By Ryan Parker and Javier Panzar

CNN Reassigns Reporter Who Referred To Harassing Israelis As ‘Scum’

July 18, 2014 4:02 pm Category: McClatchy Tribune News Service, National News, World 5 Comments A+ / A-
CNN Reassigns Reporter Who Referred To Harassing Israelis As ‘Scum’

By Ryan Parker and Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times

A CNN journalist on the Israel-Gaza border who created controversy Thursday when she tweeted that Israelis who could be heard cheering while a presumed rocket was landing in Gaza were “scum” has been reassigned.

Diana Magnay has been moved to Moscow, a CNN spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times in an email Friday.

After a report on Israeli troops moving into Gaza, CNN international correspondent Magnay tweeted, “Israelis on the hill above Sderot as bombs land on Gaza; threatened to ‘destroy our car if I said wrong word’. Scum”

The tweet was deleted a short time later, but people were already attacking Magnay for the comment.

During her report, Magnay described the scene from the border: “It is an astonishing, macabre and awful thing to watch this display of fire in the air.”

Later, CNN and Magnay, in a statement, apologized for the tweet.

“After being threatened and harassed before and during a live shot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter,” a CNN spokeswoman said in an email. “She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew.”

After 10 days of artillery exchanges with Palestinian militants, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered ground troops into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating a conflict that has claimed more than 220 lives, all but one of them Palestinian.

Under cover of darkness, tanks rolled across the northwestern border of the coastal enclave, backed by intense shelling from the air and sea, witnesses said.

AFP Photo / Thomas Coex

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  • libbydbone

    my classmate’s aunt makes $68 every hour on the
    computer . She has been fired for 7 months but last month her paycheck was
    $15495 just working on the computer for a few hours. visit the site C­a­s­h­f­i­g­.­C­O­M­

    • Martin Weiss

      Why aren’t you following her example then, instead of trolling websites like this one ?

  • Martin Weiss

    She should be reassigned to a position in line with her qualifications. Maybe a doorstop or a paperweight.

  • t. finneran

    She seems to mirror CNN’s policy of liberal reporting, so, why is anyone shocked. A better name for reporters today in most of the media should be news fabricators or propaganda agents. Somebody must be paying newspapers to cut their own throats.

  • el duderino

    Have fun in Moscow, slut.

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