CNN Reporter: ‘I am Sorry’ for Repeating Claims Hamas Beheaded Babies

CNN Reporter: 'I would argue we were misled'. (Photo: Social Media)

‘I needed to be more careful with my words and I am sorry,’ says Sara Sidner.

CNN reporter Sara Sidner issued an apology after defending Israel’s claims that Hamas beheaded babies during last weekend’s attack on a live broadcast, acknowledging that the reports were not confirmed, Anadolu news agency reported.

Sinder took to the social media platform X to explain what had happened:

“Yesterday the Israeli Prime Minister’s office said that it had confirmed Hamas beheaded babies & children while we were live on the air. The Israeli government now says today it CANNOT confirm babies were beheaded. I needed to be more careful with my words and I am sorry.”

She continued,

“The words I used were the PM’s office must have proof if they are confirming this. Then President Biden confirmed seeing it. And then backed tracked.”

Following the apology, Sidner faced criticism online, prompting a response from a user who commented on the need for more civility in online discussions, Anadolu reported.

“People don’t have to be so nasty on here to Sara,” said the user. “Unfortunately, the ‘net can be a place where misjudgments are prematurely made and shared with others.”

“I would argue we were mislead. I am going to report on what heads of governments say. That is what new orgs do. It doesn’t mean it’s true but it’s news they said it & had to retract it. In that same report I noted Hamas denied the acts,” Sidner responded.

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Israeli forces launched a sustained and forceful military campaign against the Gaza Strip in response to a military offensive by the Palestinian group Hamas in Israeli territories.

Hamas said the operation was in retaliation for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and Israeli settlers’ growing violence against Palestinians.

(Anadolu, PC)

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  1. What about all the atrocities overwhelmingly committed following in its wake. She ought to go to Gaza and apologize in person

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