"Rather than damn either Don Lemon or Tony Massarotti, I wanted to get some insight on a moment like this."
“Joe Buck couldn’t even figure out what to say and then it’s ten minutes later and they’re talking about CPR, that was for me, the moment...
Simply put, CNN's morning revamp has still relegated the network for third-place early-day status, behind its cable news brethren.
Lemon defended Licht for making changes at CNN, including shaking up the primetime schedule and making significant personnel decisions.
CNN This Morning is one of the first lineup changes made by current CNN CEO and President Chris Licht.
“I’d much rather see Tapper in that role than Cuomo, so that’s a start.”
“I was not always perfect, because no one is perfect,” Lemon said while a montage played.
“When there’s a national tragedy, when there’s not, it really doesn’t matter. He was trying to cover [the hurricane] as it was moving in; people are...
"They're afraid to fire him so they just stuck him on this morning show with 12 other people."
This is just the latest in several moves made by new CNN President and CEO Chris Licht.