CNN Suspends Reporter Over Tweet On Refugees

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(ANTIMEDIA) Your tweets can compromise your career, which CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott just learned the hard way. CNN confirmed to Politico that Labott has received a two-week suspension for the following tweet sent out Thursday: “House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish.” Along with her comment, she posted a link to the CNN article discussing the bill. Since it was posted, the tweet has had over 3,000 retweets and close to 5,000 favorites, along with a plethora of comments.

Some responses on the thread support Labott’s stance.

“I couldn’t agree more. Keep fighting,” one individual tweeted.

Another person expressed their disappointment with her suspension. “CNN reporter @eliselabottcnn was suspended for this tweet. Expressing basic morality is impermissible and punishable,” they wrote.

There was also a slew of negative responses:

“U r unamerican if u [sic] think these syrians [sic] are really refugees. Unamerian and stupid,”  read one.

“You were not right. The house [sic] vote was to protect our country!” scolded another.

Hours after Labott’s initial tweet, she tweeted an apology for her “inappropriate and disrespectful” comment.

 

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