The new leadership at CNN came in declaring that they wanted to get away from the biased journalism that has been the hallmark of CNN for the past few years.
But it sounds like Don Lemon is throwing a bit of a fit over the concept of being an objective unbiased journalist — something he doesn’t exactly know how to be. He doesn’t think it’s right to be “fair” to Republicans, because he believes that Republicans are such a danger to society.
Listen to the audacity and the lunacy of his twisted rant:
“We sit around and we talk about these things and we want to give this false equivalence to Democrats and Republicans. That is not where we are right now. Republicans are doing something that is very dangerous to our society and we have to acknowledge that. We have to acknowledge that as Americans, we must acknowledge that as journalists because if we don’t, we are not doing our jobs,” Lemon declared.
“We cannot sit here and pretend like, well, Republicans it’s a — cut them a break. Let’s — we want to hear — they have a lot to answer for in this moment. A lot to answer for what happened with the former president of the United States, why they allow his antics to go on for so long. Why he is not accountable, why they go along with it and don’t say anything. They’ve got to answer for it. Why they are — whether you agree with abortion rights or not, why they have taken back a right that… was granted to American women for fifty years. They have to answer for those questions if they come here on CNN…They cannot expect to be coddled.”
Now, part of this is completely in line with the Democratic effort to demonize Republicans in a very Alinsky-like effort, particularly to help with their chances in the midterms.
But another part of it, the very funny part, is this is a very public hissy fit on Lemon’s part at the CNN leadership who — shockingly — supposedly wants to go back to real journalism, to report objectively, and not just pitch the swill Lemon has been pitching for years. Lemon seems to be telling his bosses that you’re wrong, I’m right and Republicans — half of the country — are evil. Um, Don, not only is this nonsense, but if you want to wave a red flag telling your bosses that you are a failure at your job, keep right on going; you’re doing a bang-up job at proving that.
I would think Don’s new bosses are not going to like his rant, and one has to wonder if there’s a parting of the ways coming. That’s one way to improve the network right there.
But the other part of all this is how ridiculous the claim is. You had a few extremists in a three-hour riot, and he wants to tar all the GOP with this.
Meanwhile, the Democrats have embraced all kinds of extremist things and seem to be doing everything they can to destabilize all the norms of the country — advocating for doing away with the electoral college, packing the Court, doing away with the filibuster so there is no minority opinion and they can control everything–not to mention encouraging efforts to intimidate Supreme Court justices. That isn’t random extremists — that’s the Democratic party, right there. You saw people like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi come to the defense of rioters in Portland who were attacking the federal courthouse. She called the federal agents responding to being attacked “storm troopers” for daring to grab rioters, when they saw them on the street and arrested them. Where was the concern about the attack on democracy?
Don Lemon himself has defended Antifa as “Anti-fascist” and downplayed the BLM/Antifa riots that lasted for months, cost many lives, businesses, homes and billions in damage, as nothing in comparison to the three-hour Jan. 6 riot. A “shoe can be replaced,” said Lemon, implying that the people who compared the riots were “not operating in reality.”
It wasn’t Republicans who killed 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, Don. Or any of the other people killed. She’s not a shoe, nor are any of the other people killed during the BLM/Antifa riots. The pain and the emptiness that I see on the face of her mother and her father in this video is something that I will never forget. That’s what I think about when I think about “extremism.”