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  • 'My blood ran cold': Christiane Amanpour on Trump media comments

    11/27/2016 7:28:11 AM PST · by jerod · 104 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 26, 2016 9:00 AM ET | By Diana Swain
    Renowned CNN foreign correspondent 'worried' by current climate for journalists in U.S. CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour suggests Donald Trump's words about the media worry her "very much." One of the world's best known foreign correspondents told CBC's The Investigators that her "blood ran cold" when Donald Trump tweeted out that those who were protesting in the streets after his election win had been "incited by the media." Amanpour says several statements made in recent months by the U.S. president-elect — in which he has variously described journalists as "despicable and dishonest," "crooked" and "liars" — can be the...
  • CNN Host Christiane Amanpour Whines of 'Exceptionally High Bar' Media Set for Hillary

    11/25/2016 1:39:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies ^ | November 25, 2016 | Tim Graham
    One blog on the inanities in CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour's impassioned address at the Committee to Protect Journalists dinner against granting any respect to conservatives in the "news" media product is not enough. In a second look at the transcript, one can see how Amanpour complained that Hillary Clinton was judged by an "exceptionally high bar" and Trump an "exceptionally low bar." She also insisted, as many at CNN do, that the fact-based journalist never accepts a rebuttal on the "empirical scientific evidence" of global warming. During an interview on my program this summer, the film-maker and historian Ken Burns...
  • Amanpour calls for media jihad against Trump (Just woke up did she?)

    11/25/2016 5:47:41 AM PST · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 11/25/2016 | unknown
    'Don't stand for being called or labeled 'lying' or 'crooked' or 'failing' CNN’s Christiane Amanpour called for left-wing press unity in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump during the 2016 International Press Freedom Awards on Wednesday. Accepting an award acknowledging her ostensible contributions to “press freedom,” Amanpour issued her call to arms via a prepared speech. Amanpour began with alarmism, framing Trump as a dictator-in-progress:
  • Journalism faces an 'existential crisis' in Trump era

    11/23/2016 6:34:47 AM PST · by RummyChick · 42 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/23/16 | Christiane Amanpour By Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
    New York (CNN)I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home. Ladies and gentlemen, I added the bits from candidate Trump as a reminder of the peril we face. I actually hoped that once President-elect, all that that would change, and I still do. But I was chilled when the first tweet after the election was about "professional protesters incited by the media."
  • PBS Star Ken Burns: Trump Playbook from 'National Socialist Party in Germany'

    10/22/2016 4:09:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 22, 2016 | 1:23 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Josh Feldman at Mediaite pointed out that star PBS filmmaker Ken Burns is out on cable television ranting the liberal line again. The program was Amanpour on CNN International after the debate on Thursday. Christiane Amanpour, his fellow Obama enthusiast, was interviewing him about his latest PBS documentary on saving Jews from the Nazis, which they both naturally thought offered Republican parallels. First, they freaked out about Trump refusing to concede defeat 20 days before the voting ends and before anyone knows who won: AMANPOUR: What do you make first and foremost of the major Republican candidate refusing to accept...
  • Sergey Lavrov (KoolDude-Russia) P0wns Christiane Amanpour On the Trump Tape

    10/12/2016 3:55:38 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 12, 2016 | Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister
    click on the pic to see videoblogger Amanpour get P0WN3D. :)
  • Out-of-Control Amanpour Badgers Pro-Brexit Official; He Pushes Back

    06/30/2016 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour took her left-leaning, pro-European Union activism to a new level on Tuesday during an interview of pro-Brexit politician Daniel Hannan. Amanpour, who recently blasted the referendum as an example of "xenophobia", tried to implicate the British member of the European Parliament as somehow partially responsible for supposed post-vote "hate crimes." Hannan didn't take her clear bias sitting down, however: "You guys have been shouting 'racist' so long, you're not listening to what we were actually saying...if I was relying on CNN...I would think that this was nativist vote, a protectionist vote. It's the opposite." [video below] The...
  • CNN's Liberal Meltdown: Brexit Means ‘Xenophobia,’ ‘White Identity’ Win

    06/24/2016 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 6/24/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged, “This marks a victory...
  • CNN’s Amanpour Shames U.S. for Not Taking Unvettable Syrian Refugees; Then Fails to Vet Her Guest

