Daily Archives: December 13, 2011
Was Amanpour bored with hosting This Week? Seems so. She wanted more action in the field and it seems that’s where she’s returning and George the Greek be back at This Week. George is an insider who is also master of the political trade. I think it will be a good move. Amanpour did not last a year. I thought it was a dumb idea at the time. They did not think it through enough and now they know.
George Stephanopoulos, Amanpour’s predecessor, will return to host the No. 3-rated Sunday morning politics show. Amanpour, meanwhile, will divide her time as a reporter for ABC and her former employer, CNN. Stephanopoulos will officially return Jan. 8.
“This is an exciting and unique opportunity for me to take my love of storytelling to primetime at ABC News with multiple specials, as well as becoming a roving global affairs anchor across all ABC platforms,” Amanpour, who took over “This Week” in August 2010, wrote in a statement supplied by ABC News.
Although celebrated as a war correspondent and international-affairs reporter, Amanpour was considered an awkward fit on “This Week,” which like rivals “Meet the Press” on NBC and “Face the Nation” on CBS subsists mainly on the weekly rough-and-tumble of American politics. Ratings have dwindled in recent months; when Stephanopolous helmed the program, “This Week” sometimes threatened longtime leader “Meet the Press.”
- George Stephanopoulos To ‘This Week': ‘GMA Host Returns To Replace Christiane Amanpour’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stephanopoulos to replace Amanpour at ‘This Week’ (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
LONDON — It would be Europe’s worst nightmare: after weeks of rumors, the Greek prime minister announces late on a Saturday night that the country will abandon the euro currency and return to the drachma.
Cameron Says His Veto on Europe Treaty Protects Britain (December 13, 2011)
Celebration Succumbs to Concern for Euro Zone (December 13, 2011)
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Instead of business as usual on Monday morning, lines of angry Greeks form at the shuttered doors of the country’s banks, trying to get at their frozen deposits. The drachma’s value plummets more than 60 percent against the euro, and prices soar at the few shops willing to open.
- An Alarming Greek Contingency: What if It Drops the Euro? (nytimes.com)
- BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Commerzbank – a Greek tragedy? (tradingfloor.com)
- Smell of panic damages market’s psyche (tradingfloor.com)
I think he just needs a new hair piece oh wait that is his hair. He did a lousy job of spinning his backout.
Trump, who considered a Republican presidential bid earlier this year, said he will not moderate the event to avoid a conflict of interest stemming from a potential independent presidential bid.
The reasons that Trump gave made no sense he said he needed to keep his options open so he could run as an independent.
- Trump cancels his own debate; whither Eason Jordan? (michellemalkin.com)
- Donald Trump-hosted Republican “debate” now has TWO candidates (warmsouthernbreeze.wordpress.com)