Don Lemon has the right to dream like any of us, but he also might be high off the delusional dust as well. Lemon hopped back on the troll train again and actually compared himself to Malcolm X and James Baldwin in a recent interview.
Lemon sat down with The New York Times Magazine and gave a candid interview about his life as a journalist, what he endures, the zany questions he often asks and what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a host for the CNN network. The piece attempts to humanize Lemon, and credit should be given to him for sticking to his guns if anything.
From the interview:
You seem to dislike politically correct culture, but it has raised your profile in a way. Do you think your success is in spite of or because of these controversies? I am not setting out to be a provocateur. I am setting out to inform people and to get people to think. I do think my career has been helped, because part of my job is to get people to have discussions.
Do you have any idea what you would be doing if you weren’t a journalist? I’d probably be a writer like James Baldwin. Or I would probably be an activist. But not like Dr. King, even though I admire him. I’d probably be more of a Malcolm X. I believe the best way to improve yourself is to improve yourself.
Lemon’s comments caused a light stir on Twitter, with some suggesting that he be fired. A petition calling for his ouster was enacted last month with over 37,000 signatures to date.
Read the entire New York Times Magazine interview with Don Lemon by following this link.
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