CNN's Christiane Amanpour Joins the Chorus in Whining About Trump Town Hall, Blasting the Boss

The wellspring of outrage from “journalists” continues to erupt over CNN’s daring to air a town hall featuring the man who most of them consider to be their arch-nemesis, former President Donald J. Trump. RedState‘s Sister Toldjah told you about the meltdown by media reporter Oliver Darcy, “formerly the poodle-like sidekick to ex-CNN media hall monitor Brian Stelter,” I brought you Jake Tapper’s on-air conniption as he almost wept at the event’s conclusion, and Nick Arama wrote about perhaps about the most pathetic sight of all, anchor Anderson Cooper looking like a miserable dog in the rain as he told viewers that they “have every right to be outraged today and angry and never watch this network again.”


Mind you, all the above “Snowflake Weepies” work for the network, and all of them directly or indirectly criticized their boss, CEO Chris Licht.

If he had any cojones, he’d fire the bunch on the spot for insubordination.

Not to be outdone, 40-year CNN veteran Christiane Amanpour and her ever-so-precise diction took to the stage at the Columbia School of Journalism to deliver a blistering commencement speech Wednesday blasting Donald Trump, the decision to hold the town hall, his horrible views, and yes, once again, boss Chris Licht. She called the broadcast an “earthquake” and made the jaw-dropping, dangerous claim that reporters should “be truthful, but not neutral.”

Even though the 2024 presidential election is a long way away, Amanpour thinks journalists have already told the Trump story and there’s no need to continue reporting on him:

“My management believes they did the right thing, a service to the American people. Some reports have written about important new thoughts and things that we learned from Trump’s very mouth that night… Time could very well prove that Trump’s electroshock therapy to the world jolts the undecided into greater awareness,” Amanpour said.

“For me, of course, the fact that the American people voted three times against Trump and Trumpism- 2018, 2020, 2022- also speaks volumes. We’ve done our duty. We have told the story. [Emphasis mine.]

“We have put that in everybody’s awareness and people have had the opportunity to make their choices and they have done.”

She continued, “I still respectfully disagree with allowing Donald Trump to appear in that particular format.”


Of course, the students cheered at that final line, because this is what they’ve been taught—that censoring the news is just as good as reporting on the news.


The 65-year-old further explained that she flew in from London to CNN’s NYC headquarters to give Licht a piece of her mind, and the discussion was “robust.” Most people who have a “robust” meeting dressing down their superior end up looking for a new job, but evidently not at CNN.

She’s so terrified of hearing an alternate viewpoint that she has to jet across the ocean to yell at the man who authorizes her CNN paycheck? In the same breath, she bragged about how she’s interviewed many heavyweights in her career—not-so-subtly implying that the moderator of the town hall, Kaitlan Collins, 31, had not. “For me, I would have dropped the mic at [the moment when Trump called her a] ‘nasty person,’ but then that’s me. I’ve been in the ring for a long time with many of these people.”

If she’s such a toughie, then why is she so afraid to let one man—a former leader of the free world who also happens to be the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential election—air his takes on policy and culture? Meanwhile, she believes she has the authority to tell approximately half the country that their views are irrelevant, and there’s no need to discuss them?


Licht meanwhile seems to be the only person with a brain still working at the low-rated network, saying on an internal call with CNN staff members last week: “The mistake the media made in the past is ignoring that those people [Trump supporters and conservatives] exist,” he said. “Just like you cannot ignore that President Trump exists.”

Amanpour had much more to say, of course, including throwing in a below-the-belt comparison of Trump to Sen. Joe McCarthy, the hardline anti-communist who helped create a climate of fear and suspicion in this country in the 1950s. Whatever Trump’s faults are, he never acted like Joe McCarthy; in fact, more and more evidence keeps coming in that he was the victim of “witch-hunts,” not the cause of them.

In a nutshell, much of her speech seemed devoted to arguing that censorship is good when it’s done by the right people—a class of which she is of course a card-carrying member. Instead of teaching these impressionable young future reporters to be fearless and seek out the truth, she’s brainwashing them into believing that there are actually some stories and opinions that they should be scared of and that they should suppress, and that they should go out of their way to refuse to cover.

She, like all too many journalists in this day and age, is instructing the next generation that they should operate as state-run media, and not deviate from the leftist script. It’s no wonder—but it’s sad—that few thinking people have any faith in CNN and corporate media anymore.



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