Amanpour’s Snooty Brand of Liberalism Comes to an End at ABC
On December 13 Christiane Amanpour announced she would no longer be host of ABC's This Week. Her run as host of that show was filled with shots at conservatives and their issues as she called Tea Party candidates "bizarre," and scolded that tax cuts would "hurt" the poor.
On the November 6 edition of This Week she lectured House Speaker John Boehner: "Some 75 percent of Americans agree with an increase in tax on millionaires as a way to pay for these jobs provisions. Do you not feel that by opposing it you’re basically out of step with the American people on this issue?…Are you concerned that these budget cuts are going to hurt the people who can least afford it?" (video after jump)
On the September 26, 2010 This Week an exasperated Amanpour whined to White House advisor David Axelrod that the public doesn't "appreciate some of the amazing legislative agenda that [Obama's] accomplished" and then, a few minutes later, lectured GOP Senator Mitch McConnell about "bizarre" Tea Party candidates:
AMANPOUR TO AXELROD: People from all over the world, frankly, say to me, here comes a President with a huge mandate, a huge reservoir of goodwill, huge promises to change, and, with all of that, his popularity is down. People don’t appreciate some of the amazing legislative agenda that he’s accomplished.
AMANPOUR TO MCCONELL LATER IN THE SAME PROGRAM: What is Christine O'Donnell's qualification for actually governing? What is Sharron Angle’s actual qualification for governing? Are you not afraid that they might be a turnoff?…Are you not afraid that their somewhat, one would say, some might say bizarre statements, their sort of fringe quality might actually turn people off?
For more examples of Amanpour's bias throughout her entire career, including her time at CNN, please visit her Profiles In Bias page at MRC.org.