According to Tom Shales, Staff Writer for the Washington Post: “In a way, Amanpour, scheduled to leave CNN after 18 years of international coverage and take over the program in August, could be seen as the opposite of the perfect candidate. “This Week” deals mainly in domestic politics and inside-the-Beltway palaver, an area where Amanpour is widely considered to be deficient. Consider: Whenever CNN has thrown one of its big election-night, convention, or presidential debate spectaculars, drafting nearly every living staff member to appear, Amanpour has had a conspicuously low profile.
And even though Amanpour has often been touted for her expertise on foreign affairs, she has vocal and passionate critics in that arena as well. Supporters of Israel have more than once charged Amanpour with bias against that country and its policies.
Amanpour, incidentally, was born in Iran. Her family fled Tehran in 1979 at the start of the Islamic revolution, when she was college age.
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Anti-Israeli bias?? Would ABC be foolish enough to hire a moderator for a top line show who is openly antagonistic to Israel? Well, let’s visit her Facebook page and see if we find any hints. http://www.facebook.com/#!/amanpourcnn?ref=ts