Don Lemon: So Much For Elmo's 'Free Speech Absolutist' Platform

Down in flames? Don Lemon said yesterday his partnership with Elon Musk was abruptly cancelled, hours after he interviewed him last week with the famously erratic billionaire for his new web-based show. Via CNN:

“Elon publicly encouraged me to join X with a new show, saying I would have his ‘full support,’” Lemon said in a statement, adding that he took Musk at his word that he was “interested in working directly with diverse voices.”

In an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Wednesday night, Lemon spoke about his exchange with Musk and shared video excerpts from the 90 minute sit-down, in which Lemon asked Musk questions on an array of topics.

Lemon said he pressed Musk about the rise in hate speech on X since the billionaire took over the social media platform last year, asking him if he believed that he and the company had a responsibility to moderate hateful content.

“I don’t have to answer questions from reporters, Don,” Musk replied. “The only reason I’m doing this interview is because you’re on the X platform and you asked for it. Otherwise, I would not do this interview.”

There is this thing called the internet, and Elmo keeps forgetting that it will bite him in the butt.

Lemon also asked Musk about a recent meeting he held with former President Donald Trump. CNN previously confirmed the meeting with Musk, one of several Trump held with donors in Palm Beach in recent weeks as he seeks to raise more money for his financially strained campaign.

“I was at a breakfast at a friend’s place and Donald Trump came by. That’s it,” Musk said, adding that Trump did “most of the talking.”

Elmo also said he was not giving Trump money or paying his legal bills. But reality in his head sometimes shifts into an alternate dimension, so don’t be surprised if facts indicate otherwise.

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