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25 July 2017 22:43 (South Africa)

CNN fires senior editor over Tweet

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

CNN have fired senior editor Octavia Nasr, who was one of its team responsible for Middle Eastern coverage. Her crime was to post a Tweet about her respect for the late Lebanese cleric Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, who died on Saturday. According to CNN, Nasr's credibility was compromised. According to almost everyone else, it's CNN's credibility that's now been compromised.  Read more: Washington Post

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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