    11/24/2015 10:26:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2015 | Robert Spencer
    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour believes "we can all afford to be human" regarding the Syrian refugees. Recently, she condemned the U.S. and other countries for not letting them enter the homeland, despite FBI Director James Comey's testimony explaining that vetting this population is literally impossible.Apparently, "discerning" does not qualify as a human trait to Amanpour. Because soon after she offered her ill-considered, slanderous logic equating "responsible" with "heartless," she employed this advice in her own decision-making -- and she was taken.Amanpour demonstrated exactly how Islamic radicals have learned to take advantage of those bearing her viewpoint.Last Thursday, Amanpour invited Dalil Boubakeur,...
  • CNN'S Amanpour: Top GOP Candidates "Have Decided To Make A War On Muslims

    09/24/2015 1:45:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 87 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Chief International Correspondent and host Christiane Amanpour said, “The top Republican candidates, have decided to make a war on Muslims” during CNN’s coverage of the pope’s visit to the US.
  • Amanpour: White House ‘confused’ on Iran

    09/23/2009 2:13:03 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | 09/23/09 | Staff
    NEW YORK (CNN) – President Obama spoke Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly as he tackles a range of thorny international issues with his counterparts. Obama said Iran and North Korea “must be held accountable” if they continue to ignore international nuclear weapons treaties. Iran recently reiterated its unwillingness to give up its nuclear program, which the United States and other Western nations fear is being used to develop nuclear weapons. Iran insists its program is strictly for civilian power. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said she didn’t expect a direct meeting between Obama and Iran’s president, Mahmoud...
  • Katie Couric accused Diane Sawyer of trading sex for interviews, new book claims

    08/29/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-29-14 | Don Kaplan , Corky Siemaszko
    Sheila Weller’s forthcoming tell-all ‘The News Sorority’ claims to offer up details on the scandalous and sometimes catty escapades of noteworthy newswomen, including how some apparently hold strong disdain for each other. Katie Couric cultivated an “American Girl identity” but she was also a bully with a “chip on her shoulder.” Diane Sawyer strived to be “America’s Aunt” but she rode her staff hard and used “staged humility” to disarm critics. Christiane Amanpour was fearless in the field and would remind her bosses, “Do you know that I’m the world’s best-known foreign correspondent?” And, when feeling threatened, these pioneering, primetime...
  • WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event

    06/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jun 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When CNN rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton’s town-hall interview with Christiane Amanpour, they did more than just build a set and invite an audience to participate. According to the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, who attended the event, CNN warmed up the crowd for Hillary and even coached them on how to cheer and make noise to demonstrate enthusiasm for the former Secretary of State. Note the whoops at the beginning of the broadcast, and near the end of this clip when Amanpour asks about her decision on running for President — cheers that were part of the...
  • Amanpour Calls Obama Admin Most 'Litigious Against Journalists' 'In Decades'

    11/16/2013 9:12:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a staunchly liberal track record, so perhaps it's surprising that she was so candid about the Obama administration overseas like she was in Morocco on Thursday.
  • Amanpour Explodes at CNN Syria Panel: Stop Spewing ‘False Moral Equivalence!’ (supports Al Qaeda)

    09/13/2013 3:05:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Mediaiate ^ | 9/12/2013
    CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour flipped out on the AC360 Later Syria panel Thursday night, calling out the “false moral equivalence” of anti-interventionists. She clashed with blogger Andrew Sullivan over the emotion in the case, shouting down her fellow panelists to get a word in edgewise.After Anderson Cooper and Sullivan brought up the need to separate the emotion from the policy, Amanpour sighed and said, “I can barely contain myself at this point.” She proceeded to go on a rant about the “false moral equivalence” in arguing against going in. “How many more times do we have to say...
  • Assad moving chem weapons to Iraq and Lebanon, Syria opposition Gen. Salim Idriss claims to Amanpour

    09/12/2013 1:22:32 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 38 replies
    CNN blog ^ | September 12th, 2013
    The head of the opposition Free Syria Army, General Salim Idriss, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday that he has intelligence that the Assad regime is moving its chemical weapons out of the country. “Today we have information that the regime began to move chemical materials and chemical weapons to Lebanon and to Iraq,” General Idriss told Amanpour from inside Syria. It’s a huge claim that would fundamentally shift everything U.S. intelligence officials have in the past said they believe about the situation in Syria, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reports.
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • CNN's Amanpour Hoped ‘Beyond Hope’ Boston Bombing Suspects Weren't Mideast Muslims

