*Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gregg Jarrett targeted Don Lemon on Monday for expressing outrage that Michael Dunn was not convicted of first degree murder.
Lemon had said that he was “pissed off” that Dunn — who killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis when he shot at a group of teenagers in a car after an argument about loud music — was not convicted on charges of first degree murder.
Kelly and Jarrett did not mention Lemon by name on Monday, but referred to Jarrett’s testy Twitter exchange with Lemon over the issue. As previously reported, Jarrett tweeted that Lemon lacked “some measure of objectivity as an anchor” and criticized the CNN host for taking the verdict “personally,” while Lemon tweeted back, “Mind ur business, old man.”
(The anchors get into a “pissing” match on Twitter)
Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett & CNN’s Don Lemon
*We can’t say that we’re surprised, but CNN’s Don Lemon is getting blasted by a Fox News anchor for his comments about being “pissed” at the verdict in the Michael Dunn murder trial.
As we reported, on Saturday, Lemon very clearly expressed on the air how outraged he was at the whole thing, saying it should’ve been a very clear, open-and-shut case for the jury.
*Yes, he absolutely said it ’cause he is ‘pissed!’
“He” would be CNN anchor Don Lemon who, like a lot of folks, is not at all happy with the jury verdict in the Michael Dunn “loud Music”/murder case. The jurors they say they can’t agree on the first degree murder count/charge.
*CNN’s Don Lemon said he wasn’t surprised that LA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin confused Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne during a live interview.
“I’m probably going to get in trouble here– people do look alike!” he said. “There are features that African Americans have that are similar, there are features that white people have that are similar, there are features that Hispanic people have that are similar.”
He described to CNN’s Erin Burnett how he himself has been mistaken for former CNN anchor TJ Holmes several times.
Don Lemon (L) and TJ Holmes
“When someone is in our tribe, its easier for us to tell them apart because we’re used to their facial features,” Lemon said. “But when someone is in a different tribe, sometimes it is harder.”