CNN Suspends Reporter for Biased Twitter Post on House Refugee Vote [UPDATED]

Politico's Hadas Gold revealed on Thursday that CNN suspended correspondent Elise Labott for two weeks, after she decried the 289 to 137 vote on Syrian refugees by the House of Representatives: "House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish".

Gold cited an unnamed source at the cable network in her short item, "CNN reporter suspended after tweet on refugees." She pointed out that "several critics, including the Washington Post's Erik Wemple, said the tweet showed bias," and noted that "Labott did not respond to a request for comment."

Wemple spotlighted in his Thursday article that "evenhandedness, mind you, isn't just a matter of journalistic principle for CNN. It's a business imperative. Competitors Fox News and MSNBC are 'two partisan networks, that are looking out for their viewers,' CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker has said." Of course, in reality, CNN has a long history of slant towards the left.

As of 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, Labott's biased Twitter post is still active [see screen cap below].

UPDATE, 10:17 p.m. Eastern: Moments ago, Labott apologized for her statement in the following tweet:

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