(RepublicanWire.org) – Keith Olbermann is furious CNN demoted Don Lemon Thursday. He called CNN a sh*tshow and trashed new CNN boss Chris Licht.
Keith said, Chris Licht (who, when we worked together at MSNBC, I believed used to eat paste) has now surrounded Don Lemon with an ex-Daily Caller “journalist” and somebody who last month demanded an apology from Biden to Republicans.
“The @CNN Sh*tstorm is here.(And @brikeilarcnn’s cut-and-pasted complaint about Biden’s marines, and doubling and tripling down on this pathetic and hypocritical conservative talking point, did not save her. You can never be sufficiently doctrinaire for TV Fascists like Licht and John Malone)”
Lemon lost his primetime show at CNN amid a shakeup and will be moved to mornings at 6 a.m.
Joining Lemon will be anchor Poppy Harlow and White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins.
“This demonstrates our commitment to the morning and how important it is to me,” CNN’s new boss Chris Licht said. “The show will set the tone of the entire day, and it will set the tone for the news organization.”
Licht is still searching for a permanent host for the 9 p.m. role that Chris Cuomo had before he was fired and now will fill lemon’s spot as well.
Harlow said, “Don has been one of my closest friends for more than a decade — there for every milestone along the way.
“I’m consistently in awe of Kaitlan’s reporting and the remarkable woman she is. I can’t wait to laugh with them and learn from them each morning.”
Lemon said, “I was honestly floored when Chris Licht asked me to do this, and I’m honored by his belief in me.”
Collins said, “I can’t wait to wake with our viewers and do the news every day.
“So pour a cup of coffee and join us.”