    04/19/2013 12:17:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 79 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 19, 2013 | 11:16 | Tim Graham
    Dave Weigel at Slate reported from an awards dinner Tuesday night for the leftish Arab American Instiute about the crowd's discomfort with the notion that the Boston assailants would turn out to "look like them." (That, I think, would mean Middle Eastern and Muslim, although AAI president James Zogby describes himself as a Maronite Catholic.) They tried not to say it out loud, he said, but then CNN's Christiane Amanpour, there to receive an award, said it for them. "How many of us feel this burden of association and hope beyond hope that this doesn't turn out to be what...
  • CNN's Amanpour wishes reviled Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe 'happy birthday'

    02/21/2013 4:22:05 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    In a video blog post headlined “Happy Birthday, President Mugabe,” CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour took time to commemorate the 89th birthday of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the internationally reviled dictator who has led the once-prosperous country into near-total economic and humanitarian ruin. Despite the persistent allegations of horrifying human-rights abuses and crippling financial issues still plaguing Zimbabwe, Amanpour’s tribute to Mugabe’s 33 years of power was mostly positive. ...more (w/video)...
  • Join Anti-Israel Journalist in Exploring Jewish Roots?

    12/02/2012 2:35:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 12/2.12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In what has described as “an affront to religious Jews and religious Christians everywhere,” ABC News has chosen journalist Christiane Amanpour to host a two-part primetime special about the history of the land of Israel. says Amanpour is vehemently anti-Israel and anti-Christian. Titled “Back to the Beginning”, ABC News invites viewers to embark on “the ultimate road trip” as Amanpour “travels to the lands of the Bible to explore the powerful stories from Genesis to the Birth of Jesus.” According to ABC, the mini-series, which airs December 21 and 28, will use “the Old Testament as a guidebook”...
  • Christiane Amanpour out, George Stephanopoulos back in at 'This Week'

    12/14/2011 8:17:40 AM PST · by TomGuy · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 13, 2011 | Liz Kelly Nelson
    It turns out Christiane Amanpour's big-time career 180 -- she went from being CNN's chief foreign correspondent to anchoring ABC's Sunday talker "This Week" -- was short-lived. On Tuesday (Dec. 13), Amanpour announced that she was stepping down from the talk show gig to return to CNN and field reporting. She will, however, continue to do some work for ABC -- including primetime specials. "It's been an incredible experience to have had a ringside seat to democracy in action at This Week," says Amanpour in a statement. "It's been an incredible honor to anchor such a prestigious program and I...
  • Amanpour to Leave ABC’s ‘This Week’ and Rejoin CNN

    12/13/2011 3:52:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/13/11 | BRIAN STELTER
    6:15 p.m. | Updated Christiane Amanpour is leaving the anchor chair of ABC’s “This Week” and returning to her old network home, CNN, as the anchor of an evening newscast on CNN International. The changes, confirmed Tuesday evening, come a year and a half after Ms. Amanpour surprised her colleagues at CNN by leaving the network to anchor “This Week,” the Sunday morning public affairs program on ABC.
  • C. Amanpour just lied to M. Bachmann that Iran did 'not' threaten to use nukes on US / Israel...

    10/30/2011 8:13:51 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    Christiane Amanpour just (typically) lied (Oct/30/11) on her ABC program 'This Week to Michele Bachmann that Iran did 'not' threaten to use nukes on US / Israel... Facts: Iranian official: If threatened, we will use nuclear weapons - Israel Jan 5, 2007 – News: After countless declarations of peaceful intentions of nuclear plan, Iran's chief nuclear envoy confirms fears by saying if county is ...,7340,L-3348748,00.html [Reuters] Iran threatens to nuke Israel, US military bases - World News - IBNLive Jul 12, 2008 ---Related:Ahmadinejad Was Not Mistranslated What Iranian Leaders Really Say about Doing Away with Israel: A Refutation of...
  • Amanpour 2008: Osama in a comfortable villa in Pakistan (VIDEO)

    05/04/2011 7:20:57 AM PDT · by · 17 replies
    In 2008, Christiane Amanpour said she had a very close friend in intelligence who told her that Osama bin Laden was in a comfortable villa in Pakistan. “I just talked to somebody very knowledgeable … that thinks that he’s in a villa, a nice comfortable villa in Pakistan” Amanpour revealed on the October 3, 2008 edition of “Real Time” with Bill Maher. Amanpour appears to site a woman in American Intelligence as the source
  • Muslim Brotherhood To Christiane Amanpour: What Extremism?

