Don Lemon Says, “Don’t Call Me ‘Racist’ For Covering Trayvon Martin”

April 6, 2012 12:00 AM
Don Lemon Says, “Don’t Call Me ‘Racist’ For Covering Trayvon Martin”
" CNN Reporter, Don Lemon, has been getting several tweets from viewers who are calling him a racist for covering the Trayvon Martin story. Lemon said he was among some of the first journalists who covered the story and felt he was obligated to cover the story carefully and “encourage responsibility” from viewers. However, some viewers have been voicing their opinions towards Lemon and feel that he is covering this issue too much. One viewer tweets “Don Lemon, you are a racist. You are fixated on this one issue over and over. We want to hear the news, not your personal agenda. Go work for BET.”

In response to the tweets, Lemon says “Please don’t send me any more tweets that by having this conversation, I’m a racist or a race-baiter. This is a conversation we all need to have, so relax on that.” To hear more, go to and click on today’s show. "

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