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.

One Response to “CNN Suspends Reporter For Opinionated Tweet…”

  1. Yeah, she shouldn’t have expressed her ideology with that tweet. But, all I’ve seen on CNN is anchor after anchor expressing the same sentiment regarding the refugee bill. Yet, she gets suspended? Dumb.

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