Don Lemon Issues A Scathing Retort After Bill O'Reilly Attempts To Discredit Him On Twitter
Well played, Don, well played.
If you're old school, the saying is "don't start none, won't be none," but if you're a millennial the remixed version is "don't come for me, unless I send for you." Either way, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly doesn't seem to abide by those rules, and proof of this can be seen on Tuesday afternoon (April 4) when O'Reilly accused Don Lemon of not covering Susan Rice, Barack Obama's former national security advisor who has been accused of incorrectly handling national intelligence.
CNN's Don Lemon refuses to cover Susan Rice story https://t.co/DATs2WMIX2
— Bill O'Reilly (@oreillyfactor) April 4, 2017
The reason why this Tweet raises eyebrows is because Fox News has lost nearly 15 advertisers since The New York Times revealed five settlements totaling $13 million were made by either O'Reilly or the network in response to sexual harassment allegations or inappropriate behavior. Some of those advertisers include Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW, Lexus and Mitsubishi. The 67-year-old host who has been with Fox since 1996 denies all allegations, and just a day after the story was published, it was announced O'Reilly's contract was renewed for $18.5 million.
Lemon got wind of O'Reilly's attempts to discredit him and issued a scathing retort to the right-wing conservative.
False. I did not refuse to cover the story. But I did cover your sexual harassment allegations. Did you? https://t.co/sJ5mQQgx2E
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) April 4, 2017