IS MARC LAMONT HILL FIRED OR ISN’T HE?

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:

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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.

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