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In one of the most bizarre sequences I’ve seen of late, a CNN contributor, Adeel Raja, responded to tensions between Israel and Hamas by tweeting Sunday that the world needs another Adolf Hitler.
It was later discovered that Raja, a blue-check who has published over 54 articles for CNN, has a long history of publicly sharing his admiration for the dictator who fantasized about world domination.
.@adeelraja, got a screenshot. Sickening. pic.twitter.com/fx9CmsnDGz
— Mike Brest (@MikeBrestDC) May 16, 2021
At first, CNN’s PR crew said they had never heard of Raja. Hours later, they fired him.
“In light of these abhorrent statements, he will not be working with CNN again in any capacity,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic told the Washington Examiner.
As I wrote Sunday, it is not my place to call for Raja’s or anyone else’s job. And while I abhor digging up old tweets to destroy a person at the height of his or her career, that’s not what happened here. Raja tweeted, “the world today needs a Hitler” yesterday. The old tweets just solidified that he wasn’t hacked but has long supported Hitler, who I believe is the most evil high-profile person in history.
Raja’s tweet, now deleted, was inexcusable.
Here are some others Raja sent out and that were still posted as of Sunday night:
CNN contributor Adeel Raja had a long history of supporting Hitler
He has been on CNN’s payroll since August of 2013 pic.twitter.com/o6O2PGhiCk
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) May 16, 2021
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Usually those employees get a big raise at hate spewing fake news shistain CNN
Being that he’s with CNN I figured he meant Trump.
Of course CNN lied that they didn’t know the guy, we can’t let them off the hook for that lie.
Bet he keeps his blue check mark.
Very good point. I wonder if Mr. Burack could inquire with Twitter as to whether actively calling for genocidal extermination constitutes a violation of Twitter’s terms of service.
Another interesting question for Twitter might be whether deleting a tweet gives the poster a free license for any means of expression. For example, if I habitually threw the n-word around at high profile accounts, then deleted the insults within a half hour, would Twitter allow me to repeat that behavior forever?
I’m surprised he wasn’t terminated from those other tweets and especially considering that his boss Jeff Zucker is Jewish.
The hypocrisy of Twitter where its acceptable to post hateful things, but if you post facts pertaining to Covid thats goes against the liberals narrative can get you banned.
He`ll be picked up by MSNBC next week.
“We don’t know the man except the part where we hired him…”
I guess CNN does have a line.