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Critics slam Elise Labott over tweet

CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott tweeted a link to CNN’s reporting reporting about a House bill that passed that would suspend the program allowing Syrians and Iraqis into the US, as reported by CNN.

But in her tweet, she injected a bit of opinion, which has spread across the blogosphere: “Statute of Liberty bows head in anguish,” she added.

The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple reached out to CNN for comment, and in a tweet to Labott, he asked, “Does this comport with CNN editorial guidelines?”

Meanwhile, Newsbusters accused her of “adding her own over-the-top commentary.”


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