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Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:42AM EST
Don Lemon returns to CNN following his sister’s tragic death
“I am back sitting with you tonight because this is exactly where she would have wanted me to be,” he said last night, adding: “I want all of you to know that your prayers and your words of encouragement have really meant the world to me and my family over the last few days.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Don Lemon’s older sister dies in an accidental drowning
The CNN anchor’s older sister, 58-year-old L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, died on Wednesday after accidentally falling into a pond in Louisiana. Police don't suspect foul play.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Don Lemon blames President Trump, addressing him directly, for CNN death threats
“Mr. President, I’m speaking directly to you,” Lemon said on his CNN show in reaction to a Michigan man shouting “fake News” in threats to the cable news network. “We are not the enemy. We are not trying to silence you. It is the job of the free press to report the facts, to ask questions, tough questions, ones you don’t like, even if you don’t like the facts or those questions. No matter how many times you attack us as fake news, we will continue to do our jobs.” Lemon himself was the subject of a death threat last November.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Censor or don't censor? Networks grapple with Trump's reported use of profanity at WH meeting
Following in the lead of The Washington Post, which broke the “sh*thole” story and put it in their lead headlines uncensored, various media outlets published Trump’s reported remark without censorship. MSNBC used the profanity, while Fox News censored it. CNN varied between allowing "sh*thole" and censoring it. Lester Holt used it, warning at the top of NBC Nightly News that “this may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers,” while his ABC World News Tonight counterpart David Muir described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.” UPDATE: Trump denies saying "sh*thole."
- Stephen Colbert’s “sh*tholes” were bleeped by CBS
- Jimmy Kimmel showed a montage of Wolf Blitzer saying “s-hole” instead of "sh*thole"
- The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah said “sh*thole" uncensored," but Comedy Central’s website opted to use asterisks
- Don Lemon tells his CNN viewers: "The president of the United States is racist”
- Anderson Cooper fought back tears as he defended Haiti against Trump’s “sh*thole” remark
- BBC Radio 4 allowed use of “sh*thole” — “a word I never thought I would utter on the BBC,” tweeted BBC’s Nick Bryant
TOPICS: CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Wolf Blitzer, Cable News, Censorship, Late Night, Trump Presidency
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
CNN calls out President Trump's bullying behavior after he calls Don Lemon the “dumbest man on television!”
Responding to a New York Times' report that the president “hate-watches” CNN and Don Lemon’s show, Trump tweeted this morning: “I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the ‘dumbest man on television!’ Bad Reporting.” According to Mediaite, none of Trump’s previous tweets refer to Lemon as being dumb. CNN released the following statement in response to Trump’s tweet: “In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name-calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example.”
ALSO: New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweets: "People quantifying his TV habits bothers POTUS in a way few other things do. He and his aides take it as some kind of disrespect instead of reporting a fact that his tweets often reveal. When I was asked on a show several months ago how many hours he was watching TV and put it at at least 4, he happened to see it and proceeded to mention that I'd said it to several advisers during the course of the weekend."
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 2:13PM EDT
CNN’s Don Lemon files a police report after receiving death threats from a Twitter user
A white nationalist on Twitter allegedly told the CNN anchor that he “can’t wait to stab your neck.”