CNN Employee Resigns Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

The Daily Caller | 7/25/2019 | Staff
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A CNN photo editor resigned Thursday after anti-Semitic tweets surfaced from 2011, CNN told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Mohammed Elshamy, a photo editor for CNN, was hired by the news outlet in 2019, according to an announcement on his Twitter. Elshamy was found to have anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-police tweets from 2011 on his official Twitter account. The tweets included messages that called for people to be murdered and others referring to Jewish people as “pigs.”

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CNN accepted the resignation of a photo editor who joined the news outlet earlier this year, according to a statement given to the DCNF by Matt Dornic, Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnerships, Thursday evening.

“The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after anti-Semitic statements he’d made in 2011 came to light,” the statement read. “CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.”

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Elshamy had tweets which referred to both Jewish people and police as “pigs” as well as comments that were anti-Israel.

One tweet read that Elshamy...
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