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Amanpour's Snooty Brand of Liberalism Comes to an End at ABC

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On December 13 Christiane Amanpour announced she would no longer be host of ABC's This Week. Her run as host of that show was filled with shots at conservatives and their issues as she called Tea Party candidates "bizarre," and scolded that tax cuts would "hurt" the poor.

On the November 6 edition of This Week she lectured House Speaker John Boehner: "Some 75 percent of Americans agree with an increase in tax on millionaires as a way to pay for these jobs provisions. Do you not feel that by opposing it you’re basically out of step with the American people on this issue?...Are you concerned that these budget cuts are going to hurt the people who can least afford it?" (video after jump)

On the September 26, 2010 This Week an exasperated Amanpour whined to White House advisor David Axelrod that the public doesn't "appreciate some of the amazing legislative agenda that [Obama's] accomplished" and then, a few minutes later, lectured GOP Senator Mitch McConnell about "bizarre" Tea Party candidates: 

AMANPOUR TO AXELROD: People from all over the world, frankly, say to me, here comes a President with a huge mandate, a huge reservoir of goodwill, huge promises to change, and, with all of that, his popularity is down. People don’t appreciate some of the amazing legislative agenda that he’s accomplished.

AMANPOUR TO MCCONELL LATER IN THE SAME PROGRAM: What is Christine O'Donnell's qualification for actually governing? What is Sharron Angle’s actual qualification for governing? Are you not afraid that they might be a turnoff?...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?


For more examples of Amanpour's bias throughout her entire career, including her time at CNN, please visit her Profiles In Bias page at


#1 uhhh....

Who is she, anyway....

#2 Who is she?

A reason people hate the MSM


#3 Obviously

She's a card-carrying member of the European Libtard Elite. And as they are wont to do, she's lecturing Americans on how to run our country. After all, isn't [Not So] Great Britain such a shining example of the success of liberalism? And then we have Obambi's HUGE mandate, HUGE reservoir, HUGE promises, HUGE ears, a wife with a HUGE... uh, never mind... No bias here... Move along...

#4 ABC....

ABC = Amanpour Bimbo Cut! Finally, ABC does something I can commend!

"Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away"!

#5 Same old story

Idiotic statement said with a British accent becomes smart amongst the lapdogs.

#6 Agreed

Whether they be Amanpour, Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, Martin Bashir, or Katty Kay, the MSM is fascinated by them. I think it's because the Left elites consider Brit elites to be smarter, or at least sound smarter, when they talk down to the American audience.

Here in the Washington DC area, our PBS station -- WETA -- airs the BBC each week night, and clobbers the Saturday programming with East Enders (a BBC soap opera) and half a dozen old BBC sitcoms and dramas.

Conversely, the MSM won't air someone like Lord Monckton, who has been effectively and articulately dissembling the AGW message for years (His latest report on the UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa his a classic).

#7 Let George do it?


The problem is it's out with Amanpour and in with Stephanopoulos.

I'd have preferred a liberal like Jake Tapper who at least *occasionally* tries to ask probing questions (even if they don't usually) make the network news) and is a more subtle shill for the administration, but I guess the powers-that-be at ABC want to take no chances in an election year with 4 more years at stake.


#8 It is time to realize that

It is time to realize that there are no impartial commentators at ABC, NBC or CBS. They are all bad. Tapper at one point seemed to be independent but about the time the slapped down the reporter covering Sylndra, Tapper became a consistent progressive lap dog.

Better we have obviously stupid and biased people like Amanpour than someone really smart and smooth.

#9 >buddyc, that's a good point

>buddyc, that's a good point and I agree.

However, Tapper's deepening descent has been about about three years and going now. His personal or imposed biases are evident in not only what he reports but in what issues he absolutely avoids touching or barely touches.

I lost complete faith in him during the continuing resolutions and debt limit debates where he carried the administration water and advanced the "social security payments could be interrupted" mantra and exploited the fears of everyday people.

I think you can point to the slobbery interview with the couple and their adopted African child who claimed a government shutdown could cut off their benefits, etc. when he officially jumped the shark.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, people like Steffie and Amanpour come into town riding the shark yelling "YAHOO!" so you know where thay stand from the getgo.



If things go conservative, it's because 3 or 4 tin hats hypnotized millions and millions of people into doing something stupid

#11 Good riddance, drama queen Euroloon!

Now Toots, take Martin Basher, Tears Morgan and Andrea Sullivan back to the continent with you.

