I have to admit I am not quite sure about how I feel concerning Fadlallah's death. And in continuation to a post I wrote this morning about the fuss that some political sides made about Octavia Nasr's tweet (message on twitter) mourning Fadlallah's death, I have to regretfully share with you that Octavia Nasr will no longer be with CNN, after being with them for 20 years.
Because apparently her position as senior editor for middle eastern affairs had been "compromised"
Yes, a fate of a news reporter has been decided based on a tweet, a message or a text that is less than 140 characters. Even though Octavia explained the reasons behind her tweet and elaborated more on Fadlallah and how she respects "certain" aspects of what he did but definitely not a supporter, apparently the deed was done, and she was not forgiven.
I am truly sad, and shocked to see someone as competent as Octavia, leave a job she loves after she had put so much in it, after building a name for herself.. all because of a tweet.
This is harsh.. truly harsh.. Octavia, I am really sorry to hear something this outrageous happen with you. But I am more sorry to see CNN succumb to the pressure, one small mistake, one tweet and this is what happens? I've seen journalists and news anchors make MUCH bigger mistakes as Jillian C. York ponders here, how come they still have their jobs?
This is definitely a world full of prejudice and hatred... this is truly a sad and disappointing day.
ما بيوقع إلا الشاطر. You shall emerge strong again. You got us all Lebanese twittersphere behind you. #justsayin. We love you.