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Friday, 16 January 2015

Jim Clancy leaves CNN after 34 years following abusive Twitter exchange with Pro-Israel activists

CNN anchor Jim Clancy has left the network one week after a bizarre exchange with pro-Israel activists on Twitter about the terrorist outrages in Paris, in which he derided his opponents as the “hasbara team” and used a derogatory term for disabled people.

The news was broken by industry publication Adweek, which linked to The Algemeiner‘s extensive reporting of the scandal, noting that Clancy’s departure “comes just days after the veteran journalist had an extended debate via Twitter over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.”


CNN, however, made no mention of the scandal as it paid tribute to Clancy’s 34 years of service with the channel. “Jim Clancy is no longer with CNN. We thank him for more than three decades of distinguished service, and wish him nothing but the best,” a CNN spokesperson said.

In a short statement, Clancy said: “After nearly 34 years with Cable News Network, the time has come to say Farewell! It has been my honor to work alongside all of you for all of these years. This is one of the greatest news organizations in the world. It has truly revolutionized information delivery while driving technological advances in how we gather the news. Through it all, CNN has been a family to my own family. That means something. As I reflect on all of the great adventures and achievements of the past, I wish you great success in the future.”

The anchor’s departure follows yesterday’s revelation that his Twitter account had been deactivated. In his clash with pro-Israel advocates, Clancy – whose obsession with Israeli settlement policy is well-known among CNN viewers – angrily responded to one of his detractors with the word, “Hasbara?” (“Hasbara,” the Hebrew word for “explaining,” is often invoked by Israel’s opponents to dismiss views with which they disagree, even when, as in this case, the matter at hand has nothing to do with Israel.)

As his ire rose, Clancy dismissed another user by saying, “Get a grip, junior. It’s my Friday night. You and the Hasbara team need to pick on some cripple on the edge of the herd.”

Jay Ruderman, the head of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community, informed Clancy on Twitter that the word “cripple” is derogatory. The anchor’s response was to block both Ruderman’s personal account and the account of the Ruderman Foundation.

Yesterday, Ruderman told The Algemeiner that an “organization held in the esteem that CNN is held in should use this as a teaching moment.”

Culled from Algemeiner.com

114 comments:

Yemi Ijeoma said...

I'll miss his cuteness.

Sophia stephen said...

I detect fear. Nice move. U re a wise man.


@Sophia Stephen

Victoria Ekwere said...

OK seen

UGBALA MAC-CHARLES said...

Charlie Hebdoo 1person. Borno don finish make all of em retire na, grads dey find job evrywia

Chikaka said...

Very sad. He's one of the best. This is similar to what they did to Octavia Nasr 5 years ago. Where is the freedom of speech?

Joe Otuyelu said...

Just a moment of no self control...destroys a good reputation...hmmm

Sena Job said...

Na wa ooo see integrity.....d guy jejely resign. wetin no fit apun 4 naija

Obed Nwafor said...

Wow its not realy good for u to retire out of a fight na .U should resigned honourably.

wilheminna moses said...

Hmmm good 4 him...

Musa Danjuma said...

Wish him well. Eyaah!

tefe otobrise said...

Jim was pushed to the edge by the pro-isreali groups, the Israelis never ever want to admit to any wrong and that's the primary reason why peace will never come to the middle east.

@MEETDREALEVANS said...

Heya

Obinna Edih said...

I dnt understand all dis white men! U jst end ur career over a little quarrell! No wonder u'll jst quarrel wit them and the nxt fin they will jst commit suicide and die

Don Meritson Mba said...

These people and their decision though


#GodblessNigeria

buki bookey said...

Oyinbo pple get wahala.....dey can b too emotional

Kayode Aboyewa said...

So much for freedom of speech.. Obviously "He isn't Charlie"

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Good for him


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mlog oghale said...

all these racist anchor wey get sympathy for extremist

Tamia lixir said...

He was a great anchor, too bad his departure was marred by such a scandal.

christie benjamin said...

Love Jim clancy so much...very inspiring anchor..and am gonna miss him but he knows the best for himself
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pc oracle said...

Will miss u Jim Clancy, he is one of the best in CNN along side Richard Quest, Amanpour, Aisha Sese, Samuel Obot, Hala Gorani, Becky Anderson, Wolf etc miss Sir

Anonymous said...

OMG,its such a pity that we live in world that is two faced all clancy did was to tell someone off and he was sacked,but when Muslims were offended by the cartoons of my Prophet (SAW) the whole world called us terrorist I hope every body can now see that nobody likes to disrespected

Vicky Darl said...