#12 Good by you %itch. Maybe you

Good by you %itch. Maybe you can surface at MSNBC. You fit their style.

#13 ⇒ It was the Palin look

As I noted Sunday, she was trying too hard to look like Sarah Palin.  It was really a bit too creepy the way she had her hair fixed and the glasses.

#14 She certainly helps me better

She certainly helps me better understand why some men switch to gay.

Did you know Doug has Mesothelioma? We'll deal with the government. You have enough to worry about.

#15 The

expressions on John's face were telling. Probably thinking why am I sitting in this chair lisrening to this radical leftie telling me, what Americans want. Good by you has been news "reporter" Stop and pick up Pierce and Bashier on your way back to your home countries. So happy abc finally saw the light and now, they could teach msdnc a few lessons

#16 When will the liberal media wake up?

Used to watch ThisWeek when Stephanopoulous was host. He didn't hide his liberal tendencies but made efforts every once in a while to give a conservative a platform to say a few things. Have completely missed Amanpour's tenure although I knew what she was up to based on what she said at CNN and blog reports around the internet every couple weeks commenting on her way left liberal slant to things. Not going to say she will be missed because I won't miss her. Will be interested to see how they approach things going forward especially through 2012 and in the post-0bama era after January 2013.

#17 Early X-Mas

One of my wishes were honored. Thank you Santa.

"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security."

#18 Love it!

Big smile! :-)

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan 

#19 they are

Getting rid of a man to put a woman in. I don't understand.

#20 Christiane's leaving?? All together now....

Awwwwww...Ain't that just too bad??

I can't stand this anti-American, pompous witch and am thrilled she got canned.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan 

#21 Come on, you guys

Where would we be without Chris here and Anderson to clarify, shape, tell us what's what? LOL. As for Snooty--don't let the door...



#22 Not surprising they make the

Not surprising they make the announcement after the November sweeps where the show has tanked in the ratings. They should have taken here off the show no later than August 1st. Mistake on their part.

#23 The bigger mistake on their part

was giving her the job in the first place.

Okay, that's merely stating the obvious. Not exactly a brilliant insight on my part.


#24 There is a common definition for insanity...

Could someone kindly relay it to the networks in regard to their continuing to air liberally slanted programming?

Liberalism is a formula for failure in every aspect of life. Get a clue.

"If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner." — Malcolm Muggeridge

#25 They will never "get it" and they will never change because...

the corrupt, liberal media steadfastly, arrogantly, and incorrectly believe that they are right, and all the rest of us are wrong.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan 

#26 Aww, another hottie off the screen!

Wait a minute,,thats not a woman,,thats a MAN, man!

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. BEN FRANKLIN

#27 Christianne Ammanpour

Good riddance to bad trash!


An Iranian born, British-educated, English-accented Sunday morning inside-the-beltway opinonist who lectured over 1/2 the country as to why she thought they were bigoted idiots.

What could go wrong?

#29 yeah..

You pretty well covered my opinion of her. Why anybody would look at this over paid news bimbo and listen to her TELL the GOP leadership, she personally knows that what America really yearns for is higher, much higher taxes................... and not burst out laughing at her stupidity and arrogance is beyond me.

Like we all got together and sent her an email informing her of this.

When what she means by all Americans, is her time spent with equally dogmatic hardleft fellow anchors. They all agree, and it never gets more home spun than a Brit and her sycophant staff.

"Evil is powerless, if, the good are unafraid" ~ President Ronald Reagan

#30 Why Stop With Amapoo?

Fill up a planeload with the Lefties from all the channels and BUH-BYE!

#31 Equal under the law

I guess that was the first thing that the leftists had to destroy to implement their rule by decree or rule of man.

Progressive taxation and property taxation (including labor income taxation) were inherently against the Constitution as originally written.

If the 16th Amendment made income taxation legal or in better terminology, lawful, why did the Constitution's Bill of Rights not get adjusted?-

nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Just as private land and other property should not be allowed to be taxed, so too labor is a property. I believe that is one of the things that we conservatives have to go after in our fight to reinstate individual rights.

"Be an information soldier in an army of one; where no one can follow, only lead." David Kramer

#32 SLUT!

Anytime I see this sluts face, I turn channels. The way she speaks, her mental attitude, everything about her, along with her doggy looks, turns my stomach.

Conservative Disabled Vet

#33 She was loved like a

She was loved like a hemorrhoid and will be missed like a cold sore.

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