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Elon Musk Asks Former CNN Host to Bring Show to Twitter


Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently announced he plans to bring his show to Twitter.

BREAKING: Tucker Carlson Bringing His Show to Twitter!

Elon Musk wants to bring a variety of political voices to the social media platform.

Whether conservative or liberal, it appears Musk wants all sides represented to potentially host political talk shows on Twitter.

Earlier this week, Musk asked former CNN host Don Lemon if he wanted to host his show on Twitter.

"Have you considered doing your show on this platform? Maybe worth a try. Audience is much bigger," Musk responded to Lemon's April 24th announcement that he was no longer at CNN.

“I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network. It is clear that there are some larger issues at play. With that said, I want to thank my colleagues and the many teams I have worked with for an incredible run. They are the most talented journalists in the business, and I wish them all the best,” Lemon said in a statement posted to social media.

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However, CNN said Lemon's statement was "inaccurate."

The New York Post reported:

Lemon was let go from CNN last month amid a slew of scandals, including sexist remarks aimed at 51-year-old GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley, who he said was not “in her prime,” as well as clashes with his “CNN This Morning” co-host Kaitlan Collins.

At the time, the embattled, 57-year-old anchor tweeted that he was never given “any indication” that he would not be able to keep working at CNN — a bone of contention with the network — and he has since hired a lawyer to look into his termination.

Musk’s timely job offer comes a day after former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who was coincidentally also let go from his network on April 24, said he would launch a show on Twitter.

In a video posted on his Twitter feed, the right-wing pundit announced his decision to make a version of his show on the Musk-run platform as “there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech.”

Musk confirmed his platform was nonpartisan — but also made it clear that Carlson would be subject to the same scrutiny and criticism like any of Twitter’s content creators.

“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. He added that “we have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever. Tucker is subject to the same rules & rewards of all content creators.”

It doesn't appear Don Lemon has responded to Elon Musk's offer to bring his show to Twitter.



 

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