Saturday, April 13, 2024

And Don Lemon Out at CNN: Fired for Misogyny and Other Bizarre Statements on Air


Don Lemon is out at CNN. On a morning when media personalities are getting the axe on both sides, Lemon couldn’t survive his incident of on air misogyny and other bizarre statements.

Lemon got in a load of trouble recently when he declared on air that announced presidential candidate Nikki Haley, who’s 50, was “past her prime.” His co-anchors were furious and chaos ensued.

It’s a shame because Lemon is a good journalist. When he had his 10pm show, Lemon was in good shape. But moving him to the morning and allowing Lemon to speak freely on non political topics led to a mess.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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