This is CNN…
I don’t watch CNN anymore, but I’m very familiar with Don Lemon from all the times he’s appeared on conservative news sites seeking to correct something he said.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, lots of people have noticed Lemon’s work:
CNN’s Don Lemon Named to ‘Worst Journalism of 2014’ List
Don Lemon has picked up a dubious honor: ranking in a Columbia Journalism Review fellow’s list of the “worst journalism” of 2014.
The anchor has made headlines throughout the year for controversial moments during his tenure as a CNN newsroom anchor.
In a post written by David Uberti, the CJR fellow makes a case for why Lemon deserves to be ranked along with other missteps in journalism over the past year.
“As one of the most recognizable anchors on CNN, Don Lemon has helped lead the cable network’s coverage of the biggest stories of the year. Live television is exceedingly difficult to produce, of course, but Lemon’s gaffes this year offer a case study in how to choose words wisely — or not,” Uberti wrote.
The fine folks at Twitchy think they may have uncovered the reason for Lemon’s new distinction:
Don Lemon’s report on black holes and missing plane help him win ‘Worst of 2014′ award
CNN anchor Don Lemon has taken his share of hate on Twitter: a former Miss Teen USA called Lemon a “modern day house negro,” hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons labeled him “a dangerous talking head” and MSNBC’s Goldie Taylor accused him of being a “turn coat mofo.” And those are just the racial attacks; there’s also the matter of Lemon’s skills as a journalist.
— Bob Bonner (@RBonner_) December 27, 2014
Twitter, of course, can always be counted on to offer its congratulations.
— James (@muffinlovesboo) December 27, 2014
I'm honestly surprised Columbia Journalism Review would dignify Don Lemon by even calling him the Worst Journalist.
— Ogre Woman (@transpanik) December 27, 2014
Thank you, Columbia Journalism Review, for confirming what everyone already knew, & straight-up announcing that @donlemon is just the worst.
— ChadTaylor (@ChadTaylor) December 28, 2014
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