Good for him

Chikaodili Ndife said...

Goodbye clancy

Chikaodili Ndife said...

Goodbye clancy

ary said...

Soon every word you say would be derogatory! When did the world become so sensitive?!

o patience said...

Wow this is too bad

Anonymous said...

Freedom of speech ends the moment you cross the line into saying anything remotely critical of Israel/Jews.

Anonymous said...

He. he was fired....

Stuch Bedsheet said...

A Nigerian Will never resign to let peace reign. Wise decision Man.

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samuel ojo said...

Is it just my reading skills or did u actually not explain it well becos I didn't rili understand

Stuch Bedsheet said...

Sacking is not the same as killing. Their are different ways to bell a cat.

Anonymous said...

@Vicky, you don't even know what this post is about. Dumb head. Abuja runs girl!

u scofield said...

Scared of the unknown. Good for him, he should go rest after 34years of service.....he should be watchful

Anonymous said...

Linda, what kind of news is this? Abegi, this is not blog news worthy. We need more of interesting stuffs. Leave this kind of this for the likes of AP, Reuters, News week and the rest, please.

Nnenne George said...

Atleast he has tried...let somebody else take over...we need new and fresh mindz..Am just so tired of these old people who doesn't know when it's time to rest.. 3 decades?! Habatically!!!

9jahub.com said...

really babe

lucky chukz said...

It might not be fear. Its just another way of showing remorse

Anonymous said...

Mr foolish, he was sacked nt KILLED or AMPUTATED. No one said u shd nt express grievance if u feel slighted, u jus got to know hw to stop.

Anonymous said...

Islam

Arthur Nkemeh said...

I dey laugh

Anonymous said...

Too much tweet makes a twat !!!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He has tried, let someone else try. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He has tried, let someone else try. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He has tried, let someone else try. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He has tried, let someone else try. Linda take note!

ukwumaka theophilus said...

He served well. I wish him the best even though i can't remember the last time i watched CNN. Aljazeera, my obsession.



Busy Fingers.

SHADYBRIAN said...

Wow....u watch cnn'??

dark 'n lovely said...

Ta! Metchi onu gi there! Did Clancy pick up a gun or went on a killing spree? You better look for something else to write instead of trying to justify your bloodthirsty attitude

obiora said...

It's not a little quarell,it's way beyond that.

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Good 4 Em...dat z his decision

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

All dis racist dem....meteeeew.

Eme-Okafor Nwachukwu said...

oga carry on,tym for change

Wil iam said...

We have the evolution of social Media to thank for that.

akogun derrick akorede derrick said...

Sister,wen last u watch CNN?

akogun derrick akorede derrick said...

Sister wen last u watch CNN?

T.A.W.T said...

Freedom of speech comes with responsibility. You don't insult vulnerable members of society (disable people - "cripples"). End of.

Anonymous said...

Very wise decision

Anonymous said...

Are they supposed to commit suicide and live?

Kelvin Nick said...

That was the right decision for many reasons.

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Wisdom shown.

Anonymous said...

That's the thing.He was sacked,not shot in the head. Not everybody is bloodthirsty you know?

Franklin Tobechi said...

We know them too, must you mention all there names? Jim clancy's departure is the topic. I too knw#hatingthingslol

wisemanluke said...

Bros no vex, dis news na only about Jim no need to call all dem names na, we sef get cnn

Anonymous said...

Tefe so y no peace in naija?y no peace in d world?isreal?think bro......think

Kerenhappuch said...

It's well. @ anonymous, no one wants to be disrespected but killing is not an option. Truth is bitter.

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Liddieberry Daramola said...

Awwwwwwww.... That's shocking. He is one of d best and I enjoy watching him

tonykasyno said...

Too bad

Dora Michael said...

I feel for him,is just like Zidane case too

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jbankzE said...

CNN made a wrong move by letn him go...

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battery solution said...

Bye bye clancy..

Anonymous said...

He actually flaunted ethics.....in line with CNN editorial policy! leave sentiment

Teemah Salau said...

Awwww

carlos iyke said...

Ok
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ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Young lady, should I send his contact 2u..?

Actually, dis does not warrant his resignation except way b4 now he had intention to resign.

Though he look cute, I am not going to miss him@all... Lolzzzzzz.

He has served well. Let him tak a break.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Young lady, should I send his contact 2u..?

Actually, dis does not warrant his resignation except way b4 now he had intention to resign.

