Last week, CNN’s Reza Aslan went on a disgusting Twitter tirade against President Trump following the horrific London terror attacks.
Aslan, who hosts the weekend series “Beliver” has been a vocal critic of the president, and his most recent tweets crossed a line.
Oh the joy when this lying conniving scumbag narcissistic sociopath piece of shit fake president finally gets what's coming to him. https://t.co/iVZGAwCF9P
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) May 10, 2017
This piece of shit https://t.co/p8gLeISpo8
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) May 24, 2017
The words you're looking for are bat, shit, and crazy. https://t.co/X12kN8DW9a
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) May 11, 2017
Well, it seems that following Kathy Griffin’s anti-Trump photoshoot, CNN is implementing a zero-tolerance policy with its employees, and abruptly fired Aslan.
“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,’” the network said in a statement. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best. “
Aslan came under fire earlier this month after using profanity to describe President Donald Trump in the wake of remarks the President made about the terrorist attacks on London. In the tweet, Aslan called Trump “a piece of s—” and expressed dismay at Trump’s use of the tragedy to promote his desire for a so-called “travel ban” on certain kinds of people hailing from specific countries in the Middle East. The author later apologized, saying, “I should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the president’s lack of decorum and sympathy for the victims of London. I apologize for my choice of words.”
“Believer” would have entered a second season if it had been picked up.
“Obviously I am very disappointed in this decision. ‘Believer’ means a great deal to me and to the countless viewers it’s reached. Its message of religious tolerance and exploration is extremely important right now. I am deeply grateful to CNN for giving me the opportunity to launch the show and to amplify my voice on their network. I am especially grateful to the legion of people within the Turner organization who worked so hard to make the show a hit series,” said Aslan, in a prepared statement. ” However, in these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation’s discourse has become complicated, and I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet. Similarly, I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and scholar. And so I agree with CNN that it is best that we part ways. I look forward to partnering with another platform in the future to continue to spread my message. I wish CNN all the best.
Aslan’s disgusting comments are a new low for the former CNN host, and his words have consequences. The anti-Trump vitriol from networks at CNN is so strong that such attacks on our president are considered par-for-the-course among liberals.
After Kathy Griffin’s disgusting photoshoot, advertisers began to flee CNN, so the network likely did not want to lose more advertisers by allowing Aslan to remain on the airwaves. CNN waited nearly a week to reprimand Aslan, which means they either condoned his anti-Trump tirade, or simply did not care.
CNN likely only fired Aslan when they realized their bottom line would be affected, but had there been no financial repercussions they would have never punished their host.
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