I tried, I really tried, to continue watching This Week when amanpour took over.
I concede defeat. She is awful, terrible, unwatchable.
She mangles, phrases, expresses her own opinions continually, needs notes, is over-bearing and is so ego driven.
Jake Tapper was far smarter, less intrusive, far more articulate and very pleasant.
Get rid of this woman. She is a train wreck and doesn't even realize it.
OMG you must be my twin! (either that or there are a lot of people just like us who feel the same way about the current show...). I just came in here to post virtually the same thing you did, even down to the George "only remaining voice of sanity and reason on this show anymore" Will comment. I was driving home tonight thinking, "you know? I've given it a couple of months and it's just.not.working... I cannot stomach a special on why Americans are anti-Islamic. I have a dear friend who is a devout Muslim and is as American as they come. I resent the fact that people with my more "moderate" or independent views are racists or Islam-haters according to most media outlets. Anyone want to bet what the content of Sunday morning's "special" will be full of???
Politically I've been on both ends of the spectrum throughout my adult life, and have, for the last several years found a nice place in "Independent-land", but the more Obama and Congress push an agenda on the American people that most of us don't want and don't agree with, the more conservative I become. I've even been tempted to vote straight ticket for the first time in my voting life this midterm election cycle (and it wouldn't be a ticket starting with a "D"), but even as disgusted as I am at just how "transparent" the current administration has been, I still choose to believe there are voices on both sides of the aisle that are worthy of being heard, and good people on both sides that would serve this country well.
Starting THIS WEEK, I will be returning to Tim Russert's (RIP) old stomping ground because I just cannot take one more week of "giving Christiane a chance." She's a highly intelligent, talented, but incredibly biased "journalist" and while she may have not understood last week why the American people don't seem to comprehend how "amazing" the legislation Washington has passed in the last few years is, I have a pretty clear "understanding" of why the American people haven't bought it and it's NOT because they are too stupid to comprehend it, or the Dems have fallen short of "explaining" it to us.
I am glad I am not alone. ABC could not have picked a worse host. In fact, they seem to be steadily going down. George was the best, built the show and its format, and came cloase to challenging the late Tim Russert. Jake took over, did a good job and was continuing to get better every week. George was still my favorite - personable, creative and insightful.
I would have never guessed ABC would pick this arrogant, ill-informed reporter as their next host. I never thought highly of any of her prior work at CNN or other places. She continues to make everything about herself as she did at CNN. I dont think Christiane has any of the audience of this show and what they like. And, who on earth would do a townhall on a subject like that?
I concur with Deborah. The only reason I still even to bother to pay attention to this show is to listen to folks like George Will
I stopped watching Meet the Press when Tim Russert passed away and continued to watch This Week as I had for several years. I have now returned to watching Meet the Press with David Gregory and am quite enjoying it. As per my previous posts in here, I am utterly disgusted with the turn this show ("This Week") has taken since the new permanent host came on board. I haven't watched an episode of This Week since the town hall meeting held to highlight our supposed hatred for Islam was aired, and didn't even make it through the entire show. That show was the last straw for me. I've also stated in previous posts that I have a dear friend that is Muslim and I don't need a lecture by Christianne and her guests as to how horrible I am for having a problem with Islamic Terrorists. Any intelligent human being can distinguish the difference between a Terrorist who is Muslim and a true Muslim-American and I didn't appreciate a town hall on the subject taking over the time slot that I once enjoyed watching when it was truly This Week. For those who might wonder why I even bother to post another entry in here when I'm not watching, my answer to them is that I'm just sad that the show I use to enjoy is now dead to me. Too bad. It was a great ride. Based on the minimal activity on this message board I'm guessing few people even care about this show anymore and have just chosen to make better use of an hour of their life than to watch it.