International Herald Tribune, November 3, 2001
The media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, who owns the New York Post, has personally apologized to the CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour for a column in the Post that she said had insulted her. The apology came after Amanpour, who has been reporting from Pakistan, complained in a letter to Murdoch that Andrea Peyser had described her as a "CNN war slut." The New York Observer, which first reported the apology, said that Amanpour had confirmed Murdoch's mea culpa in an e-mail to the weekly newspaper. Amanpour told the Observer: "I was entirely satisfied with his reaction to the highly inappropriate, vulgar language used to describe me."