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CNN fired Middle East editor for Twitter post

Octavia Nasr wrote Ayatollah is ‘one of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot’

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CNN is facing a backlash in Beirut after the network fired its Middle East editor for Tweeting praise for a Hezbollah Ayatollah. Even though Octavia Nasr apologized for tweeting that Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah is “one of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot,” CNN said her credibility was too compromised to keep her. Hezbollah spokesman Ibrahim Moussawi said the decision reflects the west’s “double standands.”

Jerusalem Post

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