Every day that passes, it seems a new stunning revelation of hypocrisy comes to light from CNN.
The network has come under heavy fire recently, after a CNN contributor for the last 7 years tweeted out a pro-Hitler statement.
Adeel Raja, who is still verified on Twitter, tweeted out:
“The world today needs a Hitler.”
CNN spokesman Matt Dornic immediately denied ever having heard of Raja.
However, CNN eventually announced they had cut ties with him.
Dornic released a statement saying:
“In light of these abhorrent statements, he will not be working with CNN again in any capacity.”
Critics of the network are questioning why they hadn’t cut ties earlier, as Raja has a long history of pro-Hitler statements on Twitter.
Fox News has more on the pro-Hitler CNN contributor:
CNN is under fire for having hired a writer who posted several times on social media that he believes the world needs another "Hitler."
Social media users demanded that the network respond after discovering the tweets from one of its freelance contributors, Adeel Raja, who has written dozens of pieces for the outlet.
After some digging, it turned out to be one of several messages Raja has posted praising the Nazi leader.
"The only reason I am supporting Germany in the finals - Hitler was a German and he did good with those Jews!" Raja wrote during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Raja last had a CNN byline on Sept. 16, 2020. He still lists his affiliation with the network on LinkedIn.
"Hail Hitler!" he wrote the following day. Twitter users shared screenshots of the messages.
CNN spokesman Matt Dornic told the Washington Examiner that he "never heard" of Raja and that he's "looking into it."
CNN did eventually take action, after initially claiming to have "never heard" of the contributor.
The New York Post reports on CNN's statement after cutting ties with the pro-Hitler contributor:
After learning of the post, CNN cut ties with Raja.
“In light of these abhorrent statements, he will not be working with CNN again in any capacity,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic told the newspaper.
“Adeel Raja has never been a CNN employee. As a freelancer, his reporting contributed to some newsgathering efforts from Islamabad,” Dornic said.
Raja responded on Twitter, where he is still currently verified:
CNN is being criticized for their affiliation with Raja, as many question why the network hadn't cut ties earlier given his Twitter history.