CNN host Don Lemon of news show CNN Tonight has a history of stoking controversy with his opinions and seeming judgments of the subjects of some of his news stories, particularly those involving African-Americans.
He held up a sign bearing the ‘N’ word in front of a national audience and made disrespectful comments about a young black student who was forcibly removed from her classroom by a policeman.
Like CNN host Anderson Cooper, Lemon (who is black himself) has also come out as gay. Lemon has been the subject of a Change.org petition calling for his ouster, a petition that gathered at least 30,000 signatures.
CNN, known in some circles as the “Clinton News Network” for its heavy bias toward pro-Hillary Clinton stories (nearly all of its commentators lean heavily in a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump direction) has a past record of defending the Democratic candidate and the actions of the Obama administration. CNN host Cooper, in particular, has been accused of fielding “softball” questions to Hillary and other favored Democratic candidates.