Though he look cute, I am not going to miss him@all... Lolzzzzzz.

He has served well. Let him tak a break.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Young lady, should I send his contact 2u..?

Actually, dis does not warrant his resignation except way b4 now he had intention to resign.

Though he look cute, I am not going to miss him@all... Lolzzzzzz.

He has served well. Let him tak a break.

CELEB said...

Just like dat! Its well . Bye Jim

ken..phc said...

Its not just saying things abt Israel.....when u represent an organisation like cnn, there are things u shouldn't say or do. I will miss him though !!

udeze obumneme said...

He has tried, may be its time fr another to continue from were he stop. He would be missed.

omis jide said...

Oga clancy was fired ooo

elo tasha said...

For this single act Jim,I RESPECT u

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destinysweet said...

So sad.i hope he starts a talk show soon



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olubukola luro said...

He resigned dudes
Info is right at the top, no harm scrolling up to re read nah

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

If journalist can't express their view on certain issues coz of the terror unleashed by these sec, then its a big problem that needs to be tackled.

udeze obumneme said...

He has tried, may be its time fr another to continue from were he stop. He would be missed.

Jules Louis said...

Wow! I'll miss seeing his face. I love Jim and Christine Amanpour. They r d reason y i still watch CNN honestly.

chi_ special said...

Wish u Luck in future!

Abdul_Ajih said...

is he cute?.. jst saying

Shina Shine said...

ok




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Aro Waliyu said...

Rule no1:abuse muslims n dia prophet 2.bever ever speak against d Israelis n jews

collins said...

Word bro, this should serve as a food for thought for everyone. You have to be calm... Farewell to #Clancy..

#meestaFlash

collins said...

Ah ah bros.. U just did a roll call of all the CNN anchors naaa, how does that make him the best now?

Anonymous said...

As ur be,so is ur brain. Imbecile.. Ewu Bamba.

Beejay said...

That is a society where orderliness matters. Been a senior representative of a reputable organisation. There are things expected of you.
So sad he lost it. He is human just as we all are. I want to assume he most have had other encounters before now.

Anonymous said...

Tins re really changing. I tire,ooo. #oneandonlynwa@gmail.com#

dizee said...

Hmm! O dikwa egwu

dizee said...

O dikwa egwu na-elu uwa nkea!

Anonymous said...

I like Jim Clancy.

elovi said...

Okay oooo

Anonymous said...

So true!

Gorgeous Diva said...

Wish him a greener pasture!

donald said...

Charlie Hebdo is not a person

Anonymous said...

CNN IS PRO JEWISH. ....If you ever want to get a fair unbiased view on situation in the middle east look to al jazeera He didn't just resign ,he was forced to.
Just like some actors/actress in Hollywood spoke against the injustice of the Palestine people during the past Gaza conflict, ,they were critised and told they were inciting anti Semitism in the world &won't want be given roles anymore especially with Jewish produces/directors like Steven spielberg WHERE is the freedom of speech...
I don't support violence but if opposing pro Jewish advocate or saying ones view in the pro - Palestine /Israel conflicts creates a problem.Why do people knowing that making a comic of the Muslim prophet will provoke Muslim ,why do they think they will be given less resentment . So as the Pope will say you can't provoke ones religion/believes. There is a limit if tolerance but once that is exceeded bad things happen
A....F

Vicky Darl said...
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Anonymous said...


He'll resurface with Aljazeera, where his inclination is not only supported but even promoted. Aljazeera is an established anti-Israel, anti-America and pro-arab tv station.

Vicky Darl said...

People are so cruel and judgmenta. I don’t think that I have what it takes to put my writing out there for the world to rip apart and judge. There are so many haters out there...I have never in my life seen a well-adjusted and happy person who purposely writes vicious, hate-filled emails/comments in an attempt to tear someone else down. Why? Because they’re too busy being well-adjusted and happy to waste their time being an insufferable jerk, that’s why you can never be happy for d rest of your life ..Miss or Mr anonymous

Anonymous said...

Israelis are terrorists. They'll use there massive influence in American businesses and politics to fight anyone to the finish. It's only Arabs who can say NO to them. That's why i still respect Arabs and the Iranians.

Anonymous said...

Hhehehe @habatically, as in ehnn!

ebonyz... said...

Awwh!! I like him. Greener pastures ahead

ebonyz... said...

Awwh!! I like him. Greener pastures ahead

Anonymous said...

But why would he allow this? He should have known it would affect his career.

Subomi said...

end of an era.... He is very good at what he does.

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