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Fox anchor calls CNN’s Don Lemon ‘pompous, pretentious jerk’ over Dunn verdict reaction

CNN anchor Don Lemon’s visible outrage over a hung jury in the Michael Dunn trial caught the attention Sunday of Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, who lobbed a series of personal attacks over Twitter. Later, Lemon replied on Twitter “wow, someone is suffering from a bad case of the Michael…

CNN’s Don Lemon responds to online criticism: ‘Attack the problem, not the messenger’

CNN anchor Don Lemon responded to some of the criticism surrounding his July 2013 remarks regarding young African-American men and their wardrobe choices on Saturday — specifically an open letter from entrepreneur Russell Simmons. “It shouldn’t matter if someone is Black, white, brown, purple, green, Democrat or Republican,” Lemon said.…

Jay Smooth explains how Don Lemon’s ‘respectability politics’ internalizes shame

Hip hop activist Jay Smooth ripped into CNN’s Don Lemon in video released Thursday, mocking his “f*cking terrible” claim black men could alleviate poverty by avoiding saggy pants. Smooth said Lemon’s advice wasn’t actually intended to seriously help anyone with their problems, instead the advice implicitly blamed black men for…

CNN anchor Don Lemon: Bill O’Reilly ‘doesn’t go far enough’ in criticizing African-Americans

CNN anchor Don Lemon came to the defense of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Saturday regarding O’Reilly’s heavily-criticized take regarding crime in the African-American community. “In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough,” Lemon said in a commentary, before going on to list five tips for Black Americans to…

CNN pretends tent on sidewalk is bombing suspect’s prison cell

CNN helped viewers visualize Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life in a 10-by-10-foot prison cell by pitching a small party tent outside Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts on Monday. Throughout the day, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer returned to Don Lemon for live updates from the tent. “We just happen…

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