CNN international correspondent Jim Clancy has left the network after 34 years–and after a bizarre anti-Israel rant on Twitter in which the veteran journalist blamed pro-Israel advocates for connecting the Charlie Hebdo massacre with Islam.
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) January 8, 2015
Clancy did not acknowledge the recent controversy in a parting e-mail obtained by AdWeek: “After nearly 34 years with Cable News Network, the time has come to say Farewell!” he wrote, saying that CNN had been “a family to my own family.”
Clancy’s rant erupted Jan. 8, before the Charlie Hebdo attack had been followed up by a terror attack Jan. 9 in a kosher grocery. In the aftermath of the online exchange, Clancy blocked his critics and eventually took his account down entirely.
Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak edits Breitbart California and is the author of the new ebook, Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, available for Amazon Kindle.
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