thought lefty journalists were supposed to be intrepid defenders of the truth? How can anyone believe anything CNN says now, about anything?

43 posted on 09/16/2003 4:59:39 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Timesink
CNN denied it was cowed by anyone in its coverage Except when they admited to not reporting Saddams atrocities so that they could get they're war slut into the country for her stand-up in front of Saddams palaces.
44 posted on 09/16/2003 5:00:09 AM PDT by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: Timesink
"private converation"

"A Fox News spokeswonman"

Looks as if the NY Post TV staff needs to watch less TV and try some remedial spelling lessons.

Or get a proof reader on the staff.

45 posted on 09/16/2003 5:03:52 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (®)
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To: Timesink
I'm so glad that they included the Fox spokeswoman's comment. :-D
46 posted on 09/16/2003 5:05:16 AM PDT by alnick
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To: MEG33
I'm still trying to figure out how Fox News has the power to "intimidate" CNN.
47 posted on 09/16/2003 5:07:51 AM PDT by alnick
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To: onyx; Brad C.; RJayneJ; Timesink; Happy2BMe; JoeSixPack1; dennisw; MEG33; risk
If one Peter Arnet is fired from CNN, where does one he go?
CNBC, I think . ..

It's an article of the journalists' religion that the power of PR overwhelms the memory of the sheeple. They concentrate on the present moment, and not on the past--because the past has an untidy habit of turning out more positive than the extreme negativity of journalism would ever suggest.

A journalist just won't debate the issue with you, they'll change the subject to whatever the latest "breaking news" is. The day after the "Gore Wins Florida" fiasco journalism was abuzz about--the fact that it was Bush's cousin who first--and correctly--called "Bush Wins Florida."

Their fascination with that also betrayed, as Ann Coulter pointed out in Slander, the fact that their fast calls of Gore wins and slow calls of Bush wins had been a conscious strategy to give Gore a PR boost where the polls were still open. The journalists were accusing the Bush cousin of exactly what they in fact had done, were in fact still doing.

The rules of commercial journalistic success creates the PR tailwind which liberal politicians exploit (IOW, both are demagogic). Liberalism simply follows journalism, adopting journalism as a mainstay element of the Democratic Party. The reason for the Democratic Party's refusal to let go of the "Gore Beats Bush" scenarios is blindingly obvious.

It is journalism which still can't believe that they got Gore within 500 votes of victory in Florida, but couldn't put him over the top!

48 posted on 09/16/2003 5:12:09 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The everyday blessings of God are great--they just don't make "good copy.")
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To: jmstein7
A DAMN CLASSIC line!!! Any idea who spoke it?

From a USA Today article: "Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti said of Amanpour's comments: 'Given the choice, it's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than a spokeswoman for al-Qaeda.'"

I love Fox News.

49 posted on 09/16/2003 5:16:39 AM PDT by alnick
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To: MEG33
"Brit Hume played the clip of Amanpour's statement without editorializing."

LOL. I remember his report about how CNN talking heads decided that wearing flag lapel pins was showing bias. Brit spoke with his usual straight face, but all the time he had his flag lapel pin prominently displayed.
50 posted on 09/16/2003 5:16:46 AM PDT by keats5 (And don't you dare correct my spelling!)
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