Lemon laughed off Twitter for reportedly claiming CNN’s ‘not liberal,’ tamps down buzz he might quit his show

CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 22: CNN's Don Lemon speaks at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics in a program titled "Race, Media and Politics" on February 22, 2019 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
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During a conference Thursday in New York City, CNN “news anchor” and “journalist” Don Lemon reportedly claimed that neither he nor his employer boast a liberal bias and whined that he may step down from his job before 2020 due to the “toxicity” in Trump’s America.

Both sets of remarks were made at a “Future of News” conference hosted by the Financial Times. While there’s no video footage of either set of remarks, the first set — that CNN isn’t a liberal network — was revealed by Financial Times columnist Kenneth Fisher:

While the remarks had yet to go viral as of Friday morning, they’d already triggered a flurry of mockery for obvious reasons.

Look:

If CNN isn’t liberal, then water isn’t wet. All facts — as in actual facts — point to CNN being a far-left network that functions as a branch of the Democrat Party.

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published in March, 99 percent of CNN’s audience views President Donald Trump in a negative light.

“‘Has the President been truthful or honest on Russia?’ Among Fox viewers, 84 percent of Fox viewers believe the president has been truthful. Among MSNBC viewers, that’s 21 percent. Among CNN viewers, that’s one percent,” NBC’s Chuck Todd explained at the time.

“Conversely, 12 percent of Fox viewers, 76 percent of MSNBC viewers, and again, 99 percent of CNN viewers thought the President had lied.”

Listen:

That’s not normal …

Nor is it normal that over 90 percent of the network’s coverage of President Donald Trump is negative. And it’s certainly not normal for a network and its “journalists” to …

Defend Antifa:

Ignore crimes that bolster the president’s point about illegal alien crime:

And make up “facts”:

What makes CNN’s bias so glaring — particularly in comparison to the bias displayed by the network’s counterparts at MSNBC and Fox News — is its continued denial.

It’s a point noted by Lara Logan, an award-winning journalist, earlier this year.

“I was wondering myself this morning … Is Don Lemon an opinion person?” she said in April. ” Like, I know Sean Hannity is [on the] right, he makes no secret of it. So does Tucker Carlson. So does Laura Ingraham. But what about Don Lemon? Is he an opinion person?”

“Rachel Maddow, I know where she sits. So what about people like Don Lemon … There’s a lot of opinion in his show,” Logan told Levin. “In fact, it’s almost all opinion from beginning to end and Stelter, who is the media guy… appears to be the anti-Fox guy.”

Exactly. Even some Democrat party officials have admitted as much.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Dovetailing back to the conference, Lemon reportedly also whined about the “toxicity” he allegedly suffers.

“Lemon told the audience at the Financial Times’ ‘Future of News’ conference in New York City on Thursday that he was not sure how long he could keep doing his CNN show while Trump was in the White House,” The Daily Beast reported.

“I don’t know if it’s worth this level of toxicity. I’m 10 years older than when he rode down the escalator in July 2015,” he said, adding that Trump’s presidency has threatened “my privacy, my safety and security, and the safety and security of my loved ones and my family.”

One could argue that now he knows how anyone who’s not a far-left zealot feels …

“I wonder how long I will continue to do this particular job,” he continued, adding that he’s been harassed in public by alleged Trump supporters.

Harassed like this, you mean?

By the way, here’s how many stories CNN has run about the disturbing altercation above: ZERO.

Speaking later Thursday evening on CNN, Lemon clarified that he doesn’t actually plan to quit.

“The headlines are hyperbolic and they don’t really reflect the tone and the conversation that I had,” he said. “Someone asked me a question about how tough it’s been the last couple years with all of this alternative reality and the president attacking you and all that, and I gave a very honest answer, but I’m not going anywhere, knock on Wood.”

So it’s hyperbolic to quote his exact words? Gotcha …

#ThisIsCNN

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

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