Comments:CNN journalist fired for controversial Twitter message
Talk about freedom of speech! I can't believe that such thing happens in America. I would be more happy to believe it happening in a backwards country, where there is no intellectual freedom. But, hey, every country apparently seems to have a "right" way of thinking, and punishes anyone who seems to challenge that received wisdom.
I think her comments were not exactly inflammatory, especially considering that she knew the fellow personally, and had been impressed with his work towards women's rights and more freedoms in the region.
Also, I don't think it serves anyone to fire journalists. It creates a climate where our opinions are used to oppress us. Would you want a schoolchild punished for praising Christopher Columbus? Even if you were a Native American, would you still wish to punish someone for echoing a sentiment that may not be well thought through, or informed from an opinion of innocence. I think it's just horrible that she's been fired.
Finally, what's the point of pointing fingers? All the parties involved in the conflict generally use some form of collective punishment, to the detriment of the people there. I believe in peace.
- This kind of reporting is what I stop by to read on Wkinews. ~
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I think that too many people get fired for matters that are truly insignificant in the scheme of things. She never spoke out against Israel ... she simply expressed her feelings for someone she may have looked up to for completely different reasons to the ones making of the man a "bad" guy. It appears that the freedom of speech is guaranteed for a period of time required to get the sensitive even MORE sensitive. As an Israeli supporter, even I think that 'twas pettiness and irrational American self-righteousness that had her dismissed. It's a pity to see two nations you love appear so weak in sensitivity.
Are we taking twitter too seriously? It's just a message showing someone's point of view on a particular topic.
Probably its only her own opinion.Has US people has no freedom to be sad on ones death and respect someone ??
CNN has a long record of practicing neo-mccarthyism at its worst. THE state of American media: Tow The Israeli Gov't line or we take away your job. ALl of this has nothing to do with Israel or Hezbollah, It's just to further the enrichment of the Military Industry
Jew run media is run by jews. Hitler was right.