CNN Fires Trump Supporter Jeffrey Lord

Elias Hubbard
August 11, 2017

On Thursday, Candy Woodall of PennLive.com was by Jeffrey Lord's side during the aftermath of his dismissal as a CNN commentator for tweeting the Nazi salute "Sieg Heil" at Media Matters President Angelo Carusone.

Lefty political commentators responded mostly with the idea that CNN ought to have fired Lord long ago and that the network had already revealed itself to have no standards for Trump defenders.

Lord, a columnist for The American Spectator, has been harshly critical of the activist he tweeted at, Angelo Carusone, and the liberal group of which Carusone is president, Media Matters for America.

Earlier this week the two men got into another entanglement on Twitter, specifically over Media Matters' past financial support from George Soros.

Lord had been one of CNN's best-known commentators.

Carusone told Lord that one of his columns was "full of lies" and said "Soros gave us one donation one time.in 2010". Lord called Media Matters a "fascist" group after it launched a campaign for advertisers to stop supporting Sean Hannity, of Fox News, and claimed that it was trying to suppress free speech.

In a telephone interview with CNN, Mr Lord said, "I think these people are very unsafe", referring to Media Matters. "The idea that people who use Nazi fascist tactics should be left alone to fly their trade is unacceptable".

Mr Lord later defended his tweet, saying he was mocking Nazis and fascists and refused to backtrack his comment.

"I mocked this guy".

"I love CNN, but I feel they are caving to bullies here", he also told the network.

Jason Miller is now the only pro-Trump figure remaining at CNN, which has yet to announce whether it will replace McEnaney and/or Lord with new pro-Trump voices. CNN now has about a dozen Republican commentators who tend to support the president's views, along with other Republicans who are critical of the president.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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