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CNN's Amanpour, State Dept. and good old double standards

Margarita Simonyan is RT's Editor-in-Chief.

Published time: March 21, 2014 18:19
Christiane Amanpour.(AFP Photo / Spencer Platt)

Christiane Amanpour called out RT’s Nastya Churkina on CNN, claiming she’d reported on her own father, as if that was some kind of journalistic sacrilege.

"And one more note: we continue to reach out to the Russian government for their comment, including officials such as UN Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin. We haven't had much luck, but perhaps people like Churkin feel they don't really have to leave their comfort zone,” Amanpour said Thursday in her show.

Churkin’s own daughter is the US-based reporter for ‘Russia Today’ in New York. She's shown here, quizzing US State Department spokesman, Jen Psaki, over this whole Ukraine crisis. And in the past, she's even reported on her own father.

Oh, these beautiful double standards! When you don’t know what to say, fall back on those standards at the double, as it were. But it is getting tedious and hard to stomach anymore.

If this is beyond the pale in the hallowed halls of America journalism, Amanpour would do well to remember this charming little video where she interviews her husband, James Rubin (former aide to State Secretary Madeleine Albright).

The interview is conducted alongside Victoria Nuland’s husband, Robert Kagan, who sits on the board of directors of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI). The FPI, incidentally, has been roundly implicated in the now well-worn story surrounding the dramatic on-air resignation of our anchor, Liz Wahl.

In fact, CNN hasn’t been bothered in the slightest by the fact that two relatives have hammed it up on opposite ends of the camera, on more than one occasion. For example, here is a video of another CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo, interviewing his brother, New York governor, Andrew Cuomo.

But back to Amanpour: Is this really how you take Nastya Churkina to task for asking the State Department spokesperson tough questions? Don’t worry, Ms. Amanpour, no one wants to hurt the State Department. Anyway, everyone knows you’d kill for the dear DoS. So drop it! Everything’s fine. Nastya was just kidding.

Margarita Simonyan, RT's editor-in-chief

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

Comments (53)


snowonweb 01.05.2014 03:10

Amanpour is a transvestite, She was a man. Still has an adam's apple. Alex Jones exposed that few years ago.


Emmett 30.04.2014 22:46

basho 23.03.2014 06:51

it 's not Russia and China destroying the u.s. it's the u.s. destroying the u.s. you can see that clearly when you don't listen to the amanpours that inhabit your MSM.


To tally agree. The destruction of the US is from the enemy within, the corrupt democrat and republican politicians who are rotten to the core. A growing number of Americans are aware their government has betrayed them.


Dominik Eichler 30.04.2014 21:31

Jaguar 22.03.2014 22:14

Joseh khorshidya + PeaceMaker on ideapoor:
" Shes ugly as hel, makes me want to throw up"
"She is an agent of evil"
Indee d, ahahah, she looks like a man also!


Such a deep assessment of the situation.

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