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Posted at 1:38 PM ET, 02/28/2011

ABC News's Christiane Amanpour lands interview with Gaddafi

By Lisa de Moraes


What a week for ABC. It's got the Academy Awards, it's got Hollywood's latest meltdown, Charlie Sheen -- and it's got Col. Moammar Gaddafi.

The network interrupted its regularly scheduled programming Monday to announce Christiane Amanpour had landed an exclusive (among U.S.-based TV networks, that is) interview with Libya's embattled leader, bits of which would be sprinkled across "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," and Tuesday's "Good Morning America."

"I interviewed Col. Moammar Gadhafi this morning, when he told me he cannot step down because he is not a president or king, and claimed there have been no demonstrations in the streets of Libya's capital," Amanpour wrote on her "Reporters Notebook" on ABC's Web site.

Amanpour participated in the interview along with BBC and the Sunday Times of London.


By Lisa de Moraes  | February 28, 2011; 1:38 PM ET
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Anyone interviews this blood thirsty scum is no better than him

Posted by: azmikadkly | February 28, 2011 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that US media organisations see fit to spell the president's name exactly as they choose? Not a supporter - just curious about the literary Imperialism...

Posted by: Sheena3 | March 1, 2011 5:08 AM | Report abuse

The main reason why Gaddhafi is still hanging on is America's weakness and weakness of the European Union who has no real guts to stand-up against him taking all means including military to remove him from Libya. The second most important reason is the ability and resolve of the young and educated protesters, who have only one aim of removing dictator from the power without shedding blood of anyone including the loyal supporters and dictator and his family too. The young people have no fighting ability and do not want any war short term or long term. They would like to have their revolution bloodless and on the principles of non-violence. These young protesters never thought and never wished that America or their western neighbors will help them ion any way. It is our mis-fortune that person like Obama and Hillary who were bragging too much about freedom, democracy and human rights are sending mixed signals to their loyal and dis-loyal autocrats rather than sending one signal passing a straight forward resolution in the U.N. security Council that all autocrats, kings, sultans and khalifs must take immediate measures to pass power to the people providing people Constitution and free and fair election. Thugs like Gaddhafi and others know very well how to fool America and the western powers who are still more greedy to control the OIL rather than human rights and human dignity.

Posted by: citysoilverizonnet | March 1, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

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