DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 A.M)- CNN announced the termination of their contract with an American scholar, this Thursday, following a speech delivered – by the scholar – before the United Nations.
Prominent scholar and activist, Marc Lamont Hill, has been fired from CNN. The move by CNN, came following a speech delivered by the scholar before the United Nations. The speech, delivered on the 70th anniversary of the declaration of Human Rights, slammed Israel’s illegal mistreatment of the Palestinian people.
In the speech, Marc Lamont Hill called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea”. The speech prompted an immediate backlash from pro-Israel advocates. The scholar was subjected to abuse online and the allegation of anti-semitism.
Marc Lamont Hill quickly took to his twitter account, refuting what he called “silly” and “absurd” allegations, stating that he “I have spent my life fighting these things”.
CNN has been accused of denying Marc Lamont Hill his freedom of speech. A network that spends most of its airtime attacking the US President and his policy, has been questioned as to why criticism of another countries policy is not acceptable.