Beneath the headline - “CNN's Amanpour Bizarrely Connects French 'Scum' Rioters to Obama” - Media Research Center news analyst Scott Whitlock reports:During a joint press conference between Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris, CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour bizarrely connected the Illinois senator with a 2005 comment by then-Interior Minister Sarkozy that French rioters were "scum."
She asked the now-president of France, "And I'm wondering whether you feel, today, when you stand next to someone you clearly admire so much, and who has broken so many barriers, that you regret that term or that you wish you hadn't said it?"…
There’s much more to Whitlock’s report, including details of Amanpour’s earlier reporting from France. Think gaffe!
If you’ve ever watched a presidential news conference and thought, “Someone ought to set that reporter straight,” you don’t want to miss Sarkozy’s response to what was, in effect, Amanpour’s “I’m so smart and aren’t you sorry you beat your wife” statement phrased as a question.
I’ll be commenting further on the exchange later tonight.