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News anchor Don Lemon came out on CNN: NPR



Don Lemon at the 16th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on December 16. November 11, 2022 in New York.

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Don Lemon at the 16th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on December 16. November 11, 2022 in New York.

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News anchor Don Lemon came out on CNN, as he and the cable network announced Monday.

“Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years,” the post reads. said on twitter. “We wish him all the best and will support him in his future endeavours.”

V The statement was posted on his Twitter account.Lemon said his agent told him Monday morning that he had been fired by CNN.

“I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought someone in management would have the decency to tell me straight,” Lemon said.

“I was never given any indication that I would not be able to continue doing what I love online. It’s clear that there are bigger problems in the game.”

CNN called the Lemon characteristic about his dismissal “inaccurate” and said he was given the opportunity to meet with management.

The news of Lemon’s departure came shortly after Fox News announced that they had parted ways with popular and controversial host Tucker Carlson.

Lemon recently returned to the air after a hiatus after sexist and emotional remarks he spoke on CNN about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.

During the episode CNN This Morning in February, Lemon said Hayley, 51, was not “in her prime” and suggested that a woman “is considered to be in her prime in her 20s, 30s, and possibly 40s.”

Lemon later apologized, stating in an editorial meeting with CNN colleagues that he understood “why people thought it was completely wrong.”

During the Trump administration, the then evening host was considered an outspoken critic of the president.

Lemon told NPR Weekend Edition, Sunday in 2021, he believed that he often annoyed Trump due to his personality and his approach to his work.

“I am a black gay who has a platform and who speaks the truth to the authorities. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. And I think that initially Donald Trump in his interviews with me thought that he might try to co-opt me. and he didn’t,” Lemon said.

“And when I think he realized he couldn’t win me over to – you know, not give him a tough interview or hold him accountable, I think his game was to demonize me, because what it played with his base,” he added.

After Chris Licht became CEO of CNN in 2022, Lemon left his prime time network and joined daytime host Poppy Harlow and Caitlan Collins, the White House’s chief correspondent, to head the new show. CNN This Morning.

During the recent panel discussion with SemaforLight Lemon is described as a “lightning rod”.

“Because he really became famous in an era where it was celebrated and encouraged in prime time. It was CNN prime time. It’s not CNN primetime anymore,” Licht said.

“The world has moved on from this. Don got away with it,” Licht continued. “Don was the first to say, ‘I’m tired of setting my hair on fire every night. I want to try something new.” “


The Dominion still has pending lawsuits against election deniers such as Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.



Reporters and members of the public outside the Leonard Williams Justice Center where Dominion Voting Systems today sued Fox News in Delaware Supreme Court in Wilmington, Delaware. (Chip Somodeville/Getty Images)

A last-second settlement was reached in Dominion Voting Systems’ historic defamation lawsuit against Fox News, which the parties announced Tuesday in court.

“The parties have resolved their case,” said Delaware Supreme Court Justice Eric Davis. “Your presence here… was extremely important. And without you, the parties would not have been able to resolve their situation,” the judge told the jury before dismissing them.

The settlement appears to have been mediated when the court was on the verge of opening statements in Wilmington, Delaware.

After the jury was sworn in earlier on Tuesday, an unexplained hours-long delay put the trial on hold, once again fueling rampant speculation that a deal was underway.

What does it mean: A last-minute deal means that a closely watched case is effectively closed and will not go to trial. By agreeing with Dominion, powerful Fox News executives and on-air influencers will be spared the scrutiny of their coverage of the 2020 election, which was filled with lies about election fraud.

The details of the settlement were not immediately available and may never have been made public.

More on the case: In its lawsuit, Dominion sought $1.6 billion in damages from Fox News. The right-wing network argued vociferously during pre-trial proceedings that the number was inflated and did not come close to accurately reflecting the potential losses Dominion could have suffered from Fox broadcasts in 2020.

Fox News and Fox Corporation – its parent company, which was also the defendant – say they never slandered Dominion and say the case is a baseless attack on press freedom. They denied Dominion’s claim that they promoted these campaign plots to salvage their declining approval ratings after the 2020 election.

