Too Hot For CNN But Not Temple

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CNN has dropped Marc Lamont Hill from its roster of commentators but he still has a post at Temple University, at last report. “CNN said Thursday that it had severed ties with contributor Marc Lamont Hill following controversial comments the liberal pundit made about Israel,” the network announced yesterday.

Yet and still, “Temple University stood by Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday, the same day he was fired from CNN after he gave a speech at the United Nations in which he used language critics described as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel,” Brian Flood reports on Fox News. “Hill, a now-former CNN commentator, is also a professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University in Philadelphia.”

“While the school doesn’t necessarily agree with Hill’s controversial rhetoric, it feels he has the right to speak freely.” Well, maybe now he’ll be on time for class and even have time to grab some lunch before it starts.