CNN dismisses Lord over sar­cas­tic tweet

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Vic­tor Mor­ton

CNN sev­ered ties Thurs­day with per­haps its best-known Pres­i­dent Trump de­fender over his sar­cas­tic use of a Nazi slo­gan at a lib­eral ac­tivist.

Jef­frey Lord, a his­to­rian and Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor colum­nist, had said “Sieg Heil!” dur­ing a heated Twit­ter dis­cus­sion, al­ready thick with fas­cism and Nazi ac­cu­sa­tions, at An­gelo Caru­sone,

pres­i­dent of the left-wing press watch­dog Me­dia Mat­ters for Amer­ica.

That was too much for CNN. “Nazi salutes are in­de­fen­si­ble,” CNN said in a state­ment. “Jef­frey Lord is no longer with the net­work.”

Me­dia Mat­ters for Amer­ica had of­ten called on CNN to dis­miss Mr. Lord. The group quickly spiked the foot­ball Thurs­day af­ter­noon, lead­ing its home­page with a styl­ized im­age of Mr. Lord and a CNN back­ground ac­com­pa­nied by the word “Bye.”

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