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Octavia Nasr to Leave CNN

CNN’s Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs Octavia Nasr will be leaving the network after she tweeted that she “respected” fallen Hezbollah leader Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah. Mediaite quoted an internal memo that says Nasr’s “credibility in her position… has been compromised.” Nasr’s tweet caused a firestorm, and she was criticized for praising someone who has been considered terrorist. Nasr later said in a CNN blog post that she should not have phrased the comment the way she did, but she did not apologize. Nasr has been with CNN for 20 years.

July 7, 2010 5:35 PM