Christiana Amanpour’s selection as host of “This Week” is seen as an intriguing choice, mostly because of the foreign perspective she brings to the program.  Will she try to force feed the American public a diet of intrigue in Africa or the Far East?  Perhaps.  But there is something more attractive to me:

“My entire career has been based on fact-based reporting,” she said. “I am neither political, nor ideological. I believe in real reporting and facilitating a broader conversation.”

Will that mean that when the Washington pols start off on a tangential lie, she’ll interrupt and say, “But that’s not true”?  She strikes me as someone who does not suffers fools lightly, and there are plenty of them in D.C.