As you know, former head of CNN Jeff Zucker has left the cable net. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota later said Zucker’s forced departure “feels wrong,” and before that media correspondents Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy pondered their former boss’s “larger than life” legacy.
Don Lemon has now added his sendoff for Zucker, and it’s a doozy:
An emotional DON LEMON delivers a personal message on Jeff Zucker's exit from CNN:
"…Thank you Jeff Zucker for everything you did for everyone at this network and for what you did to the entire country — for the entire country." pic.twitter.com/QF4csjSDSY
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) February 5, 2022
First of all, “what he did to the entire country”? Heh…
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 5, 2022
"Tearful Freudian Slip" is a very specific thing https://t.co/x8fikulk0L
— Foster (@foster_type) February 5, 2022
"what you did to the entire country"… https://t.co/FUgAdvjuyD
— Karen Townsend (@penguinponders) February 5, 2022
Sometimes they just say it out loud, even if by accident.
This is extremely embarrassing, not just for Don, but for all the professional journalists at CNN. https://t.co/jPG2CeraM0
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) February 5, 2022
“Embarrassing,” and then some.
It’s a cult. https://t.co/XNE99b9mHO
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) February 5, 2022
With all due, what did Jeff Zucker “do for the country” besides stoke division and promote charlatans (Avenatti et. al.) ? https://t.co/Gk2TY87gKb
— Alicia Smith (@Alicia_Smith19) February 5, 2022
CNN certainly did plenty for Nick Sandmann in the form of a settlement check after his defamation lawsuit.
This shows that the clowns at CNN still don't get it. https://t.co/dy2qFWzelN
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) February 5, 2022
What he did for the country?
What he did for the network?
CNN Primetime viewers
Almost too bad they didn't keep him https://t.co/lx8g2t1hcu
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) February 5, 2022
He has zero interest in how Zucker skewed the news to his liking the last six years.
— IrishTea1 (@IrishTea1) February 5, 2022
What's the end game here? Why the fawning praise, their ratings were in the 🚽
— Deplorable Petr (@PragueArtist) February 5, 2022
Do you hear the pink slips rustling in the night Clarice? https://t.co/6Jr8wfOprP
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) February 5, 2022
— Tim Meads (@TimMeadsUSA) February 5, 2022
"for what you did to the entire country." Yep, he helped make it the dumpster fire it is today. https://t.co/yOROZC4x3B
— LaSonya (@LaSonya_Wilson) February 5, 2022
From all the CNN staffers who are "thanking" Jeff Zucker, I get the sense they expect him to set up shop elsewhere and want to stay in his good graces if they need jobs. Otherwise, how do you explain it?
— Micheline Maynard (@MickiMaynard) February 5, 2022
He resigned for banging a subordinate without disclosing it, and it was discovered during an investigation into his network covering up propaganda for a sex harasser https://t.co/kMGXQSm2Xh
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) February 5, 2022
Judging from Lemon’s comments you’d think Zucker had been a saint.