Six Reasons Christiane Amanpour Failed at ABC's 'This Week'
In the wake of the news that Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC’s This Week, after just 15 months as host, we'd like to remind you of six of the most egregious biased remarks from Amanpour:
“This is reverse Robin Hoodism, if you like — take from the poor, give back to the rich again.”
— Christiane Amanpour talking to Rep. Paul Ryan about his budget proposal, May 1, 2011.
“Full of sunny optimism, very Reaganesque, on and on about American exceptionalism in many, many instances and full of Kennedyesque encouragement to break a new frontier. That Sputnik moment was remarkable....”
—Amanpour talking about President Obama's State of the Union speech, January 25, 2011.
“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?...There doesn’t seem to be the sense amongst people here that the sacrifice is being shared....”
— Amanpour to House Speaker John Boehner on This Week, November 6, 2011.
“The debate of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero...has raised profound questions about religious tolerance and prejudice in the United States.”
— Amanpour on ABC’s This Week, August 22, 2010.
“This week: people power making history. A revolt in the Midwest and a revolution sweeping across the Middle East....Populist frustration is boiling over this week — as we’ve said, not just in the Middle East, but in the middle of this country as well.”
— Amanpour talking about union-backed protests against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and protests against Middle East dictators, February 20, 2011.
“It’s hard to broker compromise in a town where compromise itself has become a dirty word.”
— Amanpour talking about the Tea Party’s influence, April 3, 2011.
For more of Amanpour's bias, check out her Media Research Center profile in bias here.