“At least one person is somehow too polarizing for cable news, but apparently just fine for academia,” Fox News commented.
By World Israel News Staff
CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, who called to “free Palestine from the River to the Sea” in an address to the U.N. Wednesday, was fired from his position on Thursday.
“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement to several news outlets.
Speaking on the occasion of the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, he also appeared to justify terrorism, saying the international community must allow the Palestinian Arabs to use any methods necessary to resist Israel, implying that violence against Israel is legitimate.
Fox News, reporting on the incident, wrote: “At least one person is somehow too polarizing for cable news, but apparently just fine for academia,” referring to the fact that Hill will continue his position as professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University in Philadelphia.
“Marc Lamont Hill has been quoted extensively over the last 24 hours. Marc Lamont Hill does not represent Temple University and his views are his own. However, we acknowledge that he has a constitutionally protected right to express his opinion as a private citizen,” a Temple spokesperson told Fox News.