Guess Which Intl. Correspondent Said…

By Brian 

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> The scarcity of foreign news couldn’t come at a worse time: “It doesn’t prepare American citizens. They’re not getting the vital information they need to make important decisions.”

> “We” — news outlets — “should not be held to the same standards as a commercial product. News is a public service, not a commercial enterprise.”

> Real journalists pursue truth: “You’re either for that or you’re in the propaganda business. Our objective is the truth, as close to it as we can get. We don’t want to be assailed by ideology, partisan politics or the monopoly of one party. We certainly don’t like being accused of being unpatriotic for reporting the truth.”

The answer: Christiane Amanpour. The Whittier Daily News recaps her speech at a Distinguished Speaker Series at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium last Wednesday…

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