CNN’s Jake Tapper is on vacation this week, but noticed on Monday that his show ran an on-screen headline that read, “Alt-Right Founder Questions if Jews Are People” which made the Jewish anchor “furious.”
“I’m furious about that chyron and my staff has heard from me. Unacceptable,” Tapper tweeted.
Chief security correspondent Jim Sciutto anchored “The Lead” in tapper’s absence when he reported a quote by National Policy Institute president Richard Spencer that said, “One wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 22, 2016
A CNN spokeswoman issued the following statement: “It was poor judgement and we very much regret it and apologize.”
“Believe me I take this very seriously as I’m sure you understand,” Tapper tweeted afterwards.
Sciutto sent a tweet agreeing with Tapper’s comments.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 22, 2016
Meanwhile, others took to Twitter to remark on CNN’s graphic.
i’m real! i’m a person!
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) November 21, 2016
Here is the segment. That chryon. These times. pic.twitter.com/5vXn5GM7ll
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) November 21, 2016
— Maia Efrem (@maiaefrem) November 21, 2016
What is happening. pic.twitter.com/zCb919JVyN
— Alanna Vagianos (@lannadelgrey) November 21, 2016
lots of self-reflection after the election for cable news, i see pic.twitter.com/eonH8ypOmq
— alyssa bereznak (@alyssabereznak) November 21, 2016
Check out the video above.