Monday, January 30, 2017

‘We’re Not Going to Shut Up, Steve’

Bannon the Beast

ANDERSON COOPER: “I want to ask you on this other subject, something [tRump adviser] Steve Bannon said today, [in] an interview he gave to The New York Times. He said, ‘The media should be embarrassed and humiliated, and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.’”

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: “I would say no chance on that, Steve, buddy. . . . There is obviously some kind of strategy here, although it’s hard for me to comprehend it because, you know, I operate in the truth and the fact-based universe. . . . 

“It is not the tradition of the American press. So of course we’re not going to shut up, and why should we? And what have we done wrong? And why should we be humiliated About what? The story was right, we reported the story, whatever it is, we got it right.”

—Christiane Amanpour, British-Iranian journalist and chief international correspondent, CNN, in “Christiane Amanpour Rejects Trump Administration’s Attacks On The Press: ‘We’re Not Going To Shut Up’ — Amanpour: Stephen Bannon Wants Press To Be ‘A Compliant State Propaganda Unit In Service Of The President,’” MediaMatters, Jan. 29, 2017

Editorial Comment: You know who I wish would shut up . . . ?

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