Don Lemon is no longer qualified to report news. His show should be re-branded as an opinion show or cancelled. He has made it quite clear that he is unable to be objective in the age of Trump. He just hates the president too much to be impartial. This is where he really crossed the line.
The Hill reports:
Don Lemon: ‘It’s my obligation as a journalist’ to call Trump a racist
CNN anchor Don Lemon said Friday that it’s his “obligation as a journalist” to call President Trump a racist.
“Critical thinking is important as a journalist. If you cannot surmise that this president — if he’s not racist, he’s certainly racist-adjacent,” Lemon told an audience as the keynote speaker at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit in New York. “We have come to a consensus in our society that facts matter. I feel like it’s my obligation to say that.”
“If you have the evidence that shows you, that leads you to nothing else but this president being racist, then I feel it’s my obligation as a journalist to say it,” he added.
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This is not journalism, it’s political activism. CNN needs to acknowledge this and change Lemon’s role.
He is not reporting news, he’s voicing his opinion.