UPDATED: Sleazebags Use Death of Fox News Cameraman to Score Political Points

March 15th, 2022 2:24 PM

UPDATE: Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan deleted her tweet touting the tweet by Susan Glasser. It has been replaced with a tweet featuring a screengrab of it.

On Tuesday, we got more terrible details about the fate of the Fox News crew that came under fire by Russian forces as they were newsgathering outside Kyiv on Monday where one was left hospitalized and at least were two killed, including cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and local reporter/producer Oleksandra Kuvshynova. Of course, this meant that some of the classless ghouls in the liberal media were eager to crawl out of their holes and use those deaths to strut around and attempt to score political points.

The first to sprint to prove how low they could go was New Yorker staff writer and CNN global affairs analyst, Susan Glasser. “What a tragedy. A cameraman died covering the war for a TV network that airs a pro-Putin propagandist as its top-rated primetime host,” she gloated in a tweet.

A few minutes later, she slithered back to remark that Zakrzewski’s dedication to journalism “[m]akes the years of lies and propaganda so much harder to take—there are truly deadly consequences.”



Seeing Glasser’s ghoulishness, Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan decided she needed to get on it too with this now-deleted tweet (no explanation for the deletion was given):



Next came Puck News founding partner, Washington correspondent, and left-wing conspiracy theorist Julia Ioffe, who wanted to remind people of Kuvshynova’s death. She accused Fox News of ignoring her:



In reality, Fox News senior field producer Yonat Fliling tweeted out this touching tribute:



But now that we’ve gotten those unpleasant folks out of the way, let’s look at those who knew when to come together.

Over on CNN, in contrast to Glasser, media reporters Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy published a write-up on the tragic story and did not try to take shots at their rival network. “Fox News had just recognized Zakrzewski in December as one of the network's ‘unsung heroes.’ He was described at the time as a journalist who ‘risks his life in war zones to get the story for Fox News,’” they wrote.

Also putting Glasser to shame, CNN chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward touchingly recalled working with Zakrzewski and called him a friend.



Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Marcus Yam also had his own memories:



And we’ll leave you with some Fox News journalists remembering their colleague and friend.