Hezbollah's spokesman Ibrahim Moussawi has criticized CNN for firing senior editor Octavia Nasr after she expressed remorse following the death of Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in on her Twitter page where she stated:
"Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.. One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot..."
"This measure reveals the double standard in the West regarding matters in the region and unmasks the United States, which pretends to protect freedom of speech."
After nearly two decades working for CNN she was fired under the pretext that her credibility had been lost.
A UK envoy has also angered Israel over stating that Fadlallah was a "decent" man and her "favorite politician".
An Israeli spokesmen has stated that Ayatollah Fadlallah was "unworthy of praise."
Fadlallah who was a strong supporter of the Islamic Revolution and also for the founding of Hezbollah in 1982 as a result of the Israeli invasion and occupation of the South of Lebanon, Hezbollah fought an 18 year war with Israel until a cease fire was reached in 2000 and then fought another short war in 2006 after an attack on Israeli soldiers in a Lebanese territory occupied by Israel called the Shebba Farms.
These two 'incidents' follow Helen Thomas' early retirement as a result of criticizing Israel's attack on an aid flotilla full of peace activists in which she stated in the heat of the moment that the Jews should get out of occupied Palestine.