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Christiane Amanpour out, George Stephanopoulos back in at 'This Week'
zap2it.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | Liz Kelly Nelson

Posted on 12/14/2011 8:17:40 AM PST by TomGuy

It turns out Christiane Amanpour's big-time career 180 -- she went from being CNN's chief foreign correspondent to anchoring ABC's Sunday talker "This Week" -- was short-lived. On Tuesday (Dec. 13), Amanpour announced that she was stepping down from the talk show gig to return to CNN and field reporting. She will, however, continue to do some work for ABC -- including primetime specials.

"It's been an incredible experience to have had a ringside seat to democracy in action at This Week," says Amanpour in a statement. "It's been an incredible honor to anchor such a prestigious program and I thank all of you who have helped me on that journey."

George Stephanopoulos, who left "This Week" to co-anchor "Good Morning America," will be returning to his old gig while continuing his "GMA" gig.

Despite landing big interviews with former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, "This Week's" ratings had slipped under her tenure -- probably because of its drastic swing away from its traditional focus, domestic politics.

All the more reason to put the show back in the hands of Stephanopoulos as we head into a presidential election year.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amanpour; stephanopoulos

1 posted on 12/14/2011 8:17:48 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Wherever she may go, I will go elsewhere.


2 posted on 12/14/2011 8:20:06 AM PST by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Co-sign.


3 posted on 12/14/2011 8:21:54 AM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: OddLane; TomGuy
All the more reason to put the show back in the hands of Stephanopoulos as we head into a presidential election year.

Yeah, that should work out well for them...

4 posted on 12/14/2011 8:23:58 AM PST by bcsco
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To: TomGuy

This Weak is lame no matter who is the common tater................


5 posted on 12/14/2011 8:25:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: TomGuy

Which of them is worse? Anyone got a coin to flip?


6 posted on 12/14/2011 8:25:56 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TomGuy
George Stephanopoulos = Alfred E Newman
7 posted on 12/14/2011 8:26:09 AM PST by Dead Eye Lane
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To: TomGuy

I assume the only people who actually watch that show are bloggers so they can write articles on media bias. I doubt any liberals even bothered.


8 posted on 12/14/2011 8:33:45 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: TomGuy
Yeah, that'll eliminate the slant. </SARCASM>
9 posted on 12/14/2011 8:34:19 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: TomGuy

Stuff the War Slut’s ass into a burkha and ship her COD back to Teheran whre she came from.


10 posted on 12/14/2011 8:41:00 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: TomGuy

He might not have the high name ID, but I thought Jake Tapper was always the best person for that spot. If he has a bias, it doesn’t show as he will ask tough questions to both sides. We know who’s side Stephy is on.


11 posted on 12/14/2011 8:41:31 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Cicero

Which of them is worse? Anyone got a coin to flip?

&&&
Not sure. They both hate America. She is more manly, though.


12 posted on 12/14/2011 8:43:28 AM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: Old Sarge

the war whore’s ass is too big to ship, shoe horn,stuff, or crate anywhere.

and that mouth...........you could park 2 Mercedes behind it


13 posted on 12/14/2011 8:45:08 AM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: TomGuy

Apparently they wanted someone more feminine and with less hair on the upper lip.


14 posted on 12/14/2011 8:48:23 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: TomGuy; All

“All the more reason to put the show back in the hands of Stephanopoulos as we head into a presidential election year.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw


15 posted on 12/14/2011 8:50:09 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TomGuy

Anybody catch the fact that ABC (Disney) and CNN (Turner), supposed competitors, don’t seem to have any issues sharing “talent”?


16 posted on 12/14/2011 9:04:36 AM PST by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: TomGuy

They keep recycling the same old people but expect different results each time.


17 posted on 12/14/2011 9:19:05 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: TomGuy

Imagine—working for TWO leftie networks at the SAME time—ABC and CNN.

Guess a non-compete clause would be....unnecessary.


18 posted on 12/14/2011 9:26:51 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: TomGuy

So it’s OUT with the douchebag, IN with the windbag....

And at the end of the day, a totally replaceable, completely interchangeable Standard Model 100(M) Liberal takes the place of Standard Model 100(F) Liberal.

In other words...nothing has changed.


19 posted on 12/14/2011 9:46:41 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TomGuy

George Snuffleupagus - they’re probably going to hire Carville to add some conservative ideas to the show.


20 posted on 12/14/2011 9:50:31 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TomGuy

ABC wanted a real Clintonian a** wipe rather than someone merely married to a Clintonian a** wipe.


21 posted on 12/14/2011 9:51:10 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Pan_Yan

“I assume the only people who actually watch that show are bloggers so they can write articles on media bias. I doubt any liberals even bothered.”

That’s the truest statement I’ve read all week.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 10:14:37 AM PST by RIRed
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
"We know who’s side Stephy is on."

Silver lining: George Will used to regularly shame Steponallofus. I sensed George held back on A-man-anpour -- likely on request from ABC -- and focused his vitriol on Puffington, which was too often stooping to conquer.

Will's ability to parry away Stephie's best shot (you can tell which lines Stephie stayed up all night thinking up) really alters the flow of that show.

23 posted on 12/14/2011 11:02:39 AM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
"We know who’s side Stephy is on."

Silver lining: George Will used to regularly shame Steponallofus. I sensed George held back on A-man-anpour -- likely on request from ABC -- and focused his vitriol on Puffington, which was too often stooping to conquer.

Will's ability to parry away Stephie's best shot (you can tell which lines Stephie stayed up all night thinking up) really alters the flow of that show.

24 posted on 12/14/2011 11:04:16 AM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: TomGuy

So the “War Whore” (Ted Turner quote) is replaced by the “Drama Queen”.


25 posted on 12/14/2011 11:12:06 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: TomGuy

Rahm’s sock puppet back in position for the election


26 posted on 12/14/2011 11:12:22 AM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: bcsco

Yeh Stephie is such an improvement over Christianne.


27 posted on 12/14/2011 1:40:13 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TomGuy

Looks like the globe-trotting fancy-pants is trotting off somewhere else. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Not that I will watch that insufferable show anyway. The last time I watched it was before Brinkley started looking like the Crypt Keeper.


28 posted on 12/14/2011 2:56:12 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TomGuy
All the more reason to put the show back in the hands of Stephanopoulos as we head into a presidential election year.

The Clintons' finger crooks, and Mouse House puts Georgie Clintonopoulos back in charge of This Week and its roundtable of American-People-haters, just in time for another candidate-imposition season.

29 posted on 12/15/2011 2:16:30 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: TomGuy

you actually need a personality to host a show.


30 posted on 12/15/2011 2:35:06 AM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: TomGuy
George Stephanopoulos

Every time I see a group photo shoot of all the GMA folks, I break out laughing. He looks like a little kid being towered over by the adults.... They need to get him some phone books to stand on.....LOL!

31 posted on 12/15/2011 2:47:16 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: TomGuy

Politically, they both suck, but Amanpoor is far worse for her unthinking fealty to Allah and his bomb throwing minions.

I won’t watch either of them. Ever.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 2:54:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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