It seems that Don Lemon, a CNN commentator, is making headlines and creating a buzz every time he is on the air, but it’s not for his steadfast non-biased approach to journalism. As a matter of fact, he is no journalist at all, in my opinion, but a very biased commentator who is helping to further divide the country with his rhetoric. From the “roast party” where he allowed people on a panel to mock and deride Kanye West for not towing the party line to his latest clip, he is constantly proving he is a shining example of what is wrong in mainstream media today. I am going to breakdown a 1:26 clip where he hits below the belt by transcribing his remarks and then pointing out the language. I will also be pointing out things he is leaving out.
Two Days Ago…
A fifty second clip circulated through Twitter. The clip was him referencing the caravan on the way to the United States, and something else. That something else was a call NOT to demonize a group, but then he contradicts himself and does just that. What many don’t realize, is that is part of a 1:26 clip where he says much worse. The clip is embedded at the bottom of the blog post for a source. Here is the transcript and my remarks.
Don Lemon Remarks
Cuomo: …cover it, because we were distracted by another extremist.
Cuomo: that was doing bad things in the name of hate.
Lemon: Yeah, and now another one. We have all of them in a row. We talked- We messaged about this a little bit this weekend. I keep trying to point out to people not demonize any one group or any one ethnicity,
He started with a point many of us have been trying to get across, but then it falls apart as he expounds on it.
but we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else; some people who are marching toward the border, like it’s imminent.
We never considered the caravan a terror threat, but it is imminent. That is what he is refusing to see, and there is another coming on its heels.
The last time they did this, a couple hundred people came and they, you know, must of them did get into the country.
They made into the country, got a court date, and many, if not all of them, never showed up for their court dates, making them illegal aliens in our country and subject to deportation. He conveniently left this out.
Most of them tired, you know, got tuckered out before they even made it to the border.
Um, so we have to stop demonizing
He repeats himself here, setting the viewers up for what’s coming.
and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized ri- to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.
Here we have it, the bigoted response. Now, what do you think would happen if a white person would have said, “…and the biggest terror threat in this country is black men, most of them radicalized to the left, and we have to start doing something about them.”? There would be riots in the streets endless hit pieces on this person, calls for this person’s job, and calling him a racist, but Lemon can get away with this, which is a clear double standard and one that desperately needs to be called out each and every time it happens, but no one on the left calls it into account, and when conservative commentators, indie journalists and the like do it, we get blasted for being bigots. (Yes, I know I am painting a target on my back, but this has to be said.”)
There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on, you know we had the Muslim ban. There is no “white guy” ban. So, what do we do about that-
Again, calling the TRAVEL ban a Muslim ban, sticking to the propaganda CNN has been perpetuating to this day. What if someone would have said, “There is no “black guy” ban. So what do we do about that-“? BLM is left to roam uncontested along with ANTIFA, but anyone trying to support Trump is demonized and attacked.
Cuomo: tried to cut in, but Lemon is not finished.
Lemon: -And first of all, lemme say this. Maurice Stallard is the name and Vicki Jones,they have been lost in all of this, too. Two people who were killed on Wednesday, that you talked about. They have been lost about this, and I know that people feel that this story has not gotten enough coverage, and we will honor them tonight in our program, but go on, Chris, sorry.
Cuomo: Nonono, I’m gonna do it in the closing. You’re making the right point. You’re covering the right story, and I appreciate you for that.
There is no calling into account for commentators on the left who continue to perpetuate bigoted and racist remarks. There are we few who do, but our voices are drowned out by MSM and other left-wing outlets who parrot tired talking points and repeat themselves constantly. They are allowed to spread hate unfettered while the rest of us who try to point it out are de-platformed, demonized, and labeled as radical or bigots.
Until Next time,
Anissa “Maddy” Walker