CNN's Don Lemon accused of assault in sexually charged encounter at New York bar

  
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CNN's Don Lemon accused of assault in sexually charged encounter at New York bar

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CNN  primetime host Don Lemon was accused of a bizarre, sexually charged assault of a bartender in New York's tony Hamptons last year in a civil suit filed earlier this week.

Dustin Hice, of Florida, stated in the lawsuit that he was living in the Hamptons and working at The Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack during the summer of 2018. On July 15, after closing, Hice claimed he left with the owner and co-workers to party at another bar, Murf's Backstreet Tavern, in Sag Harbor, where they saw Lemon. Recognizing the newsman, Hice offered to buy him a vodka drink called a "lemon drop," according to the suit. Lemon declined the offer, Hice claimed, but later approached him inside the establishment.

"[Lemon] put his hand down the front of his own shorts, and vigorously rubbed his genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers into Plaintiff's mustache and under Plaintiff's nose," according to the lawsuit, filed Aug. 11 in Suffolk County Court, and first reported by Mediaite.

Lemon allegedly asked a crude question about Hice's sexual preference, leaving him "shocked and humiliated," according to the suit.

CNN denied Hice's account and said Hice seemed to bear animosity toward the cable news network.

"The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts," a CNN spokesperson told Fox News in a statement.

"This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon.

"Don categorically denies these claims and this matter does not merit any further comment at this time."

In the suit, Hice also said Lemon's off-screen demeanor was in stark contrast to the "Me Too" advocate who he often saw on TV.

"When the cameras are turned off, however, Mr. Lemon’s actions are in stark and disturbing contrast to the public persona he attempts to convey," the suit reads.

Hice denied going after CNN on social media,  telling  the New York Post: "I have never ever ranted about anyone, especially a news station. … I am a private, religious man."


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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    4 months ago

Another CNN nutjob, the Lemon spreads his ripe fruit without consent.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    4 months ago

It was only a matter of time. He was so full of hate, he was bound to get violent!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    4 months ago

Everyone who doesnt subscribe to your version of American values is a "hater".   LOL. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    4 months ago
Everyone who doesnt subscribe to your version of American values is a "hater". LOL.

Your version of what American values are seems based on making every Trump supporter into a Nazi or white supremacist.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    4 months ago
Everyone who doesnt subscribe to your version of American values is a "hater".   LOL. 

It's really simple - when people like Lemon call people "racists" all night and then resort to violence, they define themselves as "haters!

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    4 months ago
Another CNN nutjob, the Lemon spreads his ripe fruit without consent.

Wait, so you're all in on believing an uncorroborated accusation of apparently stink finger assault when it comes to Don Lemon, but you categorically refuse to believe the nearly two dozen accusations of sexual assault from far more reliable accusers of Don Trump even though this is a single account from some bartender with a history of hate for CNN? Just another prime example of hypocrisy, but who can really tell in the sea of hypocrisy that now defines the Republican party.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.2.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.2    4 months ago
Just another prime example of hypocrisy,

But ...but...but Trump. This coming from someone who cries whenever someone brings up the failures of the pos obama and Hillaryious Hillary.

Maybe Fish can make you a but Trump meme?

but who can really tell in the sea of hypocrisy that now defines the Republican party.

And you want to talk about hypocrisy? LMFAO

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Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    4 months ago

A predator in our midst.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 months ago
A predator in our midst.

Yes, you elected him President. Why so surprised now?

 
 
 
dennis smith
2.1.1  dennis smith  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1    4 months ago

Off topic as usual.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3  Paula Bartholomew    4 months ago

Maybe Placido Domingo can get a job with CNN.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4  KDMichigan    4 months ago
"[Lemon] put his hand down the front of his own shorts, and vigorously rubbed his genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers into Plaintiff's mustache and under Plaintiff's nose,"

What a weirdo. Is that a gay thing to stick your shit smelling fingers in someone's face?

Hice must be believed until proven he is lying though I guess.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  KDMichigan @4    4 months ago
What a weirdo.

I suspect there's a lot more to this story, and I'm not willing to just take some random bar tenders word for it. The "offer" to buy Don Lemon a "Lemon Drop" was obviously meant as some sort of insult and I've no doubt it wasn't just made in a friendly manner but likely in a very antagonistic way. I wouldn't be surprised if Don reacted in some way, perhaps threatening to give the offending bartender a "dirty Sanchez". Either way this is not really news and it's definitely not a "sexually charged assault".

