America’s oldest pro-Israel organization, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), called on CNN to fire host Christiane Amanpour for her scandalous comments comparing the Trump administration to Nazi Germany purging Jews.
“This was a new capstone to Amanpour’s long history of bias against Jews, Israel, and pro-Israel officials,” ZOA Chairman Mark Levenson and President Morton A. Klein said in a statement.
“Amanpour has just made matters worse with an insulting ‘non-apology.’ CNN and its parent AT&T Inc. need to act already.”
“In addition to firing Amanpour, CNN and AT&T need to investigate everyone involved in Amanpour’s slander and start letting guilty heads roll (figuratively).”
“And we need real change in the policies that have resulted in CNN’s and Amanpour’s chronic distortions and defamation of supporters of the Jewish state,” the statement added.
“Anchors don’t operate in a vacuum. There are producers, writers, and a whole cooperate hierarchy involved in an anchor’s statements.”
“Just this week, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper acknowledged, on the front page of CNN’s website, that in addition to himself, ‘there are a number of writers on a program that write content’ which Cooper then may edit or read verbatim.”
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour did issue what ZOA called a non-apology.
“I observed the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, as I often do. It is the event that began the horrors of the Holocaust. I also noted President Trump’s attacks on history, facts, knowledge, and truth,” Amanpour said.
“I shouldn’t have juxtaposed the two thoughts; Hitler and his evil stand alone, of course, in history. I regret any pain my statement may have caused.”
— Joshua Klein (@JoshuaKlein_) November 17, 2020
— KC Johnson (@kcjohnson9) November 17, 2020