Report: CNN Benches Don Lemon Over His Demeaning Nikki Haley Comment
“There are ongoing conversations about Don’s future. He is a constant distraction.”
CNN insiders told The Daily Beast and Fox News that Don Lemon won’t appear on CNN This Morning on Monday after his sexist remarks against Republican 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley.
The benching might last longer for Lemon. From Fox News:
A CNN insider told Fox News Digital that Lemon has no plans to return to air earlier than Tuesday, adding that he is “taking the holiday” Monday and that his return to the show depends on “where his head is at.”
The sources told The Daily Beast:
But by Sunday afternoon a new on-air lineup schedule was sent out by CNN management that had the show being anchored by Harlow and Sara Sidner in New York with Collins in Poland, according to two people familiar with the matter.
“There are ongoing conversations about Don’s future,” a person familiar with the matter told Confider. “He is a constant distraction.”
“His remarks were upsetting, unacceptable, and unfair to his co-hosts, and ultimately a huge distraction to the great work of this organization,” Licht told staffers on the 9 a.m. editorial call, according to a readout of the call obtained by Confider.
Lemon slammed Haley because she said candidates over 75 should take a competency test. He claimed she was past her prime as a woman at 51.
Lemon issued a non-apology apology.
The Friday show went on without Lemon, but supposedly it was an already planned day off.
Lemon has a history of disgusting and misogynistic comments toward women while trying to laugh them off. He is also awful to co-host Kaitlan Collins.
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Misogyny trumps being gay and black. Filed under whodathunkit.
Full disclosure, I don’t watch Don.. I personally hope they just show him the door.
So much for the power of the patriarchy. Even a man with two entries in the diversity olympics can’t make negative comments about women. Agreed on CNN and Lemon paying the piper.
Sour Lemon said nothing when Harridan Hillary was running and running and running. HH turned 50 in 1997.
Lemon is no longer an asset for CNN. They demoted him from his primetime show and time slot to the morning wake up show and he still can’t handle it or himself. Time for CNN to simply let Lemon go and move on from there. They’ve really got nothing to lose if they do.
Any liberal black “personality” who becomes a distraction by upsetting the woke mob will be termed. Juan Williams, Don Lee-Mon, etc. Who is next?
I disagree with those that think that Lemon should be fired by CNN. He fits squarely into CNN’s business model. Okay, so he unfairly maligned a woman. But, at CNN, fairness and accuracy generally doesn’t apply, and it certainly has no place when commenting upon straight, non-socialists. Hate is a core value, and has a central on-air role at CNN. Few deliver it with Lemon’s off-handed smugness. More than anyone, Don Lemon IS the CNN brand. Those at CNN who have criticized Mr. Lemon should openly apologize and be required to address him going forward as “Mr. CNN.”
Lemon is being squeezed!
Since Lemon is a confessed homosexualist he is not in a position to judge a woman’s ripeness.
The fashion industry would like a word.
“His remarks were upsetting, unacceptable, and unfair to his co-hosts, and ultimately a huge distraction to the great work of this organization,”
his racist/bigoted patois has been tiresome for years–another one-trick pony of miniscule “intelligence”
Move him over to CNN+
This guy Ali is a piece of work. The hate of this bigot. So overt. It can only help Haley.
It seems this lemon doesn’t know when he’s past his prime.
And here’s a twist…
“He is a constant distraction.”
Don Lemon has always been a disgusting nitwit. CNN would do well to get rid of him.
Maybe Don Lemon should seek to be the new head of Project Veritas. I think the Board may be looking for someone with his credentials!