Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Christiane Amanpour Drags ABC Into The Dirt

Well, geez - who's bright idea was it to replace a evenhanded, respected journalist like Jake Tapper with an international affairs correspondent from a last-place cable network?

Christiane Amanpour's debut as host of ABC's "This Week" finished third in total viewers behind NBC's "Meet the Press" and CBS' "Face the Nation" according to Nielsen Fast Nationals early ratings numbers.

Considering Tapper finished first on at least one occasion....Was this a case of the elitists inside ABC news figuring everyone would love who they loved, an anti-American, anti-Semitic miserable little woman who views herself as a Washington outsider (AP" "She plans to commute to her new job from a home in New York, which seals her credibility as a Washington outsider.") despite the fact that her husband is an -

...informal foreign policy advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama [and] served in the State Department during the administration of President Bill Clinton...

Yeah. A real outsider, one who subscribes perfectly to the worldview of President Barack Hussein Obama. And maybe that's why she was hired - to gain favor with The One before the government starts handing out media subsidies?

Jennifer Rubin offers some hope for ABC:

But who knows, maybe there is an audience for a screechy, rude host who turns policy arguments into personal spats and makes no effort to hide her biases....

Or maybe not. She'll be unwatchable by Labor Day, and the media elite will blame the American people for being too parochial to appreciate the hatreds that Amanpour brings to the table. And ABC, loathe to admit their mistake, will keep her on. As an anchor. That drags them to the bottom....

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