CNN is having a rough patch. The ratings are sinking like a stone in today’s hyperpartisan environment.
The media is under fire from all sides as well – if you hate Trump you don’t want any of his surrogates on air and if you like Trump you want equal time for opposing views.
But what we don’t want is our news organizations trashing our leaders and painting them as immoral monsters to score ratings, which CNN certainly has done to Trump.
The reason life is complicated and you can usually find skeletons in the closets of the accusers, like these nasty statements from an ex-CNN employee.
From Fox News:
This is CNN? A photo editor for the struggling network resigned on Thursday night after vile, anti-Semitic statements that he tweeted prior to landing a gig at CNN resurfaced.
The now-former CNN employee, identified as Mohammed Elshamy, referred to victims killed in a terror attack as “Jewish pigs” on at least one occasion that was unearthed by political strategist Arthur Schwartz.
“The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after anti-Semitic statements he’d made in 2011 came to light,” CNN said in a statement to Fox News. “CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.”
When Schwartz initially unearthed the anti-Semitic tweet, he tagged CNN’s verified public relations account, presumably alerting network honchos to the embarrassing past of its employee.
“Hey @CNNPR,” Schwartz wrote during a series of tweets. “You should have @KFILE look into the social media activities of your employees. He might find things like this gem from CNN’s @elshamyme talking about ‘Jewish pigs’ killed by Palestinian terrorists.”
NewsBusters’ Nicholas Fondacaro slammed CNN for hiring Elshamy in the first place.
“For all of CNN’s suggestions that President Trump was a racist and anti-Semite, they sure don’t seem to catch those tendencies of prospective employees during the hiring process,” Fondacaro wrote. “Instead, they have them resign after they’re exposed on social media. It’s especially troubling when the prospective employee had publicly celebrated the deaths of ‘Jewish pigs’ in Jerusalem.”