CNN’s Don Lemon: Journalists Should Say “Nig***” When Reporting

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Never one to shy away from truth, CNN’s Don Lemon has voiced his support for the use of the word “nig***” when reporting the news, reports the Huffington Post.

In a round-table on-air discussion, Lemon explains to his White colleagues that nothing good can come from sanitizing the ugliness of the word and the public should hear it unfiltered:

I hate saying ‘the n-word.’ I think it takes the value out of what that word really means. Especially when we’re reporting it. And I don’t care what color the reporter is. I think someone should say, that person called someone ‘ni**er,’ instead of saying ‘the n-word,’ because I think it sanitizes it.” Lemon added that he hates the use of the word in music and when it’s used for misogynistic purposes. “What I’m saying is in the reporting of a story, you should say the word,” he said.

Read more at newsone.com.

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