'Scum' Tweeting CNN Reporter Reassigned to Moscow
CNN reporter Diana Magnay has been reassigned to Moscow after tweeting that Israelis were “scum.”
The spokeswoman confirmed to the Huffington Post Friday morning that Magnay has been assigned to Moscow, after the incident.
“Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum,” Magnay tweeted before deleting it a short time afterwards.
A CNN representative apologized for the incident, and tried to clarify the nature of her tweet.
“After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter,” a spokeswoman said in a statement to The Huffington Post. “She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew. She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”