CNN Fires Pro-Trump Commentator Jeffrey Lord for Nazi Reference, Not His History of Inflammatory Comments

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CNN Fires Pro-Trump Commentator Jeffrey Lord for Nazi Reference, Not His History of Inflammatory Comments

CNN fires pro-Trump commentator Jeffrey Lord for a Nazi reference — “Sieg Heil,” not his long history of making racist and other inflammatory comments.

Lord attacked Media Matters and its president Angelo Carusone in a post that appeared on the far right-wing website The American Spectator. He wrote, “Media Matters Fascists, the anti-free speech bigots who, in typical fascist style, make it their mission to shut down speech they don’t like…”

Carusone responded to Lord’s tweet: “Hey Jeff. Article is bullshit and filled with lies. Soros gave us one donation one time…in 2010.”

The Twitter spat ended on Thursday with this tweet:

CNN said statement: “Nazi salutes are indefensible. Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”

Well, that was just too much for CNN, I supposed. Never mind all the other inflammatory things Lord has said in the past, including his comment that Donald Trump is the Martin Luther King Jr. of health care. Still, I’m glad both he and Kayleigh McEnany are gone.

Media Matters wasted no time celebrating:

Well, Twitter went wild: