Octavia Nasr: I Regret the Fadlallah Tweet

July 7, 2010 17:34 by

Octavia_nasr CNN's Octavia Nasr regrets her recent tweet about the death of Hezbollah's Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Nasrallah:

Reaction to my tweet was immediate, overwhelming and a provides a good lesson on why 140 characters should not be used to comment on controversial or sensitive issues, especially those dealing with the Middle East.

It was an error of judgment for me to write such a simplistic comment and I'm sorry because it conveyed that I supported Fadlallah's life's work. That's not the case at all . . . .

Revered across borders yet designated a terrorist. Not the kind of life to be commenting about in a brief tweet. It's something I deeply regret.

The regret sounds sincere and I'm glad she was held accountable.

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