Goldie Taylor Claims Don Lemon Banned Her From Appearing On CNN
Former MSNBC contributor and current Daily Beast editor Goldie Taylor alleged on Twitter on Saturday that she is blacklisted at CNN because she disagreed publicly with Don Lemon “about black life.”
The allegation is part of more than 30 tweets detailing Taylor’s difficulties with having her voice heard on cable news, including with her former employers at MSNBC.
“When cable networks tell you they ‘value diversity,’ don’t believe a word of it,” she tweeted.
In her remarks over two tweets about Lemon and CNN, she said: “I am personally banned from a network b/c, ironically enough, I dared disagree w/ a black man publicly abt black life […] I don’t throw rocks and hide my hand. That network is @CNN and the anchor is @donlemon.”
The disagreement over “black life” is likely a reference to a publicized incident in 2013, when Taylor called Lemon a “turn coat mofo” after he made comments supporting Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s criticism of “gangsta culture.”
Reps for CNN and Lemon could not be reached for comment.
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