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Don Lemon’s show canceled by Elon Musk after it just started (video)

The iconic anchor who was fired from CNN said Musk went back on his word to allow free speech
Former CNN anchor Don Lemon
Don Lemon (Image source: Shutterstock/lev radin)

Famed former CNN anchor Don Lemon revealed on social media that Elon Musk canceled his eponymous show right after the first episode was filmed.

Lemon decided to make Musk, the billionaire business baron and owner of the platform formerly known as Twitter, the subject of his first episode. But, apparently, the interview on Friday, March 8, went sideways at some point and left Musk feeling some kind of way about Lemon’s line of questioning. Not long thereafter, Lemon said the show was kaput, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Talking to his fans, Lemon said Musk “has canceled the partnership I had with X …he informed me of his decision hours after an interview I conducted with him on Friday.”

Don Lemon said Elon Musk lied about enabling free speech on the X platform

Lemon said that “there were no restrictions” in the interview, and that “we had a good conversation. Clearly, he felt differently.”

Musk prides himself on free speech absolutism. However, the abrupt cancellation of “The Don Lemon Show” raises questions about the company’s approach to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“While Elon goes back on his word, I will be doubling down, I will be doubling down on my commitment to free speech and I cannot wait to get started,” Lemon vowed in a video he posted on X. 

Lemon added that the episode will run on YouTube and that the fans will be able to judge for themselves if Lemon crossed the line in his interview with Musk — or if Musk was too sensitive for his own good.

THR also reported that Lemon’s program was one of the first original shows in an expansion of content partnerships at X. The platform has announced two other talk shows, one by former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and a sports talk show hosted by former Fox Sports host Jim Rome.

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