CNN Denies Lemon ‘Benched’ After Controversial Nikki Haley Comments

Looks like CNN is standing by their Lemon!

  • CNN has removed Don Lemon from Monday’s CNN This Morning but has denied that they’re sacking the embattled anchor altogether after his controversial comments about Presidential candidate Nikki Haley that were widely derided as “sexist.”
  • Daily Beast’s Lachlan Cartwright writes that CNN “changed its Monday lineup to proceed without Lemon while ‘conversations about Don’s future’ are ongoing.”
  • Cartwright cited a copy of the Monday schedule obtained by Daily Beast to report the “on-air lineup” for Monday was changed on Sunday afternoon, and added that “two people familiar with the matter” say Lemon’s future is uncertain.
  • A CNN spokesperson denied the reporting to Mediaite: “He is taking the holiday. He’s been chased by paparazzi all weekend. He’s been under attack. He’s not ready to go back on air.”
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