Friday, 20 November 2015

More than 30,000 sign petition urging CNN to fire anchor Don Lemon

Another day, another dose of sour Lemon-aide for CNN.

More than 30,000 people have signed a petition calling on the news channel to fire bombastic newsman Don Lemon after he insisted that his colleagues Wolf Blitzer and legal analyst Sunny Hostin withhold deciding whether South Carolina "resource officer" Ben Fields used excessive force when removing a student from a classroom earlier this week.

With an average of around 600,000 viewers, that’s about 5-percent of Lemon’s audience calling for his ouster.
More than 30,000 sign petition urging CNN to fire anchor Don Lemon
But his many of his co-workers are unfazed by the incident.

"Don Lemon is in trouble again? What else is new?" a CNN producer said.

"The more he says outrageous things, the more people tune in - most people here are not surprised at anything that comes out of his mouth anymore."

A CNN rep said Lemon had declined to comment about the peition.

Ripping Lemon and the things the newsman says has become something of a cottege industry for media watchers.

He drew fire last June while covering Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol.

On CNN Lemon held up a confederate flag and then a sign with the n-word in big block letters and asked : “Does this offend you?

Last November, as Ferguson, MO erupted into anger, bullets and flames Lemon ham-handedly drew tear gas into his own gas mask, whined for water and a device to contact his producers, and then made a culturally insensitive comment about protesters smoking pot.

A few days earlier Lemon was roastef ro

insinuating that one of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assault victims should have bitten the comic instead of performing oral sex.

This week’s petition, posted on declared:

“We, the people, want a journalist and an anchor that will not be afraid to accept the facts that are occurring within the African-American community and who will encourage our people the same way that person will encourage others across the board,” explains the petition. “We, the people, have no confidence in Mr. Lemon’s ability to do that. Therefore, we are asking CNN to remove him from his position.”