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4.1.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1    4 months ago
The "offer" to buy Don Lemon a "Lemon Drop" was obviously meant as some sort of insult

What are you babbling about. Please tell me how in the liberal world a Lemon Drop is a derogative term. I'm serious I really want to hear the spin on this one.

wasn't just made in a friendly manner but likely in a very antagonistic way.

Sweet I take it you were there now you can give us the details.

perhaps threatening to give the offending bartender

A yes the offending bartender. I can guarantee if he would have put his shitty fingers in my face he would have got them back broke.

 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    4 months ago
CNN  primetime host Don Lemon was accused of a bizarre, sexually charged assault of a bartender in New York's tony Hamptons last year in a civil suit filed earlier this week.

It sounds like his attempt to extort money out of Lemon over the past 13 months hasnt worked out for the guy. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5    4 months ago

Sounds like you'd defend anything. Let me guess? Epstein was innocent?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1    4 months ago

I'm not defending anything. Maybe Lemon did it. 

It took the guy a year though to work up the courage to file a law suit?    The guy wants money and Lemon is not willing to pay. Maybe he's innocent. Ever think of that? 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.1    4 months ago

Maybe that is how lemon finds a bottom...... The are you interested dirty sanchez.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.2    4 months ago

Trump pays some of his accusers by the way.  Does that mean he's innocent? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.1    4 months ago

Wow. Only a year? Beats the hell out of some of these accusations being bandied about DECADES later, doesn't it?

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.5  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.3    4 months ago

Well that took longer than i thought it would. You actually made two posts without saying Trump. That is progress.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.3    4 months ago

@5.1.3

Sure it does--just like it cleared old Billy Bob Clinton!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.5    4 months ago

Im trying to learn from your skill in refraining from mentioning Hillary, AOC,Omar or social justice warriors. 

You have been talking a lot about communists lately though, which is very strange. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.8  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.7    4 months ago

The Democrat party has moved into Karl Marx's basement. Its a legitimate point. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.9  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1.6    4 months ago
Sure it does--just like it cleared old Billy Bob Clinton!

The FBI went to Epstein's pedo Island to retrieve Bill's underwear discarded on the floor near two small bunk beds.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.10  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.8    4 months ago
The Democrat party

It's the Democratic Party.   

Democratic Party

United States
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its rival, the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jeffers…
 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.11  It Is ME  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.9    4 months ago

Just another "Clinton" acquaintance found dead ! jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

I luv me some conspiracy theory. jrSmiley_19_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_40_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.12  JohnRussell  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.11    4 months ago
I luv me some conspiracy theory.

Thats your problem. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.13  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.12    4 months ago
Thats your problem.

Are you absolutely sure ?

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.14  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.11    4 months ago

512

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.15  It Is ME  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.14    4 months ago

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.16  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.12    4 months ago
I luv me some conspiracy theory.
Thats your problem. 

I seem to remember a totally debunked Russian collusion conspiracy someone around here fell for.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.17  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.14    4 months ago

more fake news

this is the original image before it was tampered with

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.18  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.17    4 months ago

Can you verify this one?

512

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.19  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.18    4 months ago

The alleged victim's name is Dustin Hice. Not hispanic. Don Lemon is not hispanic.  Why on earth are you bringing Mexicans into this?   Seems kind of Trumplike. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.20  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.19    4 months ago
Urban dictionary, Dirty Sanchez.

That is the sex assault act Don is alleged to be guilty of.

You have to be hip to these things John.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.21  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.20    4 months ago

Oh, that expalins why you dressed him in Mexican clothing when Mexicans have nothing to do with it.  Sounds like something Trump would do. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.22  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.21    4 months ago

Let's cover this again, Dirty Sanchez is the name of the act Don Lemon committed. Sanchez is a Spanish surname.

You will get it eventually. BTW thanks for bumping my article again!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.23  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.22    4 months ago
Let's cover this again, Dirty Sanchez is the name of the act Don Lemon committed. Sanchez is a Spanish surname.

So that is your rationale for dressing Lemon like a Mexican?  Got it. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.24  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.23    4 months ago

Are you kidding me, anything to allude to racism. That is ridiculous John, he wiped his ass then some dudes lip, that act is called a Dirty Sanchez.

Get over it.

 
 
 
charger 383
5.1.25  charger 383  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.24    4 months ago

Is that named for the same guy who gave us the ButtFumble?  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.26  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.18    4 months ago

It looks more like the actor Samuel L. Jackson than Lemon.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.27  Trout Giggles  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.24    4 months ago

rubbing your genitalia equates to wiping your ass?

?????

