CNN Suspends Reporter Over Tweet On Refugees

Since it was posted, the tweet has had over 3,000 retweets and close to 5,000 favorites, along with a plethora of comments.
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    (ANTIMEDIA) Your tweets can compromise your career, which CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott just learned the hard way. CNN confirmed to Politico that Labott has received a two-week suspension for the following tweet sent out Thursday: “House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish.” Along with her comment, she posted a link to the CNN article discussing the bill. Since it was posted, the tweet has had over 3,000 retweets and close to 5,000 favorites, along with a plethora of comments.

    Some responses on the thread support Labott’s stance.


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    “I couldn’t agree more. Keep fighting,” one individual tweeted.

    Another person expressed their disappointment with her suspension. “CNN reporter @eliselabottcnn was suspended for this tweet. Expressing basic morality is impermissible and punishable,” they wrote.

    There was also a slew of negative responses:

    “U r unamerican if u [sic] think these syrians [sic] are really refugees. Unamerian and stupid,”  read one.

    “You were not right. The house [sic] vote was to protect our country!” scolded another.

    Hours after Labott’s initial tweet, she tweeted an apology for her “inappropriate and disrespectful” comment.

     

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      • tapatio

        CNN is a property of the six Jewish controlled corporations that own more than 90% of the American mainstream media. Those corporations are part of the Rothschild-Bilderberg Cartel which profits hugely from the creation of fear and Islamophobia.

        CNN, like all of the other mainstream media is NOT a news source – it is a propaganda source.

        • Slingerss

          It has also gotten more extreme in its reporting in the just the last year……. Maybe CNN is the new Faux News?

          • tapatio

            The mainstream media, like Washington, has begun to drop its mask. They all are feeling sufficiently confident in their ability to control America through disinformation, fear and thuggery that they don’t need to pretend any more.

            • Progressive Republican

              Realize that some years ago Viacom chief Sumner Redstone accurately summed up the corporate media’s attitude in their deference toward the Rethuglicons thus:

              “From a Viacom standpoint, the election of a Republican administration is a better deal. Because the Republican administration has stood for many thing we believe in, deregulation and so on… I vote for Viacom. Viacom is my life, and I do believe that a Republican administration is better for media companies than a Democratic one.”

              This despite the fact that Big Business typically does much better under a Democratic administration and Congress.

              Go figure. Apparently money isn’t all they’re after, hmm…?

              • tapatio

                Limitless greed and lust for POWER.

                • Progressive Republican

                  Indeed. Would that mere avarice were the only driving force.

                  • tapatio

                    There is something to be said for 3000+ years of evil and a cult that closely resembles the descriptions of the mythical “anti-Christ”. But, I’ll settle for just calling them sociopaths.

          • Progressive Republican

            I don’t think they’ve gone that far to the right yet.

      • tapatio

        Ted Turner is long gone from CNN. That’s why the network has gone down the tubes. CNN is property of members of the oligarchy’s cartel that sponsors ISIS and other terror groups.