Saturday, February 04, 2006
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Warner Todd Huston
I am a little late on this but Christiane Amanpour was on Larry King (Jan 30, 2006) the other night and it struck me how amazing it is that someone can be considered a "communicator" for a living but be utterly unable to speak extemporaneously and put a sensible sentence together. The lovely Christiane sounded wholly empty headed presenting the worst example of a brainless TV bimbo stereotype. You can see her lips moving, but nothing making any sense at all is coming out. Let's look at two paragraphs from her visit with King and try to make sense of it, shall we?
But, as Peter Arnett said, and I think that the others have said, that number one it's our responsibility. Number two, if we don't do it, who does it? We have had so -- we have to have an independent eye on these conflicts. The war in Iraq has basically turned out to be a disaster and journalists have paid for it, paid for the privilege of witnessing and reporting that and so have many, many other people who have been there.
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