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More Israel Bashing

Breaking News – ABC chooses Christiane Amanpour to be the moderator of “This Week,” ABC’s Sunday morning news-talk show.

 

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.

 

Here is a link to the whole article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/22/AR2010032203230_pf.html

 

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

 

In particular, read some of the comments from her “Fans”. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions. My conclusion is that ABC is suicidal!
 
Frankly, I fear that this is yet another example of a pattern of Israel bashing that has emerged in this Country ever since the election of our first Muslim President. It has now reached a point where Obama’s devoted followers in the press are openly parroting Obama’s anti-Israel beliefs. Does no one in official Washington or in the press fear the political power of American Jews. Apparently not. Perhaps Obama’s political advisors have settled on a belief that, politically speaking, American Jews have no where else to go and so they can be taken for granted.
 
We shall see in November.