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Don Lemon’s claim suspect Brian Laundrie’s silence is ‘privilege’ too much even for Cuomo

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CNN’s Don Lemon continues to demonstrate, with supporting evidence nightly, that he is indeed the dumbest man on television. He’s also quite the racist.

Lemon suggested on Monday that Brian Laundrie, the fiance of Gabby Petito, was granted the “privilege” of not speaking to police investigators because – you guessed it – he’s white. His family members were also advised by their attorneys not to talk to authorities. Meanwhile, Brian Laundrie has gone missing.

Now, even if Don Lemon is not well-read, then surely he’s seen an episode of “Law and Order”, or any of the multitude of cop dramas and legal procedurals on TV – the very medium he uses to make a living. He must therefore know that it’s a right and not a privilege in this country – a country that has given him everything – to have an attorney present for any questioning by law enforcement.

He must also know that attorneys will generally suggest to any suspected parties not to speak to investigators initially. It’s enumerated in the Miranda Rights, the first being the right to remain silent. Lemon has the same right, though evidently, he does not possess the ability to exercise it.

“You ask any person of color, you ask a black man who – if they have that sort of privilege,” Lemon said Monday night.

(He is likely too young to remember how long it took O.J. Simpson to turn himself in to Los Angeles police.)

His colleague and perhaps the second-dumbest man on television, Chris Cuomo, had the basic sense to push back, saying, “It’s not privilege, it’s a right. ” He added that any defense attorney would advise silence because anything uttered to investigators can be used against them in court.

Lemon then proceeded to paint a picture of what he thinks happens behind closed doors when a black or poor suspect is being questioned, and that there are more bad cops than there are good ones.

“Do you think like someone who, a Don Lemon, if I wasn’t who I am, they’d be like, ‘Hey, get your butt in here! What do you know about the disappearance of such and such? Why won’t you talk? Do you need a lawyer because you’re guilty?’ All of that would go down,” Lemon said of the police’s behavior.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid also evoked race in her analysis of Petito’s disappearance, referring Monday to the media coverage of her case as “Missing white woman syndrome.”

“It goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain. And the Petito family certainly deserves answers and justice,” Reid said on “The ReidOut” Monday night. “But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering, why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?”

Reid’s online bio names her a television host, MSNBC national correspondent, and liberal political commentator. So it seems her question would best be directed at herself and the liberal media in which she is entrenched.

Lemon raised a similar point, noting to viewers that while he is out in New York City, several people, most of whom were white, have asked him why the networks were spending so much time covering a missing white girl and not other missing young women. The anchor said critics were wrong to accuse him of making the case about race.

“People are talking to me about this as it relates to race,” Lemon said. “They’ve spoken to Chris about it. You see it online. Don’t pretend that I’m turning this into something that it’s not.”

Why doesn’t Lemon act on his own concern as well? Is he not an anchor on CNN? Seems both Reid and Lemon have some changes to make within their own left-wing-dominated industry.

A few choice responses from Twitter on both Reid and Lemon:

Frank Webster

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