FLASHBACK: CNN Asked Dem Who Called Israel Evil What Is ‘Your Message?’

NewsBusters | 1/18/2020 | Staff
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This week, CNN absolutely freaked out over Republican Senator Martha McSally calling one of their journalists a “liberal hack.” Hosts on the network raged over it as “indecent,” “disgraceful” and “hatred.” However one year ago this week, when it was revealed that Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar had an old tweet calling Israel “evil,” the cable network only mildly chided her.

On the January 17, 2018 edition of CNN’s Newsroom, hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto interviewed Omar for over ten minutes. But they managed just one question about her tweet. Harlow at least managed to call it “deeply offensive.”

Question

Here’s the relatively weak question:

I do want to ask you also about your comments on Israel to remind people what you tweeted about Israel in 2012 during the offensive in Gaza. You wrote, “Israel has hypnotized the world. May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” You have commented a lot...
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