CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Defends Don Lemon’s N-Word Stunt: He Was Trying to Make a Point (Exclusive)

At an internal CNN town hall event Wednesday, CNN president Jeff Zucker defended primetime anchor Don Lemon’s on-air use of a sign emblazoned with the N-word.

A CNN insider told TheWrap that Zucker was asked about the stunt that opened Lemon’s show in June in the wake of President Obama’s use of the word during a podcast and of the Charleston church massacre.

Zucker said it’s not something for a daily basis, but Don was trying to make a point,” the insider...

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