Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sisters are doing it for themselves!

First it was Helen Thomas who got kicked for her views from Hearst Media, and now CNN is firing Octavia Nasr over her tweet: ‘Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.. One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot…’ Apparently both women tried to appologize explaining their motives for their declarations. They should have stuck with the original statements.
Anyhow, CNN is saying that "We believe that her credibility in her position as senior editor for Middle Eastern affairs has been compromised going forward." which brings me back to Glenn Grenwald's magnificent article in Salon on Christiane Amanpour: That phrase -- "pro-Israel bias" -- is a virtual oxymoron in such circles, because the "pro-Israel" position is the default position that is deemed "objective."
Yes, if you're pro-Israeli, anti-Palestinian, etc, then you're credible, but if you praise a cleric who frankly was avant-guard such as Fadlallah, then your position is compromised.
You go girls!
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