Another Get That Got Away

By Chris Ariens 

Was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just too tired to talk to Christiane Amanpour? Newsblues has the story about the exclusive, that wasn’t.

ANDERSON COOPER: We were anticipating, obviously, a lengthy sit-down interview with President Ahmadinejad. What happened?

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We’re not entirely sure. We thought we would have a long interview, at least 30 minutes. We were promised that. We were told early [Wednesday] morning that, in fact, he had a lot of business to take care of and that he was very tired, because as you know, he’s had a very full public schedule here in New York.

COOPER: So as of this morning, they canceled?

AMANPOUR: They did. He had that dramatic confrontation at Columbia University on Monday. Then they said that, OK, maybe he would in a few hours do about 15 minutes with us. But when it turned out — when he did arrive, he said he had only time for one question. We managed to ask two questions.