BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — A Lebanese television anchor’s comments and laughter regarding the assassination of Lebanese anti-Syrian parliamentarian Walid Eido have caused a furor and resulted in her firing.
The NBN anchor, who has not been identified, did not realize her microphone was on.
“So, why did it take them so long to kill him?” the anchor asked a colleague on live television Wednesday, the same day as Eido’s death. She begins laughing, and the colleague joins in. (Listen to the exchange over images of the deadly bombing )