CNN finally canned the producer who tweeted #TeamHitler
In 2014, Idris Mukhtar Ibrahim tweeted #teamHitler. In 2015, far-left CNN hired Ibrahim as a freelance producer. CNN finally cut ties with him this week.
More proof that the media, and more specifically CNN, are beyond breaking.
“I switched to the Germany team after finding out that Messi supports Israel #teamHitler,” Ibrahim tweeted during the World Cup in July 2014. He was referring to one of Argentina’s star footballers who had previously visited Israel.
Less than a week later, he tweeted his support for the Islamist terror group Hamas. “Hamas is the liberated modern day[o]m fighters they def[e]find their land, yes, they have the right to armed struggle.
For seven years, this guy did business with CNN before the pro-Israel media group Honest Reporting published his tweets ten days ago.
“California-educated Kenyan native Idris Muktar Ibrahim has worked for CNN since 2015,” Honest Reporting wrote, “reporting on critical events in Africa, including President Barack Obama’s visit to the region.[.]”
“Earlier this year,” the site reports, “after graduating from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, [CNN’s] international desk hired him as a producer.
Honest Reporting continues, “Ibrahim’s name appeared in several lines on CNN.com, including one above, a Nov. 13 article about Israel’s new coalition.[.]”
“Yet Ibrahim’s deep hatred of the Jewish state calls into question his ability to report impartially on the Arab-Israeli conflict,” the site wrote before posting screenshots of the offensive tweets.
Finally, CNN severed ties with Ibrahim and issued a statement to Fox News: “Idris was employed as a freelancer by CNN. We were unaware of these tweets, which were posted before we began working with him,” a CNN spokesperson said. “We have informed him that we will not be working with him in the future.”
According to New York PostIbrahim worked closely with — surprise, surprise — Jim Acosta.
CNN’s hatred of Israel is no secret.
For his part, Ibrahim apologized…
“In 2014, I wrote ignorant and hurtful tweets. I regret doing so and unreservedly apologize for the pain my words have caused, especially to the Jewish community,” he said. wrote, “They were offensive and I have to take responsibility for that. I was young, new to social media and blurted out.
You know what? I accept his apologies. He’s a young man, and young people talk nonsense. Why? Well, because they’re stupid, and because it’s natural to push boundaries by learning the limits of society. The problem is that in the age of social media, these stupid things go on forever. I thank God for all the time social media wasn’t around when I was in high school and college age. Why? Because I was an idiot. We should accept an apology. We should offer second, third and fourth chances, and I hope Ibrahim is sincere and I hope he gets those chances. But there is CNN…
Are we supposed to believe that a billion dollar company doesn’t vet its new hires and go back a single year in social media accounts? It wasn’t 2004. It was 2015.
Go on. CNN knew exactly who it was hiring. Is it difficult to search for HITLER on someone’s Twitter account?
If you want to pretend, if you mean CNN didn’t know about those tweets, then remember who CNN hired. CNN did not hire Ibrahim (who hopefully has matured over the past decade) last week. They hired Ibrahim 2015, who wrote these tweets.
What a vile organization.
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