In a shocking turn of events, both CNN and Fox News have recently fired their star hosts. Don Lemon, a 17-year veteran of CNN, was terminated after being suspended for making offensive comments, while Tucker Carlson, Fox News’ most popular personality, was let go amidst a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Fox News producer.
Lemon had been the co-anchor of “CNN This Morning” but had been suspended in February due to backlash from potential guests and advertisers. The network thanked him for his contributions but disputed his claim that he was not informed directly of his termination. Lemon had become well-known for his outspoken comments on socially taboo topics, including race relations and his own sexuality.
Meanwhile, Carlson’s departure from Fox News has been shrouded in mystery, with few official comments from the network. However, it is widely believed that the discrimination lawsuit filed by Abby Grossberg played a significant role in his exit. Carlson’s comments about Fox News management during the discovery process for the lawsuit may have also contributed to his departure.
Both CNN and Fox News have faced their fair share of scandals and legal battles, with the networks facing criticism from advertisers and viewers alike. It remains to be seen who will replace Lemon and Carlson in their respective prime-time slots, and how their loyal fan bases will react to their departures.