After House Passed Bill Tightening Controls On Syrian Refugees, a CNN Reporter Tweeted This

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A CNN reporter wrote on Twitter that the Statue of Liberty had bowed its head “in anguish” after the House passed legislation strengthening the screening process for refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.

House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish @CNNPolitics

— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) November 19, 2015

CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott made the remark shortly after the bill passed the lower chamber 289-137.

Most news organizations require reporters refrain from commenting on policy issues in a partisan way.

Image source: Twitter

Image source: Twitter

Immediately following the tweet, Labott was sharply criticized online for failing to abide by one of journalism’s basic rules.

@eliselabottcnn @CNNPolitics Does this comport with CNN editorial guidelines?

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) November 19, 2015

@eliselabottcnn @CNNPolitics Look at this unbiased reporting

— J. John Johnson (@JohnJJohnsonMN) November 19, 2015

@eliselabottcnn @CNNPolitics We can do without your pointless editorializing, “reporter.”

— RB Hammer (@hammers877) November 19, 2015

@eliselabottcnn @CNNPolitics wow, great objective reporting there. nice work.

— Billy Valentine (@valentinebilly) November 19, 2015

@eliselabottcnn @CNNPolitics unless Elise is building bunk beds in her garage, her moral superiority is limited to Twitter outrage

— Tone Loc (@lochnar) November 19, 2015

@eliselabottcnn @CNNPolitics holy crap. How about objective nonpartisan reporting? Bwahaaaaahaaaa. It's CNN.

— SailfishMD (@sailfishmd) November 19, 2015

@eliselabottcnn @CNNPolitics Bias, what bias? You should be fired for this.

— SA Jones (@GFVAMom) November 19, 2015

A spokesperson for CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday from TheBlaze.

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