CNN Staffer Posts Photo of New Day Anchors Making Light of Ebola; Quickly Deletes
Rule number one of Twitter: Think before you tweet.
Yes, that is a photograph of anchors pretending to be scared about something, while two men dressed in medical gowns stand over them (one of whom is pointing a finger into Cuomo’s neck for some reason?). Griffin deleted it rather promptly, but Inside Cable News grabbed the image for posterity.
The photograph seems especially tone-deaf, given the criticism of cable news as feeding hysteria over Ebola. Twitter users felt the same way:
— Kris Simpson (@buckeye7) October 16, 2014
— ℂhicka§aw (@Michele_1L_) October 16, 2014
— MD (@davisjpn) October 16, 2014
Mediaite has learned from a source that Griffin took the picture, but then CNN brass immediately asked him to delete it.
UPDATE — 1:05 p.m. ET: A reader points us to this other Griffin photograph, which doesn’t exactly reflect well upon his judgement either, eh?
— John Griffin (@JGriffNYC) October 14, 2014
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