MSNBC host Al Sharpton and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly have continued their very public back and forth discussion on race on their respective programs. As we noted last week, Sharpton and O’Reilly dedicated segments on their programs to discussing race in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, and put each another in a critical spotlight.
CNN’s Don Lemon got involved over the weekend, when he said he agreed with the Fox News host, adding that he didn’t think O’Reilly “went far enough.” He was greeted on Twitter with people replying to him with racist comments.
During his “Talking Points” segment last night, O’Reilly once again focused on Sharpton, and said of Lemon that he was “honest” and “courageous” for speaking out.
While Sharpton and O’Reilly continue to trade barbs, Lemon seems to be taking the high road. We asked CNN if he would chat about the matter, and a spokesperson replied: “We are going to let Don’s reporting stand, so he will not be doing any additional interviews.”