Earlier today, I, and others, blogged about Temple University professor and CNN regular contributor marc lamont hill as an Israel-hating, anti-Semite.
This afternoon we have this, from Samuel Chamberlain and Brian Flood’s article at Fox News:
CNN announced Thursday that it had fired commentator Marc Lamont Hill after he gave a speech at the United Nations in which he used language critics describe as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel.
“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a spokesperson for the cable network told Fox News.
Except, here is what we have about hill’s firing from the cnn.com website:
That’s right. Nothing. As of 4:45 Eastern time I cannot find any mention of his being fired.
Do you find it as odd as I do that CNN would make a public announcement of hill’s firing, but not mention it on the network’s own website?
I think I’ll wait to find out whether he is or is not still there. And while I do, I’ll be wondering about how long CNN must – must – have known about hill’s attitudes toward Israel and Jews, but kept him on anyway until they became more public knowledge.
I will also be wondering how Wolf Blitzer, a 17 year veteran of The Jewish Press before joining CNN in 1990, felt about hill’s regular presence on the network. Maybe he’d like to say a word or two about it tonight.