Megyn Kelly Argues With CNN Anchor Over Publicizing Name of Umpqua Community College Gunman

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Fox's Megyn Kelly got into a heated debate on Thursday night with CNN anchor Don Lemon. The two argued over whether or not TV journalists should publicize the name of the gunman who killed at least 10 people and wounded several more at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon earlier in the day.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin pledged not to name the shooter, and Megyn Kelly agrees with him. Don Lemon, however, feels otherwise.

“[Authorities] know who the shooter is,” he said. “We have named it, Chris Harper Mercer, 26 years old."

Don Lemon understands why the sheriff refused to name the shooter, but feels that, "unfortunately we ... must identify him because that is our job.”

Megyn Kelly took to Twitter to praise Sheriff John Hanlin.

The host of The Kelly File also condemned Don Lemon in a subsequent Tweet.

The CNN host stuck to his belief, but explained that he understands how Megyn Kelly feels. He doesn't want to give the mass shooter any more TV time than necessary.

Who do you believe is right in this situation? Do you side with Megyn Kelly or Don Lemon?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.