CNN REPORTER, DIANA MAGNAY, WAS REMOVED FROM COVERING THE ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN CONFLICT AFTER REFERRING TO A GROUP OF ISRAELIS WHO WERE CHEERING MISSILE STRIKES IN GAZA AS “SCUM”…
CNN correspondent Diana Magnay was promptly removed from covering the conflict that has been going on between the Israelis and the Palestinians when she took to tweeting her anger by calling some Israelis “scum” because of an altercation over her crew’s vehicle. She has been reassigned to Moscow. Her Twitter rant was not only unprofessional, but unwarranted as I see it…
CNN wonders why their ratings are down. Diana Magnay is calling the Israelis scum? Doesn’t she know what caused this strike in the first place a little over two weeks ago? This is in direct retaliation for the three senseless kidnapping and brutal murders of three Israeli teens by Hamas terrorists! Now the Palestinians know the depth of Israel’s grief. I say an eye for an eye.
As for CNN, they need to research the accuracy of the stories they’re spewing on their network before they demonstrate their misguided hate. I see nothing wrong with the Israelis defending themselves against the evil that surrounds their country. Israel has ALWAYS been about peace; it’s the Palestinians who are full of hate and anarchy. I believe God Himself is protecting Israel and guiding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be a forceful leader. He has a lot more balls than Obama who cowers to our enemies and shuns our allies. At least Israel knows Netanyahu protects Israel’s interests and its people.
At their funerals, the Jewish prayer for the dead was recited by the fathers of the three teens–Eyal Yifrah, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, who had dual Israeli / U.S. citizenship with a family in Brooklyn, NY. God rest their souls. At least Netanyahu had the empathy to attend the three funerals of these boys whose lives were senselessly cut short by Hamas terrorists who are hell-bent on annihilating Israel from the face of the earth. It is their senseless hate that states Israel has no right to exist, but God protects His People.
The Internet is ablaze with the deaths of these Palestinian boys, but all you have to do is look a little deeper to know the TRUE reason why this happened. Israel is defending itself, and unfortunately, these are the consequences of war. As always, the lame-stream media won’t report the news correctly. Only idiots listen to the Left-wing media. What’s Right is right and what’s Left is wrong, plain and simple.
Here’s the story from both WND and Daily Mail…
CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she referred to a group of Israelis cheering missile strikes in Gaza as “scum.”
Magnay appeared on CNN Thursday from a hill overlooking the Israel-Gaza border. During her on-air report, Magnay pointed out the trail of rockets that could be seen leaving Israeli positions to take out Hamas.
“It is an astonishing, macabre and awful thing to watch this display of fire in the air,” she told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer who is in Jerusalem.
“I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes,” she noted.
Magnay took to Twitter to express her outrage after the Israelis “threatened to destroy” her crew’s car if the British reporter said something “wrong.” Moments later she deleted the tweet.
“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” the spokeswoman continued. “She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”
The spokeswoman said Magnay has been assigned to Moscow.
The removal of Magnay comes a day after NBC News pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza.
The day before his removal, Mohyeldin reported on the deaths of four Palestinian boys. Mohyeldin tweeted Wednesday about having just played soccer with the children killed on the beach near several hotels where foreign journalists are staying. He covered their parents’ reaction on both Facebook and Instagram.
Mohyeldin’s account was later broadcast on “NBC Nightly News.”
“The attack – and its heartrending aftermath – was witnessed by NBC News. Moments earlier, the boys were playing soccer with journalists on the beach,” Mohyeldin’s report said.
NBC News executives are citing “security concerns” as the reason for his removal. However, the network immediately assigned chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel to Gaza.
One of Mohyeldin’s tweets and Facebook posts were recently deleted, a move that has fueled speculation that his social media use could have been the cause for his removal.
Mohyeldin, an Egyptian-American journalist who is fluent in Arabic, started at NBC News in Washington in 2001 and later worked for Fox News and CNN. He joined Al Jazeera English and became a TV news star covering the 2011 Arab Spring upheaval. That April, he was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people, and a few months later he was hired by NBC News.
More at Daily Mail…
CNN reporter removed from Israel-Gaza after branding Israelis who gathered to watch bombardment ‘scum’ after they threatened her
- Diana Magnay became infuriated by the attitude of Israelis watching invasion of Gaza and tweeted that the crowd had threatened her
- She deleted the post – but it had been retweeted hundreds of times
- CNN says she didn’t mean to offend anyone not involved in the incident
- She has now been assigned to Moscow
CNN’s International correspondent Diana Magnay has been removed from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she branded a group of Israelis ‘scum’ on Thursday.
Magnay had taken to Twitter to express her fury after a group of whooping Israelis watching missile strikes ‘threatened to destroy’ her team’s car if the British reporter used negative language.
Almost as soon as she posted the controversial comment, she deleted it – but not before it was retweeted more than 200 times. CNN said it has now assigned her to Moscow.
Deleted: This tweet from Magnay was quickly deleted from her account – clearly expressing her outrage at the reaction of Israeli bystanders watching the attack on Gaza
A CNN spokeswoman said in a statement to The Huffington Post that Magnay had reacted on Twitter after being threatened and harassed by the group before filming.
‘She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,’ the statement said. ‘She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.’
Earlier, during her live report, the braying Israelis on the hill could be heard as Magnay described the scene from the border overlooking Gaza.
The incident came after Hamas vowed that Israel will ‘pay a high price’ for their ‘foolish’ actions after their military began a ground invasion of Gaza on Thursday evening.
Thousands of troops from the Israel Defense Force backed by tanks launched amphibious, air and ground incursions into the narrow Gaza strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military action in a bid to stop rockets being fired from Gaza.
The assault, which began at 10pm local time, followed a heavy barrage of rockets fired at Tel Aviv by Hamas militants from Gaza who have promised ‘dreadful consequences’ for Israel in the aftermath of the invasion.
Heavy attack: An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip on July 17, 2014 as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza
The IDF’s attack follows a brief humanitarian truce and despite an appeal from Washington, which cautioned against a land assault and for Israel to do more to protect civilian lives.
‘The prime minister and defense minister have instructed the IDF to begin a ground operation tonight in order to hit the terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel,’ the official statement said as military officials announced that an additional 18,000 reservists have been called up to bolster the 48,000 already summoned.
The operation will include ‘infantry, armored corps, engineer corps, artillery and intelligence combined with aerial and naval support’, a statement from the Israeli military added.
The army said the aim of the operation is to protect Israeli lives and crush Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.
The objective was ‘to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continued indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant blow to Hamas’s terror infrastructure’.