CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord tweeted a Nazi slogan on Thursday amid what appears to be a developing feud with a liberal media watchdog.
The message — “Sieg Heil,” the Nazi victory salute — came after Media Matters president Angelo Carusone pointed out a spelling error in an inflammatory article Lord wrote on Thursday for the right-wing site The American Spectator.
Lord’s article summarized his feud with Carusone, and derisively referred to Media Matters as “Media Matters Fascists” and “anti-free speech bigots.”
In follow-up comments to his tweet, Lord indicated the Nazi slogan was a reference to another Spectator article he wrote a day earlier, in which he blasted Media Matters for attempting an advertising boycott of Fox News host Sean Hannity. In that article, Lord used the salute to compare Media Matters to fascism.
“The American Spectator has been unable to confirm reports that the original draft of this Media Matters revision ended with the words: ‘Seig Heil!'” Lord wrote.
In another reply to his tweet, Lord said he was “mocking Nazis and fascists.”
Lord responded to Business Insider’s request for comment by providing a link to his article with the “Sieg Heil” reference, adding, “Did you read the original article from yesterday?”
Lord often appears on CNN as a political commentator and is a supporter of President Donald Trump.
— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) August 10, 2017
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