Christiane Amanpour's CNN Special Generation Islam was supposed to explore the battle for the "hearts and minds" of young Muslims, especially in Afghanistan and Gaza. Unfortunately it was instead the usual Amanpour propaganda, especially in the second hour, where the subject might have been Gaza but the target was clearly Israel.
In a "Behind the Scenes" piece about the Dalai Lama, Christiane Amanpour manages to reference the Arab-Israeli conflict. This strained detour, which paints a false analogy between the situations in Tibet and the Middle East, emphasizes the Palestinian perspective of the conflict.
On October 31, CNN rebroadcast "God's Jewish Warriors" for the first time since late August. While serious factual errors identified by CAMERA were addressed and many editorial changes made, the fundamentally dishonest premise of the series remains.
CAMERA's Alex Safian appeared on the FoxNews program Fox and Friends (October 18) to discuss the organization's New York Times ad about CNN's "God's Warrior's" series.
A full page ad highlighted some of the distortions in CNN's "God's Warriors" series with Christiane Amanpour and called on CNN to correct the errors.
CAMERA Associate Director Alex Safian appeared this morning on the FoxNews program Fox and Friends to discuss the errors and bias of the CNN series "God's Warriors."
Christiane Amanpour gained fame by using her role as a journalist to advocate on behalf of Bosnian Muslims who she believed were threatened by genocide. Now her brand of advocacy journalism is being applied to promote an anti-Western and anti-Israel narrative.
The video shows Christiane Amanpour misleading viewers about the history of Jerusalem, about the view of American presidents on the legality of settlements, and about a U.S. decision on loan guarantees to Israel. The video shows factual errors and distortions in the initial version of the program. UPDATE: The latest version of the CNN segment redresses some of the distortions in the original. Details to come.
CAMERA Executive Director Andrea Levin was featured in a FoxNews segment criticizing CNN's Christiane Amanpour and her "God's Warriors" series.
Christiane Amanpour has two separate standards when it comes to emphasizing the religion of "God's Warriors." In the first segment, she repeats "God's Jewish Warriors" 22 times. In the segment about Muslims, she links "Muslim" and "Warriors" only five times.