CNN Photo Editor Fired Over Disgusting Anti-Semitic Tweets

Rachel S

Racist. Homophobic. Islamophobic. Sexist. Bigoted. White supremacist.

If it’s a type of discrimination, CNN has probably accused Donald Trump of it. But, as recently surfaced tweets from a former employee suggest, they’re not so reliable when it comes to holding their own employees to the same standards.

After doing some digging, political strategist Arthur Schwartz found some absolutely vile tweets posted by former photo editor for CNN, Mohammed Elshamy.

Now, as a rule, I personally feel kind of icky about digging up ancient posts on the web in order to make someone look bad. What I DON’T feel icky about is employers doing due research into potential employees before hiring them and having direct, frank, and honest discussions about possible red flags to determine whether these past attitudes still influence an individual in the present day.

But, based on their statement, I don’t think CNN did that:

“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,” CNN said in a statement to Fox News. “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.”

Seems to me they either couldn’t be bothered to perform due diligence in the hiring process, or they did and just didn’t care. They both seem in keeping with what we’ve come to expect from CNN.

Oh, by the way, Elshamy has said nothing on the matter along the lines of “sorry, my b.” Or anything at all. He’s just made his account private. Classic.

Listen to "Mock and Daisy's Common Sense Cast" on Spreaker. A lot of common sense, no bull sense. Get Mock and Daisy’s UNIQUE take on the world, from the dinner table to the swamp on the new Mock and Daisy Common Sense Cast. Listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeart or your favorite podcast app!