People are not here for Don Lemon, more than 30,000 people have signed a petition calling on the news channel to fire the news man after he insisted that his colleagues Wolf Blitzer and legal analyst Sunny Hostin withhold deciding whether South Carolina “resource officer” Ben Fields used excessive force when removing a student from a classroom earlier this week.
According to Dailynews.com
With an average of around 600,000 viewers, that’s about 5-percent of Lemon’s audience calling for his ouster. “The more he says outrageous things, the more people tune in – most people here are not surprised at anything that comes out of his mouth anymore.”
A CNN rep said Lemon had declined to comment about the peition. Ripping Lemon and the things the newsman says has become something of a cottege industry for media watchers.
He drew fire last June while covering Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol. This week’s petition, posted on change.org declared:
“We, the people, want a journalist and an anchor that will not be afraid to accept the facts that are occurring within the African-American community and who will encourage our people the same way that person will encourage others across the board,” explains the Change.org petition. “We, the people, have no confidence in Mr. Lemon’s ability to do that. Therefore, we are asking CNN to remove him from his position.”