It seems that the Twitter career cemetery has substantially begun to fill up. After 20 years on the job with CNN, Octavia Nasr, senior editor, has gotten her walking papers for making an inappropriate Twitter response.
“It wouldn’t be so bad if she hadn’t headed up our Middle East Affairs department,” said CNN’s spokesperson.
Ms. Nasr tweeted, “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, one of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.” The public statement of mourning came after Fadlallah’s (alleged terrorist) death.
The Vice-President of CNN, Parisa Khosravi, stated that she compromised her credibility, along with the popular news programme and its affiliates.
Nasr is not the first to lose their job by committing “Twitter Suicide.”
Stuart MacLennan, an up and coming labour candidate, lost his coveted political career after calling elderly people “coffin dodgers,” along with other colourful adjectives.
For those with jobs in the public eye, should they not have the same privilege to voice their opinions as other people may?
The popular excuse seems to be that these posts were taken out of context; these statements so far, have not saved their careers.
Perhaps the next new wave of recruits will finally realise that these networking site posts are not private messages, but online graffiti fodder for the world to see and judge.
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