CNN’s Amanpour Defends Integrity of Press, Warns Trump ‘A Threat to Our Profession’


On Tuesday evening, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour received an award from the Committee to Protect Journalists and proceeded to warn the audience of the “existential crisis” that journalists are facing because of President-elect Donald Trump.

“I feel we face an existential crisis, a threat to the very relevance and usefulness of our profession,” the veteran journalist said. Amanpour described being “chilled” after reading Trump’s first post-election tweet which stated that “professional protesters [were] incited by the media.”