CNN ousts host Don Lemon, who responds with fiery tweet
Don Lemon, a former anchor for CNN, announced on Twitter that he had been “cut” from the network after six years. He went on to say that he had enjoyed his time at CNN and was disappointed to leave.
However, CNN released a statement saying that they had actually “parted ways” with Lemon and that his claims of being cut without warning were “inaccurate.” According to the statement, Lemon had been offered a meeting with management but instead chose to make the announcement on Twitter.
Despite the apparent disagreement over the terms of his departure, CNN praised Lemon’s work at the network, calling him a valuable member of the CNN family.
The announcement of Lemon’s departure comes soon after Fox News announced that Tucker Carlson, one of their most popular hosts, was also leaving the network. Both moves represent a major change for cable television.
CNN expressed their gratitude toward Lemon for his contributions and wished him well in his future endeavors. They also pledged their support for him, indicating that they will be cheering him on in his future endeavors.