Media Law Prof Blog

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Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, August 11, 2017

CNN and Jeffrey Lord Part Ways Over a Tweet

After commentator Jeffrey Lord sent the words "Sieg Heil!" to a liberal activist who works at Media Matters, CNN ended its association with him. Mr. Lord had been appearing on the network to represent the Trump campaign and subsequently Trump administration views since the late summer of 2015. The tweet was one in a series of exchanges with Angelo Carusone over an ad boycott of Sean Hannity. CNN called the Nazi reference "indefensible." Mr. Lord said the network misunderstood his tweet.

More here from CNN, here from ABC News, and here from Politico.

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