Given the current administration's contentious relationship with the press, journalists have been placed in the awkward position of having to defend their right to question an administration that wants no parts of accountability and thrives on disseminating easily disproved "alternative facts." Despite this air of intimidation, black journalists have refused to back down. From Angela Rye to April Ryan, the clappage has reached epidemic levels, and now Don Lemon is taking a piece of the action.

On Tuesday, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly took to Twitter accusing Lemon of refusing to cover a story implicating President Obama’s former national security advisor Susan Rice of mishandling national intelligence.

In response to O’Reilly’s attempt to come for him, Lemon tweeted:

The clapback issued by Lemon references the five settlements totaling $13 million made by either Fox News network or O'Reilly himself in response to allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior. Despite his recent headline-making antics, the diversionary tactics do not detract from the fact that The O'Reilly Factor continues to lose sponsors as 16 advertisers have pulled their ads from his show. Bloop!