    02/07/2011 6:53:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    big jouirnalism ^ | 2/7/11 | P.J. Salvatore
    A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt told the Arabic-language Iranian news network Al-Alam on Monday that he would like to see the Egyptian people prepare for war against Israel, according to the Hebrew-language business newspaper Calcalist. Muhammad Ghannem reportedly told Al-Alam that the Suez Canal should be closed immediately and that the flow of gas from Egypt to Israel should cease “in order to bring about the downfall of the Mubarak regime.” “The people should be prepared for war against Israel,” he said, adding that the world should understand that “the Egyptian people are prepared for anything...
  • Anderson Cooper Just Got Beat Up By Pro-Mubarak Thugs in Cairo

    02/02/2011 12:06:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 157 replies
    Gawker ^ | February 2, 2011 | Staff
    CNN's Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked and repeatedly punched by pro-government forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo today. "My team were set upon by the crowd," Cooper said on CNN this morning via telephone from the safety of a hotel balcony. "There was no rhyme or reason to it—it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us." According to a Twitter post from George Hale, the English editor of the Ma'an news agency, who cited a CNN "manager," Cooper was punched "10 times in the head." Bonus Video! Video:Leave Our...
  • ABC's Amanpour Comes Under Attack In Cairo

    02/02/2011 10:25:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 122 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 2/2/11 | Ben Grossman
    ABC's Christiane Amanpour said Wednesday that she and a crew came under attack from a "mob" on the same day CNN's Anderson Cooper reported the same. Amanpour wrote in a reporter's notebook released by ABC News that the attack came after trying to film on a bridge into Tahrir Square. "An angry mob surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America," she said. "They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away."
  • ABC World News Reports Threat at its Tucson Town Hall, Omits it Was Made to a Tea Partier

    01/15/2011 6:58:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, a survivor of last week's Tucson shootings issued a death threat to a Tea Party member Saturday in the middle of a taping for a town hall meeting to be aired on ABC's "This Week." For some reason, ABC World News Saturday in its report about the gathering chose to omit the seriousness of the threat and that it was made to a Tea Partier (video follows courtesy Mark Finkelstein with transcript and commentary): (video at link) DAVID MUIR, ABC NEWS: And Christiane Amanpour joins us now. Pleasure to do the town hall with you today,...
  • Christiane Amanpour Killing 'This Week'

    12/24/2010 12:35:09 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 45 replies · 2+ views ^ | Dec 24, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    “Meet the Press with David Gregory” was the #1 Sunday public affairs show again last week, with a 660K Total Viewer lead over #2 CBS’ “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer.” But the bigger story is the loss of viewers of ABC’s #3 “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.” A year ago (Dec. 20, 2009) as the show was preparing for a host change, “This Week” drew 2.79M Total Viewers. Last Sunday it drew 1.91M — down -46% in one year. NBC and CBS were up year-over-year. “FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace“, was down slightly year-over year.
  • Staff at ABC News' DC bureau is icy to 'cold' Christiane Amanpour

    10/24/2010 9:53:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/24/10 | Emily Smith
    The knives are out for Christiane Amanpour at ABC News' DC bureau. Since the ex-CNN war correspondent began anchoring "This Week" in August, she's upset some co-workers "Amanpour flies into Washington on Friday and anchors the show on Sunday," an insider griped. "She reads about Washington from her Central Park apartment. It's not like other war zones that you can parachute into. She is very cold and distant with the other bureau staff." Some resent Amanpour's friendship with Disney honcho Bob Iger and his wife, Willow Bay. Disney owns ABC. Other staffers gripe that despite her reputation
  • Amanpour: Tea Party an ‘Extreme’ Departure from Reagan’s Conservatism; Campaign Spending Bad

