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Recent events have far-left CNN commentator Don Lemon convinced that the fix is in for black people and that President Donald Trump is partly responsible for this.

During a segment this Friday about the controversial shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Lemon played a clip of the president bemoaning the tragic shooting and then immediately delivered a rant blaming Trump for it and casting all blacks as victims.

“But that is what happens, that is why people are so upset with ‘very fine people on both sides,'” he said, taking the president’s “both sides” remark out of context again, and this despite his colleague Jake Tapper having once fact-checked this false claim.

“That’s the kind of attitude that feels empowered in this country with those types of comments. That is why African-Americans in this country are so tired right now. We’re so vexed. That is why we’re so upset. We are tired. We are tired. Exhausted from this. I am going to talk to Ahmaud Arbery’s grieving mother tonight,” he continued.

“But the fact is, communities of color feel like we are under siege, in this country. How many videos have we seen like this video of Ahmaud Arbery’s last moments? How many people of color have been attacked and killed in broad daylight? How many people would never, ever have heard about them, if it had not been for videos like this?”

Listen (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):

Black conservative Candace Owens feels just as “upset” and “vexed,” albeit for different reasons. In tweets posted this weekend, she pushed back on the racial narrative being presented by the media and dismissed the idea that black people are all victims.

Look:

She had a point.

In speaking Friday about Arbery’s shooting, Lemon ignored the fact that the shooting isn’t as clear-cut as it’s been portrayed by the media.

To hear the media tell it, the suspects — Gregory and Travis McMichael — are veritable white supremacists who purposefully targeted Arbery for a veritable lynching.

But a new video that emerged this weekend shows Arbery entering an unfinished home under construction without permission prior to being confronted by the McMichaels, raising the possibility that they were right to suspect him of burglary.

Moreover, it’s been shown Arbery has a criminal history.

Lemon also ignored the numerous racially or religiously motivated incidents of violence that others of various races and religions have faced throughout the nation.

In New York City, for instance, Jews have faced constant acts of violence from black locals, though these attacks have received barely any coverage from the mainstream press.

“Orthodox Jews in New York City, specifically in Brooklyn, have experienced alarming rates of physical assault over the past year,” The Federalist reported last May. “The New York Police Department says that hate crimes in the city are up 67 percent this year.”

“Of those, a whopping 80 percent have been anti-Semitic hate crimes. Just this week an Orthodox Jew just walking down the street was attacked from behind, punched in the head by an attacker who then ran away. In another incident this week, an Orthodox Jew was attacked by a group of men, one of whom shouted ‘You (expletive) Jew.'”

Though the attacks continue to this day, they’ve been mostly ignored by the media because “many if not most of the assailants are black or Hispanic men.”

And so the idea that blacks are alone in facing racially or religiously motivated violate is false. Even whites too have faced such abuse.

“A black woman declared her disdain for ‘white people’ before pummeling two white passengers on board a moving Ride On bus,” Washington, D.C. station WJLA reported in June of 2018.

This story received zero mainstream coverage.

“A man who said he was fed up with racism against black people was convicted of killing four white men in a race-related rampage in California’s Central Valley,” the Associated Press reported last month.

While Lemon’s employer, CNN, covered the story, it did so in a way designed to portray the killer as the victim:

How CNN can defend a hate crime that led to the racially motivated deaths of three men and then turn around and attack the president over the racially motivated death of a black man is beyond comprehension, though of course, this is CNN

Vivek Saxena

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