Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sarkozy Slam Dunks CNN’s Amanpour

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.


Anonymous said...


Merci pour cette belle liaison vidéo.

Anonymous said...


John have you seen THIS?

Petraeus won't join bandwagon for Iraq withdrawal timetable
By Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers

BAGHDAD — The top U.S. military commander in Iraq isn't buying the increasingly popular idea of a publicly stated timetable for American troop withdrawal.

Gen. David Petraeus, the Iraq commander, said in an interview with McClatchy that the situation in Iraq is too volatile to "project out, and to then try to plant a flag on, a particular date."

Coup d'état???

black sojourner said...

Moi, aussi, je voudrais te remercier. La reponse de Sarkozy est magnifique. Mais, c'est dommage qu'on ne peut pas voir le visage de Mme Amanpour.

Anonymous said...

John -

We may like the way Sarkozy put down Amanpour (who quite clearly deserved it) but he did it at the expense of the US. He talked of past wrongs committed by the US, but he seems to have forgotten how the French treated the Jews in World War II? While the US may have mistreated Americans of African descent, the French had no qualms about sending the Jews to their death. Hardly anything to brag about.

Jack in Silver Spring