Tuesday, January 31, 2006

With "Journalists" Like These, Who Needs Goebbels?

CNN's Pose of Objectivity Blown To Smithereens By Amanpour
Speaking on Larry King Live yesterday, CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour let the cat out of the bag on one of the worst-kept secrets in the world of journalism: Amanpour is grossly biased against US efforts in the war in Iraq.

Newsbusters has a transcript:
“But as Peter Arnett said, and I think that the others have said, that number one it's our responsibility. Number two, if we don't do it, who does it? We have had so -- we have to have an independent eye on these conflicts. The war in Iraq has basically turned out to be a disaster. And journalists have paid for it, paid for the privilege of witnessing and reporting that. And so have many, many other people who have been there. And I think that's terribly, terribly difficult for us. And unfortunately, for some reason which I can't fathom, the kind of awful thing that's going on there now on a daily basis has almost become humdrum. So when something happens to people that we identify, like Bob and like Doug, we wake up again and realize, no, this is not acceptable, what's going on there. And it's a terrible situation.”
Bonus point made by Amanpour: she doesn't really care when "little people" get killed or injured, "little people" being defined as the common rabble in Iraq and members of the military.

Amanpour's comments are a disgraceful abuse of her position, and, of course, an unintentional view into the cluelessness and stupidity that infests so very many of the mainstream media's talking heads. For CNN to have any small hope of being considered an objective news organization, they need to fire Amanpour immediately.

Via The Drudge Report.

Also posted at The Jawa Report.