Monday, July 12, 2010

A Little Insight Into Why CNN Fired Octavia Nasr

You might have heard in passing about Octavia Nasr, CNN's senior Middle East editor, recently being fired.  Here's a typical story on the subject.  But until this morning I didn't understand 'why' she was fired.  Superficially we were being told it was because she had praised some old Hezbollah guy in a Tweet she sent out.  But who was he and why was she fired for this?  This I did not understand.  Until this morning.

I listened to this podcast (beginning at 25:30) of John Batchelor's Show.  Then I followed up by reading the blog post written by Lee Smith, who is the one interviewed by Batchelor.  From both, but especially the podcast, you will gain a lot of insight into how incredibly corrupt & biased the American news media has become over Middle Eastern affairs.

No comments: