NO SURPRISE: CNN Anchor Was in Touch with Actor Who Fabricated Racist Attack


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A prominent CNN anchor was in contact with Jussie Smollett, the black actor who allegedly fabricated a story about being attacked by hooded white men in Chicago last year, it was revealed at his trial.

Jussie Smollett, who starred on a popular TV show, allegedly hired people to carry out an attack in which they beat him and placed a noose around his neck. He then lied about what happened to Chicago Police, and is now on trial for it.

On Monday, Smollett testified in court that he had correspondence with CNN’s Don Lemon in the early days of the police investigation into the “attack.”

Lemon has declined to comment on the nature of those correspondences.

Fox anchor Todd Pirro said he isn’t sure if what Lemon did was legal or not, “but again this would go back to the whole CNN journalistic questions, should we be helping the people cover overtly like CNN does seemingly with Chris Cuomo and now Don Lemon?”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Hopefully, he will soon join his “brother” (as he constantly referred to Cuomo) on the unemployment line. CNN really needs to start over with a totally new set of evening anchors. They have some really talented journalists and news professionals , who I’m sure were as embarrassed by their evening lineup, as were many Fox journalists. In the latter case, some had the courage of their beliefs and resigned.

  2. I am amazed at how YWN and other “frum” news sites are so enamored of the CNN trash can of recent scandals. Who cares about the idiocy of the operators at CNN? Is this suddenly a media outlet with a high percentage of Jewish viewers? Are there some severe long term ramifications of these silly stories that I’m missing here? Should we perhaps also concern ourselves with the utter shallowness and irrelevance of the rants of the likes of Whoopee Goldberg and Joy Reid on The View?

    Please find something important to report. Please…

  3. There is not enough information in this article to (i) determine whether Mr. Lemon or CNN breached any journalistic principles or rules, (ii) support the “NO SURPRISE” phrase in the headline.

  4. Don Lemon can’t and won’t be fired no matter what comes to light. Unlike Cuomo, Don’s got the magic skin color. CNN won’t fire a black. That’s not within the protocols of liberal wokeness.

  5. To Not getting involved: You end your baseless comment with a curious expression: “the protocols of liberal wokeness.” Are these protocols set forth in a book? If so, have you seen a copy? Are these protocols more genuine than “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”?