Of Course Don Lemon Pronounces ‘Sorbet’ Wrong

He continues to amaze.

Oh, Don Lemon. In a GQ profile of CNN’s genius anchor, you can’t even make it through the first few paragraphs before finding something new that makes Lemon look like a moron. Lemon, of course, wrongly thinks sorbet is pronounced “sorbette.” He even corrects the author (and mediabistro alum) Taffy Brodesser-Akner, when she pronounces it the right way.

The GQ profile does nothing to alter the perception that Lemon has plenty to say and it’s almost always wrong. CNN president Jeff Zucker doesn’t go out of his way to deny this, either.

“Let me put it this way,” Zucker told GQ, “There’s certainly a lot of interest in Don Lemon, and that’s a good thing for Don and for CNN. You know, Don is a little bit of a lightning rod. Frankly, we needed a little bit of lightning.”

Huh. We always thought “a little bit of lightning” is already way too much.