Accuracy in Media

CNN suspended global affairs correspondent Elise Labott for two weeks after she tweeted out her disappointment with the House vote on Syrian refugees:

The network has tried to hew to the middle politically, and Labott’s tweet violates an unwritten policy that employees not be “predictably partisan.”

The problem with Labott’s tweet is that the vote to suspend the program that allows Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the United States was passed largely along party lines, by a 289-137 margin, though 47 Democrats did join the GOP, and she clearly sided with Obama who has said he will veto the bill.

Labott apologized via Twitter saying, “Everyone, It was wrong of me to editorialize. My tweet was inappropriate and disrespectful. I sincerely apologize.” 

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