WATCH: CNN Apologizes to R’ Leo Dee for Falsely Reporting Family Members Killed in ‘Shootout’

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(VINnews) — CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour has apologized to Rabbi Leo Dee, for referring to the terror attack that killed his wife and two daughters (HY”D) as a “shoot-out”.

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Amanpour announced the apology for the fake-news report on air Monday, claiming that she “misspoke.”

The announcement came one day after Rabbi Dee declared that he was considering a $1.3 billion lawsuit against CNN over the egregious and false comments. Apparently, Amanpour emailed an apology to Rabbi Dee several days earlier, but did not announce it on-air until Monday.

In her on-air apology, Amanpour said: “On April 10, I referred to the murders of an Israeli family: Lucy, Maia and Rina Dee, the wife and daughters of Rabbi Leo Dee. I misspoke and said they were killed in a ‘shootout’ instead of a shooting. I have written to Rabbi Leo Dee to apologize and make sure that he knows that we apologize for any further pain that may have caused him.”

During a May 21 event at The Carlebach Shul in New York titled, “Antisemitism: Is There No Solution?”, Rabbi Dee said on a video call that he was considering the lawsuit after Amanpour wrote a private apology to him via email.

Displaying the email exchange, Rabbi Dee said that he responded to her apology by demanding that she apologize publicly but she never replied. He added that he would reconsider the lawsuit should Amanpour publicly apologize, and added the caveat that the network would also need to provide more balanced coverage of Israel.

Following the initial comments, a tweet by ‘Honest Reporting’ quoted Rabbi Dee as saying: “This is the perfect example of ‘terror journalism’ where you have moral equivalence between the terrorist and victim.”

He added, “This type of journalism perpetuates the conflict in the Middle East. The real cycle of violence is a comment like this followed by a terrorist atrocity and then more of the same. I demand an immediate apology.”

IN 2020, Amanpour apologized for comments equating the events of Kristallnacht with President Donald Trump’s presidency.


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Jay
Jay
1 year ago

They were not killed in a shooting. They were killed in a terror attack. If you label this as a shooting, then the 9-11 victims were killed in a plane crash.

Zumy
Zumy
1 year ago

He should sue CNN! The apology is half baked and too little too late. And its high time CNN reviews its terror biased reporting.

Lgb
Lgb
1 year ago

He should still sue. Her apology can be dismissed as disengenous and useless given her track record

Segmail
Segmail
1 year ago

She couldn’t get herself to say that they were murdered by Arab thugs
Maybe they were killed by lightning…..

Turk
Turk
1 year ago

CNN should be sued also a lawsuit against Amanpour

R H B
R H B
1 year ago

He should sue CNN. They need to pay for their biased reporting.
In addition, that was not an apology. That sounded like a force apology with measured words. (like when a mother tells her son that he won’t get dessert unless he apologizes to his sister)
A real apology should be nothing less than a full confession of mindfully mislabeling a terrorist attack on innocent lives by a ruthless Arab terrorist who purposely gunned them down in cold murderous blood. She should also apologize that she erred on the side of bias, and tried to shield the terrorist’s motive by placing equal blame on both sides (a shootout where both sides are equally guilty). She should also apologize for having done so in the past and should announce that she will be going for bias training.
I can go on and on. But this would be a start of a real apologize.

Dr_Nat
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Dr_Nat
1 year ago

That’s not an apology, so please stop reporting it as such. An apology is when the person says, I did something wrong, and I apologize for that. Saying “I misspoke” means, I really meant to say shooting, and you idiots should have all understood that. “Accidentally”, the word “shootout” came out of my mouth instead, but you idiots should have all understood what I meant.

Mosheg
Mosheg
1 year ago

A “shooting”! Are you kidding me ?!?!
This is reporting?!?
This pro- murderstinian reporter should be sued for this pattern of behaviour and this egregious euphemism that coddles and encourages the murder of innocent Israeli men, women, and children by the murderstinians and their supporters

Marcia
Marcia
1 year ago

Amanpour is a slimy witch

nisht
nisht
1 year ago

I am glad that there are no comments to somehow condemn the Rabbi.

Thank You for being kind.