New-Old Media: CNN Senior Editor Fired For A Tweet

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Sometimes people seem to forget that Twitter is Twitter.

Octavia Nasr, Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs, has decided to leave CNN after a “conversation” with higher ups at the company. Why? Because she expressed sorrow, via a Tweet, about the death of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, who many consider to be affiliated with terrorism.

Since she made the July 4th Tweet, outrage has ensued, prompting an apology and an explanation from Nasr, who explained that what she respected was Fadlallah’s stance on women’s rights in the Middle East. Though she didn’t say she regretted the sentiment, she does regret tweeting “such a simplistic comment.”

Seems that wasn’t enough for critics and CNN. (via the Village Voice)