When a 140 Character Tweet Cause You To Lose Your Job- @OctaviaNasrCNN

8 Jul, 2010

Octavia Nassar CNN’s Sr. Editor of Mideast Affairs Tweeted few days ago about the passing of Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah who is considered one of the most important Lebanon’s Shia Muslim leader. She Tweeted:

“Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.”

She deleted her Tweet and later on, she went to CNN blog to explain her Tweet by saying:

“Reaction to my tweet was immediate, overwhelming and a provides a good lesson on why 140 characters should not be used to comment on controversial or sensitive issues, especially those dealing with the Middle East.”

Here full blog post is here as we are not concerned with politics .

However that tweet has caused her 20 years long job with CNN as NY TIMES and mediaite reported . It also seems many of her fans over Twitter are angry as some of them setup a tweetbon in support of her. However some other tweets seems from Israeli sympathizers being supportive to CNN’s decision.

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  1. Fatin  |  July 8th, 2010 at 2:54 PM #

    4 or 7 characters can put a person jail ! that ‘s why we should know what are we saying or writing , we persons in social media or any media !
    A word can save a person a kill him ! that ‘s why some are learning the science of words !
    Read in the holly Coraan , the almighty god asked us to say something useful or keep quite , that ‘ll be better !
    Thanks Gaith for the rich topics that we enjoyed reading that weekend :)

  2. demon  |  July 8th, 2010 at 5:33 PM #

    lose not loss

  3. Michael Bee  |  July 9th, 2010 at 4:20 AM #

    Sadly, both the US Congress and the US newsrooms are Israeli occupied territory. It used to be that you couldn’t criticize Israel with out being fired, but now you can’t even speak a friendly word about a Muslim or Arab critic of Israel without the Pharisees calling for crucifixion.

    Americans when will you learn, you are the servant of Israel.

  4. Asher Bengio  |  July 9th, 2010 at 12:39 PM #

    To M.H.Fadlallah’s and Octavia Nassar supporters.
    Muslims suicide bombers killing muslims in Irak are terrorists? May be that according with your faith, only the sunni bombers are terrorits, or the Shiite?
    When a person has been brainwashed to lose all his sensitivity to human suffering, he is a terrorist: sunni, shiite, israeli, american, european, etc…
    Proof is that shiites began targeting jews and U.S. personel, and finally this madness was extended to their own brothers.
    When you lose your soul and sensitivity, you are a killer (a terrorist), there are no more any humans, any one contradicting you, shld be destroyed without pity, and you are empty of any good feeling, even for yr own brothers.

    When you praise someone who encourages this madness, you are praising madness and teaching your society that this madness is acceptable, even good. Be frank, if any of your beloved ones wld have been a victim of Sept.11th, or of a suicide attack, wld you be praising the people who brainwashed these terrorists? Any nation that desagrees with such acts, shld do its best to prevent them, and the freedom to speak stops when your words may finally kill.

    You may think that these killers are freedom fighters. May be, in your opinion, but they are still, and above all, killers that will kill you if you happen to be in their path, because your life, any life, has no value at all, when they fight for their “freedom”.

    You may also think that U.S. troops in Irak and israelis are also terrorists. You may think anything that will pass through your mind, but have still to prove that these terrorists are killers like your own, that they are being brainwashed, in their temples, at school, in the street, in their media, to destroy without pity their ennemies, that they are also killing their own brothers and have lost all sensitivity to human suffering. I’m not saying that they are all angels, but you will not find this kind of fanatic killing enthusiasm.

    US congress may be israeli occupied territory as some of you say, but madness mind occupation is still a worse situation, and if you praise a killer teacher, for the time being, your mind has been brainwashed and occupied by hate. You will end up killing you own brothers. The firing of Octavia Nassar may help you to reconsider the situation and put some goodness into your heart.

  5. Nicola  |  July 9th, 2010 at 4:43 PM #

    Asher you are a CIA Musad guy whose profession is lieing all your argument has no sense and is twisting the facts and realities:

    - It is freedome of speech to Draw the prophet but to say anything against Israel it is hate and terrorism. but not hate to humiliate the Prophet of 2 billion Muslims.

    - the 2million people including 1 million children who US gov. killed in Iraq is an experision of Love to Muslims or maybe they are all terrorist that needs to be killed!
    - Killing 10s of thousands people in Palestine is self deference.
    - controlling the lives of 100s of millions of Muslims via proxy CIA dictator run governments is to protect freedom

    - Octavia has been the mouth of Zionist for 20 years, i wonder what made her tweet this?
    - not defending fadllah, but do you eat FREEDOME FRIES?

  6. Jweish Muslim  |  July 9th, 2010 at 4:52 PM #

    I am a Jew who converted to Islam, Islam treats Muslims and non Muslims the same.

    But the religion I was born with is racist here is why: S0 I ask all Jews to follow Islam and worship one God:

    Jewish Racism towards Non-Jews as expressed in the Talmud:

    “The modern Jew is the product of the Talmud…”

    – “Babylonian Talmud”, published by the Boston Talmud Society, p. XII

    The Jews refer to the remainder of Earths inhabitants, the non-Jewish peoples, as “Gentiles”, “Goyim”.

    Let’s see what the Jewish Talmud teaches the Jews concerning the non-Jewish majority, i.e. those who are not part of Jahve’s “Chosen People”:

    “The Jews are called human beings, but the non-Jews are not humans. They are beasts.”

    – Talmud: Baba mezia, 114b

    “The Akum (non-Jew) is like a dog. Yes, the scripture teaches to honor the the dog more than the non-Jew.”

    – Ereget Raschi Erod. 22 30

    “Even though God created the non-Jew they are still animals in human form. It is not becoming for a Jew to be served by an animal. Therfore he will be served by animals in human form.”

    – Midrasch Talpioth, p. 255, Warsaw 1855

    “A pregnant non-Jew is no better than a pregnant animal.”

    – Coschen hamischpat 405

    “The souls of non-Jews come from impure sprits and are called pigs.”

    – Jalkut Rubeni gadol 12b

    “Although the non-Jew has the same body structure as the Jew, they compare with the Jew like a monkey to a human.”

    – Schene luchoth haberith, p. 250 b

    “If you eat with a Gentile, it is the same as eating with a dog.”

    – Tosapoth, Jebamoth 94b

    “If a Jew has a non-Jewish servant or maid who dies, one should not express sympathy to the Jew. You should tell the Jew: “God will replace ‘your loss’, just as if one of his oxen or asses had died”.”

    – Jore dea 377, 1

    “Sexual intercourse between Gentiles is like intercourse between animals.”

    – Talmud Sanhedrin 74b

    “It is permitted to take the body and the life of a Gentile.”

    – Sepher ikkarim III c 25

    “It is the law to kill anyone who denies the Torah. The Christians belong to the denying ones of the Torah.”

    – Coschen hamischpat 425 Hagah 425. 5

    “A heretic Gentile you may kill outright with your own hands.”

    – Talmud, Abodah Zara, 4b

    “Every Jew, who spills the blood of the godless (non-Jews), is doing the same as making a sacrifice to God.”

    – Talmud: Bammidber raba c 21 & Jalkut 772

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