Gross: CNN Analyst Uses Fox News' Cameraman's Death in Ukraine To Take a Dig At the Network

Brittany M. Hughes | March 15, 2022
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A left-wing writer is using the recent heartbreaking death of Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski to score points against the cable network, in just the latest disgusting display of liberals never letting a tragedy go to waste.

“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,” tweeted Susan Glasser, a New Yorker columnist and a global affairs analyst for CNN.

“So grateful for the heroic work that Pierre and all the journalists, Ukrainian and foreign, have been doing risking their lives to show us the horror of this war. Makes the years of lies and propaganda so much harder to take—there are truly deadly consequences,” Glasser added, seeming to imply that Fox News was somehow responsible for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

In her original tweet, Glasser appears to have been taking a swipe at Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has used his 9 pm hour-long platform on Fox News to raise questions about Putin’s war and well-known corruption in the Ukrainian government. Carlson recently admitted he was wrong about certain speculations he’d made about whether the Russian dictator would actually invade Ukraine, including having questioned back in January whether the U.S. should be on “Russia’s side” in a hypothetical conflict.

And none of which has to do with the death of Zakrzewski, who was killed after his vehicle came under fire. The attack also left Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall wounded. The pair were simply reporting on the situation from the ground.

"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski," Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement Tuesday.

"Pierre was a war zone photographer who covered nearly every international story for FOX News from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria during his long tenure with us," she added. "His passion and talent as a journalist were unmatched. Based in London, Pierre had been working in Ukraine since February."

Fox News added that "Last year, [Zakrzewski] played a key role in getting Afghan freelance associates and their families out of the country after the U.S. withdrawal, Scott said. In December at Fox News' annual employee Spotlight Awards, Pierre was given the 'Unsung Hero' award 'in recognition of his invaluable work.''

May he rest in peace - and may Glasser find a conscience.