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Don Lemon flips the bird at WHCD, raises his profile internally at CNN

CNN anchor Don Lemon made headlines over the weekend for flipping the bird at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as host Larry Wilmore took a shot at Lemon’s journalistic chops.

Wilmore observed, “Some of America’s finest black journalists are here tonight. Don Lemon’s here too.” He laughed. “Hey, Don, how’s it going? Alleged journalist Don Lemon, everyone.”

Lemon flipped him off.

But some, internally, wondered if Lemon should look for another job after his stunt.

A source told the New York Post Page Six that “Jeff Zucker likes characters” and that after the stunt, “Don’s stock has risen.”

After the event, Lemon tweeted it was “all in good fun.”


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1 Comment on Don Lemon flips the bird at WHCD, raises his profile internally at CNN

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