Don Lemon Gets Bad News

( – Confirming nobody wants to be associated with his controversial name and figure, Don Lemon’s venture into a new show on X with Elon Musk as his first guest was abruptly canceled, leaving Lemon without a platform even before the show’s debut.

After conducting an interview with Musk, which Lemon described as comprehensive and respectful, he announced, “Elon Musk has canceled the partnership I had with X.”

Musk countered Lemon’s account by criticizing him, stating, “His approach was basically just ‘CNN, but on social media,’ which doesn’t work, as evidenced by the fact that CNN is dying.”

Musk also had some words for former CNN CEO Jeff Zucker, saying, “And, instead of it being the real Don Lemon, it was really just Jeff Zucker talking through Don, so lacked authenticity.”

“All this said, Lemon/Zucker are of course welcome to build their viewership on this platform along with everyone else,” he added.

An inside source also criticized Lemon for his lack of preparation and compelling questions during the interview and pointed out missed opportunities to engage Musk on more personal topics.

According to this source, the interview, which covered Musk’s controversies and legal battles, failed to ignite interest.

Despite the potential financial implications of the cancellation, Lemon criticized Musk for not honoring his commitment to free speech and diverse voices on the platform. Musk had previously expressed his intention to diversify voices on X and hired Lemon as part of this initiative.

However, following the cancellation, Musk’s team affirmed X’s dedication to free speech while reserving the right to make business decisions.

Lemon, who was fired from CNN amid controversies and accusations of off-screen misconduct, saw his agreement with X as a fresh start.

Despite the setback he plans to release the interview on YouTube and expressed disappointment in Musk’s apparent retreat from free speech principles, especially when facing scrutiny from leftwing figures like Lemon.

Lemon’s history includes a staggering $24.5 million payout from CNN following his exit and a chaotic tenure marked by on-air gaffes and internal conflicts.

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