Saturday, June 10, 2017

Amanpour Eaten By Angry WASPs, Some Ducks, and Some Clucks #News

Today for News on a Nailhead, we have (drum roll) ...

Christiane Amanpour went ripshit on Oliver Stone's interview with Vladimir Putin on Showtime.

Check it ...

(CNN)Based on the first half of "The Putin Interviews," Showtime's four-hour event tells us as much about Oliver Stone as it does Vladimir Putin. In the process, Stone's earnestness opens the director to charges of being turned into a useful public-relations tool fort he Russian leader.

This shouldn't really come as a surprise. Like other celebrities who have dabbled in journalism -- think Sean Penn's interview with the Mexican drug lord El Chapo -- Stone invites criticism as much by what he fails to ask, or follow up on, as what he does.

While there's value in this attempt to hear from Putin on his terms -- and even humanize an often-demonized figure -- Stone's idle chitchat and solicitous tone will surely leave many journalists and Putin critics gnashing their teeth.

CNN:  'Putin Interviews' as much about Oliver Stone as Russian leader

CNN lectures and pontificates, oh, so righteously on the matter of journalistic integrity but here's a tip to Christiane Amanpour, "Don't get near the rope.  It's really soaking wet."

Kee-rist, it's so sophomoric.  Minimize, marginalize, and drop the hammer.  Amanpour has dropped to the bush league and will be covering Little League baseball before too much longer.

In other news, eighty ducklings died in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., but, remarkably, CNN did not blame the Russians for it.

Note:  caused by a natural phenomenon.  Pool will be drained and refilled.

Meanwhile, Ann Coulter said something or other was outrageous but we notice with her just about everything is an outrage so it wasn't necessary to know the outrage of the moment.

From our favorite feminist victimistas, we have The Guardian where we learn ...

Theresa May is going Full Clinton and blaming her team for tanking her.  Start the countdown until she blames Russians too.

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, with the fox, the schlocks, and the bollocks.

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