HATER WANTS ANSWERS: Al Sharpton Demands ‘Full Explanation’ From CNN On Firing Of ‘Superb Journalist’ Don Lemon

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CNN’s decision to part ways with longtime anchor Don Lemon didn’t exactly shock media-watchers, but it did blindside Al Sharpton, the Washington Times reports.

The civil-rights activist and MSNBC host called for CNN to provide answers on the decision announced Monday to release Mr. Lemon after 17 years with the network, calling him a “superb journalist” and “invaluable” voice.

“We are completely stunned at the termination of Don Lemon,” said Mr. Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, in a joint statement Wednesday with Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. “Throughout his career, Don has been a superb journalist who was very open to the civil rights community on issues others wouldn’t touch,” they said. “Don’s voice has been invaluable to the conversation of how we become a more just nation. With the health of our democracy undergoing perhaps its greatest test, we cannot afford to silence his voice.”

They cited a Monday tweet by Mr. Lemon, who is black, accusing CNN of notifying him through his agent and saying it was “clear that there are some larger issues at play.” “We would like to know what he alludes to when he said there are greater things at play, which is why we urge for a full explanation as to why he was let go in such a fashion,” said Mr. Sharpton and Mr. Morial.


6 COMMENTS

  1. Although Don Lemon was a lemon and should’ve been out before he even started, who is Al Sharpton to demand explanation what CNN does?

  2. a business can fire whomever it wants to. al sharpton-yimach sh’moh-has no ‘right’ to demand explanations. yidden have a bigger tight to demand an explanation as to why al sharpton, whose only reason for being is to preach hate, has not been ‘fired’ yet

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