CNN boss apologizes to Kenya for "hotbed of terror" statement after Kenya cancels advertising deal

President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) with CNN Global Executive Vice President and MD Tony Maddox

CNN has apologized to Kenya over a recent terrorism slur.
 
In a televised CNN report preceding President Obama’s July trip to Kenya, the news network referred to the East African country as a “hotbed of terror” while highlighting the possibility of an attack by Al-Shaabab militants during the President’s visit.
 
Kenyans were not amused by CNN’s labeling and immediately took to social media to hurl insults and sarcastic humor at CNN under the hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN, which ended up trending on Twitter for a few days.
 
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The Kenyan government responded to CNN by withdrawing advertising from the network in reaction to the “misrepresentation of the country’s status.”
 
On Thursday, Tony Maddox, CNN’s global Executive Vice President and Managing Director, who oversees CNN’s global editorial policy, flew all the way from Atlanta to Nairobi to personally apologize to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyans.
 
Here are a few tweets from President Kenyatta in response to the apology:
 

 

 

 

 

 
Read more: CNN Boss Apologizes To Kenya Over Terrorism Slur – Forbes

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