Petition to Fire CNN Anchor reaches 30,000

An online petition to fire CNN Anchor Don Lemon is quickly nearing it's goal.

The petition was posted after Lemon took prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin to task over a video showing a white South Carolina sheriff’s deputy tossing and dragging a black female student across her classroom.

“[The video] only shows a small slice of time, and I’d like to know more before passing judgment,” Lemon said. Hostin asked: “Are you kidding me?” “We’re not,” responded Lemon.

When the petition launched it had a goal of 35,000 signatures, it has already passed 30,000 and seems to be well on the way to reaching its goal.