Last Thursday night CNN’s International correspondent Diana Magnay made a HUGE mistake when she decided to call a group of Israeli’s scum. Yep. She called them scum. It happened after she appeared with Wolf Blitzer to discuss the conflict in Israel, where she told Blitzer that “It is an astonishing, macabre and awful thing to watch this display of fire in the air.” But what got her into trouble was a tweet she sent out after her interview. Perhaps there are times when we should excuse reporters for their failings… but this isn’t one of those times. Has Magnay considered that the people living in the town where she was may be under constant threat of attack? Perhaps they worry every day that the rockets fired by Hamas that continually land in their settlement will one day kill their children? Perhaps they’ve lost friends and loved ones to the violent criminals from Hamas who seek out civilians to slaughter whenever possible? CNN should do us all a favor and fire Magnay now.
This is what “unbiased” reporting looks like these days.