CNN’s Tapper ‘Furious’ About Chyron on Anti-Jewish Remarks That Ran During His Show


Today on Twitter you may have come across screencaps of that CNN chyron on a white nationalist leader’s anti-Jewish remarks. Well, the CNNer who anchors the program in question is not happy (and that’s an understatement).

Tapper is off this week and Jim Sciutto is guest-anchoring his program The Lead. He covered the horrifying remarks made by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer in D.C. over the weekend. There were Nazi salutes in the room and at one point Spencer said, of Jews, “One wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem.”

Obviously everyone on the panel was horrified by this.

Somehow during the coverage of this, the following chyron appeared on screen:


The chyron lingered on air for over two minutes.

Tapper made it clear on Twitter he’s personally appalled:

Sciutto also tweeted about the segment, making it clear how the comments were covered but also condemning the chyron:

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