CNN’s Amanpour: ‘I helpfully adjusted’ my birthday tweet to Mugabe because I was being ironic

Was Christiane Amanpour gushing with birthday love for Robert Mugabe? Or is her mastery of irony just so sophisticated that no one appreciated that her tweet was dripping with scorn for the thuggish Zimbabwean dictator?

After deleting her “Happy birthday, Robert Mugabe” tweet, Amanpour sneered at the “severe irony-deficit in some circles.” She told The Daily Caller that she “helpfully adjusted” the tweet because “[t]his was not a greeting, this was scorn.”

Read her full statement at The Daily Caller.

  • SineWaveII

    Bull Excretia!

  • Stupid Republic

    Being ironic? What is this…hipster excuses?

    • NRPax

      She’d explain it to you but you probably won’t get the reference.

    • Ben Bollman

      Apparently like with the “Friends of Hamas” nonsense, journalists can claim “joking!” now anytime they say sometime stupid.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      I wondered why she was chugging a Pabst on the air. Figured she’d just been hanging around with Hillary.

  • no good deed

    It’s hilarious that she thinks her record would make the irony obvious.

    • cgraham77

      …and that’s where the true irony lies.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    You know Christy-Ann, you spend so much time French-kissing Islamofascist terrorist groups,race baiters the world over, and taking up counterfeit causes that it just seemed natural that you’d love a socialist tyrant who has justified destroying his county’s security, prosperity, and liberty by fighting imaginary racial oppression for three decades. Honestly, i don’t believe her. She is more into Mugabe than she is letting on.

  • Marcy Cook

    Christiane, darling. . .is that a sneer I see dripping down your face?

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Ms. Amanpour:

    To paraphrase Cheech & Chong:

    “Look… What’s that?”
    “Hmmmm…. Looks like Bull Chit!”
    “sniffff…. Smells like Bull Chit!
    “Ugh….. Feels like Bull Chit!
    “Aggh… Ptiu!…. Tastes like Bull Chit!”
    “Giggle… Good thing we no step in it!”

    *I’ll be here all week… Try the veal! Tip your waitress!*

    • TocksNedlog

      Stranger, I don’t know how it is in the big city, but in these parts waitress-tipping be against the law!

  • TocksNedlog

    It’s always best to clarify an ambiguous posting by acting like a patronizing, dismissive, elitist jerk.

    [Then again, the tone of her correction definitely proves that she can be mean when she wants to be.]

  • Garth Haycock

    The progressive strategy has always been to claim irony after you’ve already shown your true colors.

  • AlertUpUSA

    Why… Did you think that was a brick? You silly, it’s not a brick… It’s a piece of toast!

  • grais

    She should hook up with that “head-on-a-stick metaphor” guy (whoever he was).

  • jacksonjay

    Lets see Mugabe was the guy that took all the land from the whites and destroyed the country? Sounds like someone Christy would adore! They all adore Hugo and Fidel!

  • Spatial Awareness

    CNN’s Amanpour: “I was being ironic” …Only after I got my ASS handed to me through SOCIAL MEDIA.

  • Edward Tiegs

    Pre-internet : My spoken words were taken out of context. Post-internet : I didn’t mean what I wrote. THIS is what I really meant to write.

  • almarquardt

    Sounds like she needs to consult a dictionary on the definition of “ironic.”

  • AZWarrior

    She is hot for goose stepping dictators. Her nipples get rock hard when she thinks of the millions killed by Stalin.

  • Roto

    Guess her impressive U. of Rhode Island J-School diploma let her down….
    Ever hear of texting 😛 :-7 :s or Christiane?

  • TocksNedlog

    Happy 89th birthday, Robert Mugabe. That’s one year for every 10,000 people that have died under your rule.

    [it took me 30 seconds to think that up; Amanpour couldn’t think of writing her tweet that way?]

    • Roto

      They’re not big on teaching division in J-Schools…. :-)

  • Guest

    Less edumacted peeple would say “I was only joking”