Knives Are Out for Christiane Amanpour at ABC News
The knives are out for Christiane Amanpour at ABC News' DC bureau. Since the ex-CNN war correspondent began anchoring "This Week" in August, she's upset some co-workers by being a "distant outsider," sources said.
"Amanpour flies into Washington on Friday and anchors the show on Sunday," an insider griped. "She reads about Washington from her Central Park apartment. It's not like other war zones that you can parachute into. She is very cold and distant with the other bureau staff."
Some resent Amanpour's friendship with Disney honcho Bob Iger and his wife, Willow Bay. Disney owns ABC. Other staffers gripe that despite her reputation as a top foreign correspondent, she doesn't have enough experience reporting on US politics.
Amanpour is said to have alienated some by spending the summer in the South of France before starting on air, requiring the show to use an interim anchor. Plus, she spent summer weekends at the DC home of Sally Quinn, an archenemy of ABC foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz, after they both planned weddings on the same day last summer for their respective children. ABC says Amanpour now stays at a hotel.
The evidence of her liberal bias towards domestic affairs, total disagreement with the United States Foreign Policy, and no connection with Americans and their feelings is so evident that I have stopped watching "This Week". The show has always leaned liberal/progressive with a little pandering to a slight right of center condescension but at least I could cuss and not want to throttle her and the other radicals that have begun living on the show! ABC bring back George or at least hire a moderator who can moderate and just maybe, I might add you to my Sunday Morning viewing once again!
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