CNN has exposed how biased against Arab independence it is. They’ve also exposed how right-wing they really are, despite the oft repeated claim that CNN counts as left-wing media. They have also exposed their clear support for US imperialism. CNN has fired their editor for Middle Eastern affairs, Octavia Nasr. She was fired after she published a Twitter message giving condolences for death of Lebanese cleric Sayyed Fadlallah.
Her Tweet said: “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah…. One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.”
Fadlallah helped create Dawa Party, he also helped create Hezbollah. Fadlallah was an opponent of honour killings, he also advocated a woman’s right to defend herself against domestic abuse. According to the New York Times, “On Sunday, women wept openly on the streets of Shiite south Beirut as word of his death spread.”
This is what Fadallah said to the Daily Telegraph in Britain in 2002: “They have had their land stolen, their families killed, their homes destroyed, and the Israelis are using weapons, such as the F16 aircraft, which are meant only for major wars. There is no other way for the Palestinians to push back those mountains, apart from martyrdom operations.”
CNN has shown it will punish anyone who supports any national movement in the Middle East or makes any criticism of Israel. The fascism that is the right-wing and pro-Israeli lobbies moved into action after she made the statement. Fascists in the media began calling her a “cheerleader for Hezbollah” and a “terrorist sympathizer”.
This is a blatant double standard when it comes to reporting in the Middle East. All criticisms of Israel are censored and replaced with sympathies and cheers for the Zionist state. Whether bombing a defenceless and calling it a “war, or murdering aid activists and calling it an “act of self-defence”, CNN has shown their true fascist nature.