More Scandal At CNN: Another Host Is In Hot Water & May Also Get Canned Like Cuomo
Just days after CNN dumped Chris Cuomo for “journalistic misconduct” we’ve learned that host Don Lemon has reportedly taken part in unethical behavior.
According to reports from witnesses inside the courtroom reporting on the trial of Jussie Smollett, the former TV star identified Lemon as the source who tipped him off that the Chicago Police weren’t buying his story.
Fox News reporter, Matt Finn said, “Smollett testified during investigation he got a text from Don Lemon — saying CPD didn’t believe him (smollett talking fast here before an objection. Not verbatim).
Smollett testified during investigation he got a text from Don Lemon — saying CPD didn’t believe him
(smollett talking fast here before an objection. Not verbatim.)
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) December 6, 2021
The Daily Mail reported that Smollett’s claim ended up being stricken from the record:
Testifying in court on Monday, Smollet [sic], 39, claimed he had been in contact with CNN’s Don Lemon during the early stages of the CPD investigation.
In a remark that was presented and then struck from the record, he said things began to seem off when he received a text message from Lemon claiming the Chicago police had reached out to him to say they didn’t believe Smollett.
News watchdogs are furious that Lemon never once mentioned that he was in communication with Smollett despite reporting on the story several times.
It appears that Lemon’s career may be mirroring his buddy Chris Cuomo.
Even the liberal publication The Daily Beast wasn’t buying Smollett’s testimony stating “all it did was make everyone involved look guilty.”
Smollett didn’t do himself any favors when he injected social justice politics into his testimony when Special Prosecutor Dan Webb was cross examining him.
Court reporters believe that Smollett is trying to blame the entire ruse on the Osundairo brothers who claim it was the former TV start that asked them to stage a fake attack.
Ernest Owens from The Daily Beast said Smollett’s testimony “felt more like an episode of the Fox show that made him famous” rather than a denial of the charges against him.