CNN Fires Host Who Called Trump A "Piece Of Shit"

Tyler Durden's picture

It's going from bad to worse for "unbiased" CNN staffers who just happen to have a vendetta with the president.

Last week, after the latest London terrorist attack, in response to a Trump tweet suggesting that the terrorist attack is confirmation of the need for Trump's "travel ban", CNN host Reza Aslan flipped out, and slammed the president on Twitter, saying in a since deleted tweet, "This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He's an embarrassment to humankind."

Less than a week later, Aslan was fired by CNN, which according to Variety, no longer believes in “Believer,” the non-fiction series it launched earlier this year with Reza Aslan, the Iranian-American author and religious scholar. “Believer” would have entered a second season if it had been picked up.

“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. “

After Aslan's Saturday outburst, the host 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” but that appears to not have been enough for CNN, whose credibility suffered one of its worst weeks in history, after it was forced to retract a recent report on James Comey's testimony - based on "anonymous source" - which was quickly exposed as being "fake news" by Comey himself.

“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 termination comes shortly after CNN also parted ways with another of its hosts, Kathy Griffin. CNN said it said Griffin would no longer be part of CNN's annual New Year’s Eve broadcast, a day after pictures surfaced on social media of Griffin holding a bloody head resembling President Trump.

And some Friday humor: in January, CNN conducted an internal brand survey, eager to find out whether remarks made by Trump suggesting CNN offered“fake news” had any sort of lasting impact on prospective viewers. “There has been no diminution whatsoever in the CNN brand,” Zucker said to reporters in February. “It’s as strong as it’s ever been. It’s incredibly trusted and we see no impact whatsoever in all of those attacks on the CNN brand.”

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Raffie's picture

CNN back peddling? LOL....

They trying to save face.

jcaz's picture

Buh-bye, Hadji....

JLee2027's picture

Tards are finally learning that words and actions have this thing called "consequences" and it applies to them as well.

Richard Chesler's picture

Maybe the fucker can put on a new show with Kathy Griffith.

 

Pladizow's picture

Fuck that muslim apologist!

ThirdWorldNut's picture

Imagine the hypocrisy - the guy says it is Trump who failed to show respect to London terror attack victims! Trump!! And not those who actually tried to be-head random innocent civilians in the name of religion!

auricle's picture

They fired him for the wrong reason, hate speech. He should have been fired for being unprofessional and unhinged.

knukles's picture

Pot calling kettle black

johngaltfla's picture

Trump has to be walking around the White House with a boner all day after this week:

1. Democrats look like idiots on the hill

2. #FakeStream media issues numerous "corrections" and "retractions" for their fake news stories

3. Comey proves he's a Democrat dick sucker willing to lie to obtain and keep power

4. This asswipe gets fired by the Caliphate News Network.

CuttingEdge's picture

I'll let Freddie tell it as it is...

 

Another cunt bites the dust

Another cunt bites the dust

And another one gone, and another one gone

Another cunt bites the dust

Hey, I'm gonna get you to

Another cunt bites the dust

nmewn's picture

5. So did Kathy "Jihad" Griffin. 

He needs to keep an eye on his blood pressure tho, because of the sheer bigliness of it, very yuuuge  ;-)

JamesBond's picture

I'm a self described bullshitter
Pay me money

The_Juggernaut's picture

"countless viewers it's reached "
Lmao! I think we can all count to five.

AVmaster's picture

That's right leftards, the whole left/right paradigm is swinging against you now and ur trapped in a chinese finger trap: if you fight against the wave ur gonna get your ass handed to ya...

Comey is another example of fighting forces you can't win...

 

The... End...

nmewn's picture

My personal favorite..."No ism's! We can't discuss any ism's! Ism's iz tuuu hardz"...lmao!

overbet's picture

Did my part. Someone on ZH posted a link to CNN complaints after this happened. I submitted a complaint letting them know my household will never watch a news station that gives a hate platform for a non US born person to insult our country and president. (not that id ever have them on anyway).

el buitre's picture

I don't think CNN cares what their viewership is or thinks (or doesn't think),  at least in regard to their profitability.  I have heard that most of their ads are from Big Pharma, and it will continue to support them regardless of the ineffectiveness of their ads, for political control, because if the real truth ever came out about the real crimes of Big Pharma, their wouldn't be enough lamp post on the streets of this country to throw a rope around.

new game's picture

with licensed legal agents pushing their product-Dr.s. amen. criminal...

UselessEater's picture

It is a complete circle... the tribe makes money in many ways (central banks, slavery, MIC, porn, hollywood, education, medicine....too long to list; go check the rockefellers and other psycho foundation activities) then, those chosenites who "take one for the team" get the ad revenues and off budget dosh from the rest of the circle. (that's why the reece commission was given the short shift and for example the oracle of Omaha makes up a story about all his dosh going to good works in a chosenites foundation and not to his own family - the oracle owes the devil.)

It's a big club and you ain't in it.

