Elise Labott, a global affairs correspondent for CNN, was reportedly suspended by the news network for tweeting out last Thursday her supposed 'biased' opinion towards the House vote on legislation that will control the entry of Syrian refugees to the United States.
A large number of Democrats joined their Republican colleagues in approving the bill, which effectively curbed the entry of not only Syrian, but also Iraqi, refugees. The measure passed 289-137 -- a large enough margin to override a veto, which the White House has threatened to use.
In response, Labott tweeted out a link to the news with her own take:
— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) November 19, 2015
CNN does not approve of its reporters taking sides on partisan issues and, therefore, moved to suspend Labott. CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker had expressed how essential CNN is in light of the 'partisan' bias of rival news networks Fox News and MSNBC. For her part, Labott has tweeted out an apology:
Everyone, It was wrong of me to editorialize. My tweet was inappropriate and disrespectful. I sincerely apologize.
— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) November 20, 2015
An anonymous CNN source has told Washington Post Opinion columnist Erik Wimple that Labott's suspension will be in place for two weeks.