CNNs seniorkorrespondent for Midtøsten, Octavia Nasr, har sagt opp etter 20 år pga en tweet der hun roste Hizbollahs åndelige leder, Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.

Tempo og kortfattheten i nye sosiale medier representerer en risiko. Nasr roste Fadlallah i en tweet. Det kan man ikke som CNN-korrespondent. I det minste ikke i USA.

In the latest case of new media (or oversharing) gone wrong, CNN’s Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs Octavia Nasr is leaving the company following the controversy caused by her tweet in praise of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah

Mediaite has the internal memo, which says «we believe that her credibility in her position as senior editor for Middle Eastern affairs has been compromised.»

Nasr tweeted this weekend: «Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.»

After a blog post expanding on her position, CNN promised the issue was «serious» and would «be dealt with accordingly.» That’s apparently her exit from CNN. Here’s an internal memo obtained by Mediaite:

Breaking: CNN’s Octavia Nasr Leaving Network After Controversial Tweet