CNN Fires Commentator Jeffrey Lord For Tweeting ‘Sieg Heil’
CNN fired pro-Trump commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday after he tweeted the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil” and mocked the liberal organization Media Matters as “fascist.”
“Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a cable spokesman said. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”
Lord, who was an aide in the Reagan administration, has been a high-visibility pundit defending the Trump administration.
The contretemps kicked off after Lord accused Media Matters of receiving funding from financier George Soros, as part of a long-running Twitter battle with the group’s head, Angelo Carusone.
In a column for the American Spectator, Lord had called Media Matters “fascist.” In response to criticism from Carusone on Twitter, Lord responded with the Nazi slogan, meaning “hail victory.”
— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) August 10, 2017
Lord later claimed that he was “mocking Nazis and Fascists.”