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Elon Musk offers ex-CNN host Don Lemon to host a show on Twitter

Elon Musk offers ex-CNN host Don Lemon to host a show on Twitter
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Elon Musk asked Don Lemon to start a show on Twitter in order to help him get back on track after being let go from CNN due to a series of mistakes he made while co-hosting “CNN This Morning.”

Don Lemon gets second chance at career as Elon Musk proposes show on Twitter

“Have you considered doing your show on this platform? Maybe worth a try,” Musk replied on Wednesday to Lemon’s tweet posted on April 24, the day he was fired from CNN.

By noon on Wednesday, the former CNN anchor had not yet responded to Musk’s invitation. Even though he had tweeted the previous month that he was caught off guard by the news of his termination, which came just hours after his final show. A representative for Lemon did not respond immediately to a request for a statement, according to NY Post.

Last month, Lemon was fired from CNN following a series of scandals, including making sexist comments about Nikki Haley, a 51-year-old Republican presidential candidate, by saying that she was not “in her prime,” and disagreements with his “CNN This Morning” co-host, Kaitlan Collins.

At the time, Lemon tweeted that he was not given any warning that he would be let go, which was a point of contention with the network. Since then, he has employed a lawyer to investigate his termination, NY Post reported.

Elon Musk to manage Tucker Carlson’s show on Twitter

Musk’s job proposal is well-timed, as it comes a day after Tucker Carlson, a former Fox News anchor who was also dismissed from his position on April 24, announced that he would be launching a show on Twitter.

Carlson shared a video on his Twitter account announcing that he intends to produce a version of his show on the platform managed by Musk because “there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech.”

Musk confirmed that his platform is impartial, but also made it clear that Carlson would be held to the same level of analysis and critique as any other content creator on Twitter.

“On this platform, unlike the one-way street of broadcast, people are able to interact, critique and refute whatever he or anyone may say,” Musk tweeted on Tuesday. “We have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever. Tucker is subject to the same rules & rewards of all content creators,” the Twitter boss added.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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