CNN on Tuesday ran some anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments sent by viewers via the social networking website Twitter.
As host Rick Sanchez discussed the Israeli-Palistinian issue during yesterday's "Rick's List," the bottom of the screen carried "tweets" from viewers on the subject.
Politico's Ben Smith reported shortly after it occurred (video embedded below the fold):
As Wolf Blitzer and Rick Sanchez talked about the crisis in U.S. Israel relations, captions included, "Israel is greedy," and "Jewish lobby runs America."
The items are authentic replies to Sanchez's Twitter feed and come with attributions to their Twitter authors...
As NewsBusters reported last month, CNN is becoming more and more reliant on New Media for its reporting.
However, one would think the network would exercise some discretion rather than just broadcasting a live Twitter feed without any censorship.
Or does that make too much sense?