CNN’s international anchor Christiane Amanpour apologizes to Leo Dee, the Israeli-British rabbi whose wife and two daughters were killed last month in a terror shooting on a West Bank road.
Amanpour apologizes on air for saying that Dee’s family members were killed in a shootout, instead of in a shooting attack.
“On April 10, I mentioned the murders of an Israeli family: Lucy, Maia, and Rina Dee, Rabbi Leo Dee’s wife and daughters,” says Amanpour.
“I erred when I mentioned that they were slain in a ‘shootout’ rather than a ‘shooting.’ I have written to him to express our regret and let Rabbi Leo Dee know that we are sorry for any additional suffering we may have given him.”
Speaking to Channel 12, Dee says he does not accept Amanpour’s apology.
SUCCESS: Following our campaign for a public apology, @CNN’s @amanpour says live on air: “I have written to Rabbi Leo Dee to apologize and make sure that he knows that we apologize for any further pain that may have caused him.”
— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) May 22, 2023
Dee had reportedly threatened to sue CNN for creating a “moral equivalence between the victim and the terrorist.”