 
 
 
Tacos!
5.1.28  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.17    4 months ago
this is the original image before it was tampered with

Uh yeah, I'm pretty sure the "original" was "tampered with," too.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.29  JohnRussell  replied to  Tacos! @5.1.28    4 months ago

The original netflix image is an example of original graphic art, it thats what you call "tampering". 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.30  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.29    4 months ago

Did you figure that out all on your own?

Who fact checks obvious photoshops? What would we do without you?

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JohnRussell
5.1.31  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.30    4 months ago

Someone made an odd statement. 

Uh yeah, I'm pretty sure the "original" was "tampered with," too.

All I did was relay the obvious. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.32  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.31    4 months ago

Thanks for clearing it up for us who never thought it was real.

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JohnRussell
5.1.33  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.32    4 months ago

Theres a lot of fake news here so I try to help out clearing it up when I can. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.34  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.33    4 months ago

Isn't that the truth.

Someone seeded 5 Russia hoax articles a day for 3 years. Now they've moved back to race crusading despite their white privilege.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.35  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.34    4 months ago

There was no Russian hoax. You are badly confused. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.36  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.35    4 months ago

It was a false narrative John. Game over!

 
 
 
Jack_TX
5.1.37  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.33    4 months ago
Theres a lot of fake news here so I try to help out clearing it up when I can. 

Excellent.

Here.  Let me help you.

This man does NOT actually live in outer space.

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.38  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Jack_TX @5.1.37    4 months ago

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loki12
5.1.39  loki12  replied to  Jack_TX @5.1.37    4 months ago

Does he have Mad Cow? Denny Crane!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
5.1.40  igknorantzrulz  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.36    4 months ago

"false narrative"

WTF Fish !

Did you read the report ?

Did you know 200 people were indicted ?

Do U realize, Mueller NEVER intended on charging Trump, as that was never within his investigative scope ?

Do you realize Trump's lawyer is in jail, for the same exact thing TRUMP WOULD BE IN JAIL FOR, if not for him being potUS ?

For a few years of Trump trying to discredit an HONEST individual, all of a sudden, because he chose to not make a conclusion, does in no way make anything a "false narrative" , "hoax", "fake news", any different than from what Trump originally clarified it as.

Trump stated, side by side on worldwide TV, he believed Putin when he said he wasn't involved in rigging our election, you know, the one for years, Trump SWORE was RIGGED ?

Yea, Y Believe all of our Intelligence agencies over Putin   WTF ???

Trump, as i can recall, has yet to EVER say ANYTHING derogatory against Putin, again WTF ???

The Russian Press ONLY, were in our White House when Trump fired Comey, again WTF R U TALKING ABOUT ?

Big Nothing Burger, false narrative, "EXONERATED" ????? CLEARED  ???

.

NO, NO that is NOT what happened, and N E thinking individual Knows this.

.

Don't give a $hit about Happy N Gay Don Lemmon , hiis Dirty Sanchez' Cleveland Steamers, or AAAAAAAAYYYYYY   Dirty Fonzi's neither , neither Nun, cause i don't fly that way.

Do not put YOUR "false narratives" up as "Truth", as just like all of US here, all we have is our opines n it needles sum, 

to fight back with illogical arguements construed to justify and excuse a POS potUS that there IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR!

How many Men and Women lost life and limb, how much treasure has been spent, to create and make this, the United States, the country most others were envious of?

well, before the current Abortion in OUR White House took over and disrespectfully pissed on everything and all, everyone, especially the small.

He is a vulgar piece of trash desecrating what so many TRULY GREAT, Men & Women fought for to create.

He takes Cleveland Steamers on Americas chest, all while like this A whole accuser, attempting to blame it on Dirty Sanchez, or his Black Brother, or an unwed mother, an illegal immigrant(except not if a White male ordered Bride of Frankenstein ), and plays on the insecurities and complexes of inferiority, that HE, and so many of his Following, obviously share,

Y is it you don't care ?

As not well done, and should be extremely rare, far too many give this POS a pass, while Hillary(Whom i was never a fan of) couldn't get a pass ,

to EZ pass gas ?         How does that hypocisy thing swing so far "right' as when it is so far WRONG ?

I hope Lemmon juiced on his finger n shoved it up bartenders nose, Sweet N Low, like Sugar, but made from a dirty SacK Grin 

 
 
 
Tacos!
5.1.41  Tacos!  replied to  Jack_TX @5.1.37    4 months ago
This man does NOT actually live in outer space.

Of course not! He lives in Iowa. He only works in outer space.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
5.1.42  Jack_TX  replied to  Tacos! @5.1.41    4 months ago
Of course not! He lives in Iowa. He only works in outer space.

EXACTLY!!!  

