Murdoch Apologizes

Over "CNN War Slut" Flap

International Herald Tribune, November 3, 2001

Rupert Murdoch Apologizes to Amanpour

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."

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