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Lord made the comment, the Nazi salute for “Hail my leader” used during Adolf Hitler’s rise to prominence, during a Twitter spat with Angelo Carusone, the head of Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group.
The comment came after Lord published a column for the American Spectator, in which he criticized Media Matters. When Carusone tweeted at Lord criticizing the column, he responded with the Nazi salute.
Sieg Heil!— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) August 10, 2017
“Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).