FINALLY. CNN reports:
CNN severed ties with Jeffrey Lord on Thursday, hours after he ignited controversy by tweeting the words “Sieg Heil!” at a prominent liberal activist. “Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”
Lord, a columnist for The American Spectator, has been harshly critical of the activist he tweeted at, Angelo Carusone, and the liberal group of which Carusone is president, Media Matters for America. Lord and Carusone have had many sharp disagreements. Media Matters has repeatedly called for Lord’s firing from CNN.
Earlier this week the two men got into another entanglement on Twitter, specifically over Media Matters’ past financial support from George Soros. Carusone told Lord that one of his columns was “full of lies” and said “Soros gave us one donation one time…in 2010.”
— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) August 10, 2017