CNN Suspends Reporter For Opinionated Tweet…
The Blaze’s Oliver Darcy writes about something that got CNN reporter Elise Labott suspended for two weeks…
A CNN reporter wrote on Twitter that the Statue of Liberty had bowed its head “in anguish” after the House passed legislation strengthening the screening process for refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.
House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish @CNNPolitics https://t.co/5RvZwVftgD
— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) November 19, 2015
CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott made the remark shortly after the bill passed the lower chamber 289-137.
Most news organizations require reporters refrain from commenting on policy issues in a partisan way.
Not that I think the suspension wasn’t warranted, because it was, but I have to point out that once again CNN is punishing the expendable while other higher value talent can do all kinds of embarrassing things and nothing happens.