On Thursday's broadcast of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon addressed his false comment from the prior night's show that the FOX News Channel, or as he called the network, 'state-run Trump TV,' did not cover the resignation of White House Communications Director Hope Hicks. Lemon acknowledged that he was wrong and FOX News did indeed cover Hicks' resignation, multiple times, in fact, however, he said there was a "broader point" in what he said.
Earlier today Lemon had tweeted he "misspoke."
Lemon said FOX News routinely downplays "bad news about the administration" and "big stories and important news for this White House."
"It wasn't particularly this, but they had covered it, though," he said of the network's reporting on Hicks.
"That was a bad example and so apologies for that," Lemon finished.
Lemon, speaking to CNN's Ryan Lizza, formerly of The New Yorker, "you understood it."
From Thursday's broadcast of CNN Tonight with host Don Lemon:
DON LEMON: I said something last night that was an attempt to make a broader point about FOX News and how they downplay bad news about the administration. I think you understood it. Most people understood it.
I was saying that I think it was a bad example about Hope Hicks but there was a broader context if you watched the entire show about how FOX hadn't covered -I didn't mean that they hadn't covered it at all, but how they broadly downplay big stories and important news for this White House...
It wasn't particularly this, but they had covered it, though. So that was a bad example and so apologies for that.