Some media analysts have come to believe that Christiane Amanpour is a ‘tool of the American military-industrial establishment.’ On her show this afternoon on CNN, she discussed the domestic situation in two countries: Iran and Venezuela. One media critic said, ‘That’s odd. Why doesn’t she discuss US foreign policy in relation to those countries? Why is she talking about the domestic situation in Iran and in Venezuela?’
Amanpour was talking about how bad the economy is in Iran and in Venezuela, and also about how oppressive and authoritarian those two governments are. One blogger wondered, ‘What business is it of the United States how bad (or good) the economy is in Iran or in Venezuela? Why would it matter to the average American that Iran and Venezuela lack political freedom? If inflation is high in Iran or in Venezuela, why would an ordinary American citizen care?’
There are 20 countries in Latin America. Every single one of those 20 economies has suffered in the global economic downturn, every single one of those 20 governments has an authoritarian streak, and every single one of those 20 countries has domestic problems. Christiane Amanpour chose to only focus on one of those Latin American countries simply because one of those countries – namely, Venezuela — is outspoken in its criticism of American imperialism. Such outspokenness is seen to be a threat to the American Empire in the view of some.
Also, there are 15 countries in the Middle East. Every single one of those 15 economies has suffered in the global economic downturn, every single on of those 15 governments has an authoritarian streak, and every single one of those 15 countries has domestic problems. Christiane Amanpour chose to single out one specific country in the Middle East simply because that country, i.e. Iran, is outspoken in its criticism of American imperialism. Once again, such outspokenness is perceived as a threat to American corporate interests.
Christiane Amanpour is not a journalist. She is a tool, and because she is a tool who serves the interests of corporate America, she lacks journalistic integrity – she lacks credibility. She serves only one purpose: to advance American hegemony in the world. In this way, she does the bidding of her ultimate master: the US military-industrial establishment.
Many years ago, President Eisenhower warned that the military-industrial complex was a threat to American democracy and a threat to world freedom. Christiane Amanpour, an asset of the US military-industrial establishment, is an enemy of American democracy and an enemy of freedom in the world.