Don Lemon responds to Tucker Carlson’s ‘ignorant’ white supremacy rant
Don Lemon has been fired by CNN after 17 years on the community.
On Monday (24 April), the information anchor introduced that he had “parted methods” with CNN following a string of scandals in latest months.
“CNN and Don have parted methods,” the community mentioned in a press release.
“Don will without end be part of the CNN household, and we thank him for his contributions over the previous 17 years. We want him properly and might be cheering him on in his future endeavours.”
Lemon reacted to the information along with his personal assertion on Twitter saying he was left “surprised” after being knowledgeable by his agent that CNN had allegedly terminated his contract with out informing him.
“After 17 years at CNN I might have thought somebody in administration would have had the decency to inform me straight,” he wrote.
CNN has known as Lemon’s assertion “inaccurate”.
Earlier this 12 months, Lemon confronted scrutiny for saying on-air that presidential candidate Nikki Haley was not “in her prime” on the age of 51.
Earlier this month, Lemon was accused of a number of claims of office misogyny and “diva-like behaviour” in a prolonged report by Selection.
The information anchor denied the claims, saying they had been “fully based mostly on unsourced, unsubstantiated, 15-year-old nameless gossip”.
CNN’s says Lemon’s assertion is ‘inaccurate’
The official CNN Communications account has shared a tweet suggesting that Lemon’s assertion is “inaccurate”.
In his assertion, Lemon claims that he was knowledgeable of his dismissal through his agent. “After 17 years at CNN I might have thought somebody in administration would have had the decency to inform me straight,” he wrote.
In a brand new tweet, CNN claims Lemon was, the truth is, invited to talk with administration.
“Don Lemon’s assertion about this morning’s occasions is inaccurate. He was provided a possibility to fulfill with administration however as a substitute launched a press release on Twitter,” the assertion reads.
Tom Murray24 April 2023 19:52
The View hosts have fun after studying Tucker Carlson is leaving Fox Information
Whoopi Goldberg relayed the data to the present’s studio viewers and her fellow co-hosts throughout the daytime discuss present’s Monday (24 April) broadcast.
“Wave,” she added, kicking off a Mexican Wave joined by fellow presenters, together with Sunny Hostin.
Co-host Ana Navaro then proceeded to ask the viewers to affix her in singing Steam’s 1969 hit “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Me Goodbye”.
Tom Murray24 April 2023 19:15
Donald Trump rejoices in Don Lemon’s departure from CNN
Trump wasted no time in reacting to the information of Lemon’s departure.
“Good Information: ‘The dumbest man on tv,’ Don Lemon, has lastly been fired from Faux Information CNN. My solely query is, WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG?” he wrote on his Twitter-clone Fact Social.
He has but to touch upon Tucker Carlson’s exit from Fox Information.
Tom Murray24 April 2023 18:31
Lemon’s axing got here simply hours after Fox parted methods with Tucker Carlson
Two giants within the US media panorama misplaced their jobs immediately.
Dominion sued Fox Information for enhancing lies that the poll expertise firm participated in widespread voter fraud throughout the 2020 election.
Tom Murray24 April 2023 18:28
Lemon’s assertion in full
Lemon tweeted the information of his departure on Monday.
You’ll be able to learn his full, typed assertion right here:
Tom Murray24 April 2023 18:00