CNN will no longer have Donald Trump ally and former adviser Roger Stone on air.
"He will no longer appear as a guest on CNN" a spokesperson told POLITICO.
Stone had made disparaging remarks on Twitter about CNN political analyst Ana Navarro, which had recently been highlighted by Media Matters, a media watchdog group founded by Clinton ally David Brock.
Stone sent out tweets over the past few days calling Navarro, who was a Bush supporter, "Entitled Diva Bitch," "Borderline retarded" and "'dumber than dog s---." He also tweeted about Navarro in December, saying she reminds him of a "rabid pekinese."
He also previously called Navarro and former contributor Roland Martin "quota hires" for the network.
Other sites, such as Gawker, picked up on the post and called on CNN to stop inviting him on air.According to NYT:
Ms. Navarro, 43, is often identified as a “confidante” of Jeb Bush or a “Republican strategist.” But her chief qualification is that she, better than anyone in the 2016 presidential cycle, hits the sweet spot of the Republican Party’s hunger for Hispanic female validators, the political media’s craving for an aura of access, and the overall dearth of wit in the talking point echo chamber.
Well liked in political media circles, Ms. Navarro visits primary states and skewers Mr. Bush’s potential opponents. (“I don’t need her to drown me in estrogen every time she opens her mouth,” she said of Hillary Rodham Clinton on CNN.) Her rollicking commentary and willingness to criticize Republicans on same-sex marriage and immigration issues make her a favorite of TV bookers.-RW
How much of a confidante she is of Mr. Bush, however, is open to question. She never worked as a strategist on any of his campaigns, and she had to leave a job as Florida’s director of immigration policy when he was governor after it was discovered that she did not have a law license...
Ms. Navarro’s boyfriend, Gene Prescott, 71, [is] a Democratic fund-raiser [and president of theCoral Gables’s Biltmore Hotel]. On a recent afternoon, Mr. Prescott sat in the courtyard of the hotel’s Fontana restaurant scooping the froth off his cappuccino with a biscotto. Ms. Navarro herself talks often of her afternoons spent among the faux Grecian statues around the pool of the Spanish colonial-style hotel.