Twitter is gonna make @dimagnayCNN real famous.
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) July 17, 2014
CNN apologizes for Magnay’s “scum” tweet saying it was specifically referring to the crowd targeting the television crew not at Israelis in general.
Network spokesman in an email to Buzzfeed:
After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter. She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew.
CNN reassigns Magnay to Moscow following her ‘scum’ tweet, and reiterates its stance that the term was used specifically to describe an Israeli crowd that she says threatened her car during a live broadcast from a hilltop nearby Sderot. The Network says:
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
CNN correspondent Diana Magnay reports that a crowd on an Israeli hillside cheers shells falling into Gaza, as she goes live to report on the situation:
I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes.