Thursday, July 08, 2010

CNN Editor Fired

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

From Infidel Bloggers Alliance:
Mediaite reports that CNN has fired senior editor of Middle East affairs Octavia Nasr. As Daniel Halper pointed out the other day, Nasr wrote on Twitter on July 4 that she was "sad" to hear of the death of Hezbollah's Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah--a man for whom she has "respect." Fadlallah had justified suicide bombings, is believed to be responsible for the Marine barracks bombing, and had said that "Zionism has inflated the number of victims in this Holocaust beyond imagination."
Ms. Nasr apologized. Somewhat:
It was an error of judgment for me to write such a simplistic comment and I'm sorry because it conveyed that I supported Fadlallah's life's work. That's not the case at all....
Read the rest of her "apology" HERE.

Of course, the left decries Ms. Nasr's dismissal and casts blame anywhere but on her:
And so, once again, the neocons have managed to help make us all a little bit dumber....

So here’s the neocon logic: When a reporter acknowledges the passing of a revered, if controversial figure in a way that doesn’t sufficiently convey what a completely evil terrorist neocons think that figure was — that’s unacceptable....
How is it possible that neocons have so much influence on CNN as to get a senior editor fired?

One of the comments at the above-cited Think Progress link is quite amusing (spew alert):
CNN...should be embarrassed that they let politics dictate their reporting.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 7/08/2010 07:02:00 AM