Christiane Amanpour angrily denounced her fellow panelists on Thursday’s “AC360 Later” for their unwillingness to support American intervention in Syria.
Writers Andrew Sullivan, Charles Blow and Christopher Dickey all spoke against intervention, echoing the sentiments of most Americans and of Congress.
Amanpour said she could “barely contain” her anger at this position.
“How many more times do we have to say that weapons of mass destruction were used?” she said. “And as bad as it is to decapitate somebody, it is by no means equal. We can’t use this false moral equivalence about what’s going on right now. They tried to do it in the Second World War. They tried to do it in Bosnia. They tried to do it in Rwanda and they’re trying to do it now. There is no moral equivalence.”
As her panelists tried to interject, Amanpour snapped, “Wait just a second!” Once she had the floor, she continued, “The president of the United States and the most moral country in the world based on the most moral principles in the world, at least that’s the fundamental principle that the United States rests on, cannot allow this to go unchecked, cannot allow this to go unchecked…I’m so emotional about this.”
Later, Amanpour tweeted that she was trying to recall “America’s proud history” of liberal interventionism.
But how trustworthy is Amanpour’s moral compass? There’s a side of Amanpour rarely depicted in mainstream American media. An old obtained tape reveals how Amanpour describes CNN executives calling their viewers “Stupid” and how Amanpour could very well agree with that position.