While the Dominion case is now over, Fox News is still facing a second major defamation lawsuit from Smartmatic, another voting technology company that was vilified on Fox shows after the 2020 election. This case is still in the process of being solved and no trial is expected anytime soon.

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Senator Steve Danes of Montana Endorses Donald Trump for President



WASHINGTON — Senator Steve Danes, who chairs the Republican Senate National Committee, endorsed Donald Trump for president on Monday.

Danes’ backing, R-Mont, is the first GOP Senate leadership member president in his 2024 bid.

in on appearance On Donald Trump Jr.’s “Triggered” podcast, Danes said he was “proud” of Trump’s support.

“The best four years I’ve had in the US Senate was when President Trump served in the Oval Office,” Danes said, touting the bill, which he said resulted in “one of the biggest tax cuts in American history.”

“Joe Biden has strengthened and encouraged our adversaries with his weakness. He just shivers under his desk during the day,” Danes added. “For these reasons and more, I am proud to support Donald J. Trump for President of the United States.”

Danes also praised Trump’s stance on immigration, an issue the former president has highlighted in his campaign.

“Let’s finish building the wall and finish securing our southern border to protect our communities,” Danes said.

NBC News reported Thursday that Biden is preparing to formally announce his bid for a second term as early as Tuesday, according to three people familiar with his plans.

As of Friday, Trump has won the support of more than 50 members of Congress, including nine senators and 48 representatives. More than half of Florida’s Republicans in the House of Representatives supported him, compared to one Florida governor. Ron DeSantis, who has yet to announce his candidacy, is trailing Trump in the primary, according to a recent NBC News poll.

Danes’ support for Trump comes as the GOP field continues to expand: Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina who also served as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, launched her presidential campaign in February, and former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, who said on his bid for the Republican nomination earlier this month.

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, another likely contender, set up a presidential exploratory committee earlier this month, and former Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday he will likely make a decision on the GOP primary “well before the end of June.” “.

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US urges Lavrov to see Whelan’s sister suffering



UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On Monday, the US brought the sister of an American imprisoned in Russia to the UN Security Council for a meeting chaired by Russia’s foreign minister, urging him to “look into her eyes and see her suffering.”

US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to vacate Michigan security chief Paul Whelan, serving a 16-year sentence on charges of espionage. His family and the US government called the allegations unfounded.

Thomas-Greenfield also encouraged him to launch the Wall Street Journal. reporter Evan Gershkovichwho was arrested on March 29 and charged with trying to obtain classified information.

She accused Russia of using them as a “political trump card” and called on Moscow to “stop this barbaric practice once and for all.”

The US ambassador told Lavrov to turn to the visitors’ gallery where Elizabeth Whelan sat and “look into her eyes and see her suffering.”

“I want you to see what it’s like to miss your brother for four years,” she said. “To know that he is locked up in a Russian colony only because you want to use him for your own purposes.”

The UN cameras did not show whether Lavrov looked into the gallery.

Thomas-Greenfield told reporters that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently said the United States had made a proposal to release Whelan, “and we urge Russia to move forward on that proposal.”

“In the meantime, we will not stop, calm down, or relent until Paul, Evan, and all hostages and illegally detained Americans are returned safe and sound,” she said.

Prior to the meeting, Elizabeth Whelan told reporters that her brother had “a job he loves, a home, a life of hope and opportunity” and “everything that Russia has taken from him, a country that revels in its culture of lies.” its tradition of diplomacy with hostages.”

“Now Pavel is being held in the labor camp IK-17 in remote Mordovia, as a pawn and victim of Russia’s slide into lawlessness,” she said.

She called Russia a “terrorist state” and said her script is “so lazy” that Gershkovich has the same investigator who prosecuted her brother before his “sham trial” in June 2020.

Gershkovich, 31, is the first American correspondent since the Cold War to be detained in Russia on charges of espionage, which his family and newspaper vehemently deny. Thomas-Greenfield told the council that he was “just doing his job” as a journalist.

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