MRC President Brent Bozell released the following statement upon learning that CNN had fired
its senior editor of Mideast affairs Octavia
, who had expressed via her Twitter account sadness at the death of a Hezbollah terrorist leader
"respect[ed] a lot."
CNN has finally taken a step in the right direction in removing a
terrorist sympathizer from their ranks. It's a shame it took this amount
of publicity and attention from organizations like the MRC to get the
job done, as Octavia Nasr should never have been granted the position
of authority to begin with. Unfortunately, CNN will have to deal with
the consequences of how this affects their integrity and a growing
public distrust of how they cover Islamic terrorism, but they took the
right step in firing her.