    10/17/2010 4:47:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/117/10 | Brent Baker
    Christiane Amanpour on Sunday discovered “a long and venerable tradition of conservatism in this country” exemplified by Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley and “all of that sort of intellectual conservatism,” but she only showed respect for that tradition in order to contend “people,” who she failed to name, “are saying that right now, it's really gone to the extreme.” Repeating her “people” generality, she insisted: “People are looking at the Tea Party and saying this is not conservatism as we knew it but it's extreme.” George Will retorted: “Which is exactly what they said about Bill Buckley and Bill...
  • Christianne Amanpour Inadvertently Exposes the Real Issue with Islam

    10/07/2010 10:38:56 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 76 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2010 | Wlliam Sullivan
    Recently, Christianne Amanpour hosted a panel discussion meant to explore the misunderstood delineation between moderate and extremist Islam. A dichotomy is certainly brought to light in discussion, but considering Amanpour is a staunch Islamic apologist, it is probably not the one she meant to expose.  She likely sought to support the notion that Islam is peaceful, and to advance the belief that only a small contingent of radicals corrupts the faith.  To those ends, she enlisted guests of Christian and Muslim backgrounds for her panel, and I'm fairly certain she expected the Christian guests to attack Islam as an...
  • Why Christiane Amanpour Is Bombing on ABC's 'This Week' (Cause she's a she and a DC outsider)

    10/01/2010 4:07:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | October 1, 2010 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    Nine weeks since her hot launch as the host of one of the major Sunday political talk shows, Christiane Amanpour is tanking as the ratings for ABC's "This Week " have fallen dramatically to the point that the program occasionally drops to last place among the top three. "This Week," under hosts George Stephanopolous and Jake Tapper, at times hit No. 1, but usually held a strong second place in the Sunday morning talk show wars, after the perennial favorite, "Meet the Press" on NBC. But now "This Week" is winding up in third place more often than not...
  • 'This Week' Ratings Plummet With Christiane Amanpour As Host

    09/27/2010 7:08:33 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 68 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/27/2010 | Noel Sheppard
    The Christiane Amanpour as "This Week" host experiment so far is a huge failure for ABC as ratings have plummeted since she took over the Sunday political talk show. Last Sunday's program attracted 29 percent less viewers than the same day last year. Making matters worse for ABC executives is the fact that Amanpour's numbers are far worse than interim host Jake Tapper's who did most of the anchoring after George Stephanopoulos left for "Good Morning America." As Steve Krakauer reported Monday, the decision to bring Amanpour over from CNN is so far not looking like a good one:
  • Amanpour Rues Lack of Appreciation for Obama’s ‘Amazing’ Achievements

    09/27/2010 7:13:10 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/27/2010 | Brent Baker
    Interviewing David Axelrod on Sunday’s This Week, Christiane Amanpour asked him to explain why “people don't appreciate some of the amazing legislative agenda” that President Barack Obama has “accomplished,” then with Senator Mitch McConnell she denigrated Republican Senate candidates who are Tea Party favorites: “Are you not afraid that their somewhat, one would say, some might say bizarre statements, their sort of fringe quality might actually turn people off?” She also condescendingly demanded of McConnell: “What is Christine O'Donnell's qualification for actually governing? What is Sharron Angle's actual qualification for governing?” In a third segment, she cued up Jordan’s Queen...
  • Ground Zero imam: Debate hijacked by radicals

    09/13/2010 3:22:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 12, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, a partner in the project to build an Islamic center and mosque two blocks north of the former World Trade Center site, said today that debate surrounding the project has been “hijacked by radicals” on both sides. Speaking with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s “This Week,” Rauf said media attention has inflamed and distorted the debate, and that the debate is being watched carefully by the Muslim world. “The discourse is being watched very closely, and if we make the wrong move it will only strengthen the radicals,” he said. If the proposed center was moved, Rauf...
  • ABC’s Amanpour Takes Dig at Bush: Relations w/ Muslim World ‘Devastatingly Damaged Over the

