Thursday, August 10, 2017

CNN fires pro-Trump commentator Jeffrey Lord for tweeting a Nazi salute

CNN has fired contributor Jeffrey Lord after the commentator tweeted a Nazi salute, the cable news channel said on Thursday.
"Nazi salutes are indefensible," a CNN spokesperson said in an email statement. "Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network."
Lord, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, made the remarks during an online spat with Angelo Carusone, the president of the liberal media watchdog Media Matters.
Lord had written a column for the conservative blog the American Spectator accusing Carusone and Media Matters of being "fascists" because of the organization's efforts to get advertisers off Fox News program hosted by Sean Hannity.
Carusone tweeted that his last name was misspelled in the headline, to which Lord responded: "Sieg Heil!"
Jeffrey Lord tweeted a Nazi salute at the president of the liberal media watchdog Media Matters on Thursday. Source: Screenshot/Twitter
In a series of tweets following the use of the Nazi salute, Lord said he was "mocking Nazis and fascists" with the Nazi salute. He also repeatedly accused his critics of being fascists, or of supporting fascists.

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