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Don Lemon Fired By CNN—Minutes After Tucker Carlson Out At Fox News

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Two major news personalities were reported let go by their respective networks Monday.

Fox News said Monday it has “agreed to part ways” with Tucker Carlson, its popular and controversial host, less than a week after settling a lawsuit over the network’s 2020 election reporting.

NBC News reported that Don Lemon was terminated from his anchor role at CNN Monday.

The longtime CNN anchor Don Lemon announced Monday he was fired by the network in a move that left him “stunned,” which came less than an hour after Fox News said it had parted ways with host Tucker Carlson in another massive shakeup to the cable news landscape.

Lemon tweeted a message Monday blasting CNN’s leadership, saying: “ I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned.After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network.It is clear that there are some larger issues at play.With that said,I want to thank my colleagues and many teams that I have worked with for an incredible run.They are the most talented journalists in the business and I wish them all the best.”

CNN confirmed the departure shortly afterward, tweeting the network and the anchor “parted ways,” adding Lemon “will forever be a part of the CNN family.”

Lemon arrived at CNN in 2006, and spent the past five months co-hosting CNN This Morning alongside Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow.

NBC’s report said the news on Don Lemon came after Variety published a story earlier this month on allegations that he mistreated his female colleagues over the course of his career there. And earlier this year, he faced backlash over widely criticized comments he made on-air.

The FOX network said in a press release that the last program of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” aired Friday. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” the press release from the network said.

Carlson became Fox’s most popular personality after replacing Bill O’Reilly in Fox’s prime-time lineup in 2016.

He’s also consistently drawn headline for controversial coverage, including most recently airing tapes from the Jan.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Lemon is a homosexual and CNN’s audience is shunning his broadcasts despite their law acknowledging gays. In so called democracies, to keep with the crowd, people do keep silent over gays but they act.
    Tucker Calson admitted in uncovered email messages to broadcasting lies even when he knew they were lies. Fox had known that Trump lost but kept on churning out the rigged elections propaganda.

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  2. Fox news is indeed a propagandist news channel that should have been banned like RT was because its a blatant lying Comical Ali that degrades democracy. People in America are killing each other because of newsmedia like Fox’s 24 hour news cycle of fear and paranoia. A racist grandfather shot a black boy for knocking on his door a week ago The racist has been negatively influenced by crazy newsmedia

  3. Nomba aba bantu??? Ni bani??? Who are these people are they Zambians,. Has this matter any bearing on Zambia???

    If they aren’t and their issues have no bearing on Zambia the why report on them, what is their relevance??? Zoona there are more pressing news items to discuss.

    It is even better to report on Chinese media personalities such as Jackie Chan than these non entity American that don’t even know two things about Zambia…Our Chinese brothers are taught in school about the Tazara rail line, KK and Nyerere. Do you think these two Americans know who KK is? Lsk Times I’m disappointed with you guys.

  4. I am sort of conflicted about Don Lemon being let go by CNN. But I am sure happy about Tucker Carlson being fire from FOX NEWS. He brought nothing but toxicity to the American discourse. GOOD RIDDANCE. Hope FOX fires a few more talking heads from that network to bring some semblance of NEWS/TRUTH telling other than conspiracy theories PACKAGED as news day-in day-out, 365 days. Yeah, paying 700+ million dollars in a lawsuit has a way of speaking to corporations, doesn’t it?

  5. I was much happier about PF being fired by the Zambian people. But i do hate Faux Gnus and their many lies…so good riddance to Gutter Caption.

  6. Lusaka Times….you are now just copying and pasting news that has no bearing for Zambia….you becoming useless…find news in Zambia not always getting news from USA or Europe

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  7. I dont know what LT readers are crying about. Every news disseminator has a section for foreign news. This news falls into that category. Besides it has issues that affect Zambians because many of them watch DSTV

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