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"Don Lemon Among the Worst Journalists of 2014: Report"


  

          

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/12/don_lemon_is_the_worst_journalist_of_2014_report.html?wpisrc=topstories


The Columbia Journalism Review blog Darts & Laurels has named CNN’s Don Lemon one of the worst journalists of 2014. Lemon, who saw this year become a series of flubs and bad sound bites, can do nothing but grow from this experience, since he can't do much worse.

According to the blog, which announced winners of the “Darts” award, Lemon was the only named journalist, with other “award winners” including programs or publications like Fox & Friends and Rolling Stone.

Lemon amassed quite the résumé of head-scratching, wince-inducing moments, as the CJR blog notes. On March 20 the CNN host, very seriously, asked guests if missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was swallowed by a black hole: “I know it’s preposterous,” he added. “But is it preposterous?”

Lemon also famously argued that spanking children is akin to training dogs and said he believed that the release of U.S. Army prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl was similar to the fictional Showtime series Homeland, CJR notes. In addition, while covering the riots in Ferguson, Mo., after the nonindictment of now retired Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Lemon nonchalantly added, “Obviously, there’s a smell of marijuana in the air.”

But the pièce de résistance in Lemon’s beautifully absurd line of reasoning in 2014 happened on his Nov. 18 show, when he lectured a reported Bill Cosby rape victim about how to prevent sexual assault: "You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it,” he said. “Meaning the use of teeth, right?”

Joining Lemon in the kiddie pool of bad journalism from 2014 is Rolling Stone (for its infamously debunked University of Virginia gang rape story), CBS’ 60 Minutes (which did an entire piece on Ebola in Liberia, called “The Ebola Hot Zone,” that didn’t include one interview with an actual person from the affected area) and Fox & Friends (for its insensitive Ray Rice elevator joke).

Read more at Darts & Laurels.

  

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Dom Lemon is the winner of the prestegious Fuckboy Award for 2014
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Good
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It's well earned
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Lmfao
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Expect a 2-minute long diatribe from him abt why he's only doing his
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He'd say he's asking the questions ppl want answered.
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Don went from respected hopeful to hated heel.
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RE: Don Lemon Among the Worst Journalists of 2014: Report
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He ain't the standard for holding the company line tho he is just a hoe
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I wonder if he realizes how ridiculous he is
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I bet he thinks he's one of the best.
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It's between him and Cthagod for HNOTY
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Did he really ask if a black hole sucked up the Malaysian Airline plane?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVd7k1Uw6A
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This is utter nonsense. Shame on CJR.
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well CNN does seem to base half it's journalism on twitter comments
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1. "Dom Lemon is the winner of the prestegious Fuckboy Award for 2014"
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I wish him nothing but pain and bad health.

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Fri Dec-26-14 03:53 PM

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2. "Good"
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believe in love, prepare urself for love, remove the negativity from ur life, and accept the love u kno u deserve

  

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MME
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3. "It's well earned"
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FUCK DONALD TRUMP

  

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4. "Lmfao"
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Sat Dec-27-14 10:46 AM

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5. "Expect a 2-minute long diatribe from him abt why he's only doing his"
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job and doesn't understand he would be on said list

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9. "He'd say he's asking the questions ppl want answered."
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I'm sure several of his questions come from his Twitter feed.

fuck you.

  

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6. "Don went from respected hopeful to hated heel. "
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And it all started when he decided to let the cat out the bag....


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7. "RE: Don Lemon Among the Worst Journalists of 2014: Report"
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http://www.singleblackmale.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/don-lemon-coming-out.jpg

  

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8. "He ain't the standard for holding the company line tho he is just a hoe"
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nigga that is a black face on white supremacy myth idealization.

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10. "I wonder if he realizes how ridiculous he is"
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Or if he thinks that everyone else has the problem.

  

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14. "I bet he thinks he's one of the best."
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fuck you.

  

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11. "It's between him and Cthagod for HNOTY"
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Don is trying to get a job on Fox News.

Don Lemon is bad but Charlemagne is worse by far. Have y'all heard the Brilliant Idiots podcast? Charlemagne says the mind numbingly crazy shit on that podcast. He co-signs Schultz's fuckery too.

  

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12. "Did he really ask if a black hole sucked up the Malaysian Airline plane?"
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Please tell me that ain't real. No way could he be that ignorant.




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15. "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVd7k1Uw6A"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVd7k1Uw6A

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13. "This is utter nonsense. Shame on CJR."
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It's like they compiled this list based on Twitter responses rather than actually analyzing bad journalism--which 2014 had in spades.

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16. "well CNN does seem to base half it's journalism on twitter comments"
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so it might be fair to judge them based on them

>It's like they compiled this list based on Twitter responses
>rather than actually analyzing bad journalism--which 2014 had
>in spades.

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