CNN changes chyron from ‘faith leaders’ to ‘controversial pastor’ after reverend won’t criticize Trump

CNN changes chyron from ‘faith leaders’ to ‘controversial pastor’ after reverend won’t criticize Trump
Don Lemon (Image: Grabien video screen grab)

[Ed. – Newsweek is now going after CNN? Have they found religion?]

CNN was criticized this week for changing a Chyron from stating “faith leaders” to controversial pastor” when the interviewee would not criticize President Donald Trump.

In the segment Monday, host Don Lemon asked Reverend Bill Owens, founder and president of the coalition of African American Pastors, to comment on the closed door meeting he and 19 other black faith leaders had with Trump, after the president criticized Congressman Elijah Cummings.

The Chyron read: “CNN Alert: President Hosts African American Pastors And Faith Leaders At The White House.”

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“What did the president say about his attacks against these leaders of color and did any of the faith leaders raise concerns about that?” Lemon said.

The Chyron switched accordingly to: “CNN alert: POTUS Meets With African American Faith Leaders In The Wake Of His Attacks Against Leaders Of Color.”

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