CNN Fires Commentator Jeffrey Lord For Tweeting 'Sieg Heil'

CNN Fires Commentator Jeffrey Lord For Tweeting 'Sieg Heil'

It was also apparently something that prompted him to send out the mock Nazi salute in response to a tweet by Media Matters chief Angelo Carusone. "Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network".

Carusone asked, "Why do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you don't take yourself seriously".

Hours after a tweet that referenced a Nazi victory salute turned Twitter on its head, CNN cut ties with one of its most recognizable faces on Thursday. "Not Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany or Communist Russia", he wrote.

Carusone's name was misspelled in the headline, a fact which he pointed out to Lord, who responded with the "Sieg Heil!". Lord, who began at CNN soon after Trump declared his candidacy in June of that year, has been a prime-time regular, appearing on Anderson Cooper's program and others.

Lord may not have realized he had put his cable punditry in jeopardy with that tweet, but a prescient Twitter user did. But in another, very real way, to be able to turn on CNN for one fucking night without having to see Jeffrey Lord clogging up the national discourse with his sycophantic rhetorical farts, it absolutely is.

CNN has fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic.

On July 18, New York Times columnist and frequent CNN guest Charles Blow said the panel was not going to talk about "what that Breitbart crowd is, and that it is basically Neo-Nazism and the like".

In a post at the far right wing website The American Spectator, Lord attacked Carusone and Media Matters, a liberal media watchdog organization.

"They run around bullying people, bullying advertisers to take people off the air", he added. People who support President Trump provide "an important point of view", said Zucker.

Lord has been a prominent supporter of Trump on CNN for months.

Lord didn't readily comment about how CNN informed him of his firing.

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