CNN’s committed leftist and hack Christiane Amanpour received the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award from her leftist colleagues for her work in the cause of press freedom at the International Press Freedom Awards. Press freedom for people who agree with her that is.
During her acceptance speech Amanpour compared Donald Trump to the Iranian Ayatollahs, Bosnian terrorists, Putin, and Turkish hardliner President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
She spewed the nastiest comments she could conjure up from her petty, narrow mind.
Her crazy spiel focused on the attacks on the press and how they will end up in kangaroo courts and in prison. If she stuck with Turkey she would have been fine. She drew moral equivalence between Trump complaining about deceitful unfair news to Erdogan’s violent clampdown on journalists.
Amanpour wants to make sure they are free to lie, editorialize and pass it off as news, and destroy political opponents. What they see as fact is often leftist viewpoints.
The Daily Wire reported that Amanpour described trump as a dictator [this after 8 years of an actual dictator].
“I never thought in a million years that I would be standing up here after all the times I participated in this ceremony, appealing really, for the freedom and the safety of American journalists at home… Those bits from Donald Trump that were in that video basically show us and remind us of the peril that we face…”
“As you’ve seen tonight, that is how it goes with authoritarians around the world, like Sisi, like Erdogan, like Putin, like the Ayatollahs, like Duterte in the Philippines, and all of those people…. First, the media is accused of inciting, then sympathizing, then associating, and then suddenly they find themselves accused of being full-fledged terrorists and subversives, and then they end up in handcuffs, in cages, in kangaroo courts, in prisons, and then who knows what?”
The news media, said Amanpour, must be vigilant and unified.
She also has no use for social media.
“We have to accept that we have had our lunch handed to us by the very same social media that we have so slavishly been devoted to. The winning candidate did a very savvy end run around us and used it to go straight to the people. Combined with the most incredible development ever, which is the tsunami of fake news, AKA lies.”
Social media is all ‘fake news’ to her while the mainstream hacks are the ‘real news’ according to this arrogant elitist.
She suggested the information released in Wikileaks was merely about Russian hacking and a product of fake news.