In what can only be described as a classless move, CNN Money sent out a tweet urging the social media world to remember the journalists Americans lost this week. Sadly, disgraced NBC News anchor Brian Williams and satirist Jon Stewart were listed among some venerable names in the business.
“This week, we lost Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Bob Simon and David Carr in one way or another,” the tweet said.
Whoever approved the tweet needs to be fired.
How can anyone compare the tragic deaths of legendary journalists Simon and Carr to a disgraced news anchor caught lying to the public and a comedian who isn’t even a journalist?
The tweet has since been deleted, so someone at CNN must have come to his or her senses.
It’s no surprise that many outraged tweeters responded with vitriol, including these folks:
“Death, quitting a job, being suspended for lying, basically the same thing!” HT @MZHemingway https://t.co/GynNsWvDtf pic.twitter.com/bEeSY55Ruu
— Jose Galvan (@Jose_Galvan) February 13, 2015
RT @CNNMoney: This week, we lost Williams, Stewart, Bob Simon & David Carr in one way or another http://t.co/d366SnUY7T // DJ: Classy, guys
— Dale Jackson (@TheDaleJackson) February 13, 2015
.@CNNMoney Um, death is not analogous to retirements or suspensions! #AggragationAggravation
— Jeremy C. Owens (@jowens510) February 13, 2015
Why in gods name would you put Williams and Stewart in the same tweet as Carr as Simon @CNNMoney ?! Trying to see how far you can sink?
— Heather (@hboulware) February 13, 2015
Why no one takes @CNN @CNNMoney seriously.>> This week, we lost Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Bob Simon & David Carr.. http://t.co/wehcJ3euNd
— Politics Matter (@Politics_Matter) February 13, 2015
@CNNMoney @jaketapper You’re relating a serial liar and a comedian to two respected journalists who died?
— Miss B (@robinbmurphy) February 13, 2015
I wonder if whoever tweeted that at ==> @CNNMoney has a college degree… @robinbmurphy @jaketapper
— SpatialAwareness(HM) (@die_mich_zwei) February 13, 2015
@CNNMoney terrible headline. can’t compare suspension and retirement to death. step your integrity game up.
— dj evil one (@djevilone) February 13, 2015
“First of all why is Jon Stewart in there at all? (one of these things is not like the other)And the…” — Lenny Ghoul http://t.co/36Dl84e6hV
— Dave Koffer (@davekoffer) February 14, 2015
Morons: CNN Under Fire for Tweet Equating Deaths of Simon, Carr to Williams, Stewart Job Loss… http://t.co/z8FOHnAdxR via @mediaite
— Brahm Kornbluth (@alfredliveshere) February 14, 2015
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