This Could Be It for CNN’s Don Lemon – Watch
CNN’s Don Lemon has been on a slippery slope for the last six months, and it’s possible that he just slid right now to the cliff.
Although he has been tumbling on the broken network, he has remained in the spotlight as one of three co-hosts for CNN’s dismal weekday “This Morning” program where he sits alongside Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins.
Lemon got into hot water in February when he referred to GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley as “not in her prime.”
Don Lemon: “Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime. Sorry, when a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s, and 30s, and maybe 40s…”
Poppy Harlow: “Are you talking about prime for like child bearing?”
“Don’t shoot the messenger! I’m just saying what the facts are! Google it!”
Those comments even got him mocked by the White House and an Oscar winner. He was forced to issue a meaningless apology that was focused not on Haley, but on his co-workers.
Here’s the Variety report that has caused Lemon to slip dangerously close to the cliff into the network abyss:
“But his antipathy [in 2008] toward [then-“Live From” co-anchor Kyra] Phillips was particularly concerning and had many members of the close-knit Atlanta news team on edge. While Phillips was on assignment in Iraq — a high-profile gig that Lemon coveted — he vented his disappointment at being passed over by tearing up pictures and notes on top of and inside Phillips’ desk in the news pod they shared, according to two sources who worked there at the time. When she returned from Iraq, things only got weirder. One night while dining with members of the news team, she received the first of two threatening text messages from an unknown number on her flip phone that warned, ‘Now you’ve crossed the line, and you’re going to pay for it.’ Phillips was visibly rattled and quickly enlisted CNN’s higher-ups to identify the sender.
Remarkably, the texts were traced back to Lemon, according to those same sources.”
If CNN doesn’t take action in response to the fresh reporting about Lemon’s troubled past, many people will be surprised.
Don Lemon: "Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime. Sorry, when a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s, and 30s, and maybe 40s…"
Poppy Harlow: "Are you talking about prime for like child bearing?"
"Don’t shoot the messenger! I’m just saying what the facts are! Google it!" pic.twitter.com/n1HmtkWTpl
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 16, 2023