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Was CNN right to fire editor?

CNN has fired editor Octavia Nasr, who was responsible for Middle Eastern coverage, after posting her admiration for a late Lebanese cleric considered an inspiration for the Hezbollah movement on the social media platform Twitter. Read the full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  July 8, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I am not sure who watches CNN, but then again, not sure what watches Fox. That said, CNN caters to a western society, so this would offend that sensability. Would it be ok to say, admire David Duke?

Posted by: mjcc1987 | July 8, 2010 8:08 PM

CNN lost all credibility to fire someone over one tweet when they hired Erick Erickson who among his tweets, called David Souter a "goat f***ing child molester"

Posted by: Liebercreep | July 8, 2010 8:25 PM

muslim apologist and sympathizer = FIRED!

Good decision. Fire them all. Expel them all. Kill there rest.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | July 9, 2010 8:05 AM

CNN was as wrong to fire the editor as the Post was to accept Weigel's resignation. Completely wrong.

Posted by: Jayne | July 9, 2010 8:06 AM

That woman has no journalistic integrity....yes firing was right.

Posted by: eidel1 | July 9, 2010 8:55 AM

Shame on CNN. A personal comment should be handled differently from on the job comments.

Posted by: blueball | July 9, 2010 9:14 AM

It's a joke and public censorship at its worst.

Posted by: mybri | July 9, 2010 9:27 AM

If she was fired for admiring a terrorist, can we next get rid of Pat Buchanan who admires Hitler?

Posted by: sharonsj1 | July 9, 2010 10:09 AM

While it is abominable to fire someone for their political views, unfortunately there is also no right of free speech in the workplace. I disagree with what CNN did but they are within their rights as an employer.

Posted by: MiuBot116 | July 9, 2010 10:47 AM

I do not think that people should be fired for vocalizing their opinion outside of work when doing so does not impact their job for performance. That said, almost no one would object to CNN firing her if she wrote a tweet announcing her respect or support for Osama bin Laden.

Posted by: HughJefe | July 9, 2010 10:46 PM

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