We always had a faint suspicion that CNN’s Christiane Amanpour might be biased against Israel and the Jews who live there. It must have really pained her, then, to issue an on-air apology to a rabbi whose family was murdered.
Honest Reporting reports:
CNN’s top anchor Christiane Amanpour issued a public apology on her show on Monday for calling the murders of an Israeli mother and her daughters a “shootout,” following a 10-day campaign by HonestReporting that made waves around the world.
“On April 10, I referred to the murders of an Israeli family: Lucy, Maia and Rina Dee, the wife and daughters of Rabbi Leo Dee,” Amanpour said. “I misspoke and said they were killed in a ‘shootout’ instead of a shooting. I have written to Rabbi Leo Dee to apologize and make sure that he knows that we apologize for any further pain that may have caused him.”
On May 11, HonestReporting exposed an offensive throwaway comment by Amanpour during an interview with the Palestinian prime minister on her show the previous month.
According to @CNN's Christiane Amanpour, three members of the Dee family "were killed in a shootout."
A shootout is two sides firing at each other.
A mother & her two daughters were shot at close range by Palestinian terrorists.@amanpour, you owe a grieving family an apology. pic.twitter.com/PQUPTfHx5R
— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) May 11, 2023
And they got one.
SUCCESS: Following our campaign for a public apology, @CNN’s @amanpour says live on air: “I have written to Rabbi Leo Dee to apologize and make sure that he knows that we apologize for any further pain that may have caused him.”
See the full story here: https://t.co/ppmGQL5927 pic.twitter.com/PxWeyB0id0
— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) May 22, 2023
She’s so horrible.
She apologized for causing pain, NOT for lying in her reporting
— MP Captain Renault was not cynical enough (@mpceddington) May 22, 2023
This is common practice for Amanpour when it comes to reporting on Israel. She owes so many apologies over the years, and no doubt she will continue to misinform and malign the only Jewish state if she has the chance.
— Wandering Jew (@avrahamkorea) May 22, 2023
I believe she apologized because CNN was concerned about a lawsuit. Better late than never…
— Jason Cooper 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@MercErudite) May 22, 2023
This apology took way too long. There was ample time to reconsider the statement which was obviously false and minimized a brutal murder. It looks like the public reaction was causing reputation damage. One can only conclude that the apology (minimal as it was) was to done in the…
— Barry Tigay (@TigayBarry) May 22, 2023
CNN was getting sued, that’s the reason for the apology.
What is she doing to make it up to the Dee family? Empty words don’t count for much.
— Jeuda Asayuel (@JAsayuel) May 22, 2023
“Misspoke?” Such bullshit.
— (((Andrew Zack)))/TZC (@thezackcompany) May 22, 2023
Instead of “shooting” .@amanpour perhaps you should have said “terrorist attack”. Then you wouldn’t have “misspoken”
— BubO (@bub_o) May 22, 2023
A public statement was made that falsified the murder of 3 women. A private apology isn't sufficient. A proper explanation of the facts of the murder of a woman and her daughters should be the minimum
— Jay Kowal (@jaycola) May 22, 2023
I signed the petition because Amanpour KNEW she lied and did nothing.
Somehow having the threat of a lawsuit for her lying made her speak out and tell the truth.
F**k her. 40 days late and under duress.
— marcie (@marciesilvers1) May 22, 2023
The murders of a mother and her two daughters by terrorists somehow became a “shootout” that the family just lost. In her mind we’re sure that’s how she imagined it.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour worries US isn’t setting a good example for the Taliban on women’s rights https://t.co/TcGhnFi9bS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 30, 2022
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