    08/16/2010 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/16/10 | Brad Wilmouth
    It’s one thing to acknowledge that the Muslim world has had a negative reaction to America's war effort in Afghanistan and Iraq, but, when one starts referring to "the previous eight years" before the Obama administration, it starts to sound like partisan Democratic talking points. As ABC’s Christiane Amanpour appeared on Sunday’s Good Morning America to discuss President Obama’s predicament regarding his speech on the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, Amanpour at one point recounted that relations with the Muslim world had suffered during the "previous eight years" before Obama became President.
  • Tom Shales reviews Christiane Amanpour's lackluster debut on ABC's 'This Week'

    08/02/2010 11:20:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 7+ views
    WaPo ^ | 08/02/2010 | Tom Shales
    With pomp and panoply befitting a visit from a foreign dignitary, ABC raised the curtain on its newly revamped "This Week" program and introduced in a big way the superstar who's taken it over in a big, big way: Christiane Amanpour, veteran CNN foreign correspondent now uneasily relocated to a desk job. -snip- Perhaps in keeping with the newly globalized program, the commendable "In Memoriam" segment ended with a tribute not to American men and women who died in combat during the preceding week but rather, said Amanpour in her narration, in remembrance of "all of those who died in...
  • The biases of Christiane Amanpour

    07/29/2010 10:36:24 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 31 replies · 3+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 30 2010 | Benjamin Kerstein
    This Sunday, former CNN war correspondent and television host Christiane Amanpour will take over as host of ABC’s venerable public affairs show “This Week.” Her selection for the post, however, has caused a surprisingly potent backlash . . . The most bitter of these critiques was occasioned by Amanpour’s 2007 documentary series God’s Warriors. The series examined religious extremism in three parts — on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, respectively. Many Jews and other supporters of Israel were outraged both by the format of the documentary, which equated Judaism and Christianity with radical Islam . . . Pugnacious conservative writer Michelle...
  • Top Ten most Left-Biased American Journalists - #8: Christiane Amanpour CNN

    07/16/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/16/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    As we continue with America’s most left-biased, working journalist list we feature a journo that takes herself quite seriously as a non-opinion styled journalist. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour really does think that no one can tell that she is a true-blue left-winger. Sadly, there is that all too human penchant of fooling oneself as much as one tries to fool others with this one. But that doesn’t stop her from making the claim. In 2008, for instance, Amanpour said of herself, "I stay away from commentary and I stay away from ideology. All this stuff that we have seen marching into...
  • Christiane Amanpour’s Viewership Soars -- on Fox News!

    01/30/2010 8:30:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies · 4,020+ views
    Human Events ^ | 01/26/2010
    CNN spiked a hot story on Sunday. But if their plan was to keep a lid on a heated and unflattering Christiane Amanpour interview, it didn’t quite work out. Christiane Amanpour interviewed author Marc Thiessen about his hot new book, Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack last Wednesday, January 20. But Thiessen turned the tables on Amanpour and instead confronted her about her biased reporting. The show broadcast to CNN’s international audience, as planned. The piece was then to air in the large U.S. market Sunday. However, it appears...
  • Christiane Amanpour Gets "Bitch-Slapped" For Lying By Marc Thiessen During Interview

    01/21/2010 7:44:21 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 34 replies · 2,071+ views
    The Lid/Human Events/Cnn ^ | 1/21/10 | The Lid
    Christiane Amanpour, the Chief international correspondent of Cable News Network grew up in Tehran where her father was a shill for the Shah's government. Since that the overthrow of the of the Shah, Christiane, a Roman Catholic, has been making up for her father's support of the Shah by supporting Islamic Terrorism every chance she has. Christiane cut her teeth on her her one-sided coverage of the conflict in Bosnia. Since then she has continued to support the Islamofacist cause every chance she can; be it her admiration for Yassir Arafat (a terrorist and baby killer) right down the line...
  • Afghan Pres. Karzai Sees Obama July 2011 Withdrawal Date as "Reduction of Forces Arriving" - Video

    12/07/2009 8:32:10 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 125+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 7, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Aghan President Hamid Karzai being interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour. Karzai said he "welcomes" the new U.S. strategy, and said the Afghans would do all it can to be a good partner in the effort. Karzai said he would be willing to talk with Taliban Leader Mullah Omar, but it would have to be within the framework of the U.N. sanctions against him. Karzai said he cannot do it alone, it must be with the approval of Afghanistan's partners. Karzai said he does not set the dates for withdrawal of U.S. or Allied Forces from Afghanistan....
  • CNN Anchor Lectured by Amanpour for Joking About the "Objectivity" of Helen Thomas - Video 8/4/09

