‘The Media Lies’: Don Lemon vs. Talib Kweli Ferguson Beef Continues


The tense confrontation that occurred between CNN’s Don Lemon and rapper Talib Kweli on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri Thursday afternoon may not be over quite yet. The day after Kweli repeatedly threatened to walk out of the live interview and accused CNN of “doing a horrible job” in its coverage of the protests there, the conversation continued on Twitter.

It started when Lemon posted an apology of sorts — or at the very least an explanation — for why he was not the one to invite Kweli or greet him when he arrived for the interview, something the rapper took offense to on air:

Kweli retweeted Lemon’s message without comment:

But then shot back at him with another accusation that the CNN host was using “lies” to “control the narrative”:

Minutes later, Kweli posted a series of strongly-worded tweets, apparently aimed at Lemon and other media figures covering the Ferguson protests. He had some advice for what they should be focusing on:

Watch the full interview from Thursday below, via CNN:

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