The Oxymoronic World of Christiane Ammanpour
HT to Suzanne LaFrankie:
If anybody actually watched Larry King Live last night (I know few of my readers are actually THAT desperate), then you saw CNN's Christiane Ammanpour show her true colors!
When you make a comment like "The war in Iraq has basically turned into a disaster," any notions of her objectivity fly out the window.
And it's not like we didn't see this coming. Back in 1999, Jonathon Tobin made the same remarks here:
If there is anybody connected to this war that scares me, I have to confess that it isn't Milosevic or even Madeleine Albright. It's CNN Superstar Christianne Ammanpour.
Ammanpour, who is married to State Department spokesman James Rubin (am I the only one who finds that connection slightly fishy?), is always present whenever there's violence anywhere in the world. From Africa to Asia to the Balkans, if people are getting killed, that woman always seems to be nearby with a hand-held camera and a disapproving look.
In spite of the fact that she editorializes more than most editorial writers (her sad expression and tone when Bibi beat Peres in the 1996 Israeli election sticks in my memory), she's a good reporter and ahead of most of her competition.
Thank God for the likes of Fox News, or we'd all be swallowing her bulls**t and asking for seconds!