CNN ramped up its usual liberal commentary to new levels recently with eyebrow-raising remarks from some of the network’s hosts and commentators.
Don Lemon offered an especially bizarre comparison of how displaying Robert E. Lee statues is similar to having schools named after Osama Bin Laden, during a segment on “CNN Tonight.”
Following remarks by CNN political commentator Alice Stewart and The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro on removing some Confederate monuments in the face of growing national backlash, Lemon offered his analogy.
“Let me give you — let me give you — let me give you — this is a stark example and pardon me for my clumsiness here. Imagine if someone wanted the erect, or I have a school called the Osama Bin Laden Middle School for Learning — whatever,” Lemon began.
When Stewart noted that this would not be the case in America, Lemon countered that Lee is regarded on that level by African Americans.
“But that for African Americans, that represents Robert E. Lee. This was our holocaust, right? This is what happened to us. We would rather not go to schools — we’re not saying people shouldn’t learn about Robert E. Lee. We’re not saying that Robert E. Lee statues should not exist in some form somewhere, but it should not be part of a public building, a building — especially something that is paid for with federal tax dollars. If you want to have it in the privacy of your home, have as many Robert E. Lee statues as you want,” Lemon said.
Shapiro jumped in to ask if Lemon was implying that “everyone who opposes taking down the statues is a racist.”
“That’s not what I’m saying at all. That’s not what I’m not saying. I’m saying we should have a conversation just like we have now and I don’t think that at all,” Lemon responded. “I’m trying to get you and others to understand how people of color feel about those statues, especially as a son of the south.”
Political commentator Keith Boykin, in a later segment, then defended Missouri Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal who declared this week that she hoped President Trump would be assassinated.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 19, 2017
Lemon appropriately noted that the senator “has to be responsible for her words like the President’s responsible for his,” but Boykin pushed back.
“At least — I don’t think what she said was right, but at least she had the courage to say she was wrong. This President never says he was wrong. This is a President who got up there last year in the campaign –”
“So you’re not making excuses for her?” Lemon interrupted.
“I’m not making excuses for her,” Boykin replied before continuing. “He spoke about second amendment remedies in case Hillary Clinton was elected, which was a clear threat of assassination. He never admitted that at all.”
“I understand that, but this is, yes, you’re right about all that, but still —” Lemon tried to interject.
“Right, it’s wrong. You can’t say anything. It’s wrong, but the point is, Donald Trump is the President of the United States. He is supposed to be, not only the political leader, but also the moral leader of the country. He cannot do that. He can’t condemn other people when he is creating culture of violence himself.
Another example of the left’s intolerance and hypocrisy, brought to you by CNN.
And in another related piece on Friday, the network outdid itself with an amazing explanation of how the far-left anti-fascists known as Antifa seek to achieve peace – by engaging in violence.
Take a bow CNN pic.twitter.com/JO6KW9CYWq
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 19, 2017
Man these writers must have been exhausted after this pic.twitter.com/TzzA5KxNFZ
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 19, 2017
No. Cmon. This is an Onion headline right? I mean this level of disconnect has to be parody. CNN – “News through Nonsense” https://t.co/gtUmgbTqSp
— Fred Piccolo Jr (@FredPiccoloJr) August 19, 2017
Sadly, it is not a parody. Twitter users agreed that CNN really must have “lost all sense of reason.”
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Interesting headline. So Antifa will beat you until you are resting in peace
— Vince (@seriousserb) August 19, 2017
Their leftist utopia.
— Scott (@FiveChels) August 19, 2017
They’ll beat the peace into us.
— Emphatic Nebulae (@emphaticnebulae) August 19, 2017
and its companion piece https://t.co/zc1ceay9ha
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) August 19, 2017
— Dianny ?? (@DiannyRants) August 19, 2017
Activists seeking peace through violence? When did Hitler become the director of communications at #cnn?
— The Man-O-Steel Man (@MrZimpy) August 19, 2017
Like seeking virginity through having sex.
— John Groves (@jfgroves) August 19, 2017
— Mance Rayder♛ (@mnrothbard) August 19, 2017
Wait… say wha? Is this a joke? “Peace through violence”? WTF?
— Michael Doherty (@mgdmd1) August 19, 2017
CNN is a joke…it’s like everyday they top the nonsense of the day before
— Gavin (@Gav4955) August 19, 2017
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