BEIRUT: A spat between two anchorwomen, Jessica Azar and Dima Sadek, erupted on Thursday over a banner commemorating the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon in 2005.
Sadek, who works for LBCI, took to Twitter to denounce a banner she regarded as disrespectful to the Syrian people. The banner was erected in Sassine, Beirut with the picture of the late Kataeb and Lebanese Forces leader Bachir Gemayel next to the words "the Syrians tried to divide Lebanon, and now someone came to divide their land."
Sadek ripped those who erected the banner, reminding her followers of the plight of Syrian refugees.
"Over 500,000 have been killed and more than half have the population has fled, and this how you commemorate the withdrawal of Syrian troops?"
This prompted Azar, who works for the rival station MTV, to hit back at Sadek, telling her that this quote was "actually first echoed by Gemayel in the 1980's," before mockingly asking her to "read up on history instead of belittling her fellow countrymen."
The spat then took another turn when Sadek derided Azar's parliamentary campaign and her "inability to put two words together."
"We all know who writes your material, you cant even put a sentence together and you're lecturing me about history."
Azar is a candidate in the upcoming elections, running under the Lebanese Forces list in the second district of Mount Lebanon.
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