#Hashtag: Kenya calls out CNN


As President Obama’s prepares to leave for his trip to Kenya, CNN sparks an outrage on Twitter after calling Kenya a “hotbed of terror.”

Obama is to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit meeting hosted in Nairobi, Kenya.

CNN’s story started a response hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN. Many tweeters defended Kenya as a place of beauty and culture.

While some Tweets were poking fun at the CNN’s “hotbed” comment, others called their journalism ethics into question.

The “terror” comment also backfired, fingers were pointed at the U.S. as a place of danger in comparison to Kenya.

While Twitter was full of funny, hateful, and many different tweets in between, one tweeter reminded everyone that CNN has yet to apologize for their “hotbed of terror” comment.

My name is Jamie Teixeira and I am a senior English and journalism with a minor in Leadership. I am the president of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, a tutor at the K-State Writing Center,and a member of the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble. My future plans are to become an editor or publisher of children's literature. Outside of school I love to read and cuddle with my kitten, Bert.