PBS journalist Christiane Amanpour, not to bias you against her or anything but merely to remind you who this pompous blight on American journalism is, once defended biased journalism, saying,
“There are some situations one simply cannot be neutral about, because when you are neutral you are an accomplice. Objectivity doesn’t mean treating all sides equally. It means giving each side a hearing.”
——Christiane Amanpour in 1996, responding to critics who called her reporting on the Bosnian War biased.
Then there was this Amanpour quote, after Benjamin Netanyahu correctly objected to the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran…
“It was a very dark Strangelovian speech painting the picture of a dystopian world, raising the spectre of a genocidal nation, a genocidal regime spraying nuclear weapons to annihilate the whole world and the whole region. Now, obviously many people are very concerned about Iran and there is a deep lack of trust, but surely the same was said of the Soviet Union all those years ago.”
—-CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour, commenting on Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress.
Boy, when she’s right, she’s right. Why would the leader of Isreal ever raise the specter of genocide? And imaging—not trusting Russia!
To sum up what such quotes signify, she’s a pompous, biased hack, one of the worst, who is inexplicably extolled, perhaps because she has a cool European accent.
Now comes her latest display: on her PBS show, “Amanpour Amanpouring, “or something like that, she asked guest James Comey (Any enemy of the President is Christiane’s friend),
“Of course, ‘Lock her up’ was a feature of the 2016 Trump campaign. Do you, in retrospect, wish that people like yourself, the head of the FBI, I mean, the people in charge of law and order – had shut down that language? That it was dangerous potentially, that it could have created violence, that it’s kind of hate speech? Should that have been allowed?”
Should that speech that dares to impugn Amanpour’s darling Hillary Clinton have been allowed? Why don’t you say what you really think, you censorious crypto-totalitarian: Why didn’t Obama just sent in a S.W.A.T. team and arrest Trump?
This woman has been getting star journalist billing in this country for decades, and she literally doesn’t comprehend the First Amendment! Why should a single penny of tax-payer funds be expended to pay the salary of someone whose entire orientation is not American but European, who does not accept nor understand our values and culture, and who routinely misinforms her left-leaning audiences, tilting them away from democracy with poison like “Why didn’t the FBI just use its police power muzzle anyone saying mean things about Hillary Clinton?”
To his credit, and there isn’t much to his credit, but this is, Comey reminded her—if she ever knew—what “freedom of speech” is, saying, more nicely than I would have,
“That’s not a role for government to play. The beauty of this country is, people can say what they want, even if it’s misleading and it’s demagoguery. The people who should have shut it down were Republicans who understand the rule of law and the values that they claim to stand for. Shame on them, but it wasn’t a role for government to play.”
If only he had ended with “you idiot,” that answer would be perfect. She should be fired, and no one should contribute to PBS nor watch what they call “news” there until or unless she is.