The bromance between CNN’s Don Lemon and disgraced anchor Chris Cuomo appears to be over, with the host blasting his former friend for breaking “journalistic standards.”
Lemon was speaking with WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar after the abrupt resignation of Jeff Zucker as President of CNN.
“Did you think about what message it sends to the journalists in the company and also to the larger public that someone can be found to break with those journalistic standards and then get paid handsomely for it?” Lemon asked, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“It’s been a really tough day, today, and a tough few days for us here at CNN,” Lemon informed his viewers Friday. “So the truth is that we’re all heartbroken because we lost our leader here. We lost a man who was the backbone, the glue and the spirit of this company, the man who I personally credit with change in my life, the man who believed in me when nobody else did. He is the reason that you have a gay, Black man with two hours of primetime, a show with my name on it, the only anchor of color in primetime on cable news, think about that. You want to talk about diversity? Here it is.”
Read the full report at Fox News.