    08/04/2009 2:48:35 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video this afternoon of liberal CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour lecturing CNN anchor Kyra Phillips after Phillips poked fun at long-time White House Correspondent Helen Thomas, who was serenaded and kissed by President Obama today for her birthday. Phillips simply joked she wondered how Thomas would maintain her "objectivity" after that. Amanpour, who had been interrupted by the events at the White House became very defensive of Thomas and told Phillips: "I'm going to refer you all the way back to the Nixon administration when he came out in the press room and congratulated her on being named the...
  • CNN's Amanpour Again Denies That She's Political; Gets Mushy Over Cronkite

    07/29/2009 6:07:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies · 600+ views ^ | 07/29/2009 | Matthew Balan
    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...
  • Christiane Amanpour Suffers Brain Leak--> Claims 'Nobody Knows My Biases'

    06/29/2009 6:25:38 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 17 replies · 885+ views
    CAMERA/MRC/The Lid ^ | 6/29/09 | The Lid
    Christiane Amanpour, the Chief international correspondent of Cable News Network grew up in Tehran where her father was a shill for the Shah's government. Since that the overthrow of the of the Shah, Christiane, a Roman Catholic, has been making up for her father's support of the Shah by supporting Islamic Terrorism every chance she has. Christiane cut her teeth on her her one-sided coverage of the conflict in Bosnia. Since then she has continued to support the Islamofacist cause every chance she can; be it her admiration for Yassir Arafat (a pedophile and baby killer) right down the line...
  • When'll Christiane Amanpour educate Islamic bigoted world about US

    04/06/2009 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies · 397+ views   When will Islamized Amanpour explain the west to HER Arab bigoted world?   April 6, 2009   Christiane Amanpour was all smiles, overly excited to CNN's anchor's announcement of Obama's words to Turkey: "US is not, never will be at war with Islam".In an orchestrated "question" by CNN's news anchor she was "asked" what US population "know" or feel about Islam, she said that 55% don't know much about Islam and 48% view Islam unfavorably, all in a programmed leading up to her prepared statement that she is going to have a program about "education Americans on Islam" -...
  • Does CNN's Christiane Amanpour deserve the Lowell Thomas Award?

    03/14/2009 6:47:13 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 44 replies · 1,727+ views
    March 12, 2009 | Stella L. Jatras
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 Dear Mr. Massie, My husband and I met Lowell Thomas in 1980 when my husband was the Senior Air Attaché in Moscow. Lowell Thomas had been invited by our then U.S. Ambassador Thomas Watson, Jr. (IBM). At the time, Lowell Thomas was 88 years old and got up from his sick bed to speak to us at the Ambassador's residence. He was wearing a brocade Chinese jacket that he had acquired during his early years in China. I don't have to tell you that Lowell Thomas had interviewed Lawrence of Arabia, in Arabia - having coined...
  • Amanpour Questions Influence of Obama Admin. in Pakistan in Light of Taliban Deal - Video 2/16/09

    02/17/2009 10:26:56 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 444+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN Reporter Christiane Amanpour talking with Campbell Brown about the serious situation in Pakistan where the Pakistan Government has recognized the right for the Taliban to impose Sharia Islamic Law in the "Swat Region" of the country. This is in the North close to Afghanistan. Amanpour talks about how this likely will threaten the region of Peshawar (Waziristan) right on the Afghanistan border, as the Taliban likely try to spread their influence there. Amanpour is a radical leftist in much of her reporting, but even she recognizes the danger of what is happening and also indirectly...
  • Correcting Christiane Amanpour

    01/04/2009 11:41:55 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 41 replies · 1,419+ views
    Commentary ^ | Jan. 4, '09 | Noah Pollack
    On CNN a few moments ago, Christiane Amanpour, in the midst of an otherwise completely warped report on the Gaza war, said that over the past year only two Israelis were killed by Hamas rocket fire. Her point in the segment was to intimate that Israel is overreacting to Hamas attacks that have been largely harmless. In order to do that, she had to abstain from mentioning important facts and context, such as that Hamas' attacks in 2008 more than doubled - to 3,278 from the the 2007 number. And this figures in the six-month "lull" period, during which "only"...