N0TME's picture

Profitablity, what profitablity?

I think that ship has sailed 

Secret Weapon's picture

Anyone have an idea how we can get CNN banned from all airports for hate speech and fake news?

Ajax-1's picture

I have wondered as well. Go to your nearest public airport offender with some like minded friends, make some signs and protest the CNN propaganda.

barysenter's picture

When firing it is best to do it for the most solid, legally defensible reason. Unstable criminals like Clinton and Comey take it very personal, and there is no shortage of desperate bottom feeding lawyers who know the right bottom feeding judges to bribe or blackmail.

http://www.wect.com/story/33447317/former-nc-superior-court-judge-senten...

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-aguinaga-bribery-sentence-20...

CheapBastard's picture

<<Jones was caught on camera wearing his judicial robe and making the exchange for the orange jump suit on the steps of the Wayne County Courthouse.>>

 

That's swift and severe justice.

SWRichmond's picture

“We wish Reza and his production team all the best. “

I wish Reza and his production team of believers an encounter with Vlad The Impaler.

jaxville's picture

Vlad the Impaler is just as important as Charles Martel in having saved the West from Satanism, AKA Islam. 

el buitre's picture

I have read that Prince Charles is obsessed with his royal antecedent, Vlad the Impaler, had been hanging out in Romania, and bought Vlad's old castle.  As for his Dad, Prince Phillip, he has proclaimed publicly that he wants to be reincarnated as a deadly human virus.  I hope the Romanians safeguard their children when Charles is in town.  Perhaps Charles and the Pedo-esta brothers might decided to party. Do they have pizza with hotdogs in Transylvania?  They would make a great threesome now that Charles' favorite man crush, Jimmy Saville, is burning in hell.  What is it about this royal DNA that entitles them by heredity to own a sixth of planet's land?

onewayticket2's picture

"They fired him for the wrong reason, hate speech"

 

they did NOT fire him for eating HUMAN BRAIN.  

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4296404/CNN-presenter-Reza-Aslan...

el buitre's picture

We knew he ate what passes for the brains of CNN viewers, at least figuratively, but who knew he did literally?  Wondered if his meal cadavers watched CNN.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

They fired him for being unprofessional and a dickhead.  They may have said it was hate speech, but everyone knows, it was for being a dickhead.

Yog Soggoth's picture

If I owned a news organization I would have fired him for eating human brains on camera in India?!! (1) He got some cannibal human poo flung at him. (2) Health hazard to the other workers and the insurance companies will not cover it. (3) That is only three obvious strikes. What in the heck are these goofballs thinking? Oh yeah, we have to attack Russia somehow. I almost forgot.

divingengineer's picture

And a shit eating cannibal.

virgule's picture

Religious scholar: "This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment"

LOL

SWRichmond's picture

The tolerant religion of peace.

We get these glimpses of reality occasionally.

CheapBastard's picture

There's ONE BIG THING 92% of Democrat and Republican Americans agree on and that is islamic terrorism is a big THREAT and that muslims should be strictly vetted and extremists should NOT be allowed into America. This guy and many at CNN just do not get the message.

 

Simply watch various yootoobers and newtwork hosts interview people on the street whether in radical lat wing Austin texas or the Bronx and ALL of them say the above. The funny thing is ALL of the people agreed that CNN is Fake News, even the far left wingers in Austin! I had to laugh when i saw some of these tattooed libtards quoting Alex Jones instead of Chuck Toddster or eye lash batter Anderson Cooper.

 

 

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Exactly, mass murder in the name of religion is the ultimate in religious intolerance.

Reichstag Fire Dept.'s picture

Yes, that's because Reza on the "Terrorism is the new normal" narrative.

Croesus's picture

Leave it to Trump, to cause 2 firings at CNN, by doing absolutely nothing...

"Give them a long enough rope..."

CNN can forget about their credibility; what little they did have, is long gone. Even the Libtards I know (college prof's) aren't even watching it anymore.

OT:

Petition to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Seth Rich murder: @ 56k/100k sig's needed:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-inv...

Please copy/repost elsewhere!

HalinCA's picture

Done and done.

 

Thanks for the link.

BZ Mr. Croesus

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Robert Trip's picture

Do I have to oil my body and wear a G-String or is this a different gig?

knukles's picture

This is the one where you wear a short skirt and oil the top of your shaved head.  No, don't ask me.  I don't, nor do I want to know.

Mr Hankey's picture

Spammer getting more uvs than you guys...so.sad. .

divingengineer's picture

Yeah, three upvotes pretty much proves he's legit.
You totally got us on that one.

Ya fuckin lousy bum.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Leave it to the two Californians. You guys must have nice places to not move to the next State. More power to you. Piss em' off good!

divingengineer's picture

Lot more than two.
Why don't they make the shitbags leave instead?
It's ok, we'll just price them out.

TwelveOhOne's picture

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UselessEater's picture

or a few trillion to friends by providing a central bank...easy