Tweeting your way out of a job can happen. See report. The Middle Eastern editor for CNN sent a brief tweet about the passing of a Lebanese cleric who was known for being anti-American. Octavia Nasr tweeted that the cleric was "one of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot." The editor meant the cleric’s opposition to "honor killings," a long and controversial tradition in the Middle East.
CNN issued a statement calling the tweet an error in judgment. Ms. Nasr deeply regretted the tweet, explaining that the commentary was too complicated for a tweet. She was a 20 year employee of CNN. Now, she is out of a job.