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CNN Fires Trump Defender Lord

President Donald Trump advocate Jeffrey Lord was fired by CNN Aug. 10 after he put a Nazi salute on Twitter. Lord feuded with Angelo Caruso, president of the liberal watchdog outfit Media Matters, over Caruso pushing for sponsors to boycott Sean Hannity’s primetime show on Fox News Channel. When Caruso fought back on Twitter, Lord responded on the platform with “Sieg Heil!”

Lord told the New York Times his response was meant to mock Caruso’s behavior.  

Based in Harrisburg, Penn., Lord became CNN’s first paid pro-Trump contributor in July of 2015. The NY Times says Trump recommended Lord to the network after complaining that none of CNN's panelists liked him.

An author, Lord’s books include last year’s What America Needs: The Case for Trump.

Speaking with Fox News, Lord praised CNN, but added that the network “caved on the First Amendment” in firing him.

(Photo via Josh Hallett’s Flickr. Image taken on Feb. 13, 2007 and used per a Creative Commons 2.0 license. The photo was cropped to fir 16x9 aspect ratio.)

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.