But you know how this fake news spreads.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.43  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.27    4 months ago

If Melania rubs Trump's, she would indeed be rubbing an ass.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @5    4 months ago
It sounds like his attempt to extort money out of Lemon

Another conspiracy theory?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2    4 months ago

No, common sense. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.1    4 months ago

John Solomon would disagree.

 
 
 
It Is ME
6  It Is ME    4 months ago

"Lemons" actually can sour....no matter what "They" try to tell you otherwise. jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
6.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  It Is ME @6    4 months ago

Some reading on that topic

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It Is ME
6.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @6.1    4 months ago

"We are living in a world today where "lemon"-ade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons."

Alfred Newman

 
 
 
Sunshine
7  Sunshine    4 months ago

I believe Lemon stated on his show that all sexual assault victims should be believed.

 
 
 
Tacos!
8  Tacos!    4 months ago

Believe Bartenders!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @8    4 months ago

They're usually the only sane ones in the place at 1 AM

 
 
 
JBB
9  JBB    4 months ago

Smell My Finger...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
10  Vic Eldred    4 months ago

It really has been a tough week for CNN:

"It’s been another rough week for  CNN  as the network suddenly has a plethora of  off-screen issues  in addition to its  usual ratings struggles .

“Just when one thought things couldn't get any worse for CNN, they did,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News.

“In CNN's current form, they've always had putrid ratings, disingenuous personalities and a pathetic inability to simply cover the news – instead fearmongering the small, anti-Trump audience into submission – but this past week was possibly the worst ever in totality.”

The liberal news network started off the week making headlines for the wrong reasons. “CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon was accused in a civil suit of a sexually charged assault of a bartender in New York's posh Hamptons area last year. The same evening that the Lemon news broke, on Tuesday, video circulated of CNN political analyst April Ryan looking on while a local news editor appeared to be violently removed from an event where she was a keynote speaker.

The Lemon and Ryan headlines came less than 24 hours after video of “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake Chris Cuomo threatening a man who called him “Fredo” went viral, capturing the attention of President Trump in the process.

"This was not a good week to be CNN. In addition to its abysmal ratings, three of its top news personalities are embroiled in scandal and controversy," Cornell University Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson told Fox News.

"In a rational world, CNN leadership would implement a dramatic course correction, but there is no sign that rationality prevails at CNN,” he said.

While CNN defended Cuomo, the president had a different take on the profanity-filled rant.

“I think what Chris Cuomo did was horrible. His language was horrible, he looked like a total out-of-control animal. He lost it,” Trump told reporters. “Chris Cuomo is out of control. I watched it, I thought it was terrible… you’ve never seen me do that.”
The  CNN host  is the younger brother of Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York. But Cuomo’s outburst over being referred to as “Fredo,” a reference to Fredo Corleone, the weak and facile brother in the movie “The Godfather,” has been labeled hypocritical because several CNN personalities have used the exact reference to mock President Trump’s children.

CNN’s public relations team called the remark “an ethnic slur” and Cuomo compared it to “the N-word” for Italians. But CNN and the “Cuomo Prime Time” host didn’t seem to think the word was some sort of vile smear in the past.

The  New York Post unearthed an old video  in which Cuomo playfully referred to himself as “Fredo” during a 2010 radio interview and CNN’s Ana Navarro used the moniker to belittle Donald Trump Jr. earlier this year on Cuomo’s very own show. Cuomo didn’t reprimand Navarro for using the term that he now feels is equivalent to “the N-word.” CNN anchor Jake Tapper has also used the term, while CNN legal analyst Paul Callan used it in an op-ed earlier this year.
In fact, CNN pundits and guests have used the term “Fredo” so much that the  Washington Free Beacon  put together a montage of various times it was uttered on the liberal news network.

DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that these latest controversies "surely complicate the overall image of CNN” amid a ratings crisis. CNN has struggled to attract viewers during the Trump administration and recently finished July as the No. 13 network on basic cable, averaging only 797,000 primetime viewers and shedding 11 percent of its audience compared to July 2018.

CNN’s  most-watched program  during July was “Cuomo Prime Time,” which finished No. 24 overall among cable news, behind 14 different Fox News shows and nine programs on MSNBC. It remains to be seen if the negative press will push CNN’s viewership further down the gutter, but McCall certainly doesn’t think it will help.

“News organizations never want to be the subject of news and CNN has allowed itself to become just that. No news outlet is immune from occasional bad publicity in this day and age, but some of CNN's latest difficulties were avoidable,” McCall said. “Odds are that loyal CNN viewers will not depart because of the negative reports coming out about high profile CNN personalities, but this kind of negative publicity likely scares away less devoted viewers or potential viewers.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-cuomo-lemon-ryan


 
 
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