CNN reassigns reporter after ‘scum’ tweet

CNN pulls reporter Diana Magnay out of the Middle East after she referred to a group of Israelis, who had allegedly threatened her while reporting on Gaza, as “scum” in a tweet.

Magnay was reporting live on the air as a group watched the Israeli bombardment of Gaza around her. After the report was over, she wrote on Twitter: “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong.’ Scum.”

CNN says in a statement that Magnay was referring specifically to those who threatened her. CNN says the network and Magnay are sorry if anyone was offended, adding that the reporter has been reassigned to Moscow.

— AP

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