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CNN’s Don Lemon Lives Up to His Name

CNN’s Don Lemon Lives Up to His Name
November 07
20:16 2018

If the bosses at CNN ever wonder why their network has slowly sunk into a distant third place among the cable news programs (and 11th place for all cable programming), they need look no further than the lemon of a program they produce hosted by the appropriately monikered Don Lemon.

His television good looks and soft-spoken style belie a person of malignant opinions and feelings. Even as he speaks out against hate, he does so in the most hateful of terms. He claims to eschew racism while being overtly a race baiter, if not a full-fledged racist. On second thought, many of his comments could put him in the category of full-fledged racist – and spare me that ridicules claim that blacks cannot be racists.

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Ponder this statement from Lemon. “We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”

As a white male, I take Lemon’s statement personally. In one sentence, he says we “have to stop demonizing people” and then goes on to spew the most ignorant, racist demonization of a class of people. And what, perchance, is he thinking when he ominously states that “we have to start doing something about them?” Re-education concentration camps? Frontal lobotomies? Social isolation – the latter of which Lemon may recall as segregation. His condemnatory racist language does not only make Lemon hateful, it makes him downright dishonest – stupid.

His mind appears to be so addled with racial venom that he is intellectually incapable of comprehending the illogical juxtaposition of his own statement. This from a guy who would go through the CNN roof if anyone were to stereotype segments of the black community with such broad-brush negative accusations.

We white men are not only evil, in Lemon’s twisted mind, we are the “biggest terror threat” to America – worse than Muslim Jihadist who regularly terrorize America – and many other western nations — with guns, bombs and delivery trucks. We are worse than black militants who ambush cops. Worse than the Hispanic thugs of MS13.

Yes, the Squirrel Hill shooter was a white male, but the guy behind the bomb scare was a minority. The guy who shot up the Pulse nightclub was Muslim. These violent nutcases come in all flavors. To classify white males as a class of terrorists is as wrong, ugly and ignorant as blaming Hispanics for the mail bombs, or all blacks for the assassination of police, or all Muslims for the slaughters in San Bernardino, California and Orlando, Florida.

One might expect such talk from some low-life social media malcontents – and it would probably get him or her kicked off Facebook or Twitter for such contemptible language. But CNN apparently has very low standards for hate speech when it comes from one of their high paid celebrities – or when the apparent hate speech is in line with their political biases.

Lemon’s recent rant was not an outlier. Such hateful language wrapped in the sheepskin of false tolerance is his stock-in-trade. As is the habit of these left-wing non-news media hosts, Lemon surrounds himself with analysts, pundits, and contributors who nod their bobbleheads in the affirmative to his every outrageous statement. Lack of objectivity and integrity is the price they pay to maintain their moments in the media spotlight as one of those precious panelists.

In explaining his racist remark – without a hint of apology – Lemon claimed the people we should stop demonizing are the thousands of migrants marching through Mexico to enter America – many admittedly planning to enter the U.S. illegally. Even in this, Lemon is guilty of characterizing vast groups of people with broad-brush descriptions – in this case positive.

Lemon is a typical identity politics radical. He does not judge people individually for individual acts, but as “types.” He does not look at criminal behavior as important, but ethnicity. Minority individuals of bad intent – think MS13 and drug Cartellians – are to be given a pass because if they are only coincidentally a member of a favored minority group. On the other hand, one individual in an identity group Lemon despises is representative of all members of the class – as Lemon sees it.

Lemon is a phony advocate of civil rights and the black culture. He defiles the memory of Martin Luther King, who called on people NOT to judge a person on the color of their skin, but the quality of their character. For King that was not a one-way street as it is for CNN’s figurative and literal Lemon.

It is doubtful that Lemon would even be able to recall the words of civil rights leader Whitney Young who said that we do not need coalitions of blacks against coalitions of whites – the current currency of political identity politics – but should have coalitions of good against the coalitions of evil. Lemon’s enemy is not evil but white people – especially the male variety. I do believe that King and Young would not approve of Lemon’s divisive laments.

If it is true that emulation is the highest form of praise, then we can believe that the vulgar white supremacy of David Duke is conceptually the foundation of Lemon’s equally despicable racial rants. They are birds of a feather despite the difference in plumage. Hate speech is obviously color blind.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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  1. Xavier
    Xavier November 07, 23:14

    What Don Lemon said is disgusting. What you, Larry, are overlooking is the people who gave Don Lemon the microphone and the camera to broadcast the filth he spews. They have the power in the media and you, Larry, know fully well who they are.

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    • Doug C.
      Doug C. November 09, 02:31


      So we should ignore or blow off the venom of Schumer and Reid and Pelosi and Mad Maxine and Ocasio-Cortez and Schiff and such and speak only about the moneybags and political kingmakers who give them their bullhorns.

      We should allow the cretinous columns of newspaper and magazine pundits to stand unrebutted and instead complain endlessly about the newspaper owners and news hierarchy.


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  2. Pnne
    Pnne November 08, 21:58

    If we were to pay Lemon’s respects in kind, we could easily point out that “mullatoes” are very often the most radicalized, virulent anti-whites: Malcom X (whom in other aspects I rather like), Obama, Kaepernick, Lemon, the list goes on. They fit into neither racial identity squarely and come to resent their white side. The ((((tribe))) of course, always and everywhere encourage these anti-white behaviors.

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  3. snide
    snide November 09, 01:04

    I find your slur on David Duke inappropriate. I have listened to many hours of David Duke and have yet to hear him output racist comments.

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  4. Doug C.
    Doug C. November 09, 02:34

    I’m still reeling over the fact that Mr. Melon(head) or whatever his name is believes that an Asian airliner that famously disappeared may have been swallowed up by a “black hole” rather than a white hole.

    How racist can you get?

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  5. BC
    BC November 09, 06:59

    I think the evil white men he is thinking about is clearly Trump and his supporters.
    The column of non white people marching to the US border with the intention of committing illegal acts are obviously not bad people, but the huddled masses yearning to be free

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    • California yvonne
      California yvonne November 14, 20:37

      Since when are those that speak Spanish a “race”???
      Re: immigrants from Spanish speaking nations..

      In truth, The words “immigrants”, “illegals”, “undocumented” is inaccurate
      ….A more correct definition should be..
      . “citizens of other countries” (cooc)
      “cooc” have been and still are mostly descendants from the following races…
      caucasian, negroid, asian, or mixture of those races.
      This being the case biologically it is inaccurate to call or name “cooc” brown people…

      Forget calling people “racists, call them what they unfortunately really are..uneducated!!!
      Mexico, Central America, Caribbean islands, South America citizens are still mostly Negroid, Caucasian, Asian or mixtures of these races.
      People that continue to call any “cooc” ..BROWN ..reminds of how ignorant people used to call Native Americans red skins.
      Still the ignorance of regarding color and race continues.

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  6. Doug1943
    Doug1943 November 09, 10:32

    I look forward to the day in America when people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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  7. Natty Bumppo
    Natty Bumppo November 09, 18:45

    If this were a white man commenting on a black man, he would be summarily dismissed from the network. Roseanne Barr lost her career over what she claimed was a joke in poor taste about Valerie Jarret. This will not get any better until we demand that racists like this are all terminated when they spew this filth.

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  8. gouchr
    gouchr November 14, 20:36

    This is what you get with a pole polisher!!

    Reply to this comment
  9. Tracey Reels
    Tracey Reels February 18, 14:34

    Thank from Frederic Mccurtis

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